The YouTuber’s first graphic novel, Username: Evie, was launched on 15 September.
In an announcement video posted back in February, Joe said the idea for writing the novel “hit me right in the nostalgia”, as he has been writing comics and graphic novels since he was a teenager and had even created a trailer for one of them during his A Levels.
Joe worked on the graphic novel with the help of author Matt Wyman, as well as an illustrator. It tells the story of Evie, a girl who feels isolated at school until she discovers popularity within a world inside an app.
When speaking about the book, publisher Hodder & Stoughton had this to say: “[It] will be an immersive adventure, but will also touch upon many of the issues that his fans face every day.”
Various YouTubers attended the launch night, including Will Darbyshire, Chai Cameron and Joe’s Roomate, Caspar Lee.
At the launch for Username: Evie, congrats @Joe_Sugg pic.twitter.com/1hEAAGLiAB
— Chai Cameron (@MyNamesChai) September 15, 2015
Congratulations to my buddy @Joe_Sugg. It’s awesome! Everyone go grab a copy. pic.twitter.com/8yxoG5Nyv3
— Will Darbyshire (@willdarbyshire) September 15, 2015
Enjoying the #USERNAMEEVIE launch party 👌 pic.twitter.com/cgitmoDQ5i
— Caspar Lee (@Caspar_Lee) September 15, 2015
#USERNAMEEVIE is officially the fastest selling graphic novel since records began!
— Joe Sugg (@Joe_Sugg) September 16, 2015
@Joe_Sugg #USERNAMEEVIE even my dog loves it! pic.twitter.com/XZcyNbsP8R
— E M I L Y (@raginglilo) September 15, 2015
Those wishing to purchase Username: Evie can do so in bookstores, as well as through Amazon.
Joe has announced that he and Caspar will be releasing a DVD, titled Joe and Caspar Hit The Road. He also recently set the world record for creating the world’s largest emoji!
For updates follow @TenEightyUK on Twitter or like TenEighty UK on Facebook.