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Cemetery Dance Announces Intro To Alien Invasion Special Edition Book By Owen King, Mark Jude Poirier & Nancy Ahn

in this wildly entertaining collaboration, novelists Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier team up with illustrator Nancy Ahn to present a wickedly funny graphic novel about an alien invasion on a college campus.

Stacey, a brilliant, overachieving astrobiology major at Fenton College, had planned on just another lonely Spring Break on campus. But when a hurricane batters the small college town, downing power lines and knocking out cell phone reception, Stacey and her friends are stranded with no way to communicate with the outside world at the worst possible moment: in the midst of an alien invasion.

As space insects begin to burrow into students and staff, transforming them into slobbering, babbling monsters, a conglomeration of misfits must band together to prevent the infestation from spreading. Meanwhile, Stacey’s long-stifled romantic feelings for her friend Charlotte begin to surface, while the professor she had admired and respected becomes the students’ worst enemy.

Illustrated with enormous wit and dynamism—mixing classic tropes from science fiction, indie comics, B-movies, and campus culture—this graphic novel is something different, a large-scale action/adventure story as seen from the point-of-view of a contemporary, realistic heroine. The result is a funny and singular work unlike anything else you’ve ever read.

Published as a Signed Limited Edition Hardcover:

– Limited to just 500 signed and numbered copies
– Signed by both authors and the artist on a full color signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price just $75

Published as a Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition:

– Limited to just 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather
– Signed by both authors and the artist on a full color signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
– Custom gilded page edges dipped by hand
– Raised hubs on the spine
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Bound with stylish endpapers and a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $250

Order HERE.

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Coming To Bookstores On September 15, 2015 – A Graphic Novel ‘Intro To Alien Invasion” By Owen King And Mark Jude Poirer, Illustrated By Nancy Ahn

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Scribner is pleased to announce the publication, on September 15, 2015 of its first graphic novel, Intro To Alien Invasion, born out of a fantastic collaboration between two exceptional literary novelists and an imaginative illustrator. The gifted Owen King makes up one half of the storytelling team; The New York Times Book Review called his debut novel Double Feature “epic, ambitious…[King] has a captivating energy, a precision, and a fondness for people that are rare.” Writing with King is New York Times Notable novelist and screenwriter Mark Jude Poirier, whose work includes the films Smart People and Hateship Loveship, adapted from an Alice Munro story. Young, extremely talented illustrator Nancy Ahn brings a unique and knowing aesthetic to this ambitious work.

Intro To Alien Invasion stars Stacey, a brilliant, but socially marginalized student at Fenton College, a liberal arts school nestled in the hills of Vermont. Even her few friends find her relationship with Professor Evans, the highly eccentric astrobiology instructor, strange, and they’re skeptical of his theories about alien species. But, when an enormous hurricane strands the students on campus, Professor Evans’s theories prove to be correct: an alien invasion suddenly hits the college, leaving Stacey as the student most capable of taking down the infestation that threatens to wipe out the entire Fenton College population.

Intro To Alien Invasion humorously captures the contradictions of the typical liberal arts college, and its sharp depictions of various college cliques, from the “Trustafarians” to “the Young Republicans,” will leave readers in stitches. Intro To Alien Invasion also manages to reveal the dark side of college life—from mean students ignorant of their deep privilege to egotistical frat boys to uppity professors and uncaring administrators. Through inventive, witty illustrations and dynamic storytelling techniques, King, Poirier, and Ahn create an ingenious graphic novel bursting with wit, heart and pop culture references, and filtered through the point-of-view of a contemporary, compelling heroine.

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