by Edgar Camacho
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 25 May 2021 | Archive Date 25 May 2021
IDW Publishing, Top Shelf Productions
Winner of Mexico’s first ever National Young Graphic Novel Award!
Rolando’s job was crushing his soul... and then it crushed his hand. Now he can barely get out of the house, marathoning TV and struggling to find meaning. Nera is a restless spirit who loves to taste everything life can offer, but sleeps in a broken-down food truck and can’t see a way to make her dreams come true. When their paths cross at a raucous rock show, the magical night seems to last forever. Together they throw caution to the wind, fix up the truck, and hit the road for a wild adventure of biker gangs, secret herbs, mystical visions, and endless possibilities. But have they truly found the spice of life? Or has Rolando bitten off more than he can chew?
Onion Skin became a sensation in its native land for its twisty narrative, captivating characters, thrilling action, and delicious artwork. Now making his English-language debut, Edgar Camacho serves up a romantic feast that will leave readers with full hearts and full bellies.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 59 members
Adventure? Food Appreciation? Friendship? Yes please! I'll take a second helping of books like this!
This book is so much fun. The art style really reminded me of a television cartoon. I really loved all the perspective tricks the creator used. I also really appreciate how the author turned a story about food trucks into a epic and dramatic story about espionage and gang warfare. I really enjoyed the humor and the references to classical art. Very nice.
A very fun romp in the roadtrip trope. I was a bit confused with the flashback and nonlinear storytelling. But the art was great and I felt like I was taken back to my favorite cartoons from the 90s. Love the cultural relationship with food and family from Mexico.
A little too short but very charming. I liked the off beat, elongated art style and while there were a lot of unexplained time jumps in the plot it was relatively easy to understand them and get with the flow of the plot. The plot itself was relatively simple, but I liked the themes of self discovery, actualization, tradition, and friendship. Camacho is an artist with a lot of potential.