In 2011, the Jamaican musician Ziggy Marleyson of the legendary Bob, brought together two great cartoon artists, Joe Casey and Jim Mahfoodand released Marijuanaman, a comic in which a cannabis superhero brought an important message of peace.
“I remember it was very well received, especially by the Ziggy fans. I also remember that we did a signing event at the Golden Apple Comics store in Los Angeles, when the book went on sale, and there was a huge and pleasant turnout”, Casey told El Planteo in an exclusive interview.
The story goes that Ziggy already knew Jim Mahfood, with who Casey has been friends for over 20 years. And it was Jim who dragged Joe into the project. Between the three of them, they set up Marijuanaman, which, according to the specialized site Comixology“is far from the typical inspiration of the muscular superheroes of the ’90s.”
“Ziggy was very nice to us, he was very familiar with the comics and seemed to appreciate the skills that Mahfood and I brought to the table. We met several times while making the book and then made a few personal appearances together to promote the release. It was all so much fun,” says Casey.
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Meanwhile, after his experience with Marijuanaman, the North American author recognized for his work on Wildcats 3.0, Uncanny X-Men, and Adventures of Superman did not relate to cannabis characters again. “After Marijuanaman, he didn’t see the point of it,” he says. “Nothing can compare to Marijuanaman!”
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Published: February 22, 2022
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