The job was to mock up a face for a diagram to go on some beauty product packaging. I was asked to make the face skinnier and less androgynous than I would have liked, but I'll leave it to the suits from here.
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Praise for Intro to Alien Invasion
“Intro to Alien Invasion smuggles a sly, affectionate portrait of today’s train wreck college campus culture inside a fast-paced alien invasion saga. I couldn’t stop reading it!” — Patton Oswalt, New York Times bestselling author of Silver Screen Fiend
“Full of fun, scares and the perfect amount of exploding alien goop.” — Matthew Diffee, New Yorker cartoonist and author of Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People
“Anchored by a courageous heroine, and bursting with student drama, heart-popping action and gestating monsters, Intro to Alien Invasion is a non-stop thrill. I loved it and devoured it in one sitting.” — Stacey Richter, award-winning author of Twin Study and My Date with Satan
“Intro to Alien Invasion is a hell of a lot of fun, plus it’s kind of disgusting. Talk about a damn good time.” — Victor Lavalle, author of Big Machine and The Devil in Silver
“Ahn’s illustrations have the clean, fat lines of animation stills as they depict tidal waves of goo and alien assaults, and her details (the stippling of a weak mustache) are enjoyably offbeat… An enjoyably irreverent diversion.” — Kirkus
“The briskly paced story and simple but expressive art (courtesy of Nancy Ahn) combine for a rollicking read.” — NPR
“[A] hilarious send-up of college life.” — The New York Post
So now that I am a big shot illustrator, I am taking offers for my next book. I even went ahead and designed the cover first.
From Simon & Schuster:
"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.
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."