Yehudi Mercado to Launch Sci-Fu at the SXSW Block Party

On Saturday March 10, join writer and artist Yehudi Mercado at Austin Books & Comics, 5002 N Lamar Blvd, from 12-4pm, for the launch of his new all-ages graphic novel, Sci-Fu. This is a free, family-friendly event that requires no SXSW badge, with additional live music, exclusive swag—even a food truck!

Hip-Hop, sci-fi, and kung fu all hit the turntables for the mash-up mix of the year! Cartoonist/force of nature Yehudi Mercado sets his sights on 1980s Brooklyn and Wax, a young mix-master who scratches the perfect beat and accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and unrequited crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia. Now, Wax and his crew must master the intergalactic musical martial art of Sci-Fu to fight the power and save Earth. Word to your mother.

Yehudi Mercado is a Los Angeles-based writer and illustrator whose previous work includes Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon for Marvel/Disney Interactive, and Pantalones, TX and Rocket Salvage with BOOM! Studios and their Archaia imprint. He is currently storyboarding DC’s Superhero Girls animated series.

Since 1977, Austin Books & Comics has been Central Texas’ biggest, longest-running comics and pop culture retailer, helping fans discover their favorite comics. Austin Books is a multiple Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retail finalist, and was inducted into the Austin Chronicle’s “Best Of” Hall of Fame.