The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Run DMC's Darryl "DMC" McDaniels Both Get Into Making Comic Books

Posted by Billyjam, July 15, 2013 05:53pm | Post a Comment
The Flaming Lip's frontman Wayne Coyne will be among those comic book creators contributing to  Comic-Com 2013 later this week. Coyne's new adult-themed comic book The Sun Is Sick will be unveiled at the ever popular annual event that takes place at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday through Sunday this week (July 18th - 21st). The Sun Is Sick, which is the multi-media artist's first ever comic book, is a forty-page, limited print run edition, adult comic that is sized 6 ½" x 8 ½" in "full-color psychedelic fantasy in classic comic book form" according to its maker. Before it goes on sale Thursday at Comic Con it will be previewed online by  Paste Magazine who will sneak preview it a day earlier (July 17th) on their site with a feature by Coyne on the making of his work. After Comic Con the comic book will be sold exclusively on the Lips' website. Coyne and his band are currently on tour in support of their recommended new album The Terror that arrived in Amoeba in mid April. Tonight (7/15) they play Wallingford, CT at the Oakdale Theatre and tomorrow they play Pittsburgh, PA's Stage AE with Spiritualized as support act for both shows. Their next advertised California date is July 31st when the Flaming Lips play Costa Mesa's Pacific Amphitheatre. However their website and their label promise "additional West Coast tour dates" to be announced shortly and advise keeping an eye on the Flaming Lips website for future details on this.

Meantime in related musicians doing comic books Daryl makes comics: hip-hop veteran Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run DMC fame launched a Kickstarter campaign a few days ago to fund publishing  the first in a new series of comic books. Described as "the first 100% authentic, unapologetic, indie, hip hop comic book" the premiere issue in the new series will be published this Fall.  To be helmed by art director Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and music executive Riggs Morales, DMC's first book will be the 48 page graphic novel, DMC, under the imprint, Darryl Makes Comics with McDaniels acting as the publisher and creative adviser. The storyline of the premiere issue is described by its makers as such: "Set in hip-hop’s revolutionary era of the 80’s, the first comic features DMC as a superhero fighting for justice in an alternate universe.  Wild Style-inspired graffiti covers every surface of this world as the true grit of pre-Giuliani New York is captured within the pages of the graphic novel." For more information visit the website DMC-Comics and to donate vista the DMC's Kickstarter page. And here for info on Comic Con 2013.

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