PUNK TACO volume 1 2nd Printing
PUNK TACO is an 8×12 full-color hardcover graphic novel for all-ages!
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Winner of the 2019 RINGO AWARD for “Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel”
Winner of the 2019 KIDS COMICS AWARD for “Keeping it Unreal. Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Book”
Written by Adam and Makana Wallenta
Art by Adam Wallenta, Makana Wallenta, Gabriel Mayorga, Lea Jean Badellas
8×12 Hardcover, Full-Color
If you love “Tiny Titans”, “Adventure Time”, “Owly”, “Dogman” and comics for all-ages you will LOVE this book.
Punk Taco is series of a whimsical sci-fi action-adventure graphic novels about a lovable sentient space-taco and his inter-galactic band of misfits who rock out across the galaxy spreading peace and love though their music and art. In the first volume, Punk Taco meets a young refugee that has escaped from Galactic Border Agents and is on the run. The two become friends and Punk Taco vows to reunite his new young friend with his lost family. Along the way, Punk Taco is kidnapped for his inter-galactically famous nacho recipe and thrust into an inter-dimensional war with an evil tyrant hell-bent on universal domination. Together with the help of his friends, Punk Taco has to use his brains, heart, music, and the power of love to defeat the evil and hatred of this vile villain.
Punk Taco is a graphic novel series that encourages kids to read, laugh and love. Each volume contains a stand-alone story-line but also an overall arc that continues to develop its characters and the universe in which they reside. Punk Taco is appropriate for libraries, schools, and great for kids to read with their parents and caregivers.
“Punk Taco is childlike fun at its best! Full of tacos, nachos, aliens and rock ‘n’ roll!”
Eisner and Harvey Award-Winning Writer/Artist of Tiny Titans, Itty Bitty Hellboy, Superman Family Adventures
“Punk Taco is like the dream you’d have after passing out from a great Mexican feast while bumping 90’s Hip-Hop through your headphones. Its psychedelic weirdness and social activism could only come from the combined minds of a kid and his dad, cracking up at a joke and then turning it into an entire galaxy. From radio station WKRS to the junk food villain’s plan to “Make the Galaxy Great Again,” its hidden gems sparkle bright. Throughout all the juvenile, hyper-colored fun, you can dig the central theme that love, art and being cool to one another make up the infinite power that runs this mothership we all happen to be traveling on, and that greed, selfishness and fear are all headed for self-destruction. Long live Punk Taco and his secret nachos!!!”
– Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Grammy Award-Winning Hip-Hop Artist for Best Children’s Album and Author of Weirdo Calhoun and the Odd Men Out
“Punk Taco is a fun, intergalactic action-adventure story full of the kind of love and optimism you’ll definitely want to upload into the brain of any kid you care about.”
– Chris Giarrusso
Harvey Award-Nominated Artist/Writer of G-Man, Mini Marvels, Encounter, Tales From the Con
“Adam and Makana Wallenta’s Punk Taco is a lush, sumptuous spectacle for both adult and children’s eyes, coupled with a crazy-fun story that wraps itself around important social issues… and nachos. It’s delicious!”
– Mark McKenna
2012 Inkwell Awards Hall of Fame. Writer, Penciller, Inker of Banana Tales, Combat Jacks, Batman, Superman
“Truth, justice and the quest for perfect nachos! Punk Taco is a fun-filled comic book burrito… an important tale of optimism wrapped in candy-colored art. Adam Wallenta created Punk Taco with his son, Makana. The result is a rockin’ all-ages book that can be enjoyed by parents and kids alike. All that’s missing is a side of guacamole!”
– Bill Walko
Writer/Artist of The Hero Business
“At the same time it’s a kind of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure meets Axe Cop, Punk Taco is also a book that validates childrens’ emotions in these turbulent times. It’s okay to be upset and angry over the injustices of the world, and channeling those feelings into something active is a good way to manage them.”
– Kelly Sue DeConnick
2014 Eisner-Award Nominated Writer of Pretty Deadly and Captain Marvel
“This Taco goes Hard (shell)! Here’s an intergalactic space adventure that feels foreign and familiar simultaneously. Punk Taco walks that same hero path I grew up admiring in my youth. With some incredibly beautiful colors, very unique character designs and an unpredictably building storyline, Punk Taco is an all-ages Sci-Fi comedy adventure that has a little something for everyone.”
– ”Marquee Mark” Markellus Ragans
Host of So Wizard Podcast
“Punk Taco is a sci-fi infused punk rock anthem of a graphic novel, celebrating positivity, empathy, and – perhaps most importantly – nachos. It harkens back to the adventurous cartoons of the 90s, updated with frenetic energy and a few knowing winks sent toward adult readers, without losing its warm-hearted nature.”
– Pat Shand
Afterglow, Destiny NY, Spooky Girls
“Adam and Makana pulled me by the heartstrings with their PUNK TACO series. Adam is a great father who is setting a positive
example for his son and other children! Throw some money at them!”
– Onrie Kompan
Creator/Writer of the YI SOON SHIN Trilogy