2019 International Latino Book Awards – First Place Winner Best Graphic Novel
2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards – Gold Medal Winner Best Graphic Novel
2019 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards – Winner Best Graphic Novel
“Virtuoso visual cuentistas, brothers Paul and Carlos Meyer powerfully mesmerize with this breathtaking epic. Margaret Hardy’s kinetic paneling, deft line work, and earthy color palette bring to life a New Mexico and people many might be familiar with, but never really knew. The Meyer brothers awaken us to a world where animals speak, humans willy-nilly shapeshift, and curanderas need healing. With Under the Cottonwood Tree Paul and Carlos Meyer assuredly joins our pantheon of Southwest greats: Rudolfo Anaya, Willa Cather, and N. Scott Momaday.”
—Frederick Luis Aldama, editor recently of Tales from la Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology and author of the Eisner Award winning Latinx Supherheroes in Mainstream Comics
“A bite of one enchanted bizcochito turns a family’s life upside down in this engaging comic. Packed with love, humor, magic, Southwestern mythology and monsters, it’s sure to grab readers’ attention and enchant them too!”
—Cathy Camper, Author Lowriders in Space series
“The Meyer brothers have woven a charming adventure story, lovingly depicting the power of familia, forgiveness, and redemption– all while crafting a cuento that is uniquely New Mexican. Each page is brought to life with stunning, whimsical art by Margaret Hardy, beautifully showcasing the distinct Nuevomexicano landscape. So bite into a bizcochito and journey into the bosque with Under the Cottonwood Tree— when you return home once again, you’ll be all the better for it… que no?”
—Sebastian Kadlecik, creator IPPY award winning Quince comic book
“Socorro Ríos, the traditional and benevolent curandera turned sorceress, converts innocent persons into mythical creatures who resemble beasts and talk like humans. The tale is engrossing, riveting, but humorous whereas the colorful and spellbinding illustrations add to the aura of magic and suspense. Ríos ultimately undergoes reincarnation and hence regains her raison d’être as an erstwhile folk healer.”
—Nasario García, PH.D. Author, Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico, Best autobiography, International Latino Book Award, and best book on New Mexico, New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.
“Full of memorable characters, creatures, and concepts, Under the Cottonwood Tree is exciting, humorous, and affecting—a rich and magical graphic novel.”
—Peter Dabbene, FOREWORD REVIEWS (starred review)
“A fantastical and satisfying romp near the Rio Grande.”
“It’s a winner that deserves an award in and of itself and is a standout among graphic novels, no matter what age group is being targeted.”
—D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
“Brilliant linework creates texture and dimension, along with beige desert landscapes, soft but bright blue open skies, and glowing golden hues.” —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Hades: Lord of the Dead tells the story of the great God of the Underworld and one of the most famous of all Greek myths: Hades' abduction of Persephone and her mother's revenge. Be prepared to see a new side of Persephone in this dynamic adaptation of the story of the creation of the seasons.
In Olympians, O'Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren't sedate, scholarly works. They're action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O'Connor's vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology. This title has Common Core connections.
Hades is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012
In OLYMPIANS, O'Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren't sedate, scholarly works. They're action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures, with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O'Connor's vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.
Volume 1 of OLYMPIANS, ZEUS: King OF THE GODS, introduces readers to the ruler of the Olympian Pantheon, telling his story from his boyhood to his ascendance to supreme power. This title has Common Core connections.
Greek Gods as you've never seen them before!
The strong, larger-than-life heroes of the Olympians can summon lightning, control the sea, turn invisible, or transform themselves into any animal they choose. Superheroes? No! Greek gods. The ancient pantheon comes to explosive life in this new series where myth meets comic books. Epic battles, daring quests, and terrible monsters await readers within the pages of these books.
Volume 2, Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess, is the tale of the goddess of wisdom and war, recounting her many adventures. This title has Common Core connections.