The Smiths are the subject of an upcoming graphic novel, it has been announced.
Titled ‘Tales of the Smiths: A Graphic Biography’, the 464-page book follows “stories of the teenage musicians who would become the Smiths”, according to a press release.
It was penned by Con Chrisoulis and features an introduction from Simon Wolstencroft – former drummer of The Smiths and The Fall.
Ahead of its release on March 22, Chrisoulis has given fans a sneak peak inside the book on his official Instagram. Check out that video below.
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Finally received my 450-page behemoth early copy of TALES OF THE SMITHS – which is now available for pre-order: amazon.co.uk/dp/1783055871 My #graphicnovel biography of #TheSmiths, #TALESOFTHESMITHS, has at last been collected and printed by @OmnibusPress and will begin distribution on March 22nd! Still ill!
The official synopsis reads: “Tales of The Smiths is a comic book retelling of the band members’ teenage years, before the group was famous, and includes fascinating digressions about their influences (the New York Dolls, Nico, Sex Pistols, NY punk, Patti Smith, etc) and the times in which they were growing up.
“The story reaches its climax with the meeting of Morrissey and Marr, the formation of the band in 1982 and their first gig as The Smiths.”
Former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, bassist Andy Rourke and second guitarist Craig Gannon were set to reunite in 2018 to showcase a classical re-imagining of the music of The Smiths alongside the Manchester Camerata Orchestra.
Last year, the band released a deluxe edition of their iconic album ‘The Queen Is Dead’ – while Morrissey released his 11th solo LP ‘Low In High School’.