Z2 Comics Team Up With Cheech And Chong For Their History Of Weed Graphic Novel

by Richard Bruton

The legendary stoner duo partner up with the prolific music comics specialist publisher to celebrate 50 years of performing with an original graphic novel looking at the world of weed and the story of stoners. Grab a snack and join them in April for A Brief History Of Weed

 

Usually associated with music comics, Z2 Comics is also a publisher who knows a good story from the world of entertainment when it sees one. And here’s a case in point – the legendary comedy duo who brought weed to the masses with their classic albums and films, such as 1978’s Up In Smoke.

Released April 20, every cannabis lover’s favorite holiday, Cheech and Chong’s Chronicles! A Brief History Of Weed will be written by the two comedy geniuses themselves, with comics writer Eliot Rahal, artist Noah Van Sciver, with additional artwork from Bob Fingerman, Rick Veitch, Jim Mahfood, and Jason Gonzalez!

Tommy Chong says “I’m so excited for everyone to see this amazing work from so many talented artists bringing to life the legend of Cheech & Chong. I can’t wait to share this with all my fans.
Tommy Chong

Hey man, how’s my driving?
Cheech Marin

So, join the world’s favourite stoners in a tale that begins with a classic road trip as the pair find themselves broke and out of weed and their only hope of scoring coming when Cheech’s old buddy, a Reno casino manager, needs an emergency opening act for his rock show. If they can make it, the job is theirs.

It might begin as a classic American road trip to score plenty of grass and cash transforms into a ‘reefer-fueled toke through time‘ in Cheech & Chong’s Chronicles: A Brief History of Weed, telling us the ‘real’ history of cannabis seen through the bloodshot eyes of the legendary comedy duo, Cheech & Chong.

 

It’s been 50 years for Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong preaching the stoner message through their comedy, and A Brief History of Weed promises to be a fictionalized history documenting marijuana’s impact on history, on events, and its influence on many very significant people, through the comedy double-act’s collection of hilariously hazy memories and half-truths

Cheech and Chong’s Chronicles: A Brief History of Weed will be released in a soft and hardcover edition in finer comic shops and bookstores alike on April 20, 2021.

It’s also available to preorder now at the Z2 Comics website, with an oversized slipcase deluxe format wraparound cover art by Bob Fingerman, as well as a matching slipmat, a gorgeous print set featuring work from Rick Veitch, Jim Mahfood and Jason Gonzalez! A third and hyper-limited platinum edition will also be available in a one-time signed edition with special packaging!

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