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Lowriders in Space: 08/08/16
Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper and illustrated by Raul the Third is a graphic novel about a trio of friends who build a beautiful lowrider, go on a epic drive through the cosmos, and win the money to go into business for themselves. The artwork has a style all its own but to me it brings to mind the detailing you'd see on lowriders, hotrods, and other rebuilt vehicles.
This book stars a trio of friends: Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack (an octopus), and Elirio Malaria (a mosquito). Lupe's the mechanic. Chavo washes and waxes. Elirio takes care of the detailing.
Every page had some detail I wanted to share with the people around me while I was reading. My all time favorite though is how the trio uses their car repair smarts to escape a blackhole.
There's a second book now, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, which I will be reviewing soon.