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 t 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!
Yehudi 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. He founded an animation studio in Austin, TX called HorseBack Salad, which was named Best little Toon House in Texas by Animation Magazine. Yehudi branched off into writing and won 2nd place in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting competition for Buffalo Speedway and has adapted the story about pizza delivery drivers into a graphic novel (turbopizza.com). Yehudi s live action debut was a short film entitled Monster Job Hunter (monsterjobhunter.com) The Live action/CG short played film festivals, including Fantastic Fest, and won Best Comedy at Dragon*Con. Coming Summer of 2012 Yehudi s book, Pantalones, TX, hits the shelves.