Donald Glover’s Childish Gambino Hits The Pages Of Image’s ‘L’il Depressed Boy’

Donald Glover may not have won his dream role of Spider-Man, but the Community actor and part-time rapper will be making his comic book debut regardless, in the pages of Image’s L’il Depressed Boy! Or at least, his concert alter-ego Childish Gambino will, as the title character attends a concert, and gets a little encouragement to crawl out of his shell.

From the press release:

“It’s eerily alarming how much the themes in Childish Gambino’s ’Camp’ are going to play out not only in this issue, but the story arc to come,” said artist Sina Grace.

“When I came across his music, it quickly ascended to the top of every playlist,” said writer S. Steven Struble. “I feel a kinship with what he says in his songs. He’s creating something earnest and true to his life, and I’m trying to do the same with mine.”

As Grace simply puts it: “He loves the comics, we love the music, we wanted to make art together. His appearance is bringing the best out of both Struble and myself.”

And the issue may not hit until April 25th, but an exclusive concert version of the book will be available on Glover’s upcoming “Camp” tour starting on April 16th! We’ve got the dates – as well as a look at pages from the issue – below, and be sure to check out more at Glover’s website www.childishgambino.com and www.iamdonald.com, as well as www.depressedboy.com:

April 5, Austin, TX at Stubbs (SOLD OUT)
April 6, Houston, TX at House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
April 7, Dallas, TX at Palladium Ballroom
April 10, Tucson, AZ at Rialto Theatre
April 11, Phoenix, AZ at Venue of Scottsdale (SOLD OUT)
April 16, Iowa City, IA at University of Iowa
April 18, Sacramento, CA at Ace of Spades (SOLD OUT)
April 19, Oakland, CA at Fox Theatre (SOLD OUT)
April 30, Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
May 9, Chicago, IL at Riviera Theatre (SOLD OUT)
May 10, Minneapolis, MN at Epic
June 5, Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre
June 7, St Louis, MO at The Pageant
June 10, Atlanta, GA at The Tabernacle (SOLD OUT)
June 12, Orlando, FL at Hard Rock Live
June 13, Miami, FL at The Fillmore
June 15, Indianapolis, IN at Egyptian Room
June 16, Cleveland, OH at House of Blues
June 18, Pittsburg, PA at Stage AE
June 19, Buffalo, NY at Town Ballroom
June 21, Boston, MA at Bank of America Pavilion
June 22, Philadelphia, PA at River Stage at Penn’s Landing
June 23, Baltimore, MD at Pier Six Pavilion
June 25, New York, NY at Central Park Summerstage (SOLD OUT)
July 25, Kansas City, MO at Beaumont Club
July 27, Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel
July 28, Charlotte, NC at Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
July 29, Richmond, VA at The National (SOLD OUT)
July 31, Toronto, ON at Echo Beach
Aug 1, Montreal, QC at Metropolis
Aug 3, Detroit, MI at The Fillmore

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