What If Jim Morrison Didn't Die? Graphic Novel Lays Out Conspiracy

To follow their original graphic novel published by Image Comics, Paul Is Dead, Paolo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti have another music-set graphic novel. Jim Lives: The Mystery of the Lead Singer of The Doors and the 27 Club that plays with the theory that Jim Morrison never died is the second standalone graphic novel in their planned trilogy and will be out from Image Comics in June 2021.

Jim Morrison, lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors is one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music history. Since his death at the age of 27, his fame has endured as one of pop culture's most rebellious and oft-displayed icons, representing the generation gap and youth counterculture.

What If Jim Morrison Didn't Die? Graphic Novel Lays Out Conspiracy
Credit: Ernesto Carbonetti

Perfect for fans of conspiracy theory and speculative thrillers, Jim Lives follows the story of a man searching for his son—a correspondent for a popular american newspaper—who vanished into thin air after sending one last, enigmatic message: jim morrison isn't dead, he's hiding out here in italy, i saw him with my own eyes.

"I wrote Jim Lives by continuously listening to The Doors vinyl records while I was in the small village where I set the story," said Baron. "At one point I really saw him. I mean Jim."

Join the creators of Paul Is Dead as they reveal the second chapter in their "conspiracy trilogy": a new, fascinating vision of the most mysterious legend in the history of rock that envisions what happened "When the Music's Over."

Carbonetti added: "I love to draw the small towns of the Italian province made of stone walls and roads that line the sea. While I was working on Jim Lives I felt there."

Jim Lives original graphic novel (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1963-9) will be available on Wednesday, June 16 and in bookstores on Tuesday, June 22.



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