Poppy, The Internet Sensation, Adds Author to Her Resume

Poppy, The Internet Sensation, Adds Author to Her Resume

The Internet enigma is set to release a novel giving account to her origins.

The Internet enigma is set to release a novel giving account to her origins.

Text: Brandon Tan

Known for her tag line "I am Poppy", the world largely still begs the question, "Who is Poppy?" Singer? Performance artist? AI? A figment of our imaginations? The artist herself seems to share in our confusion, as the title of her sophomore album even queries Am I A Girl? Whoever Poppy may be, she now adds author to the roster of titles, announcing her first ever graphic novel, "Genesis 1".

Wired Magazine quotes, "The magic of Poppy is that, to understand Poppy, you have to keep watching Poppy." That said, as if her viral YouTube videos do not provide the clarity solicited, the artist has employed a new medium by writing a book to pair with an exclusive new album.

By the title, "Genesis 1", it seems the public may finally find the answers it seeks from the novel. "Genesis," by definition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is "the origin or mode of formation of something" and so what more to expect of it than a comprehensive tale of the persona's inception?

Continue to question we do, as the book is set to release in July. Alongside Poppy, Titanic Sinclair and Ryan Cady are quoted as writers, with illustrations by Masa Minoura and Ian McGinty.

by Damien Maloney via Wired

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