Dive Into a Psychedelic Art World With 'Electric Sublime' Comic (Exclusive Trailer)

What if art could get inside your head, literally?

Albert Einstein once said that “creativity is contagious,” but even he couldn’t have imagined that a painting could end up infecting the minds of everyone who viewed it. That’s the central conceit of The Electric Sublime, a psychedelic thriller from IDW Publishing set for release next month, and THR has the exclusive debut of the trailer for the project.

Described by the publisher as a story where “art history, madness and expression meet in a Pollock-splatter of thrilling crime adventure,” The Electric Sublime comes from One Week In the Library writer W. Maxwell Prince and The Great Pacific‘s Martin Morazzo. Set in a world where there’s such a thing as the Bureau of Artistic Integrity — not to mention rogue “art detectives” — the story spins through cultural theory and art history as its heroes try to understand just why a famous painting has started poisoning the minds of its audience.

Initially serialized last year, next month’s 104-page collected edition brings the entire story together under one set of covers, and offers a new chance for readers to find themselves confused, educated and entertained by art gone mad. The new trailer offers a tease of what lies ahead, with the collection in comic book stores April 5.