The Gorillaz Art Book





Over 40 Contributing Artists Join Jamie Hewlett to Create All New Interpretations of the World’s Biggest Virtual Band.

To Include Ruff Mercy, Kim Jung Gi, Robert Smith, Kerbscrawler Ghost, Robert Valley, Craig McCracken, Tim McCourt & Max Taylor and many more.

Gorillaz co-creator and acclaimed artist Jamie Hewlett has invited more than 40 creators to offer new interpretations of 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs in one expansive volume. The first ever Gorillaz Art Book debuts this coming Spring 2022, featuring brand new artwork by Jamie Hewlett and a host of guest contributions from friends and admirers of the band, case bound at 12.6 x 9.2 inches and set across 288 pages of luxury art paper. 

With this latest Z2 partnership, Hewlett is now expanding the band’s collaborative vision to fellow visual artists in The Gorillaz Art Book. He said of the project: 

“Gorillaz have always collaborated with music but this is the first time we’ve done an art collaboration. I’ve really enjoyed working with so many of my favourite artists and the result is this amazing book.” 

In addition to Hewlett, contributing artists include:  

  • Ana Godis 
  • Andre Carrilho 
  • Andrew C. Robinson
  • Anna Cattish
  • Ben Bocquelet 
  • Brendan McCarthy 
  • Chloe Nicolay 
  • Craig McCracken 
  • Dana Terrace 
  • Daniela Uhlig
  • Del the Funky Homosapien 
  • EPHK 
  • Erik Fountain
  • Glyn Dillon 
  • Gregory Hergert
  • Holly Warburton
  • J.A.W. Cooper
  • Jack Black
  • Jamie Hewlett 
  • Jared Cody Wolf 
  • Jean-Baptiste Mondino
  • Jens Claessens
  • Jeremy Enecio
  • Kerbcrawlerghost 
  • Kim Jung Gi
  • Laurie Vincent 
  • Little Thunder 
  • Marella Moon Albanese 
  • Marianna Ignazzi 
  • Miss Jisu 
  • Nicolas Dehghani 
  • Robert Smith 
  • Robert Valley 
  • Ruffmercy 
  • Sainer
  • Tara Billinger 
  • Taya Strizhakova
  • Tim McCourt & Max Taylor 
  • Valeria Ko
  • Vanesa R. Del Rey 
  • Venla Linna 
  • Vincent Roucher
  • William Wray 
  • Zeen Chin 

“We’re delighted to help bring so many intoxicating interpretations of the Gorillaz into one tome,” Z2 Comics Publisher Joshua Frankel explains. “The Gorillaz Art Book embraces the vibrant collaboration that Jamie and Damon introduced more than two decades ago and extends it to an amazing community of transgressive artists. The results speak for themselves.” 

Z2 is also the publisher of theGorillaz Almanac, inspired by the great British tradition of the hardback annual, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is a full color, one-of-a-kind, fun-packed, 120+ page, sideways homage to two glorious decades of Gorillaz. The book has sold 50,000 copies to date, making it the most successful non-music release in the band’s 20-year history.

The Gorillaz Art Book will be available this April from participating retailers and can be ordered directly from Z2. Pre-order here

Further Information: 

About Gorillaz: 
With seven albums to their name, Gorillaz (2001), Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017), The Now Now (2018) and Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez (2020), Gorillaz is a truly global phenomenon, achieving success in entirely new and unique ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, Montevideo to Manchester and winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor. 

About Z2 Comics: 
Z2 Comics is the premier destination for official music-related graphic novels, created in partnership with top-tier artists, musicians, directors and pop-culture icons. Distributed globally via Simon & Schuster, Z2 has collaborated with such diverse artists as Freddie Mercury, Blondie, Elvis Presley, Public Enemy, Gorillaz, Machine Gun Kelly, Sublime, Yungblud, Cypress Hill, Babymetal, Major Lazer, Jason Derulo and Paul Oakenfold as well as debut comic works by Grammy-nominated artists Sturgill Simpson, Poppy and Anthrax. Additionally, the company has tapped top talent for the official graphic biographies of such pop-culture legends as The Grateful Dead, Beethoven and Charlie “Bird” Parker. In 2021, Z2 will publish graphic novel tie-ins to essential albums by The Doors, King Diamond, Ronnie James Dio, All Time Low with many more to be announced in the coming months.