Stop the presses! 20 years in the making, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is the very first annual by Gorillaz, published this October 2020 in partnership with the renowned Z2 Comics.
Inspired by the great British tradition of the hardback annual, Gorillaz ALMANAC is a full colour, one-of-a-kind, fun-packed, 120+ page, sideways homage to two glorious decades of Gorillaz. Jammed with exclusive new artwork, including the first ever strip to star 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs; puzzles, games and more; plus a raft of special guest appearances from Gorillaz collaborators past and present, Gorillaz ALMANAC offers a compendium of delights which finally puts the most real band around on the printed page.
“Every fan of comics and animation has dreamed of seeing the Gorillaz make their comic book debut, with the Z2 team chief among them” says Z2 publisher Josh Frankel. “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.”
This is a Limited Edition of 6,666 copies at Murdoc’s Request. This edition will be oversized and slipcased and comes with four art prints and sticker sheet and will be signed by Murdoc, Russel, Noodle and 2D (in that order and at Murdoc’s request, he is very persuasive…).
• Gorillaz ALMANAC by Gorillaz is available in October 2020 in three special editions: Gorillaz ALMANAC Standard: £24 / $24.99 | Gorillaz ALMANAC Deluxe: £80 / $99.99 | Gorillaz ALMANAC Super Deluxe: £160 / $199.99 | Pre-order the Gorillaz ALMANAC direct from Z2 here | Gorillaz music and more on AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.