Image Comics Ready to Release Marijuanaman

He’s a Grammy Award-winning musician, a Reggae star, and staunch environmental and social activist. In April, Ziggy Marley steps into another creative arena with the release of Marijuanaman from Image Comics.

Based on a character conceived of by Ziggy Marley, written by Man of Action Studios Joe Casey (Godland, Butcher Baker) and illustrated by Jim Mahfood (Kick Drum Comix, Mix Tape), Marijuanaman comes as an oversized deluxe hardcover graphic novel.

It tells the tale of a noble extraterrestrial champion, who has arrived on Earth to deliver an important message and at the same time save his own planet.

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“Marijuanaman represents the hope of the future… the hope that we will utilize all of the power that the universe has given us to save our planet,” Marley explained.

Casey spoke of being part of the creative trio, “This book goes beyond just being a comic… this book is an experience.”

Mahfood added, “Through our collaboration, we are creating something that has a unique flavor and feeling. Marijuanaman is not going to be what people except it to be.”

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Marijuanaman is a 48-page oversized full-color hardcover by Ziggy Marley, Joe Casey, and Jim Mahfood. The book will be in stores April 20, 2011, for $24.99.

For more information, visit www.ziggymarley.com and www.Marijuanamancomic.com.

A leading comics publisher in the United States, Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a group of artists.

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It currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. And it consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central.

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