“Weird Al” Yankovic Announces Graphic Novel The Illustrated Al

“Weird Al” Yankovic has joined forces with Z2 Comics for a new graphic novel called The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic. Written by Yankovic, the book will compile 20-plus illustrated interpretations of his songs.

With an expected release coming in late November 2022, The Illustrated Al boasts a long list of contributors including artists Bill Plympton, Aaron Augenblick, Peter Bagge, Wes Hargis, Jeff McClelland, and more. It also comes complete with an introduction written by Yankovic’s longtime collaborator, comedian Emo Philips.

“It’s such an incredible honor to see my song lyrics brought to life by some of my all-time favorite cartoonists and illustrators,” Yankovic writes in a press release. “I’ve actually been playing the long game — the only reason I spent four decades in the music business is so that one day I could have my very own graphic novel.”

The Illustrated Al will come in paperback and hardcover copies, as well as in an oversized hardcover deluxe edition and an oversized hardcover deluxe hand-signed edition. Deluxe editions include a wax pack of collector’s cards illustrated by Danny Hellman, a three art prints by Jesse Philips, a vinyl slipmat for your turntable, and a set of coasters for your other tables. The super deluxe edition includes all of that plus books signed by Yankovic and a mini accordion. Pre-order HERE.

Standard Edition Graphic Novel Hardcover
Cover Art by Drew Friedman
$29.99

Deluxe Edition Oversized Hardcover
Cover Art by Mike and Laura Allred
Graphic Novel Slipcase Designed by Josh Bernstein
3-Piece Exclusive “Weird Al” Yankovic Art Print Set by Jesse Phillips
One “Weird Al” Yankovic vinyl slipmat with art by Drew Friedman
One “Weird Al” Yankovic wax pack of Al’s collector’s cards by Danny Hellman
$99.99

Super Deluxe Edition Oversized Hardcover
Hand Signed Limited Edition
Deluxe Edition Graphic Novel Oversized Hardcover Hand-Signed by “Weird Al” Yankovic Cover Art by Mike and Laura Allred
Graphic Novel Slipcase Designed by Josh Bernstein
3-Piece Exclusive “Weird Al” Yankovic Art Print Set by Jesse Phillips
One “Weird Al” Yankovic vinyl slipmat with art by Drew Friedman
One “Weird Al” Yankovic wax pack of Al’s collector’s cards by Danny Hellman
One “Weird Al” Yankovic drink coasters with art by Drew Friedman and Mike & Laura Allred
One “Weird Al” Yankovic branded mini-accordion
$299.99

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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