When I saw the cover art for Alien Next Door by Joey Spiotto I was intrigued. When I read the blurb on the back I knew that I needed to get my hands on it immediately. Luckily, I am happy to report that it exceeded all expectations. This book explores what the alien from Aliens does when not terrorizing the crew of the Nostromo. IT IS BRILLIANT. Basically, it's a series of images of this terrifying creature just going about it's normal routine. There's a picture of it going to the dentist (complete with mini alien head sticking from its mouth), one of it putting together a replica of the Nostromo a la Star Wars vibes, and so much more. It's a quick, fun little book with really creative imagery of a character that had appeared one-dimensional as an entity without anything except bloodlust and propagation of its species on its mind. Now we know that it has a cat named Jonesy, enjoys celebrating holidays with its eggs, and that it takes domestic responsibilities seriously. 10/10
Here are a few examples of the art:
Hope there weren't any cavities.
There are no eyes on this alien but I didn't mind.
This one cracked me up.