Kid Koala Dropping Graphic Novel/Soundtrack, ‘Space Cadet,’ In September

    While many of us know producer/DJ Kid Koala for his solo material and work with Deltron 3030 and Lovage, he’s also got some skills when it comes to the visual arts. Of course, anyone who has seen his impressive live show already knows that he really knows how to complement his turntablism with projected images and the like.

     

    But this September, he is looking to showcase his talents as an author and graphic artist with Space Cadet. The graphic novel is 132 pages long and tells an adventure story of the relationship between technology and isolation, according to a press release. It also explores the concept of family and how we connect with one another, which is all propelled by an original soundtrack featuring Koala playing various instruments from piano to, of course, the turntables.

     

    The graphic novel and soundtrack drop Sept. 19 on Ninja Tune. You can view the track listing and watch a trailer for Space Cadet below.

     

    01 main title theme: open your book
    02 goodbye: page 8
    03 remembrance: page 10
    04 window: page 25
    05 today tomorrow: page 37
    06 expedition: page 45
    07 birthday: page 71
    08 void: page 86
    09 dawn: page 97
    10 cardboard stars, seashells: page 100
    11 speed of light: page 102
    12 recyclotron: page 110
    13 hope: page 115
    14 return: page 125
    15 connectivity: page 129