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Man Up or Chicken Out! Welcome to Pantalones, Texas, where children still play outdoors, skin knees, and raise hell. Chico Bustamante's favorite pastime is givin' chase to Sheriff Cornwallis. That is, until Chico meets the Sheriff's Giant Chicken and aims to ride it - or die tryin'! He'll have to man up and not chicken out! Featuring the unique visual style of creator Yehudi Mercado, named one of the “Top 30 Interactive Stars Under 30” in the video game industry, blending animated cartoon aesthetics with comic strip sensibilities. Pantalones, TX is a hilarious, southwestern adventure that will appeal to rebellious thrill seekers of all ages!
"In the town of Pantalones, Tex., Chico Bustamante is a menace to some, a legend to others. In colorful, fast-paced panels, he races his go-cart around town causing hilarious mayhem, pursued by Sheriff Cornwallis, whose police car is actually a chicken shack on wheels. Cornwallis is also Chico's school principal, and the mayor of Pantalones, a town he's eager to put on the map by entering his giant chicken into the Texas Poultrystock Rodeo and Cook-Off. Chico, eager to make a name for himself in the Texas history books alongside the likes of Pecos Bill, issues a bold challenge to Sheriff Cornwallis: if Chico can hold on to and ride Cornwallis's monstrous chicken for nine seconds, he gets to eat it. If he loses, the chicken gets to eat him. Soon, mayhem engulfs the town, as Chico prepares himself to ride the chicken, and Cornwallis does everything he can to ruin Chico's chances. The story reads like the script to a 90's Saturday Morning Cartoon loaded with quick gags, fake product tie-ins, over-the-top action, and a giant chicken that could ruin everything. Mercado's fast-paced humor and art part graffiti, part Cartoon Network make a visit to Pantalones worthwhile." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Welcome to Pantalones, Texas, where children still play outdoors, skin knees, and raise hell. Chico Bustamantes favorite pastime is givin chase to Sheriff Cornwallis. That is until Chico meets the Sheriffs Giant Chicken and aims to ride it or die tryin. Hell have to man up and not chicken out.
About the Author
Yehudi Mercado is an award-winning animator, writer and director. He began his non pizza delivery driver career in the video game industry where he was recognized as one of the “Top 30 Interactive Stars Under 30” by Texas Monthly Magazine. Building on his success he founded an animation studio, HorseBack Salad which was named “Best little Toon House in Texas” by Animation Magazine. Their projects included nationally broadcast commercials, MTV music videos for the Riddlin Kids, Patty Griffin and Pat Green. The Trevor Romain Series co-written and directed by Yehudi ran on PBS. Mercado won second place in the prestigious Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting competition for Buffalo Speedway and has adapted the story about pizza delivery drivers into a graphic novel. His live action debut was a short entitled Monster Job Hunter. The live action/CG short played film festivals around the world and garnered multiple awards and honors including Best Comedy at Dragon*Con. He lives in Austin, TX.