Ziggy Marley Authors 'MarijuanaMan' Comic Book

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Ziggy Marley Authors 'MarijuanaMan' Comic Book

Grammy Award-winning musician Ziggy Marley is expanding his artistic repertoire with the release of MarijuanaMan, a new comic book featuring a superhero from a planet that is in desperate need of THC (hey, that sounds a bit like Earth, actually).

Our hero, MarijuanaMan, seeks to save Earth's marijuana fields from destruction by the evil drug company PharmeXon, thus saving his cannabinoid-starved home planet in the process.

The first issue's of Ziggy's MarijuanaMan book will hit shelves across the country on April 20, 2011, and Ziggy will be making an exclusive one-day-ony appearance this month at Comic-Con International in support of the new comic.

On Saturday, July 24, Ziggy will sign MarijuanaMan posters with publisher Image Comics from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Booth 2729 at Comic-Con. Joining Ziggy will be artist Jim Mahfood and co-writer Joe Casey.

"I have been reading comics since I was a little boy in Jamaica," Ziggy said, reports Comic Book Resources. "I am very excited to be a part of Image Comics, Comic-Con, and the comic book community."

Five-time Grammy winner and reggae superstar Ziggy Marley's earliest experience with making music came at age 10, when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley.

For the next decade, as front man for Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, he released eight well-received albums, garnering three Grammys, and scoring hit singles including "Tomorrow People" and "Tumbling Down."

Ziggy's first solo project without The Melody Makers, 2003's Dragonfly, was loved by the critics, and his second solo release, Love Is My Religion, won a Grammy in 2006 for Best Reggae Album.

His third solo release, Family Time, got him another Grammy in a new category, Best Musical Album For Children.

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