Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne releasing comic book
WARNING!! The Sun Is Sick may be a comic book but make no mistake; this is not suitable for children and depending on what sort of person you are, it may not be suitable for some of you non-children either. If you have doubts at this moment then The Sun Is Sick is not for you. If you happen to be a LIPS fan that has enjoyed Wayne’s beautiful artwork in the past and like adult-themed comic books then by all means this instant Collector’s Item is waiting for you, but you better be quick.Wayne’s beautiful artwork, it should be noted, often contains women in various states of undress, expelling or ingesting assorted items, fluids and/or rainbows, painted in colours familiar only to those who have seen things 99% of the world’s population have not. As this writer was joltingly reminded about two minutes into taking his then 13 year-old brother to a Flaming Lips show in 2009, Wayne’s beautiful artwork and the ideas contained therein often also make their way into the band’s stage backdrops. So if that’s not your thing, consider this a preliminary consumer awareness guide or whatever. At least the title of the comic suggests it will be, if nothing else, thematically consistent with the Lips’ extant discography, which in the past decade alone contains titles such as “Sun Blows Up Today”, “Look… The Sun Is Rising”, “Assassination of the Sun” and “I’m A Fly In A Sunbeam (Following The Funeral Procession Of A Stranger)”.
He was chief hack and music editor of webzine Brazen from 2006 to 2010, and hosted Left of the Dial on Subcity Radio from 2008 to 2011.
He can be heard semi-regularly on the podcast of Scottish cultural blog Scots Whay Hae ('20th best website in Scotland!' - The List), and in 2011 founded Seen Your Video, a film and music podcast and blog based in Glasgow. He has a Masters degree in Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow that will never have any practical application. You are on a hiding to nothing if you follow him on Twitter expecting any kind of hot publishing scoop.