January 31, 2007 09:20:58 GMT
Avril Lavigne will appear as a comic book character in a new Japanese graphic novel.
Platinum-selling and Grammy Award-nominated singer Avril Lavigne is in collaboration with Del Rey Manga, an imprint of Random House Inc. and one of the premiere publishers of manga in the U.S.
In an announcement released Tuesday January 30th, it is said that the recording artist will appear in "Make 5 Wishes," the company's first American manga. The first volume of "Make 5 Wishes" will be released in April, shortly before Avril's album, "The Best Damn Thing", hits stores. As of the second volume, it will come out in July.
As of the story, Del Rey Manga said it follows "introverted teenager Hana as she stumbles upon a website that will change her life forever. After a demon grants her a series of wishes that go bad, Hana meets her hero Avril Lavigne." In addition to lending her likeness to the story, Avril also helped in the creative process.
On a more personal note, Avril will have her third studio album, "The Best Damn Thing", hit stores on Tuesday, April 17th, 2007. Prior to its release, the LP has already spawned one hit single, titled "Keep Holding On", which was featured in the film "Eragon."