Jim Lives’ Graphic Novel Hits Shelves on 50th Anniversary of Morrison’s Death

Paolo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti re-team for an all new original graphic novel—Jim Lives: The Mystery of the Lead Singer of The Doors and the 27 Club—a speculative fiction thriller that riffs off the conspiracy theory that Jim Morrison never died. This is the second standalone graphic novel in the trilogy, following last year’s release Paul Is Dead, and will be out from Image Comics in June 2021.

“Would you believe me if I told you that right here, in the small village in southern Italy where I set the story, I met Superman jogging on the beach?” said Baron. “(Check out his Instagram: Henry Cavill, July 2019). So, why couldn’t Jim Morrison be here too?”

Carbonetti added: “Drawing stories like Jim’s—I mean stories with Rock legends—is a much more intimate experience than listening to their records. Now it’s no longer them giving something to you, it’s you giving them something back.”


Amid the intense colors of a foreign land, Jim Lives is the story of a man searching for his son—a correspondent for a popular American newspaper—who vanished into thin air after sending one last, enigmatic message: “Jim Morrison isn’t dead. He’s hiding out in Italy. I saw him with my own eyes.”

A fascinating new vision of the most mysterious legend in the history of rock that envisions what happened “When the Music’s Over.”


JIM LIVES by Paolo Baron & Ernesto Carbonetti | Image Comics video trailer

Jim Lives original graphic novel (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1963-9) will be available on Wednesday, June 16 and in bookstores on Tuesday, June 22. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shops on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Bookshop, IndieBound, and Indigo.


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