Action Lab Entertainment’s Discover line of comics now includes Fred Chao’s ALISON AND HER ROCK AWESOME ROBOT.
The press release follows:
Media Release — ALISON AND HER ROCK AWESOME ROBOT is the latest addition to Action Lab Entertainment’s Discover line of comics. This graphic novel collects a year’s worth of comic strips from Fred Chao. The stories follow seven-year-old Alison, a Robot she built, five penguins, a monkey named Andrew, an 80’s music loving father, a mom that just wants a break, as well as cartoon versions of Alton Brown and Fred Chao. This collection of humorous stories includes first crushes, snowball fights and a little girl teaching a robot about life.
The comic strip was inspired by the characters in creator, writer and artist Fred Chao’s previous children’s comic book, Alison and Her Rainy Day Robot. Fred also wrote and drew the graphic novel Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero that went on to be nominated for four Eisner awards and was included in The Best American Comics 2010 anthology. Readers can see more of his work on his official website.
Fred Chao had this to say about ALISON: “Comic strips were the first medium I loved; they helped me learn to read, made me laugh, made me understand how relatable fictional characters could be. Through the process of making these strips, I discovered my own ability to create overarching themes and character growth in a medium that needed to include quick, pithy jokes within every 3-4 panels.”
This 160 page graphic novel will be available this April 2019. Pre-order it in a comic book store near you on FEB191304.
ALISON AND HER ROCK AWESOME ROBOT
Writer(s): Fred Chao
Artist Name(s): Fred Chao
Cover Artist(s): Fred Chao
160 pgs./ E / FC
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