In conjunction with the announcement of the fourth album from Major Lazer, 'Music Is The Weapon,' the global dance trio of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums announces 'Year Negative One'—the first ever original graphic novel from Major Lazer, in collaboration with Z2 Comics!
In a special edition one-shot comic and original graphic novel from the group’s longtime artist and collaborator, Ferry Guow, the fictional figurehead; a one-armed Jamaican Zombie War commando on a mission to free the universe with music will have his illusive origins revealed!
In an alternate timeline 1984, Jamaica’s crown jewel is Nu Kingston—a retro futuristic metropolis where gang lords control hordes of zombie-like addicts with a drug called Spice. Worst among them is BadMan Jones, who is prophesied to wipe out humanity for mysterious extraterrestrials. As Spice spreads to every corner of the island, Major Lazer can no longer maintain neutrality and must rely on new weapons and old comrades to prevent total apocalypse.
“I’ve always wanted to tell the untold story of the zombie war of 1984, which gave birth to Major Lazer” says artist and longtime collaborator, Ferry Guow.
“I’ve been listening to Major Lazer since “Pon De Floor” hit UK clubs like a tropical hurricane, but I never realized what an amazing artist Ferry was” says co-writer Alex de Campi. "Just, my brain never associated the cool album cover art with him, because how can one person have so many talents, right? But now I’m enlightened. We’ve been having so much fun bringing the Major Lazer Saga to comic form, it’s dirty and bright and everything my 14 year old self wanted comics to be. We’re doing it for the kids, to mess up their minds."
Set for release in Spring 2021, this is the story Major Lazer fans everywhere have been waiting to read.
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