Yungblud has shared a 3rd instalment in his collection of graphic novels, The Twisted Tales Of The Ritalin Membership – get all the small print on The Funeral beneath.
The brand new novel, launched later this yr in collaboration with Z2 Comics, follows 2019’s debut version and 2020 follow-up Weird Times At Quarry Banks University. Its title is taken from the singer’s 2022 single, which has an official video featuring Ozzy Osbourne.
A synopsis for the novel reads: “This new chapter builds off the gleefully irreverent, bitingly profane adventures of Yungblud and his super-powered coterie—the titular Ritalin Membership—of Concord, Scout, Zombie Joshua, Em, and Encore. After breaking free from the repressive constraints of Blackheart’s Excessive Faculty and navigating the horrors of Quarry Financial institution College, Yungblud will face his biggest foe: mortality.
“Two years after saving the world from the Mangaverse, Yungblud died. Nobody is aware of how, solely that it was sufficient to trigger The Ritalin Membership to disband and cease speaking to one another. However as their previous foe, The Spreading Darkness, has returned, extra highly effective than ever, it falls to Zombie Joshua to get the band again collectively. Each member. Residing or lifeless.”
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Talking of the brand new comedian, Yungblud mentioned: “These highly effective graphic novels function a mirror to my very own journey as an artist by way of a medium I completely adore.
“The earlier volumes chronicled my battles with authority, identification and self expression. The Funeral, like its musical counterpart, grapples with the thought of self acceptance, belonging, and discovering peace with your personal insecurities.”
Joshua Frankel of Z2 added: “Yungblud continues to be one of the vital singular, confrontational voices within the popular culture panorama.
“As quickly as we launched Twisted Tales, I knew that his story couldn’t be contained in a single quantity. This can be a wonderful center finger of style fiction. We’ll proceed to publish them so long as there’s a narrative to inform.”
Yungblud announced details of his new self-titled record last month and appeared on the cover of NME to debate working with WILLOW, the recommendation Ozzy Osbourne gave him, the misconceptions individuals have about him, and shares perception into his new album.
“I believe I’ve been painted with a brush,” he told NME. “A lot of what has been mentioned about me has come from a manipulated reality that has blown up on Twitter. I’ve at all times supplied solutions for individuals – and I don’t need to try this anymore.”
Final week, Mick Jagger presented Yungblud with a special guitar whereas assembly for the primary time backstage at The Rolling Stones’ Liverpool gig.
Jagger, who recently praised Yungblud in an interview on Swedish radio (saying that the artist has “that form of post-punk vibe [that] makes me assume there’s nonetheless a little bit of life in rock and roll”), offered Yungblud with a Buddy Holly-inspired guitar throughout that assembly to formally welcome him into the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, for which Jagger is an envoy.
Named ‘Blue Suede Sneakers’, the gifted guitar in query was impressed by Holly’s most well-liked Gibson J-45 and marks Yungblud’s “contribution to the artwork of songwriting and performing, an necessary a part of Buddy Holly’s legacy which the Basis promotes and celebrates”.