I loved Lights’ Skin&Earth album when it was released in 2017 but it took me until this year to sit down and read the comic she released alongside the music. Both tell the story of a woman living in a dystopian world and the relationships and strange landscapes she moves through. Skin&Earth is Lights’ first published comic and it does show missteps that are understandable for someone releasing a comic for the first time, but issue after issue the work gets stronger and by the end of this first volume the story is compelling and the art genuinely impressive.
Listening to the Skin&Earth album and then the followup acoustic album, viewing the music videos and reading the comic builds up a really wonderful, full experience that doesn’t have a lot of parallels.
Based on Lights album of the same name, 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 reveals a twisted fantasy world and her own true nature. Set in a post-apocalyptic future ruled by the Tempest Corporation, the adventurous tale of loneliness, deceit and self-discovery that ties in with the 14-track corresponding album is compiled for the first time here with the complete comic book series and album in one epic interactive collected edition!Skin & Earth Vol. 1