Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fall Reads: Sanjay and Craig: Fight The Future With Flavor!

Sanjay and Craig: Fight The Future With Flavor!
by Eric Esquivel
Publisher: PAPERCUTZ
Pub. Date: September 22, 2015
ISBN: 978-1629913025
Pages: 52
Buy Link: Amazon


Sanjay and Craig debuted on Nickelodeon in 2013 and has become one of it's most popular cartoons. The series centers on a  Sanjay Patel, a 12-year old boy,  and his talking pet snake, Craig.  Nickelodeon is joined forces with the publishing company PAPERCUTZ to create new graphic novels.

Released back in September is the first comic adventure featuring Sanjay and Craig, titled Sanjay and Craig: Fight The Future With Flavor! Written by Eric Esquivel and featuring illustrations from Sam Spina, James Kaminski and Ryan Jampole, the 52 pages graphic novel contains six exciting adventures - "Fight The Future With Flavor," "Hot Wings From Heck," "Lord Of The Pipes," Alien Buttospy," "The Buttermilk King" and "Rated 'R' For Radical". It also features several short segments of"Tufflips Movie Trailers."

I've only seen a few episodes of the Nickelodeon series and while it didn't exactly appeal to me, it did have plenty of silliness that would attract younger viewers. Since I decided to feature more children books on this blog, I went ahead and agreed to review the Sanjay and Craig: Fight The Future With Flavor! graphic novel.

I believe it's important for all kids to learn to like reading, but unfortunately there are way too many distractions (video games, tablets, computers, cell phones, etc.) for them. Comics are one way to get kids (especially boys) to read. This graphic novel has some colorful and fun illustrations that fits in with the style of television series. The plots are easy to follow and has a mixture of action scenes and silly jokes. Overall, Sanjay and Craig: Fight The Future With Flavor! is a cute graphic novel for kids.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Eric Esquivel is an author, screenwriter, and journalist whose previous comic book work includes stories for the ADVENTURE TIME, BRAVEST WARRIORS, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, and WONDERLAND franchises, as well as the original series BLACKEST TERROR, BOO!, CALABRESE, and LOKI: RAGNAROK AND ROLL.


  1. I might have to get this for my son. So, I watched this cartoon just yesterday with my son who was going through a marathon of them. I wanted to wash my eyeballs after. It was really gross. My my son was just laughing and laughing and laughing away.


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