Kids Comics Pitchfest Showcase
Comics creators from around the world submit their unpublished projects to be previewed online by editors and agents. A panel of judges (click here to see the juror list) select the top pitches. Projects are archived here so that industry pros may view them and discover new talent.
My Friend the Robot Alien
Zurenbak the Robot Alien King wants to rule over the entire universe taking what he pleases but his son Zenaton doesn't agree with his father's methods. When Zenaton is faced with a hard decision to destroy life on earth, he flees from his father and lands on earth.
Erin just wants her first day of school to go smoothly but when she mistakes Zenaton the alien robot as her backpack, her day becomes nothing close to smooth. Now Erin and her friends must find a way to hide this robot alien and save the world.
Will Erin, Jimmy, Andrew and Lara be able to stand together to prove Earth’s worth or will Zurenbak claim their world as his own?
Age Range:Chapter Book
Genre:Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction
Page Count Estimate:200
Why this story? This story is what my younger self would have wanted to read and always gravitated towards. I've always wanted to read something with aliens and something with adventure. What I feel is different about this book; that I didn't get with others as a child is the connection to everyday life as well. Going through school problems, going through some of the same family dynamics that I was struggling with, etc. and was all just focused on the adventure of taking the main human character out of their world. Here, I have taken the alien robot out of his world and brought him to earth for my main character Erin to deal with through her everyday life.
Cari Lee Landrum
Cari Lee Landrum is an Oklahoma author/illustrator creating early middle-grade to middle grade novels. She loves pushing the bounds of reality in her books while adding in real world struggles that kids go through.