CAKE DEBUT: Half Asleep Volume 4 by Beth Hetland and Kyle O'Connell
Beth Hetland and Kyle O'Connell's newest volume of their series Half Asleep picks up right where volume 3 left off. Who is this character who calls himself ""Uncle"" and why does he know about Ivy? What is with the underground tunnels? Where is Ivy's dad?! Find out some of the answers to these questions as Hetland and O'Connell take you through this 42pg volume that marks the half-way point of the whole series. New and continued readers welcome!Half Asleep Series Synopsis: At age 11 Ivy Lassette is the youngest student enrolled at the elite college, Ebony-Alerca. Ivy’s studies focus on Hypnology, an experimental discipline that teaches students how to access and inhabit their dream worlds with the same conscious control they experience in waking reality. Ivy’s world-renown and highly demanding professor also happens to be her mother, Dr. Michelle Lassette. Follow Ivy and Dr. Lassette as they navigate the layers of existence attempting to understand the world, each other, and themselves.All volumes contain b/w and full-color watercolored artwork, all-ages appropriate narrative, and a triple fold-out cover.
Beth Hetland is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies (’11) and alumna and faculty member teaching comics at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her solo work, FUGUE, is an autobiographical three-part story about her family using music as a metaphor for their relationships. Her most recent collaborative work, Half Asleep, is the story of a young girl whose mother enrolls her in a college program in a reality where you can manipulate your dreams and they affect the real world.