Lifelike is a diverse collection of slice-of-life stories... and beyond. Each vignette, illustrated by a different artist, presents a glimpse into a different corner of the world outside our window. From the sentimental to the shocking, the familiar to the unknown, it's all here.
Lifelike’s stories are not limited to the clichéd autobiographic tales so often associated with the genre. Instead, the stories range in content from noir crime to love stories to war memoirs to humorous conversation pieces. A multicultural, multiethnic cast of characters infuses the book with a realism often missing from today’s comics.
All the stories are written by Dara Naraghi (Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now) with the art provided by a variety of award-winning artists, including Marvin Mann, 2006 Day Prize winner, 3-time Harvey Award nominee, Forward Magazine Honorary Mention, Glyph Award nominee, and YALSA nominee; Tom Williams, 2002 Day Prize winner; Adrian Barbu, 2003 L. Ron Hubbard “Illustrators of the Future” Achievement Award winner.
"There are so many different visual styles here, and Naraghi is such a versatile storyteller, that they barely seem to be part of the same series, but there's something that links them together, a great storyteller's sensibility. From hard-boiled noir crime to war memoirs to sweet, sentimental stories, Lifelike has the feel of a great comics anthology, like Drawn and Quarterly or World War III." —Cory Doctorow, Nebula and Locus award winning novelist