This weekend, we’ll be launching Do Aliens Play Basketball? Written by Lizzie Boyle and drawn by Vashti Hallissey, it promises to cover the major mysteries of the universe in just 20 pages. It may also make you cry.
We first met Vashti when she got in touch after a call for submissions on Twitter (See? It does work!). The story for Do Aliens Play Basketball? was in need of an artist who could capture something very deep and moving in a style that was still innocent and playful. Vashti’s artwork immediately caught our imagination.
When I said we “met” Vashti, that was an exaggeration. We’ve never met Vashti, as she’s been travelling around South America for the whole period of the book’s gestation. We asked here, therefore, to tell us about her travels. Here’s what she said:
Written by Lizzie Boyle and drawn by Vashti Hallissey, Do Aliens Play Basketball? tells the story of Mason, struggling with his new job at NASA, and Eddie, a boy who only wants the answer to one question.
We’ll have a blog feature from Vashti in the next couple of days, charting her globetrotting adventures during the creation of this comic (she’s currently here). And we’ll have more information and insights about the book very very soon.
The most important thing to know is that Do Aliens Play Basketball? launches at ThoughtBubble in Leeds in about ten days’ time! You can buy a copy from the Disconnected Press table in New Dock Hall (Table 7) or order from our sophisticated online Shop.
Cover art by Conor Boyle, by the way 🙂