Dynamite at New York Comic Con 2018.

October 3, 2018 | By | Reply More

Lights Sets Sights for New York Comic Con 2018!

Pop Sensation Lights Reveals Panel and Book Signing

October 3, 2018, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Pop sensation Lights is headed to New York Comic-Con to promote her new graphic novel, Skin&Earth.

Friday morning, October 5, Lights will join international producer/DJ and entrepreneur Steve Aoki, Hip Hop Legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and rock star Andy Biersack of the Black Veil Brides for a panel discussing their transition from musicians to comic book creators, the creative process, personal comic fandom and details on projects debuting at 2018 New York Comic Con.

The panel will be moderated by SyFy’s Mike Avila, an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has covered comics, film, and tv and hosts the comic book interview series “Behind The Panel.”

Following the panel, Lights will have an exclusive book signing on the show floor at New York Comic Con at the Toynk booth #2164 from 12:30-1:30 PM.

“I’m so thrilled to be coming to New York Comic Con, just a year after the release of the first ever issue of Skin&Earth,” remarked author and artist Lights. “I spent a good two years of my life writing, drawing and building this world and bringing this series to life, and New York Comic Con is a hugely rewarding opportunity to celebrate these works we love and care about so much.”

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.

Skin&Earth collects all six issues of the acclaimed comic book series along with variant art from Jim Lee, Joby Harris, Derek Lewis, Gianna Rose, and Matt Mitchell and an all-new introduction from Lights as well as custom interactive share codes to access the full album, music videos and other bonus content. Skin & Earth ties directly into her full-length album, released in Fall 2017.

Lights breakout comic series Skin&Earth is slated for television, digital and gaming adaptation through global entertainment company eOne.

Friday, October 5

10:30 – 11:30 AM — Room 1A24
FROM THE STAGE TO THE PAGE: MUSICIANS CREATING COMIC BOOKS

12:30 – 1:30 PM — Signing at Toynk Booth #2164 

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About Lights:
Always pushing boundaries, alt-pop phenomenon Lights has never shied away from a challenge. Through her first three records, Lights built an incredibly passionate fan base, selling out tours around the world, earning 150M in streams, over 250K in album sales, three JUNO Awards including a 2018 win for Pop Album of the Year, and three Gold album certifications; not to mention the 2M + rabid fans who follow her every move online. Yet through this success, she felt like she had more important things to say through her music but just didn’t know how to get them out. Thus was born Skin&Earth, the Canadian singer’s fourth record and companion comic book series of the same name, entirely written and illustrated by Lights herself. As Billboard explains, “Concept albums are nothing new, but it’s the lengths to which Lights takes her fourth album Skin&Earth that sets it apart.” Her anthemic single “Giants” brings the immersive comic book world to life, as Lights – and her alter-ego leading lady – struggles to find hope in a hopeless world. Lights has played numerous festivals including Coachella, Reading & Leeds, plus toured with OneRepublic, Tegan & Sara, Paramore, Kaskade, PVRIS and many others.

About Toynk
Tired of the boring corporate grind, Mike Boyer, Steve Loney and Ron Madoch hatch a brilliant plan in 2001: to develop a company centered on fun products. And what couldn’t be more enjoyable than a business selling costumes, toys, and collectibles? The Toynk Toys team has since grown andvaries from 40 to 200+ diverse, fun-loving people, depending on the season.

About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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