Several years ago, Isaac and I collaborated to create Super-Q and publish his first story “Q Saves the Sun.” It’s been a wild and exciting ride. We received positive reviews from prominent publications like Booklist. The book was featured in a Just Like Me! Book box. And we heard from adults that loved the book, but I have to say that the best part has been the children. Their love for Super-Q and his story has been heartwarming, inspiring, and motivating. So, we are back with Super-Q’s second dream adventure!
New Super-Q Story
Super-Q and his sidekick, Brian the Dinosaur, are back in a brand new story!! This time our fearless heroes must don capes and masks to save the city from a time-stopping villain! Can Super-Q outwit the evil-doer? Will our heroes run out of time? Will Brian say RAWRRR?!? Find out in the brand new dream adventure: Q TANGLES WITH TIME!
The Super-Q series is our way of saying that our kids matter. We believe that the relationship between a young African-American boy and his father is enough to stir imaginations, help our kids dream more than ever before, and entertain them for years to come!
Isaac Perry is the author and co-creator of the Super-Q series. Isaac is a former journalist and is the current lead writer and creative director at Paradox Media. Isaac is also the author of a novel, All Falls Down, and a children’s book, Q Saves the Sun. A Chicago-based writer, Isaac has ventured across the world and worked on projects as far away as Europe and China while consulting for brands such as Nike and Apple. Isaac is currently at work on a new novel.
Joy Triche is the publisher and co-creator of the Super-Q series. Joy is the founder and president of Tiger Stripe Publishing, which has published six children’s books that feature characters of color. She spent almost a decade as a managing editor for National Geographic's educational publishing division. Her career has included editorial and project management positions for educational publishers in Phoenix, Atlanta, and Chicago.
Shomari Harrington is the illustrator for the Super-Q series. Shomari Harrington is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and worked closely with professional comic book artists as an intern at Four Star Studios, located in Chicago. In early 2014, his studies took him abroad to Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Since returning to the U.S., Shomari’s art work has appeared at the “Milestones: African American in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond” gallery hosted at the Geppi Museum of Entertainment in Baltimore, MD.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is getting the word out. With “Q Saves the Sun,” we received lots of love from those that saw it, but the exposure was limited. The funds will go toward the illustrations and more aggressive and strategic marketing efforts.
Since we published “Q Saves the Sun,” there has been a push to create more books published that feature children of color. We are thankful to have added to that effort, but there’s still a long way to go and we need to keep this recent push from being a trend. We want it to be the norm. Help us do our part to make this happen!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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