Teenage homeless ninja skater STREET ANGEL gets a new hardcover this April
Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez, of webcomic fame, will
grace deface a full-color hardcover graphic novel for the first time this April, from the Eisner Award-winning creative team of Jim Rugg (The PLAIN Janes, Afrodisiac) and Brian Maruca (Afrodisiac).
Sanchez is a kung fu master on a skateboard and a homeless orphan failing seventh grade.
In STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL, Jesse takes the Ninja Kid to school! Her fists are the facts and his face is the report card! Meanwhile, Saturday night's the big dance and Jesse doesn't want to go! Is love in the air? No. No, it’s not.
Jim Rugg describes STREET ANGEL as "a cross between the A-Team, a xenomorph, and Lacey Baker. She loves food, fist fights, hanging out with friends Bell (a robot), Lilith (Satan's daughter), and Emma (a zombie), skateboarding, candy, pizza, nutraloaf, grilled cheese, General Tso's, french fries, beer, chips, moon pies, Twinkies, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos, pancakes, spaghetti, mac & cheese, peanut butter, BBQ, wings, soda..."
Brian Maruca says "STREET ANGEL puts the fun back into being an orfun."
STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL HC (Diamond code: FEB170714, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0287-7) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, April 26th and bookstores on Tuesday, May 2nd. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, March 13th.
Select praise for STREET ANGEL:
"Jesse Sanchez is my new favorite comic book character. Great middle school dialogue and the battle scenes will blow your mind!” —Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL, Tuki)
“The writing is sharp, witty, and riddled with teenage angst—even as it lampoons the idea. The art is deceptively simple: the high-contrast, black-and-white work appears stark at first glance, but upon closer examination reveals a depth that is startlingly poignant in some stories and fabulously over-the-top in others.” —Booklist
“STREET ANGEL is pure, unadulterated punk.” —Multiversity Comics
“All I wanna do is see STREET ANGEL punch people, forever.” —Eleanor Davis (Libby’s Dad, How to Be Happy)
"Jesse, aka Street Angel, is a rare gem in the male-dominated world of comic book characters. When you finally find a comic book hero that is female, and also skateboards and kicks ass, that's when you know young girls out there now have a strong super hero to follow. STREET ANGEL shows girls that they can be anything they want to be, including someone who saves the world and fights injustices, one bad guy at a time. She also defies female stereotypes right and left, and that is pretty darn cool." —Cindy Whitehead, founder of Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word
"STREET ANGEL remains as charming, inventive, and pitch-perfect as it was in the beginning. An indie-comics classic!" —Hope Larson (Compass South, Batgirl)
"With great style and flair, Rugg delivers another stellar story of the ever-sassy Jesse Sanchez, aka Street Angel. Jam-packed with tween angst, humor, action, and fun, this book is a must-read for the rebel set." —Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl; The PLAIN Janes)
“STREET ANGEL pulsates with danger!” —Wendi Freeman, Double Page Spread podcast