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Comic Spotlight: Skin & Earth #1
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Skin & Earth #1
Written, Illustrated, and Lettered by Lights
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: July 12, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

The world has changed, nothing is as it was. The line between the haves and the have-nots has widened, delineated by the wall that separates them physically. But more than that, in Skin & Earth #1 there is an emotional difference in where you live. It is reinforced by the quality of life or lack thereof. For a student like En Jin, who sees the way the others live in luxury, it is a terrible blow to her already fragile psyche.

A bit of a dreamer, En seeks to better herself and those around her. Though drugs are easily attained and oft consumed, she abstains for the most part so as to not cloud her mind. Her focus is on learning more about the earth geologically and keeping a deathbed promise to her mother. Of course, the occasional tattoo and tryst work their way in but that is just business as usual, right?

As toxins keep oppressing and harming those around her, our protagonist seeks a path of redemption. Not for herself, but for mankind. It is quite the tangled web that the all powerful corporations have woven; can she manage to find her way through it all or will she die as so many of the others do in her section of this so called civilization?

Skin & Earth is a story of a girl looking for hope in a hopeless world. Caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, and just trying to find a good borscht, Enaia Jin is lead down a dark path by new lovers that reveal a twisted fantasy world and her own true nature. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where corporations rule, this adventurous tale of loneliness, deceit and self-discovery begins here! Written and drawn by alt-pop phenomenon Lights, Skin & Earth ties directly into her next full length album, released in Fall 2017 on Warner Bros Records.

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