Over 20 years after Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett thought of Gorillaz, the band is sharing a new book called The Gorillaz Almanac, which will explore the visual history of the cartoon outfit.
Published by Z2 Comics, the hardcover book will feature over 120 full-colour pages of Hewlett’s artwork for the band. All-in-all, The Gorillaz Almanac will feature exclusive new artwork; the first-ever comic strip that stars 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals, and Russel Hobbs; and “puzzles, games and a raft of special guest appearances from Gorillaz collaborators past and present.”
? The Gorillaz Almanac, published by Z2 Comics, will feature 120-full-colour pages of Hewlett’s exclusive new artwork and the first-ever comic strip. Each book will come with music from Season One of Song Machine (CD).
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“An almanac is an annual book that is a treasure house of useful information like weather forecasts, trivia and puzzles and games,” Z2 Comics’ Sridhar Reddy explains to Rolling Stone. “They used to sell almanacs at school book fairs, but I’m pretty sure the internet killed the concept of collecting information into a single published volume. It’s what I love about doing a Gorillaz almanac, in that it brings together so much of the ephemera of the band into a physical book that you can kick back with, take a fun deep dive and listen to a great album while you’re doing it.”
The forthcoming collection is set for release in October.