Fantagraphics Rocks Out with Tenacious D’s Post-Apocalypto Graphic Novel

SEATTLE, WASH., FEBRUARY 10, 2020 — The last two years marked a very memorable
period for Tenacious D, releasing Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto (the YouTube film) and Post-Apocalypto (the album), not to mention playing some of the biggest shows of the duo’s 20+ year career. Carrying that momentum into the new decade, the Greatest Band in the World™ — comprised of comedians-musicians-actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass — are thrilled to partner with Fantagraphics to introduce the newest piece to its creative universe: Post-Apocalypto, the graphic novel, due to release September 2020.

Hand-drawn entirely by Black, and co-written by Black and Gass, Post-Apocalypto, the graphic novel, is THE must-have book of 2020!

True to the title, Post-Apocalypto finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of utter destruction
following the detonation of an atomic bomb. Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old impenetrable 1950s refrigerator), the duo soon learns that new forms of evil have
spawned from the blast. It quickly becomes apparent that for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world.

“When we finished this book there was only one publisher we ever really considered,” explains Tenacious D. “Fantagraphics has been the shining beacon of creativity in comic books for decades. We are thrilled to release our magnum opus with the undisputed greatest and best comic book publisher in the world. Fantagraphics 4 life.”

With twists and turns including an insane (and timely, given the election-year) visit to the White House, a time machine, a space adventure, and some tried and true daddy issues, Post-Apocalypto is as hilarious as it is political, and as brilliant and multi-faceted as its incredible creators.

“I’ve been a fan of Tenacious D for years and am absolutely excited to publish Post-
!” exclaims Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds. “It’s about time these guys conquered yet another artistic medium.”

Fans will also be able to stream a read-along audiobook version, voiced entirely by Black and
Gass, to fully immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Post-Apocalypto – characters,
music and everything in between!

by Tenacious D
September 2020
$29.99 • ISBN 978-1-68396-377-6
Hardcover • 9 x 12” • 180 pages • full color
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About Fantagraphics:
For over 40 years, Fantagraphics has published the very best comics and graphic novels that the medium has to offer. Our mission is to celebrate great cartooning in all of its incarnations, from the form’s early luminaries to contemporary artists currently forging the future of visual storytelling. Not content to rest on our laurels and extensive roster of talented artists, we constantly seek out fresh voices from across the globe. Thus, we honor the rich history of comics while providing a platform for bold new stories, styles, and perspectives that push the boundaries of the medium. Fantagraphics remains peerless in our commitment to be the publisher of the world’s greatest cartoonists.

About Tenacious D:
Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in the World: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyle’s studio apartment on Cochran Ave in Los Angeles. The band went on to have a variety series on HBO that aired in 1999. Their self-titled album was released in the fall of 2001 with Epic Records and was quickly certified at Gold-selling status and has since been certified Platinum. The duo completed their first feature film together – Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny – for New Line Cinema, which was released in November 2006. The album Rize of the Fenix followed in 2012, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. In 2014, Tenacious D won a Grammy in the category of Best Metal Performance for their cover of Ronnie James Dio’s “The Last In Line.” On November 2, 2018, Tenacious D released Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto – an animated film, with each frame hand- drawn by Black and every character voiced by Black and Gass.  Alongside the film, the band also dropped the album Post-Apocalypto. And now – with great excitement – Tenacious D will add the final piece to the Post-Apocalypto universe: the graphic novel, complete with accompanying audio.