Broken Social Scene and Z2 Comics Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of You Forgot It in People with New Graphic Novel, “Lover’s Spit” Vinyl & Cassette of Unreleased Material

LOS ANGELES, CA—Z2 Comics celebrates the most crucial indie album of the new millennium with Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It in People, The Graphic Novel. Paralleling the confluence that led a community of Toronto musicians to craft a winding audio epiphany, this project unites one writer and 13 artists to create a series of intertwining vignettes inspired by the landmark 2002 record, You Forgot It in People, on its 20th anniversary. Overseen by Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew, Justin Peroff and Brendan Canning, writer Lonnie Nadler (X-Men, Black Stars Above) joins Eric Orchard, Scott Chantler, Ray Fawkes, Mike Feehan, Diana Nguyen, and more artists to be announced for a fully Canadian sequential art jam session.

Within these pages, a collection of seemingly disparate strangers’ lives weave in and out of each others’ orbits, touched equally by the mundane and unexplainable. The meta of music and people and ideas harmonizing together shifts to a new medium for this touching and ambitious graphic novel.

“Being a huge fan of graphic novels for the last 25 years, this project with Z2 is truly a dream come true,” the band states. “Aspects of the band’s 20-year existence will come to life at the hands of comic book legends. We’re beyond elated.”

“As is the case with many fans, You Forgot It In People is an album that has the power to draw up memories and emotions from a very specific time in my life,” writer Lonnie Nadler elaborates. “I listened to it on repeat for years, and in revisiting the music for this book I was amazed by how magical and relevant it still feels today. Working with the band to expand upon the album’s theme of human connectedness has been a wonderful experience.”

To commemorate the anniversary, the band is also releasing a 10-inch vinyl of “Lover’s Spit”—featuring both versions from, respectively, You Forgot It in People and b-sides collection Bee Hives. Broken Social Scene will also release an original tape cassette, a collection of unreleased instrumental compositions that will take the listener on a sonic journey.

Founded in 1999, Broken Social Scene is a collective of Toronto-based musicians whose numbers often swell into the mid-teens. Members from Apostle of Hustle, Do Make, Say Think, Stars, Metric, and beyond have all contributed to the shifting lineup of the acclaimed group. Spanning 23 years, five studio albums, and countless revelatory live shows, Broken Social Scene has won two Juno Awards for Alternative Album of the Year for You Forgot It in People and Broken Social Scene with three additional nominations.

Z2 and Broken Social Scene present You Forgot It in People, The Graphic Novel in both softcover and hardcover formats, as well as oversized hardcover deluxe, and an oversized hardcover deluxe edition hand-signed by members of the band. Renee Nault provides cover art. Deluxe editions include gallery-ready prints capturing various incarnations of the band, courtesy Eric Orchard (2018), Ray Fawkes (2003), Diana Nguyen (2004), and Adrienne Tollas (2001), as well as the Lover’s Spit 10-Inch Vinyl and cassette tape. Pre-order yours today.

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