The Columbus Dispatch profiles animator and comic book illustrator, Rafael Rosado. Rosado moved with his family to Columbus to escape the grinding life of LA.
He has also found time for more personal work — including his first graphic novel, Giants Beware!, a story written for all ages by his friend, Columbus native Jorge Aguirre.
The fantasy stars a girl named Claudette.
“Her aspirations are to be a warrior and to kill giants. . . . There’s just not enough female protagonists out there with a strong character,” said Rosado, the father of two young daughters.
Another central Ohio graphic novelist, Bone creator Jeff Smith, calls Giants Beware! “fast, fun and joyous to look at.”