When a gig on Blur‘s 2013 Asian tour was cancelled, it left the band free in Hong Kong for a week. They spent that week in a tiny Kowloon studio and recorded what eventually became The Magic Whip, their first album in 13 years — an album which by the way is brilliant with its familiar but also exploratory feel.
The band then released a 24-page comic book to serve as a visual companion to the album titled ‘Travel to Hong Kong with Blur‘ – which features Blur in a futuristic Hong Kong adventure. The comic was created by Hong Kong’s famed comic artist Kongkee of Penguin Lab.
Since it’s the Chinese New Year, I wanted to share my (digital) copy of the comic with you Blur fans (like myself) who want one – since it’s quite difficult to find now. Cheers!
Click the image to download the (12MB) .PDF file from my dropbox.