Rendez-vous in Phoenix

rendez-vous in phoenix

Love knows no borders…

Tony Sandoval was born and raised in northwestern Mexico, where the temptation to cross the border in the US becomes a matter of the heart. Drawn by love, his urge to visit his American girlfriend can’t wait for the lengthy, frustrating visa process standing in the way of their relationship. So he makes the ultimate romantic gesture: smuggling himself across the border, despite the dangers he’ll face from the heat, coyotes, barbed wire, and — most daunting — the US border patrol…

An autobiographical account by the three-time Eisner-nominated writer/artist, this is an honest, true story about the hot-topic immigration issue in the news today.

Tony’s story humanizes the issue of immigration and shows the personal cost of crossing the border. It sheds light on the problems that immigrants face and how they must confront the harsh realities of trying to make a living in a foreign country. It illustrates how powerful love can be and how it can drive people to risk everything for a chance at a better life. Tony’s story serves as a reminder that no matter what, everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue happiness and to love without limits.

Read Tony’s story today!

Writer/Artist: Tony Sandoval
Tony Sandoval’s last two books have been nominated for back-to-back EISNER AWARDS (for “DOOMBOY” 2015 Best GN for Teens, “A GLANCE BACKWARD” 2016 Best US Edition of International Material)
Tony Sandoval was also nominated for  the 2016 Eisner Award for Best Painter/Multi-media Artist
Foreword by Distinguished Scholar Frederick Luis Aldama

Hector Rodriguez III

author of El Peso Hero

“Sandoval creates one of the most captivating and transcendent of graphic border stories yet. This is sequential art at its best!”

Lila Quintero Weaver

author-illustrator of Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White

“Hand in hand with a tense narrative of coyotes and border crossings, Sandoval’s muscular yet fluid images will blow your mind! One of our century’s most spectacular talents.”

Javier Hernandez

co-founder of Latino Comics Expo and author of El Muerto

“The most compelling testament to the indomitable human spirit that I’ve read, Rendez-vous in Phoenix places the reader squarely in the footsteps of a young Mexican’s perilous journey across the border. Sandoval’s evocative graphic storytelling style calls out to all of us who risk it all in our quest to explore. Sandoval reaches deep into hearts and souls”

Raul the Third

award-winning artist of the Lowriders in Space series from Chronicle Books

“If Kal El’s journey from Krypton to Kansas had been as arduous as Sandoval’s he never would have made it. Sandoval’s extraordinary artwork brings beauty, grace, and calm to this harrowing journey in the quest to realize his comic book dreams. Sublime!”

Jorge Aguirre

author of Chronicles of Claudette and Dragons Beware

“A riveting tale of border crossings, smelly feet, and the extreme challenges a comic book creator will overcome for love and art. The story of the one and the many . . . it’ll take your breath away!”

J. Gonzo

author of La Mano del Destino

“Sandoval’s unique artistic voice and whimsical style lend added poignancy to this quixotic quest. He masterfully interweaves the narratives of artist and immigrant and the frustrations and helplessness that each endures in their search for liberty and opportunity”
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Size:  8.5″ x 11″
  • Cover Price: $19.99
  • ISBN:  978-1-942367-28-4
  • DOC: AUG161771
  • RELEASE DATE: October 12, 2016


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