Broken Social Scene Adapt 'You Forgot It in People' for New Graphic Novel

The book collects "intertwining vignettes" inspired by the album from one writer and and 13 artists

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 21, 2022

Following some fellow bookish Canadian musicians, Broken Social Scene have announced plans for a new graphic novel inspired by one of their most acclaimed records: 2002's You Forgot It in People.

Today, the Canadian collective revealed that Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It in People, The Graphic Novel will arrive in September 2022 via Z2 Comics.

Overseen by Broken Social Scene's Justin Peroff and Brendan CanningYou Forgot It in People, The Graphic Novel collects a series of "intertwining vignettes" inspired by the LP, authored and illustrated by writer Lonnie Nadler (X-MenBlack Stars Above) and 13 artists including Eric Orchard, Scott Chantler, Ray Fawkes, Mike Feehan, Diana Nguyen and more to be announced.

More explicitly, an abstract reads, "Within these pages, a collection of seemingly disparate strangers' lives weave in and out 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."

The graphic novel will see release in a range of bundles. Chief among them is the Super Deluxe Edition, which includes an oversized hardcover book hand-signed by the band, a 10-inch vinyl record, a cassette of unreleased instrumental material, a three-piece art print set and a graphic novel slipcase. 

All editions of Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It in People, The Graphic Novel are now available for pre-order.

You Forgot It in People, which will turn 20 years old this October, previously inspired a collection of short stories.

Broken Social Scene released rarities collection Old Dead Young earlier this year. Their most recent studio full-length remains 2017's Hug of Thunder.

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