Terry Blas (Dead Weight) and Claudia Aguirre (Kim&Kim) are teaming up for a new original fantasy graphic novel, Hotel Dare, set in a hotel where every door can lead to a magical world. The story follows Olive and her adopted siblings, Darwin and Charlotte, who are stuck at a creepy hotel in Mexico with her estranged grandmother, Lupe. Discovering they can use an ancient mask to travel to different worlds, they find space Pirates, bearded Wizards, and cotton-candied kingdoms – and that family may be the secret to saving them all.
“HOTEL DARE is the exact kind of story I’ve always wanted to write: an all ages adventure featuring a diverse family that spans worlds and times,” said Blas. “To bring this type of story to life, featuring characters from some of the largest minority groups with the least amount of representation is important to me and hopefully it will connect with people of all backgrounds, interests and ages.”
“HOTEL DARE is the ultimate adventure book I would have loved as a kid; world-hopping action, and a cast of lovable Latino characters who take on the mantle of heroes,” said Claudia Aguirre. “Who doesn’t like a story with a heroic Mexican abuelita? I am very proud to be the artist for this amazing adventure for all ages. I’m hoping it will connect with you too, and make you feel like part of the Dare family!”
Hotel Dare will be published in April 2019 as part of the KaBOOM! imprint.
And here’s a sneak peak at the character designs. If you were a fan of Aguirre’s energetic work on Kim & Kim, this looks to be more of the same.