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Lifeformed signing: Cassie anderson and Matt Mair Lowery

  • Comics Place 105 East Holly Street Bellingham, WA, 98225 United States (map)

Come meet the creators of this awesome young adult comic from Dark Horse!

The book has received some nice praise so far: Cambridge retailers The Million Year Picnic called it "emotionally complex & kick-ass science/apocalypse fiction,” and Paige Allen at Women Write About Comics did a great long-form review. Here’s a bit of what she had to say:

“An emotionally gripping debut… its structural simplicity allow(s) Lifeformed’s creative team the freedom to focus almost exclusively on the development of Cleo and her new companion. Interwoven into the action are numerous insightful scenes from Mair Lowery that depict Cleo’s life before and after the invasion, from cracking jokes with her father over dinner to scavenging for food in a devastated city riddled with monsters. Through this juxtaposition Mair Lowery allows his young protagonist to engage in a refreshingly wide range of emotional responses as she comes to terms with her fresh losses. Anderson’s art is greatly employed in these instances, as Cleo’s brightly colored home of pinks and greens descends to a grittier reality of muted blacks, browns and greys. Her work is especially powerful when it is the sole method used to convey Cleo’s grief, fears, and frustrations, and all the little ways she tries to reestablish an old sense of normalcy in her new life.”

The full review is available here:

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