Paul Oakenfold Creates a “Wonderful World” With New Graphic Novel
Paul Oakenfold is one of the progenitors of electronic music, a platinum selling artist and of one the greatest DJ’s of all time, and this fall he’ll tell the “not quite true” story of his life with his first ever book, a graphic novel. Oakenfold is collaborating with a roster of renowned indie graphic novel artists, including Tyler Boss, Chris Hunt, Ian McGinty, and Koren Shadmi for The Wonderful World of Perfecto: With Paul Oakenfeld and Friends, which will be published on November 21, 2017 by Z2 Comics. To accompany the graphic novel, Oakenfold is composing an original soundtrack which will only be available with the purchase of the graphic novel.
2017 marks the 30 year anniversary of Paul Oakenfold’s famed trip to the white island of Ibiza, sparked the creation of club culture as it is known today as well as his legendary DJ’ing career. The Wonderful World of Perfecto: With Paul Oakenfeld and Friends charts his historic career rise to fame, fortune and musical nirvana and each of the artists collaborating with Oakenfold will illustrate a different time period in the DJ’s life, from his residency at Cream to drinking absinthe with Hunter S Thompson and touring with U2.
The Wonderful World of Perfecto: With Paul Oakenfeld and Friends is part of a new initiative by Z2 Comics to publish graphic novels about music, with each book accompanied by an original soundtrack. This month, the publisher will release Murder Ballads, the highly anticipated rock’n’roll noir graphic novel about the music industry and redemption by writer Gabe Soria and artists Paul Reinwand and Chris Hunt, and and the Murder Ballads original soundtrack, featuring music by bluesman Robert Finley and Grammy-Award winner Dan Auerbach.
The Wonderful World of Perfecto: With Paul Oakenfeld and Friends will be on sale in comic book stores and bookstore on November 21, 2017 and will retail for $24.99.