Life on Earth 1: Losing the Girl

By MariNaomi
Illustrated by MariNaomi

The next step forward in graphic novels for young adults. Critically acclaimed graphic memoirist MariNaomi turns to YA fiction and creates a bold, compassionate, and sci-fi-tinged trilogy.

High school math prodigy Claudia Jones is missing. Her classmates share rumors of an alien abduction—when they're not struggling with early romances, fraying friendships, and the other challenges of young adulthood. Emily's trying to handle a life-changing surprise. Paula's hoping to step out of Emily's shadow. Nigel just wants a girl who will laugh at his jokes. And Brett hardly lets himself get close to anybody. Different chapters focus on different characters, each with a unique visual approach. In Losing the Girl Eisner-nominated cartoonist MariNaomi looks at life through the eyes of four suburban teenagers: early romance, fraying friendships, and the traces of a mysterious—maybe otherworldly—disappearance.

  • 'This One Summer' meets 'The X-Files'—beautifully drawn coming-of-age story with sci-fi hook
  • Author-artist uses a different artistic style for the POV of each character
  • Nuanced, grounded writing of diverse, multi-racial characters stands with the best of prose YA fiction

About the author

MariNaomi is the award-winning author and illustrator of four comic memoirs including Dragon's Breath and Turning Japanese. Losing the Girl is her first praphic novel and her first foray into fiction that (possibly) involves alien life forms. She's also the creator of the Cartoonists of Colour database. She lives in California with her husband and many cats and dogs. Visit her website at

ISBN: 9781512449105
Imprint: Lerner PG - Graphic Universe
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Dimensions: 140 x 206mm, 280pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $37.99
New Zealand RRP: $41.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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