Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett is releasing a new art book, based on his TV show, “Phoo Action.”
‘Phoo Action: Silver Jubilee’ will hit stores in late November and offer fans a ‘definitive and comprehensive timeline’ of the programme, which was created with Mat Wakeham for BBC Three in 2008 and based on Hewlett’s 1990s comic , ‘Get The Freebies’.
“To say that these characters and this property are dear to me is an understatement,” Wakeham, who is credited as co-author of the forthcoming book, said in a statement. “I’m extremely grateful to be their current caretaker and curator, and to still be creative.”
In addition to the 12 parts of the original graphic work, the new publication will include an exclusive introductory comic to a planned second season of “Phoo Action”, which was never produced, and a written novel detailing the chapters in Classes. Artwork by revered artist Philip Bond – whose previous ventures include “The Invisibles” and “Kill Your Boyfriend” – is also included, alongside a “treasure trove” of never-before-seen developments and character visuals from Hewlett.
Once available for purchase, ‘Phoo Action: Silver Jubilee’ will be Hewlett’s second major art book of 2022, with ‘The Gorillaz Art Book’ published by Z2 Comics landing in April, featuring new takes on virtual band members 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs. Jack Black, Robert Smith of The Cure, and Little Dragon have all contributed to its pages.