The story behind Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto album is set to be revealed with the release of the first of a six-part comic series at this week's San Diego Comic-Con International. The album was conceived and written by the group along with Academy Award-nominated writer and director,Mark Osborne. The comics will be published by Matt Groening's Bongo Comics Group.
Coldplay said, "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."