In the graphic novel Miss Quinces / Srta. Quinces by Kat Fajardo, Sue will go to any lengths to avoid celebrating her quinceañera… but that gets more difficult when her mother announces during a family trip to Honduras that she’ll be having a surprise celebration! What will Sue do?

When the graphic novel is published on March 1st, 2022, it will be simultaneously released in both Spanish and English editions, a first for Graphix. Today, The Beat is pleased to exclusively reveal both the Spanish and English versions of the cover!

Here’s the official word on Srta. QuincesMiss Quinces and Fajardo:

ABOUT THE BOOK: Sue just wants to spend the summer reading and making comics at sleepaway camp with her friends, but instead she gets stuck going to Honduras to visit relatives with her parents and two sisters. They live way out in the country, which means no texting, no cable, and no Internet! The trip takes a turn for the worse when Sue’s mother announces that they’ll be having a surprise quinceañera for Sue, which is the last thing she wants. She can’t imagine wearing a big, floofy, colorful dress! What is Sue going to do? And how will she survive all this “quality” time with her rambunctious family?

KAT FAJARDO is a Honduran Colombian award-winning cartoonist and illustrator from the lively and magical place of Loisaida, New York City. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, and her work has been recognized by online publications such as Remezcla, El Hispanic News, School Library JournalHuffington Post Latino Voices, and more. Kat loves to create playful and colorful work about self-acceptance and Latine culture. When she isn’t making comics, you might find her collecting small junk for scrapbooking, listening to spooky podcasts, or chasing after her sock-stealing pups, Mac and Roni. Kat lives in Austin, Texas. Visit her online at

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