IDW Publishing has announced that 2017 will bring a graphic novel adaptation ofÂ Lennon: The New Yprk Years. Â Originally published in prose fiction, and authored byÂ David Foenkinos, the graphic novel will be from Eric Cobeyran and Horne.
Official press release:
San Diego, CA (October 9, 2016) â€“ The year was 1975 and an ex-Beatle, at the height of his fame, chose New York City to raise his young family, setting career, adoring fans, and creative contemporaries aside. Just five years later, John Lennon was dead.Â
â€śLennonâ€ť adapts award-winning author David Foenkinos‘ legendary novel to graphic album form, with striking black-and-white illustrations by French artist Horne. This piece of true biographical fiction recounts the defining moments and experiences that shaped pop music’s â€“ and popular culture’s â€“ most influential voice, as captured by Eric Cobeyranâ€™s moving graphic novel adaptation.
The graphic novel follows the extraordinary trajectory of the iconic singer/songwriter â€“ from his difficult childhood, through Beatlemania, to his solo career. In his novel, Foenkinos imagined and transcribed the artist’s sessions on his therapist’s couch. Lennon reads like a classic autobiography, with the star as narrator.
Reserve a copy of â€śLennonâ€ť for when it shelves across the universe in May 2017.