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Pix Plus…Cleopatra in Space!


CLEOPATRA IN SPACE is a graphic novel about Cleopatra (yep, THE Cleopatra) who is transported into Space as a young teen to train for her eventual reign as the legendary queen of Egypt. It’s got charming and likable characters, great action sequences, and is beautifully illustrated by Mike Maihack, who I met a bunch of years ago when were seated next to one another at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. Cleo started as a webcomic and has made the transition to a book series from Scholastic Graphix, and it’s pretty great stuff. This drawing was a lot of fun, and one of the first I drew for this series. I got a kick out of interpreting Mike’s very clean, crisp character design into something a bit “intense”, really leaning into Cleo as a tough cookie with killer aim.

Learn more about CLEOPATRA IN SPACE and Mike’s other work here.


Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!

Ask your local comic shop to order PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND, in the December catalog, item #DEC141546

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