Blur’s Graham Coxon Launches Graphic Novel & Soundtrack ‘Superstate’

by James Ferguson

Z2 Comics has announced Superstate, a graphic novel with an all-new high concept vision of the future. It’s devised by Blur’s Graham Coxon, co-written by Alex Paknadel, and features artwork from 15 different artists including Christian Dibari, Marie Llovet, and Ryan Kelly. Superstate is a compendium graphic novel with a new original fully-illustrated score from Coxon. Superstate’s intention is to create a wholly unique reading and listening experience.

For the viewer, the Superstate is everywhere, and its authority is absolute: Yoga Town is a city without hope. While they wait to leave the earth, the 1% can bend reality to their will, they live in a consequence-free world where anything goes. Meanwhile, the masses are pacified by a drugged out, government-mandated digital dreamscape while they wait to perish on this dying planet. But there is still hope. Angels roam the earth. With their help, maybe some rebellious spirits can start to make a change.

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…” says Coxon.

“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” says Z2 publisher Josh Frankel. “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.”

Superstate is set for release in March 2021. It will be available in a regular softcover edition for $19.99, a standard hardcover edition for $29.99, a deluxe edition limited to 3,000 for $99.99, and a super deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by Coxon for $199.99. They’re all available for pre-order at the Z2 Comics site.

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