Opening up on the eve of his death, Xavier Fauthoux’s James Brown graphic novel biography, James Brown Black And Proud, is released this week by IDW and recounts the Godfather of Soul’s life from his very poor beginnings in Barnwell, South Carolina to his soaring success and his later years and death on Christmas Day 2006.
Here’s preview of this book, out Wednesday, the 30th of January.
Born in the South during the height of segregation, James Brown went on to become a global sensation, using his immeasurable talent to grasp what he believed was the American Dream. Join the charismatic, hard-working, and sometimes tyrannical bandleader on a journey down the roads of America with a group of talented musicians spreading the sound of funk and soul throughout the country. Told against the backdrop of a changing America during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, this is the story of a man and his band that would go on to revolutionize the world of pop music.