Space Cadet is a 132-page etchboard graphic novel about an astrophysicist/space explorer and her robot guardian. A story about hope, isolation, family, connectivity, and finding your place in the universe, Space Cadet is accompanied by a “still picture score” composed by Kid Koala and performed on piano, bass, viola, and multiple turntables.
“Just read Kid Koala’s book Space Cadet. Just a beautiful little thing, that book. Heartbreaking, really. I gotta go for a walk…”
— Jhonen Vasquez, author of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and Squee and creator of Invader Zim on Nickelodeon.
“I’m man enough to admit that the new book (with a soundtrack) by Kid Koala made me cry. Gruffly. It’s beautiful.”
– Rian Johnson, director of Brick, Brothers Bloom and Looper.