Portland-based Matt Mair Lowery and Cassie Anderson are creating an original graphic novel for Dark Horse geared at young adults and taking on sci-fi themes. Cassie Anderson’s webcomic, An Ordinary Princess focused on “growing up and accepting who you are despite what others say you should be”, in a fantasy settling, while this full-color paperback will star Cleo, a” relatable, endearing young heroine”. Finding enough variety of genre types in young adult graphic novels can be challenging, and this book could make for a great expansion in sci-fi offerings.
Here’s the official description for the upcoming OGN, arriving in September:
In the wake of an alien invasion—and her father’s death—a young girl must leave behind the life she knows to fight for the future of Earth. Aided by a shape-shifting rebel alien posing as her father, Cleo packs extra snacks for the road as they travel in search of both family and foe. Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact follows the unlikely pair as they bond, fight back, and ponder what it means to be human. The power of choice, courage, and unity are examined.
Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact is slated for release on September 6th, but is also currently available for pre-order through Amazon.