'MYLO XYLOTO' COMICS

The six-part saga depicts an Orwellian society ruled by a supremacist government that controls the population via fear tactics and over-stimulation through media and propaganda.
— Bilboard Magazine

A two-page spread from issue #1 of MYLO XYLOTO COMICS (co-created by Mark Osborne and Coldplay, artwork by Alex Fuentes, color by Steve Hamaker), the sci-fi fantasy epic tells the tale of a musical graffiti rebellion in a dystopian world where color and music are forbidden.


ABOUT THE COMICS

Mylo Xyloto Comics is a unique storytelling collaboration between Mark Osborne and the band Coldplay. The six-part comic book saga was created to explore and establish the story and universe that went on to inspire the band's 5th studio album of the same name. Artwork for the comics was created by Alex Fuentes, with color by award winning colorist Steve Hamaker. Additional cover art and inspiration art by Vladimir Shelest. The entire comic series was published by BONGO COMICS and was available in comic book stores in the U.S.

Currently, hard copies of the comics can be found on eBay and Amazon through re-sellers, with digital versions of the comics available for purchase through iTunes stores worldwide.

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COMIC COVER GALLERY


ANNOUNCEMENT ARTICLES

Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Comic Book Series Goes Digital

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"The six-part saga depicts an Orwellian society ruled by a supremacist government that controls the population via fear tactics and over-stimulation through media and propaganda."


Coldplay Announce Six-Part 'Mylo Xyloto' Comic Series

"To mark the release of the first issue, Osborne and the production team behind the comic will appear at a Comic-Con panel on July 13th to discuss the project. Following the first issue's release, the following five parts will be published monthly beginning February 2013.


Coldplay Reveal Full Page From 'Mylo Xyloto' Comic Book Series

"Gradually Mylo's story and universe came together and this ended up providing the backdrop for the album and tour," Coldplay wrote on the band's official website.


MYLO XYLOTO DEBUTS AT COMIC-CON

(Segment 1 of 5 of the Mylo Xyloto panel discussion at San Diego Comic Con, on July 13, 2012). Mylo Xyloto- Every album begins with the germ of an idea, every song tells a story, and now it is finally revealed that there is a secret narrative behind Coldplay's newest hit album and its enigmatic title: Mylo Xyloto.


COMIC SERIES CREDITS

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Created by: Coldplay and Mark Osborne

Story by: Mark Osborne and Coldplay

Written by: Dylan Haggerty

Illustration (and covers for Issues 2-6): Alejandro Fuentes

Color: Steve Hamaker

Lettering by: Blambot’s Nate Piekos

Additional Concept Designs by: Vladimir Shelest

Issue #1 Front Cover by: Arthur Hugot

Issue #1 Alternate Comic Con Cover: Vladimir Shelest

Printing and Distribution: Bongo Comics

Dedicated to the Memory of: Jean Giraud-Moebius


The six part comic book series was lauched with a prequel story by way of this music video for Coldplay's 'Hurts Like Heaven' song from the album 'MYLO XYLOTO', The video was directed by Mark Osborne, Designed by Alex Fuentes, Color by Steve Hamaker, Production by FORTICHE, Passion Pictures and Independent Films UK for Parlophone.

THE PREQUEL TO THE SERIES: THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'HURTS LIKE HEAVEN'


FAST COMAPNY ARTICLE ABOUT THE MUSIC VIDEO

Coldplay tastefully rocks comic book fans faces off with Mylo Xyloto.
— Fast Company

In addition to issues 1-6 that told the story of Mylo Xyloto, a virtual "ISSUE ZERO" was created as a pre-quel to the series, and as a launch for the song HURTS LIKE HEAVEN. The comic book illustrations give way to a virtual tour inside the story and images of a non-exsistant issue of the comic, giving insight and crucial back story for the series' titular character...


MUSIC VIDEO CREDITS

Directed by: Mark Osborne
Powered by: Xperia lounge
Produced by Jani Guest, Verity White
Illustrations Designed by: Alejandro Fuentes
Color by: Steve Hamaker
Animation Production by:
Passion Pictures (FR): Michael Adamo (UK), Marc Bodin Joyeux (FR), Audrey Berrebi (FR), Emile Chaillou (FR) and Fortiche Production: Pascal Charrue, Jérome Combe, Hervé Dupont, Annelyse Vielledent, Anne Raveneau
Artistic Supervisor: Arnaud Delord
CGI Supervisor: Pascal Charrue
Storyboard by: Alexander Juhasz
Modeling / Layout / Animation / Rendering by: Thomas Baratte, Ludovic Gavillet, Tom Gouill, Alexandre Labe, Guillaume Marques, Damien Peinoit, Thomas Vuiller
Special FX by: Teresa
Texturing by: Sébastien Guichard
Compositing by: Alexis Charles, Mylene Guerin
Additional Concept Design by: Vladimir Shelest
Lettering by: Blambot’s Nate Piekos
Sound Design by: Flairs (FR)
Video Commissioned by: James Hackett for Parlophone


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