Coldplay will release a six-part comic book series about ‘Mylo Xyloto’.
The story was written and conceived by Mark Osborne of Kung-Fu Panda and SpongeBob Square Pants fame.
In a statement Coldplay revealed, “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.”
Said Mark Osborne: “The comic is the latest expression of a music-driven feature animated film that the band and I started developing several years ago. It is the story of Mylo Xyloto, 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. There will hopefully be many, many connections for people who have heard the album. I am beyond thrilled with the way it’s turned out.”
The first issue was released this week for the San Diego Comic-Con International event.
The six comics will be released monthly until February 2013.
Coldplay will tour Australia in November.