August 14, 2022

There’s much more weirdness coming your means: “Bizarre Al” Yankovic has joined forces with Z2 Comics for a brand new graphic novel known as The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Bizarre Al” Yankovic. Written by Yankovic, the e-book will compile 20-plus illustrated interpretations of his songs.

With an anticipated launch coming in late November 2022, The Illustrated Al boasts an extended listing of contributors together with artists Invoice Plympton, Aaron Augenblick, Peter Bagge, Wes Hargis, Jeff McClelland, and extra. It additionally comes full with an introduction written by Yankovic’s longtime collaborator, comic Emo Philips.

“It’s such an unbelievable honor to see my music lyrics delivered to life by a few of my all-time favourite cartoonists and illustrators,” Yankovic writes in a press launch. “I’ve truly been taking part in the lengthy recreation — the one purpose I spent 4 many years within the music enterprise is in order that in the future I might have my very personal graphic novel.”

The Illustrated Al will are available paperback and hardcover copies, in addition to in an outsized hardcover deluxe version and an outsized hardcover deluxe hand-signed version. Deluxe editions embrace a wax pack of collector’s playing cards illustrated by Danny Hellman, a 3 artwork prints by Jesse Philips, a vinyl slipmat in your turntable, and a set of coasters in your different tables. The tremendous deluxe version consists of all of that plus books signed by Yankovic and a mini accordion. Pre-orders are ongoing.

In additional Yankovic information, he’s at the moment within the midst of a large North American tour all through most of 2022; verify ticket availability over at Ticketmaster. If you happen to can’t get to the gig, you’ll be able to see Daniel Radcliffe play the comedy icon in WEIRD: The ‘Bizarre Al’ Yankovic Story, which lands solely on The Roku Channel this fall.

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