A comic book biography of pop star Drake will be available in stores starting January 2012. FAME: Drake will trace the life of Aubrey Graham from his start in TV's Degrassi: The Next Generation to his fateful decision to go by his middle name, Drake, and subsequently receive mega stardom as a musician. The comic book's writer, Marc Shapiro, had this to say about the project:
“What makes Drake such a distinctive creative personality is that he's not just one thing. His music encompasses hip-hop, rap, old style rhythm and blues, soul and pop."
Shapiro said that in the course of doing the research for FAME: Drake he found the Canadian pop singer to be “refreshingly real and down to earth":
"When was the last time you heard of a celebrity blowing off a lucrative tour to be at his mother's side during her stay in the hospital? Drake did just that. You could die of old age waiting to find somebody who has as much soul, creatively and as a human being, as Drake."
FAME: Drake, featuring the art of Mike J.C. and a cover by Joe Phillips, will be in stores January 2012