Tom DeLonge joins writer Helen Mullane and artist Amilcar Pinna for the epic sci-fi romance behind the 2021 album, Lifeforms
LOS ANGELES, CA—Z2 Comics has announced a collaboration with acclaimed space rock pioneers Angels & Airwaves and creative studio Tension Division to present the psychedelic story inspired by AVA’s 2021 album, Lifeforms, to a new graphic novel—Lifeform: Vivian. Co-written by Helen Mullane (Superstate, Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen) and drawn by Amilcar Pinna (Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes, Eternal Blue: A Spiritbox Graphic Novel) with lettering courtesy Ed Dukeshire, the graphic novel will unspool the tale behind the mysterious woman seen on the cover of the band’s sixth studio LP as she wanders from the New Mexico desert into the life of a low-level government employee, Victor. The pair ignites a tentative romance as their world erupts in chaos, with secret agents following Vivian’s every move, as events erupt around the amnesiac woman that defy explanation.
“The story behind Lifeforms is so big and colorful that it begged to be explored further,” explains Angels & Airwaves founder Tom DeLonge. “Collaborating with Z2, Tension Division, Helen, and Amilcar, I’m delighted to see Vivian and Victor shift media into this gorgeous comic.”
“I’m so excited to be a part of this graphic novel project,” writer Helen Mullane adds. “Writing with Angels & Airwaves, creating within the mythology they’ve established and with such a ridiculous talent as Amilcar on top of all of that is just a dream. I cannot wait to share what we’re creating the world!”
“I’m so excited to draw some Angels & Airwaves sci-fi!” artist Amilcar Pinna adds. “Choreographing the dimension-warping action here has been a blast.”
Founded in 2005 by Tom DeLonge, Angels & Airwaves has spanned six studio albums, a documentary, a live-action film, graphic novel, and animated short. The band is currently composed of vocalist and guitarist DeLonge, guitarist and keyboard player David Kennedy, bassist Matt Rubano, and percussionist Ilan Rubin.
Z2 and Angels & Airwaves present Lifeform: Vivian in both softcover and hardcover formats, as well as oversized hardcover deluxe, and an oversized hardcover deluxe edition hand-signed by Tom DeLonge. Amilcar Pinna provides cover art with designs by Tension Division. Deluxe editions include an exclusive embroidered patch, dog tag, access badge, dossier with documents and photos, Lifeforms Mystery Box by Breakout Games, and gallery-ready prints courtesy Tension Division, Morgan Beem, and Amilcar Pinna, as well as a new vinyl release of Lifeforms. Pre-order yours today.