- 26 May 20
The Gorillaz Almanac is available to pre-order now.
Over 20 years of visual Gorillaz history is set to be curated into an "almanac" comic book, due out in October 2020.
It's hard to believe that Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett conceived of Gorillaz two decades ago, but the band have remained a strong presence in music and culture ever since.
The band have recently been releasing new music through their Song Machine series, including 'Aries','Momentary Bliss,' and 'Désolé'.
The Gorillaz Almanac, published by Z2 Comics, will feature 120-plus full-colour pages featuring Hewlett’s artwork for the band, exclusive new artwork and the first-ever comic strip starring the animated foursome.
2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs will be brought to life once again, plus “puzzles, games and a raft of special guest appearances from Gorillaz collaborators past and present.”
“Every fan of comics and animation has dreamed of seeing the Gorillaz make their comic book debut, with the Z2 team chief among them,” Z2 publisher Josh Frankel said in a statement.
“The artwork, the music, and the mythos all add up to what is destined to be one of our most buzzed about releases in history, and when fans see just what we have planned, I know everyone will agree it was well worth the wait.”
Almanacs are annual books full of useful information, trivia, games and puzzles - formerly sold in single published volumes.
A almanac highlights the band's ethos and preoccupation with the concept of immersion.
The Gorillaz Almanac is available to pre-order now ahead of its October 16th release.
Check out Albarn and 2D's recent debut of 'Aries' on Jimmy Kimmel live, featuring a staged Zoom call: