Growing Up Farley: A Chris Farley Story Graphic Novel

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A new graphic novel will chronicle comedy legend Chris Farley’s childhood journey to superstardom on Saturday Night Live and beyond.

Farley’s brother, Kevin Farley, has teamed up with writer Frank Marraffino (Marvel Zombies, Dee Snider: He’s Not Gonna Take It) and artist Ryan Dunlavey (The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic) for Growing Up Farley: A Chris Farley Story, set to offer an intimate portrait of the comedy icon who became a breakout star on SNL in the 1990s.

The graphic novel from Z2 Comics will track the youthful adventures of Chris and Kevin — including their time at summer camp and at the sets of Arc Theatre in their native Wisconsin — and their journey to famed improv institution the Second City in Chicago.

Farley, who died in 1997 at the age of 33 from a drug overdose, joined the cast of SNL in 1990, becoming a fixture of the sketch comedy series alongside the likes of Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, and David Spade. He left the show in 1995, but returned the following year in a cameo appearance before making his hosting debut in October 1997, just a few months prior to his death.

He also starred in comedy films Wayne’s World (and Wayne’s World 2), Billy Madison, Tommy Boy, Black Sheep, Beverly Hills Ninja, and Almost Heroes.

Growing Up Farley: A Chris Farley Story will be released in fall 2023. 

There will be 3 different editions:

Standard Edition Hardcover ($29.99)

Deluxe Edition Oversized Hardcover ($99.99)

– Graphic Novel Slipcase
– (3) Chris Farley Art Prints
– (1) “Scotch Oil” Trucker Hat
– (2) Scotch Oil Drink Coasters
– (1) “Scotch Oil” Ink Pen

 

Platinum Edition Oversized Hardcover ($199.99)

– Signed by Kevin Farley
– Limited to 100 copies
– Graphic Novel Slipcase
– (3) Chris Farley Art Prints
– (1) “Scotch Oil” Trucker Hat
– (2) Scotch Oil Drink Coasters
– (1) “Scotch Oil” Ink Pen

Pre-order HERE.

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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