Written and Illustrated Entirely by Lights Herself, Dynamite Entertainment will Publish First Issue on July 12
Electro-pop sensation Lights reveals the details of her next project, Skin & Earth – an album and comic book series written and illustrated entirely by Lights herself. The digital intro issue will be released in June, with the official print version on sale July 12 via Dynamite Entertainment. The monthly comic book series will kick off just before Comic-Con International, with new music released alongside each issue, leading into the release of Skin & Earth, Lights’ upcoming full-length studio album on Warner Bros. Records.
“I feel my whole life has lead up to a project like this” says Lights. “It’s a complete convergence of everything I love – music, comics, post-apocalyptic romance, crystals, wine and powerful ladies, all perfectly entwined. It’ll be by far my most care-free and fierce album yet. I think now, more than ever, people need a reason to listen to a whole record, and this is mine.”
“In recent years, the worlds of comic books and music have come together to produce some of the most exciting and immersive books on stands,” says Dynamite CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. “To have the opportunity to work with such a talented and dedicated musician who is both writing and drawing the series herself will be a truly unique treat for both her fans and ours.”
The comic series follows a young woman, En – a reflection of Lights herself – as she struggles to find hope in a hopeless world. Caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, En is led down a dark path by new friends/lovers into a twisted fantasy world, forcing her to dig within and find the strength to overcome. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where corporations rule, Skin & Earth is an adventurous tale of loneliness and deceit, but ultimately becomes one of self-discovery and independence.
Skin & Earth #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ May 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in July. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies with their local comic book retailers. Skin & Earth will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.
Skin & Earth will be the fourth studio album from the Canadian singer and songwriter, whose 2015 release Little Machines won Lights her second JUNO Award, for Best Pop Album of the Year. Little Machines featured the Platinum-selling, Top 10 radio hit “Up We Go” and earned accolades from TIME, Idolator, Refinery29, Alternative Press, Noisey, NYLON, and more. The Toronto-based Lights, née Valerie Anne Poxleitner, has sold out headline tours across North America and Europe. Lights has also played numerous festivals including Coachella, Reading & Leeds, and has toured with OneRepublic, Tegan & Sara, Parmore, DEADMAU5, and many others.