“Bizarre Al” Yankovic has teamed up with Z2 Comics for the discharge of a brand new graphic novel. The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Bizarre Al” Yankovic was penned by Yankovic, and options illustrated interpretations of over 20 of his songs. Artist embody Invoice Plympton, Aaron Augenblick, Peter Bagge, Wes Hargis, Jeff McClelland, and extra. The e book additionally options an introduction from comedian Emo Philips, who’s opening for Yankovic on his 133-date North American tour. The graphic novel will likely be launched later this 12 months. Discover pictures of the e book under.
Illustrated Al will likely be accessible in paperback and hardcover codecs, in addition to an outsized hardcover deluxe version, and an outsized hardcover deluxe hand-signed version. Deluxe editions embody a wax pack of collector’s playing cards illustrated by Danny Hellman, a 3-piece artwork print set from Jesse Philips, a vinyl slipmat, and drink coasters. The tremendous deluxe version options all of that plus Al-signed books and a “Bizarre Al” Yankovic branded mini-accordion.
“It’s such an unbelievable honor to see my music lyrics dropped at life by a few of my all-time favourite cartoonists and illustrators,” Yankovic mentioned of the e book in press supplies. “I’ve really been taking part in the lengthy sport—the one cause I spent 4 a long time within the music enterprise is in order that sooner or later I may have my very personal graphic novel.”
Josh Bernstein of Z2 Comics added: “I don’t keep in mind a time in my life earlier than ‘Bizarre Al’ Yankovic and, frankly, I don’t wish to. His music, lyrics, artistry, and humor have been a continuing affect in my profession. Having Z2 assemble this all-star roster of the best residing cartoonists to collaborate with Bizarre Al has been a dream come true. I hope each new and long-time Al-fanatics admire the love, care, and insane artwork that’s going into this undertaking. As at all times, we dare to be silly.”
Yankovic is the topic of a forthcoming Roku biopic, which stars Daniel Radcliffe because the famed parody artist.