You know five-time Grammy Winner Ziggy Marley for his music , but now he has found a new creative outlet: comic books! Ziggy called into Kevin and Bean this morning to talk about Marijuanaman, which of course is available today for 4/20.
The project is an effort by Marley to raise awareness about the different uses for hemp rather than…well, you know.
Surprised that you can still get arrested for smoking out in your own home, Ziggy wanted to create a character that portrayed the plant as a hero and a useful natural resource, rather than the villain that most of society deems it. He also enlisted the help of writer Joe Casey, and illustrator Jim Mahfood to help create what could be the one of the first pot-centric superheroes.
You can meet Ziggy, Joe , and Jim today at Golden Apple Comics (7018 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038) from 6-8pm. First 50 people there will get a free poster with their purchase.
Take a listen to Ziggy’s interview with Kevin & Bean: