You know you’re no longer down with ‘da kidz’ when you have to search for a YouTuber who you’ve never heard of before, but has an original graphic novel coming out. Turns out Poppy is a singer/songwriter with a flair for the hyper-cuteness beloved in Japan, but also amongst a certain demographic across the world too. Here in the UK, we’ve had famous YouTubers publish books, but not a graphic novel.
Written by Poppy with help from Titanic Sinclair (her director) and Ryan Cady and drawn by Masa Minoura and Ian McGinty, Genesis 1 tells “the elusive origin story of Poppy”.
I am Poppy. I am Poppy. I am Poppy. I am Poppy. I am Poppy. I am Poppy.
Is she a girl? Is she a machine? Is she humanity’s redemption, or its damnation? Don’t be scared — either way, she is Poppy… and you love Poppy. Witness the genesis of the internet phenomenon in this original graphic novel, bundled with an exclusive brand new album.
500 copies of the limited deluxe edition of Genesis 1 will be available for pre-sale on Z2 Comics’ website here. This deluxe edition will include an oversized 9×15 Slip Cased Hard Cover, a free print and vinyl signed by Poppy.
For more on this internet phenomenon, check out here You Tube channel here. Or, steam/buy her music here. If her You Tube channel is anything to go by, the book will be an ASMR/chilled out abstract experience. Sounds like comics is the right medium to explore her ‘origin story’.
Here’s a little taster her music for you. I must say that in hindsight I was rather impressed by this ditty. Maybe I am down with da kidz after all.
Genesis 1 is out July 2019 from Z2 Comics priced ¢24.99