the graphic novel

Mup © is a 278-page graphic novel following two girls on their adventure to save the world and learn to accept the changes that come with time, while staying true to themselves. 

  • Pages:  278

  • Word count:  4,632 

  • Panels:  1,167

  • Audience:  7-12-year-olds, beginning readers, reluctant readers, graphic novel fans

  • Key themes:  Coming of age, action-adventure, self-discovery, nature and environment, friendship and fitting in,  Africa, dinosaurs, strong female leads, multi-cultural

  • Kirkus Starred Review

  • Reader's Favorite Award

  • Purple Dragonfly Award

  • The story (previously titled Meeting Me) was a quarter-finalist in the Final Draft Screenplay Competition 2018

  • Available on Amazon, Kindle, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Comixology, local bookstores, and libraries.






Mup Machado (6) 

Arianna Machado (16)

Dad Machado

Waasi (12) & Dirty Bird

Mr. Leopold