DJ Paul Oakenfold Releases “Memoir” Graphic Novel

The Wonderful World of Perfecto

Featuring Cameos by Hunter S. Thompson, U2, Madonna, Calvin Harris + Original Soundtrack.

Grammy Award-Winning DJ and platinum-selling artist, Paul Oakenfold is telling the “not quite true” story of his life as one of the pioneers of electronic music and one the greatest DJ’s of all time with his first ever book, a graphic novel which features an original soundtrack by Oakenfold.

The Wonderful World of Perfecto
The Wonderful World of Perfecto Cover Art by WOODnLeG.

The graphic novel spans the entirety of Oakenfold’s career. Including his residency at Cream to drinking absinthe and shooting guns with Hunter S Thompson. Stories of touring with U2, Madonna, and Calvin Harris to performing on Mt Everest. The graphic novel is on sale now in bookstores and comic stores everywhere from Z2 Comics, retailing at $24.99. Oakenfold collaborates with renowned indie graphic novel artists, including interior art by Tyler Boss, Chris Hunt, Ian McGinty, Koren Shadmi, and cover art by WOODnLeG.


Oakenfold is making a select book-related appearance in Los Angeles on December 19th. Event info can be found here.

2017 marks the 30-year anniversary of Paul Oakenfold’s famed trip to the white island of Ibiza, sparking the creation of club culture as it is known today as well as his legendary DJ’ing career.

The book charts his historic career rise to fame, fortune, and musical nirvana. Each of the artists collaborating with Oakenfold illustrates a different time period in the DJ’s life. Oakenfold has collaborated with Pharrell Williams, Grandmaster Flash, Ryan Tedder, Perry Farrell, Nelly Furtado, Ice Cube, Tricky, and the list goes on.

The Wonderful World of Perfecto
Courtesy of Paul Oakenfold’s Facebook.

Z2 Comic’s New Music Series

The Wonderful World of Perfecto is part of an initiative by Z2 Comics to publish graphic novels about music with each book accompanied by an original soundtrack. Earlier this year, they published Murder Ballads, the acclaimed rock’n’roll noir graphic novel about the music industry and redemption. Writers Gabe Soria, artists Paul Reinwand, and Chris Hunt collaborated on the effort. The Murder Tracks original soundtrack features music by bluesman Robert Finley and Grammy-Award winner Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

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Desiree Jeffress

I was born in Gillette, Wyoming, and grew up there and in South eastern Montana. I've always had an interest in writing. I started writing short stories and poetry at a young age. Music has been the biggest impact on my life. So bringing together the love of music and writing, fuels my passion for this career.

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