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Ziggy Marley incomic-book project

Published:Tuesday | July 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Ziggy Marley - Contributed

Singer Ziggy Marley, whose last album was directed at a family market, has got involved with a new project that is anything but child's play.

According to the website, eurweb.com, the 41-year-old Marley has signed on as co-writer of Marijuanaman, a comic-book series scheduled to debut in the United States in April 2011.

Marley will be working with Berkeley, California-based Image Comics and Comic-Con International from San Diego, California, on the series.

Marijuanaman is based on the adventures of an alien superhero, who comes to Earth to protect marijuana.

"I have been reading comics since I was a little boy in Jamaica," said Marley. "I am very excited to be a part of Image Comics, Comic-Con and the comic book community."

Image Comics was formed in 1992 by seven of the leading artists from Marvel Comics, best known for producing the Spiderman series.

Ziggy is the eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and former lead singer of the Melody Makers band. His previous studio effort, Family Time, was a children's album.

He will be signing posters for the series at San Diego's Comic-Con International on July 24.

Co-writer for Marijuaman is Joe Casey. The artist is Jim Mahfood.