Hail the Villain have an affinity for visual arts. And it's not just that they have an animated video for "Take Back the Fear" reminiscent of their album cover for Population: Declining, it's also that they have their very own comic book series and a killer interactive website built very much to the same aesthetic.

The man behind the band's artistic direction, bassist Chad Taylor, sat down with us while the guys came through town on the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Tour to talk more about it.

Watch below as Chad lists his 5 favorite graphic novels, and tells us more about what to expect on Hail the Villain's very own graphic novel that accompanies "Take Back the Fear."