Earlier this 12 months Z2 Comics launched Superstate, a graphic novel anthology written by Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, Alex Paknadel, and Hellen Mullane, that includes 15 tales illustrated by artists together with Dave Chisholm, Soo Lee, Ryan Kelly, and others, all accompanied by a brand new authentic soundtrack by Coxon. As we speak The Beat is worked up to current a full story from the graphic novel, “It’s All in your Thoughts,” that includes art work by Paula Andrade and Omar Estévez.
Right here’s how Z2 describes Superstate:
The Superstate is in every single place, and it’s authority is absolute.
Yoga City is a metropolis divided. Whereas they wait to go away the earth, the 1% can bend actuality to their will, they reside in a consequence free world the place something goes. In the meantime, the plenty are pacified by a drugged out, authorities mandated digital dreamscape whereas they wait to perish on this dying planet. However there may be nonetheless hope, for angels roam the earth. With their assist, possibly some rebellious spirits can begin to make a change.
Expertise 15 surreal and disturbing tales of rebellious fembots, superstar turkey shoots, violent astral projection and an all-new tackle the TV dinner.
And right here’s the total checklist of tales and artists included within the graphic novel:
- Yoga City (Artist: Kendall Goode)
- Uncle Sam (Artist: Eryk Donovan)
- It’s All In Your Thoughts (Artist: Paula Andrade)
- Solely Takes A Stranger (Artist: Anna Readman)
- L.I.L.Y. (Artists: Luisa Russo)
- Bullets (Artist: Goran Gligovic)
- I Don’t Wanna Wait For You (Artist: Ryan Kelly)
- The Astral Mild (Artist: Soo Lee)
- Heaven (Purchase a Ticket) (Artist: Koren Shadmi)
- The Ball of Mild (Artist: Vasilis Lolos)
- Tommy Gun (Artist: Minerva Fox)
- Goodbye Universe (Artist: Kim Canales)
- Butterfly (Artist: Dave Chisholm)
- We Stay (Artist: Ivan Stojković)
- Hear (Artist: Taylan Kurtulus)
As with all Z2 Comics choices, Superstate is accessible in various editions. The usual version is available in each softcover and hardcover variations with cowl artwork by Coxon, whereas the deluxe version of the e-book options an outsized, slipcased hardcover, Coxon’s soundtrack for the e-book on vinyl, and a set of three artwork prints impressed by the album. An excellent-deluxe version additionally features a signed insert from Coxon.
Take a look at the total sixteen-page “It’s All in your Thoughts” story, in addition to the music video for Coxon’s track of the identical identify and that includes artwork from the story, beneath. Superstate is accessible from Z2 Comics in all its varied editions now.