Wednesday, 9 February 2011

INTRODUCING ‘MARIJUANAMAN’: Ziggy Marley’s new comic book hero to hit shelves this April

Five-time Grammy winner and social activist Ziggy Marley steps into another creative arena this April with the release of his comic book series MARIJUANAMAN from Image Comics. Based on a character conceived of by Ziggy Marley, written by Man of Action Studios’ Joe Casey and illustrated by Jim Mahfod, Marijuanaman promises to shatter all expectations. The oversized deluxe hardcover graphic novel tells the tale of a noble extraterrestrial champion, who has arrived on Earth to deliver an important message and at the same time save his own planet. “Marijuanaman represents the hope of the future... the hope that we will utilize all of the power that the universe has given us to save our planet," Marley explains.

Casey also spoke of being part of the creative trio. “Mahfood and I have been friends for over a decade and I've been a big fan of his for even longer. This was the perfect project for us to collaborate on because Ziggy's given us a great concept to go nuts with. This book goes beyond just being a comic... this book is an experience." Mahfood adds, "It's been a really unique and thrilling project for me to work on. Ziggy Marley is a visionary and Marijuanama is his, so he's involved in every step, but he's also been cool enough to let Joe and I cut loose and really spread our artistic wings on this project. Through our collaboration, we are creating something that has a unique flavor and feeling. Marijuanaman is not going to be what people except it to be.”

In stores April 20 (priced at $24.99), Marijuanaman is a 48-page oversized full-colour hardcover that will allow readers to discover “a new hero of our times.”

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