Ever since his brother left to serve in Iraq, Teodoro “T” Avila’s life has been in the pits, until he runs into the girl of his dreams and realizes there might be more to life than video games. But when Manny returns home an utterly different person, it’s a bombshell for the Avilas that leaves T shell-shocked. Determined to impress Wendy and in denial of his brother’s condition, T doubles down on his studies, only to be hoodwinked into a road trip by Xochitl. With nothing but the road ahead of them, how much will T and Xo need to sacrifice to help save Manny from himself before it’s too late?
Patrick was born and raised in Washington State. He was a drama major at the University of Washington and went on to act and write plays and teach reading in public schools. He is the author of two Y.A. novels, Jumped In and American Road Trip and now lives in Michigan with his wife and two boys.
Little Corvus is a transmasc Latinx comic artist and illustrator based in Seattle. They are an Eisner-, Ringo- and Ignatz-nominated artist who has worked with Harper Collins, Dark Horse and more. A proud Seattle native, they love street fashion, diverse stories and tacos from the Southside.