Prince has been portrayed in most formats including: film, television, recordings, and photos. We can now add another form of media. The ‘Purple One’ has been immortalized in the form of a comic book
The new comic book called Tribute: Prince was released to the public on the late superstar’s birthday, June 7th, which was also declared as ‘Prince Day’ by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, as reported by Rolling Stone.
In the proclamation signed by Governor Dayton on Monday June 6th, he praised Prince as the “creator of the ‘Minnesota Sound’, a contribution not only to the global catalogue of music genres, but to Minnesota’s worldwide prominence and its economic growth.”
The new Prince comic was published by Storm Entertainment and was written by Michael L. Frizell. The comic also features illustrations by Ernesto Lovera and Vincenzo Sansone.
Tribute: Prince is a 24-page comic book that “chronicles his meteoric rise to dominance in the pop/funk music scene.”
Writer Michael L. Frizell said: “I first became aware of Prince’s music when I was in high school thanks to ‘1999’ ‘Little Red Corvette’ and other [songs]. I remember listening to his stuff almost religiously when the soundtrack to Purple Rain hit. His sound and lyrics defined the era for me in ways that Michael Jackson didn’t and, quite frankly, couldn’t.”