John Lennon graphic novel revealed at New York Comic Con

It is due for release in the UK next May

John Lennon‘s life story is set to be the subject of a new graphic novel.

The comic entitled ‘Lennon’, will follow the late musician’s life story from childhood to worldwide fame with The Beatles.

It will also explore his solo career and marriage to Yoko Ono.

IDW Publishing unveiled the graphic novel focusing on the late singer on the final day of 2016’s New York Comic Con on what would have been Lennon’s 76th birthday.

The graphic novel adapts a 2010 novel by French author and screenwriter David Foenkinos, which imagined the artist’s sessions on his therapist’s couch.

Monochrome artwork for the comic book edition will be provided by French artist Horne, working from an adaptation by writer Eric Corbeyran.

It is due for release in the UK in May 2017.

Meanwhile, a custom-made suit of Lennon’s recently featured in a live auction last month.

The late singer’s killer Mark Chapman was also recently denied parole once again.

The 61-year-old, who shot late Beatle Lennon outside his New York home in December 1980, had again applied for parole, but was denied for the ninth time.

Chapman told the parole board that he now accepted his crime was “premeditated, selfish and evil”.

However, the parole board told Chapman that despite “personal efforts to study and educate yourself”, his release would be “incompatible with the welfare of society” and would “undermine respect for the law”.

Chapman was originally sentenced to 20 years to life in 1981 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

He will next be eligible for parole in August 2018.
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