Coldplay are to launch their own comic book, with a storyline based on their 2011 studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’.
The book, which will feature a total of six instalments, has been written by Academy Award-nominated writer/director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) and will be available for purchase from February 2013 onwards.
Speaking about the books, Osborne said that the comic is the “latest expression of a music-driven feature animated film that the band and I started developing several years ago”. He then spoke about the character of ‘Mylo Xyloto’ itself, describing him as a “young Silencer on the front lines of a war against sound and color in the world of Silencia. Mylo discovers that the enemy he’s been trained to hate his whole life might not be the enemy after all”.
The band themselves added: “Three years ago we had an idea with our friend Mark Osborne about a character called Mylo Xyloto – ‘xylo’ as in xylophone, ‘to’ as in toe. Gradually Mylo’s story and universe came together and this ended up providing the backdrop for the album and tour. Now we’re proud to announce that early next year the story is going to come out as a six-part comic. We hope you like it. It was fun making it.”
Coldplay are currently touring across North America after completing their run of UK stadium shows. They end their world tour in November in Sydney, Australia.
The band are set to play the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic games on September 9.
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