On Wednesday (February 2), TidalWaves Comics published “Fame: Lil Nas X,” the latest entry into its popular “Fame” comic book series.
“Fame: Lil Nas X” tells the story of how Lil Nas X went from a child in Atlanta to a beloved artist breaking barriers as a gay man in hip-hop. The issue covers notable moments in the rapper’s life, from the divorce of his parents to his initial discovery of social media, which eventually helped launch him to fame.
Written by Darren G. Davis and illustrated by Victor Moura, this 22-page comic book is available both digitally and in print and can be found on multiple platforms such as Amazon. Both feature a cover by famed comic book artist Joe Phillips.
Launched in 2010, the anthology tells the life stories of beloved and prominent celebrities and pop culture figures, giving readers a look into how the subjects became the icons they are today. Lil Nas X is one of many musicians to be featured in the series, with Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Madonna, David Bowie and Tina Turner being some of the other recognizable figures to star in their own “Fame” one-shot.
“We’ve found a niche with our bio comics,” said TidalWave publisher Darren G. Davis in a statement. “Our success with this comic shows that there is a much wider audience for sequential storytelling than many thought. These readers are simply looking for something other than superheroes or horror. With our bio comics, we strive to bring these new readers evenhanded, well-researched looks at some of their favorite celebrities.”
Lil Nas X has become one of the most influential people in music according to TIME and Forbes magazines. The multi-award-winning rapper who is breaking down glass ceilings being a gay man in hip-hop with a big hit called “Old Town Road”. This comic book biography tells the story of Lil Nas X childhood in Atlanta to international superstardom. In 2019, he released a remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus that generated him further fame. His videos have earned over 600 million views on TikTok. Check out this 22-page comic book featuring the rise to FAME of Lil Nas X.
View the full cover below, as well as a five-page preview of the comic.