Julian Lennon is a singer-songwriter, philanthropist, environmentalist and photographer, but is best known, for better or worse, for being the son of John Lennon and Cynthia Lennon. And, with Bart Davis, Alejandra Green and Fanny Rodriguez, he is creating a series of middle-grade graphic novels called The Morning Tribe.
The series follows 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named Dusk and Dawn, who live in the Amazon River Basin and fight to protect their homeland. The Morning Tribe: Book One will be published by Sky Pony in the autumn/winter period of 2021 and annually to follow. Mark Gompertz at Sky Pony acquired world rights after agents Robert Gottlieb and Mark Gottlieb at Trident Media Group did the deal.
Julian Lennon and Bart Davis had previously collaborated on the Touch the Earth, Heal the Earth and Love the Earth book trilogy that were published from 2017 to 2019. Alejandra Green and Fanny Rodriguez are the creators of the Fantastic Tales of Nothing graphic novel series, the first book of which will be published in October from Katherine Tegen Books.
Julian Lennon was the direct inspiration for three Beatles' songs Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, whose lyrics describe a picture he had drawn as a boy, a watercolor painting of his friend, Lucy O'Donnell, from nursery school, surrounded by stars, Hey Jude, and Good Night.
He has produced a number of solo albums starting with Valotte, and a number of singles that enjoyed chart success. In 2006, Julian Lennonventured into Internet businesses, including MyStore.com with Todd Meagher and Bebo founder Michael Birch, later creating a new partnership with Meagher and Birch called theRevolution, LLC, through which he released a tribute song Lucy, honouring the memory of his schoolfriend. He has held exhibitions of his photography and produced the environmental documentary film Whale Dreamers about an aboriginal tribe in Australia and its special relationship to whales, and the film Women of the White Buffalo which focused on the Lakota women living Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, how they are used and how they preserve and protect their ancestral values and wisdom.
And now? Julian Lennon is writing comic books…