Tomo is a pet raccoon, and his life is a simple one consisting of being friends with an old martial arts instructor and eating noodles. Lots of noodles. That is until a young girl comes into his life in the form of the old man's grand-daughter, Hana. Having just lost her mother, and having just flown to California from Japan, Hana doesn't feel ready for the new challenges that life has given her. But if she only knew what lies ahead! Trouble fitting in to her new culture and school pales to the strange happenings going on around San Francisco, and when reality starts to seem more like fantasy it can be a lot for an eighth-grader to take in at once! At least Hana has her grandfather and Tomo on her side...but how much help can an old man and a pet raccoon be? Recommended f or ages 11 to 13.
Winner of the Moonbeam Award Bronze Medal for comics and graphic novels! Martial Arts Moves Arent Just for Practice Anymore. Hana, a Japanese orphan, is used to working on her martial-arts skills. After she moves to California to live with her grandfather, the only place she really feels at home is in his martial-arts studio. But all that practice will come in handy when savage creatures from another world attack! In the blink of an eye, Hana realizes she has a lot to learn about herself, her grandfather, and his strange little pet.
Bud Rogers is a cartoonist and editor and has been very active in the Christian comics community for the past fifteen years. Bud uses his organizational and management skills to assist artists and writers in realizing their creative visions.
Andrew Simmons is a seventeen-year veteran of animation with fifteen of those years at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Orlando, Florida. He currently enjoys the good life in middle Tennessee with his wife, six boys, two dogs, two cats, and koi fish.
Rob Corley is a veteran animator with Disney, San Marco Films, and Curious Pictures. Rob is also the cofounder Funnypages Productions, an animation development and illustration company, and Funnypages Press, a comic book publisher.
Tom Bancroft is a veteran Disney and Big Idea animator. While with Big Idea, he designed and directed the LarryBoy series of videos. Tom still keeps his hands in animation, but he also enjoys creating comics.
Ariel has been drawing comics for the past fifteen years in the Philippines. His most recent work has been on the relaunch of the eighties comic series The Maze Agency for IDW Publishing.