Alien Invasion – A Graphic Novel

An alien spacecraft appears, sucking up space garbage for fuel.

Cover page

Oh, noooo! Young Zokx’s spacecraft gets pulled into a nebula–

that sends him hurtling toward an unknown planet.

Zokx’s arrival makes breaking news.

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He abandons his spacecraft before it crashes.

Distraught at the loss of his spacecraft and unaware of the dangers of high-tech 4x4s, Zokx’s first earthly experience makes a lasting impression. 

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The following page resembles the “teaser” usually found on the last page of a paperback.


comic back page 001

So there you have it folks.The first installment of my 9-yr-old son’s comic novel. 

And if that’s not enough, he also created a “Celebrate Falling” stamp:

Celebrate Falling

to send to HeyLookAWriterFellow(Mike Allegra) as a thank you for drawing a “Celebrate Cats!” stamp —despite Mike’s deep dislike for all things feline.

It all started with HACKS, the Just Say No to Celebrity Books campaign, if you want to do a little research.

So what do you think? Do you want to see a second installment when the budding graphic novelist is finished?

20 thoughts on “Alien Invasion – A Graphic Novel

  1. alundeberg says:

    Yes! Bring on the next section! I want to know what happens to Zokx. I love the celebrate falling stamp. Your son’s humor reminds me of one of my students, who is rather dry and irreverent. I always look forward to grading his work just to see what he came up with.

    Although, it took me a moment to realize that Zokx got hit by a car and not a length of wood. I thought maybe he landed in a construction site. Ha!

  2. Call of the Siren says:

    I couldn’t agree more with the other comments, Jilanne. I love your son’s imagination (and his drawing, he’s got mad skills!), and also the way you present it. I’ve got a nine year old at home who needs to see this!

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      Thank you, Nick! He and some friends have been drawing together ever since kindergarten. It’s good to see so many kids absorbed with “creating” rather than consuming–although they have plowed their way through a fair share of Tintin, Captain Underpants, and Squish.

  3. mskatykins says:

    This is very, very impressive! My man keeps bugging me because I’ve been “working on” a graphic design for the best part of a year now… I need to get my butt into gear! Kudos to your boy, make sure he keeps going! 🙂

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