Murs has announced the release of Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl, an album and graphic novel available through Kickstarter.

The story follows a girl named Yumi Morales who works the merchandise table for her boyfriend Dominick’s band Murder Acts. The 124-page graphic novel is illustrated by Jose Garcia and written by Josh Blaylock. The 10-song LP, whose lyrics are printed throughout the graphic novel, is entirely produced by DJ Foundation.

“Yumiko is hip hop and comics done correctly,” says Murs. “Comics have always been a huge inspiration to me. And having the chance to publish my own comic is truly an honor. Working with my partners to create this book was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to making our dream a reality with the help of the fans.”

Learn more about the project at its Kickstarter page.


(February 21, 2012)

UPDATE: Murs will release Yumiko: Curse Of The Merch Girl on July 16. The 10-song album and 70-page comic book is available for digital outlets.

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