Cleo and Her Rebel Alien ‘Dad’ Return in “Lifeformed Volume 2: Hearts and Minds”Writer Matt Mair Lowery and artist Cassie Anderson team up once again to bring you Lifeformed Volume 2: Hearts and Minds TPB, the continuation of Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact.
Cleo, orphaned in the wake of an alien invasion, left behind the life she knew to fight for the future of Earth. Now she and the shapeshifting rebel alien posing as her father make a fearsome team in a guerrilla war against the invaders. However, Cleo cannot escape her past and an adversary she thought she’d seen the last of is out for revenge, determined to ruin Cleo’s life.
Equal parts thrilling, humorous, and endearing, writer Matt Mair Lowery (Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact) and artist Cassie Anderson (Extraordinary: The Story of an Ordinary Princess, Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact) have crafted the perfect 200-page middle grade sci-fi adventure in Lifeformed Volume 2: Hearts and Minds.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE TRULY EXTRAORDINARY? MEET THE PRINCESS WHO KNOWS
Webcomic “Ordinary Princess” printed for the first time set to release Summer 2019
In an extraordinary land full of extraordinary people, what does it really mean to be ordinary? That’s what we discover in Extraordinary: The Story of an Ordinary Princess, inspired by M. M. Kaye’s beloved novel! Journey with Princess Basil, a princess whose gift is simply to be ordinary. Portland comics artist and writer Cassie Anderson (Lifeformed) takes her webcomic out of the digital world for the first time in this tale of magical adventure, full of soul and humor for readers of all ages.
In her quest to be more than just ordinary, Basil tracks down the fairy godmother who “blessed” her, and learns the answer to her ordinariness might more challenging than it appears. Follow along on her expedition as she escapes unusual kidnappings, gnomes, snarky foxes, and a badger or two, and along the way learns just what it takes to be extraordinary.
Praise for Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact “Anderson’s clean drawing style is easy on the eyes, but also depicts the characters’ emotions in a varied manner that gives the characters’ personalities depth.”—Comic Book Bin
“Buy It! Lifeformed will appeal to readers of any age who enjoy a well-written alien encounter tale.”—Rogues Portal
“Cleo is smart, smart-mouthed, and willing to learn how to survive. Her new friend, despite his appearance, is not her father; yet, they form a bond that irrevocably changes our hero-in-the-making. Yes, there are aliens looking to take over the world, but that is only one speck of a star in the night sky compared to the larger, amazingly wonderful universe of a story being told… Lifeformed is an intense, engaging story that readers will want to finish in one sitting.”—Fanbase Press
“Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact is everything marvelous about the comic book medium. This graphic novel proves that comics are sophisticated, whimsical, and vivacious all in one fell swoop. Not only do we have spectacular character development and art, we have a story here.” –The Daily Fandom