- Author Bio
Two Latinx kids battle supernatural threats to their working-class neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and a pair of very special hoodies.
Red Panda and Moon Bear are the defenders of their community! Together, these brave siblings rescue lost cats, scold bullies, and solve mysteries, all before Mami and Papi get home. But lately…the mysteries have been EXTRA mysterious. All of RP and MB’s powers may not be enough to handle spooks, supervillains, alien invaders, and time warps! It’ll take all their imagination—and some new friends—to uncover the secret cause behind all these events before the whole world goes crazy.
In his first book for young readers, Cuban-American cartoonist Jarod Roselló presents a whimsical and tender-hearted adventure, packed with Saturday-morning action and glowing with Caribbean sunshine.
Publication History: TR original
Hispanic/Latinx students make up about 25% of US schools and growing, yet there are almost no graphic novels focused on them. We expect media attention and school & library interest for this “#ownvoices” title
Will submit to awards such as the ALA’s Pura Belpré Award
Featuring a combination of cartoon action and magical realism, equally inspired by Spy Kids, Matt de la Peña, Gravity Falls, and The Powerpuff Girls
Made up of 10 chapter-length adventures that stand alone but weave together into a stunning climax
Marketing: Promotion through a variety of Social Media: Facebook (128k), Twitter (98.8k), Tumblr (25k), and Instagram (19k) with a feature on IDWpublishing.com
Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (40,000 unique and engaged fans)
Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)
Trade show promotion: San Diego Comic Con 2018, New York Comic Con 2018, WonderCon 2019, TCAF 2019, ALA 2019,and more
Publicity: Digital review copy made available to 3000 industry and press contacts
Author and artist interviews, and exclusive content reveals in comics media (Bleeding Cool, CBR, Newsarama, etc.)
Advance copies mailed out for review: Heavy focus on Entertainment sites
Special focus on library and childrens book sites and blogs.
Author Social Media: @jarodrosello
"Red Panda & Moon Bear is fun, wacky and heartfelt. Everyone can enjoy this adventure, but it will resonate especially with Latinx kids. I look forward to seeing more!" — Duncan Tonatiuh, author of Dear Primo and Separate Is Never Equal
"A delightful book... This book is fantastical in the best kind of way, with cool sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero elements woven throughout 11 chapters. And I love RP and MB's sense of adventure and cleverness. I think that perhaps the highest praise I have for the book is that I read it with my three-year-old, and he did not want to put it down." — Graphic Novel Resources