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”, “Lil Gotham” and comics for all-ages you will LOVE this book.
Punk Taco is an all-ages fun, whimsical, ongoing series about a teenage space taco and his unusual band mates who rock out across the galaxy and go on all kinds of crazy adventures. Punk Taco is all about peace and love and spreading it across the galaxy. Along the way he is met with obstacles he has to overcome but he embraces the challenge and a positive uplifting message is learned.
In this first chapter Punk Taco befriends a young refugee that has been separated from his family and escapes detention. The young alien is lost and starving and finds an unlikely friend in Punk Taco who vows to help reunite him with his family. From there, Punk Taco is kidnapped by another alien race that is desperate for his secret intergalactic-famous Nacho recipe to save them from an evil tyrant that is hell-bent on dominating the galaxy. Did I mention that this is one wacky fun story?
The story is told in a sequential art format for those who love comic books but the product is formatted like a hardcover children’s book to give it a solid durable feel that both kids and adults enjoy. This also makes it easier for libraries to order copies and get them into the hands of kids in schools across the country.
“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