Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper
  

Synopsis

Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper

Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team's favourite cars of all are lowriders, cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash, just what the team needs to open their own shop! Ay Chihuahua! What will it take to transform a junker into the best car in the universe? Striking, unparalleled art from debut illustrator Raul the Third recalls ballpoint-pen-and-Sharpie desk-drawn doodles, while the story is sketched with Spanish, inked with science facts and coloured with true friendship. With a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms, this delightful book will educate and entertain in equal measure.

Reviews

Check out these names: Lupe Impala. Flapjack Octopus. Elirio Malaria. Now imagine how awesome a story about characters with these names ought to be. Then double it. That's pretty much how awesome this graphic novel is. -- Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

About the Author

Cathy Camper's work has been featured in Amy Sedaris' book Simple Times; Crafts for Poor People and in the New York Times review of the book. She's published a children's science book Bugs Before Time; Prehistoric Insects and Their Relatives with Simon and Schuster (2002) and her work has appeared in places like Wired, Cricket, Cicada, Primavera, Women's Review of Books, Utne Reader and Giant Robot. Raul Gonzalez's work is drawing much acclaim and was featured in three shows in 2011: The Community Art Initiative Artist Project: And Their Families, at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Close Distance at the Mills Gallery, in Boston Massachusetts and The Artadia Award Show, at the Art Institute of San Francisco, California. He teaches classes on drawing and comics for kids.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
112 pages

Author

Cathy Camper
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Publisher

Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st November 2014

ISBN

9781452121550


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