This week sees the release of All Time Low Presents: Young Renegades, the latest graphic novel from publisher Z2 Comics. The graphic novel, based on pop-punk band All Time Low’s album Last Young Renegade, is by writer Tres Dean, artists Robert Wilson IV and Megan Huang, colorists Meg Casey and Fred C. Stresing, and letterer Andworld Design. Today The Beat can share an exclusive preview from the book, featuring artwork by Huang.
Here’s how Z2 describes All Time Low Presents: Young Renegades:
Who needs a high school reunion when your favorite band is playing a secret show the same night? That’s what Connor and Becca, two classmates who never crossed paths until their ten-year reunion, decide when they hear about a secret All Time Low show in town. As they follow the clues to the secret location, they begin to realize that larger forces are pushing them together and learn the power of hearing the right song in the right place at the right time.
At the time of the graphic novel’s announcement, All Time Low lead singer & rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth described how developing the book allowed the band to expand on the world of the original Last Young Renegade album:
“When we wrote our album ‘Last Young Renegade’ we imagined an entire world separate of our own, almost a “what if” version of All Time Low, both with our musical sound and with the visual narrative we put together around it” says All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth. “Creating ‘Young Renegades’ the graphic novel allows us to tell more stories in the universe we imagined and delve deeper into the mythos and thematic ideas that were at play when we were celebrating that era. ‘Young Renegades’ is another branch, another thread and another look into the LYR continuity through an incredible medium we’ve never collaborated in before. Working with the story-tellers and artists on this project has been an incredible new undertaking and we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy it with us.”
Check out the exclusive five-page preview for All Time Low Presents: Young Renegades below. The deluxe and standard editions of the Z2 Comics graphic novel are available in stores now.