A GLANCE BACKWARD, by Pierre Paquet and Tony Sandoval
Eleven-year-old Joey's world turns inside-out when he finds himself pulled inside the walls of his own home, seemingly trapped in a strange and surreal place. As he searches for a way out, he discovers a myriad of strange, intriguing, and frightening characters, who ultimately lead him to complete the greatest journey of them all: growing up.
A fantastical trip through a strange landscape that explores the changing perspective of a young boy facing adulthood. As surreal as Alice in Wonderland, with a powerful truth underneath it all. This beautifully illustrated, water-colored tale will make readers long for the simplicity of youth while embracing the wonderful complexities of adulthood: RESPONSIBILITY, LOVE, CONSEQUENCE, and ultimately the shocking, inevitable realities of LIFE and DEATH. Written by Pierre Paquet, this honest portrayal of a moment from his own life will take readers to a land of contemplation and adventure.
INCLUDES A LIMITED EDITION PRINT HAND-SIGNED BY TONY AND PIERRE!
PAGES: 92 pages
FORMAT: Quarterbound Hardcover with textured spine and curved corners
D's not trying to be a rock god. He's just a lonely teenager with an active imagination playing songs to his lost love beyond the grave. But when that music reaches farther than expected, he unknowingly becomes the anonymous Metal Legend known only as DOOMBOY!
DOOMBOY tells the story of an ordinary, lonely teenager with an active imagination and a love of metal music. When his girlfriend passes away suddenly, he decides to broadcast songs to her beyond the grave, playing his heart out under the secret name "Doomboy". What he doesn't realize, however, is that those broadcasts are picked up all across town... and beyond. Soon the music of Doomboy becomes legendary, and his innocent private life quickly turns inside out.
Presenting the award-winning graphic novel by the internationally-renowned comic virtuoso TONY SANDOVAL! Includes the never-before-published short story that inspired the full graphic novel!
PAGES: 136 pages
FORMAT: Hardcover w/ textured casewrap and rounded corners
Tony Sandoval was born and raised in northwestern Mexico, where the temptation to cross the border in the US becomes a matter of the heart. Drawn by Love, his urge to visit his American girlfriend can't wait for the lengthy, frustrating visa process standing in the way of their relationship. So he makes the ultimate romantic gesture: smuggling himself across the border, despite the dangers he'll face from the heat, coyotes, barbed wire, and -- most daunting -- the US border patrol...
Forward by Distinguished Scholar Frederick Luis Aldama (Your Brain on Latino Comics)!