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Graham Coxon announces new graphic novel and soundtrack Superstate

12 November 2020, 14:24 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Graham Coxon is teaming up with Z2 Comics to release his new graphic novel Superstate, which will be accompanied by an original soundtrack.

Superstate is a graphic novel described as "an all-new high concept vision of the future", and will be paired with an original score written and recorded by Coxon.

For the graphic novel, Coxon worked with co-writers Alex Paknadel (GIGA, Friendo, Turncoat) and Helen Mullane (Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen) and 15 graphic artists, who have created art based on the Coxon's concept. The British musician designed the graphic novel cover himself.

The project will feature 15 graphic stories, with each one accompanied by an individual track. The stories range from rebellious fembots, celebrity turkey shoots, violent astral projection and more.

Coxon says of the project, "Superstate is a story of escape… In a society where war rages between the forces, negativity and positivity, encouragement and discouragement… The fragile road to freedom burns its way through the far reaches of space…"

Z2 publisher Josh Frankel adds, "We at Z2 feel that we are setting the standard for the relationship between comic book storytelling and music, and Graham Coxon’s Superstate is a high watermark for our company’s brief history and bright future. We wanted to ensure that Graham’s vision was brought to life in the most authentic way possible and have assembled a team that has delivered a book that is essential to the album experience. I am so proud of the way this project has come together."

Graham Coxon's Superstate graphic novel and soundtrack will be released in March 2021 via Z2, and is available to pre-order now.
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