Thursday, October 15, 2009

Michael Jackson graphic novel?

MBV tipped me off to this report in Publishers Weekly yesterday about the industry chatter from the Frankfurt Book Fair. Apparently Michael Jackson had been working on a graphic novel called Fated with Gotham Chopra, son of Deepak, and now, according to Publishers Weekly, a Random House imprint is preparing to release it.

The plot sounds eerily, perfectly MJ:

The book, Fated, is about a Jackson-esque pop icon named Gabriel Star whose fame has left him isolated and emotionally cut-off. After a suicidal swan dive from his hotel one night, Star survives only to see his celebrity grow and discover that he’s becoming, per the publisher, “something not quite human.”

I can only hope that Paul Anka had something to do with it.

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