Action Lab Discover just got a little more awesome as the publisher’s all-ages line just picked up Alison and Her Rock Awesome Robot. This April, a year of Fred Chao’s comic strips will be collected in a graphic novel. The comic follows seven-year-old Alison, a Robot she built, five penguins, a monkey named Andrew, an 80’s music loving father, a mom that just wants a break, and cartoon versions of Alton Brown and Fred Chao. This collection includes everything from first crushes and snowball fights to a little girl teaching a robot about life.
Creator Fred Chao says:
Comic strips were the first medium I loved; they helped me learn to read, made me laugh, made me understand how relatable fictional characters could be. Through the process of making these strips, I discovered my own ability to create overarching themes and character growth in a medium that needed to include quick, pithy jokes within every 3-4 panels.
Alison and Her Rock Awesome Robot was inspired by the characters in Chao’s previous children’s comic book, Alison and Her Rainy Day Robot. This 160 page graphic novel is set for release on April 17th, 2019. It will retail for $19.99.