This purchase comes with a copy of Punk Taco 1 and 2.
PUNK TACO 1 is an 8.5 x 12, 64 page Hardcover and has a retail cover price of $24.99.
PUNK TACO 2 is an 8.5 x 12, 124 page Hardcover and has a retail cover price of $24.99.
Each book comes signed and personalized upon request. Please leave name of person it should be personalized to in comments. Shipping is for US Only.
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
Punk Taco is a whimsical, sci-fi, action-adventure graphic novel series about a lovable, sentient space-taco and his inter-galactic band of misfits who rock out across the galaxy spreading peace and love through their music and art. It is a story about friendship, compassion, empathy and doing the right thing against impossible odds.
In the first volume, Punk Taco makes a new friend who is lost and vows to help reunite them with their family. Little did our hero realize that this would thrust him into a battle against an evil bully named King Boogar, who wants to rule the universe. Together with the help of his friends, Punk Taco has to use his brains, heart, music, and the power of love to help save the day and make the universe a better place.
In the second volume of Punk Taco, our hero and his band have been kidnapped and brought to a planet in an unknown part of the universe that is being threatened by a giant so enormous, that our heroes are the size of ants in comparison. Despite their small size and the impossible odds they face together, Punk Taco must inspire new friends and allies to stand tall, join forces, and let their voices be heard, before the giant destroys their planet. Action, adventure, and humor abound in this tale of inner strength, unity, and friendship.
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