Ghetto Klown

Ghetto Klown

By John Leguizamo
Illustrator Christa Cassano, Shamus Beyale and Drew Friedman
Introduction by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Price: $18.99

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  • Publication Date: October 8, 2024
  • Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN: 9781419715198
  • Page Count: 208
  • Illustrations: Two-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World English

The graphic novel adaptation of John Leguizamo’s award-winning Broadway play—revised and expanded in paperback, with an all-new introduction by Lin-Manuel Miranda

In this graphic novel adaptation of his award-winning Broadway memoir, John Leguizamo lays bare his life story. He shares memories of his early years as an actor on stage, on television, and in major motion pictures opposite some of Hollywood’s biggest stars—including names such as Al Pacino, Patrick Swayze, and Steven Seagal—and working for directors Baz Luhrmann and Brian De Palma. Leguizamo also opens up about his loves and marriages, while addressing self-doubt and melancholy in a way that enlightens and entertains. This revised and expanded paperback includes an all-new introduction by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

About the author

John Leguizamo’s nearly 40-year career in show business has included turns in movies such as Carlito’s Way, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, Chef, and Disney’s Encanto, as well as six award-winning one-man Broadway shows. In 2018, he received a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. He lives in New York City. Christa Cassano is a visual artist and storyteller based in Brooklyn. Shamus Beyale grew up in the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist and illustrator. Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, singer, actor, producer, and playwright. He is the creator and star of the Broadway musicals In the Heights, which won four Tony Awards, and Hamilton, which won the Pulitzer Prize and 11 Tony Awards, and Disney’s Encanto. Miranda’s accolades include three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a Kennedy Center Honor. He lives in New York City.