Green Day have announced their latest endeavor: a graphic novel entitled Last of the American Girls.
The book, scheduled to hit shelves on Oct. 29 Dey Street Books, will be a full-color text illustrated by cartoonist Frank Caruso and co-authored by the trio -- Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool. Named after a song from their 2009 Grammy-winning album, 21st Century Breakdown, the book is billed as “a rallying cry for all rebel girls.”
In the book’s description, the trio further explain the connection between the graphic novel and the original track, which peaked at No. 26 on the Alternative Songs chart back in 2010. “In this powerful full-color book, they now transform their Billboard hit ‘Last of the American Girls’ into an inspiring homage and handbook for the rebellious -- every woman who refuses to capitulate," read the description.
Fans might remember that the song follows the story of a nonconformist young woman named Gloria, and, as the description suggests, the book is meant to embody that same tribute to female empowerment and individuality. “Celebrating true rebel girls -- girls who push back, girls who use their voice, girls who say no -- Last of the American Girls takes on both the establishment and the upwardly mobile, espousing an infectious spirit that has never been more relevant,” the description adds.
Although more information is pending, see the graphic novel’s cover art below.