Harry Styles is going from pop star to pop art. Fame: Harry Styles, the comic book, will chronicle his biggest accomplishments and the story of how he rose to fame. Written by Darren G. Davis and illustrated by Ramon Salas, the 22-page comic debuted Wednesday (May 10) in digital and print. Ahead of its release, TidalWave Comics showed a first look on their website. Through brightly colored, superhero-style artwork, Fame will explore Styles’ upbringing in England, his breakthrough with One Direction bandmates Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne on X Factor, and his present-day success as a solo artist.
#Update | ‘Fame: Harry Styles’, a comic book biography of Harry, featuring Louis and the rest of One Direction, is now available on Amazon!— H&L Updates (@HLupdates) May 11, 2023
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“Harry Styles is arguably the most beloved male pop star in the world right now,” reads a description for the project. “No matter what medium he’s occupying, his FAME continues to grow. For the first time, you can now read about his life story in comic book form.”
One of the highlights of the book is its illustrations of Styles wearing some of his most iconic outfits, from the plaid shirt he wore in 1D’s “What Makes You Beautiful” music video to the ball gown and blazer he sported on his historic Vogue cover. There’s also a panel featuring the Pleasing founder’s avatar, Styles’ sparkly red “As It Was” music video jumpsuit, and him in costume as his Marvel character, Eros/Starfox in the Eternals.
Meet the Royal Prince of Titan, brother of Thanos, the Knave of Hearts, defeater of Black Roger, the great adventurer, Starfox 🤯— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) November 18, 2021
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Styles isn’t the first musician to get the comic-book treatment from TidalWave. The production company’s Fame series has also featured Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X, Beyoncé, Drake, and Selena Gomez. Publisher Darren G. Davis said in a statement, “We’ve found a niche with our bio comics.” He added that their success is attributed to a “much wider audience for sequential storytelling than many thought.” With their bio comics, Davis said they bring their readers “evenhanded, well-researched looks at some of their favorite celebrities.”