VIRTUAL: Misako Rocks! Launch, in Conversation with Craig Thompson

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 6:30pm

We are so excited to invite you to the virtual launch of Misako Rocks!'s new graphic novel, Bounce Back, which she will be discussing with author Craig Thompson! As a bonus, Misako will do a manga drawing demonstration. Register on Eventbrite!

About Bounce Back:

Lilico, with the help of her cat, must learn to adjust to a new country, a new school, and new pressures in this middle grade graphic novel from author/illustrator Misako Rocks! about finding your team and finding yourself.

Lilico’s life in Japan is going well. She has great friends and is the captain of the school's basketball team. She’s happy!

Then comes her parents’ news: they’re moving to America! Before she knows it, Lilico finds herself in Brooklyn, New York, forced to start all over. And that won’t be easy with her closest friends thousands of miles away or a school bully who immediately dislikes her.

Luckily, anime-loving Nala and Henry eventually befriend Lilico and with help from them—along with her guardian spirit who looks a lot like her cat, Nico—Lilico just might figure out where she fits in.

From author/illustrator Misako Rocks! comes a story about friendship, new beginnings, and doing what you love, no matter what.

MISAKO ROCKS! is the creator of Biker Girl and Rock and Roll Love. A self-taught artist from a family of law-enforcement officials, Misako moved to the United States from Japan as a teenager. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Craig Thompson is a critically-acclaimed graphic novelist best known for his books Good-Bye, Chunky Rice, Blankets, Carnet de Voyage, and Habibi. Thompson has received three Eisner Awards, four Harvey Awards, and two Ignatz Awards. In 2007, his cover design for the Menomena album Friend and Foe received a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package. Craig lives in Los Angeles, Califorina.

Event address: 
VIRTUAL
Ticketed Event: 
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Books: 
Bounce Back Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250768452
Availability: Available from Warehouse (minimum 2 days to arrive)
Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 16th, 2021

Lilico, with the help of her cat, must learn to adjust to a new country, a new school, and new pressures in Bounce Back, a middle grade graphic novel from author/illustrator Misako Rocks! about finding your team and finding yourself.

Lilico’s life in Japan is going well. She has great friends and is the captain of the school's basketball team. She’s happy!


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Age Group(s): 
Middle Grade (8 - 12)
Young Adult (13 - 18)
Adult (19 - Boomer)