“The Mask of Haliya” wil be the first graphic novel release from Kwento Comics, though the publisher has already outlined plans for future books that it hopes will expose a wider audience to Asian stories and storytellers. “We hope that readers from all walks of life will find resonance in the characters’ struggles, triumphs, and growth, fostering a greater understanding of the shared human journey,” Lim said. “Kwento Comics is committed to inclusivity and authenticity, where diverse voices are amplified, where the beauty of the Asian diaspora shines brightly, and where narratives have the potential to bridge cultures and inspire change.”
Unfortunately, besides the stunning cover art, we’ve yet to see any more of what “The Mask of Haliya: Heir to the Warrior Moon” will have to offer. That said, we do know the graphic novel will debut as a 200-page deluxe hardcover with an optional slipcase. Regardless, the combination of creativity, authenticity, and an own voices creative team makes this one of the most exciting comic book projects on the horizon, and high-profile comic book projects like “Good Omens” have had great success with Kickstarter in the past.
No release date has been announced, but the Kickstarter for the project will go live later this month. Be sure to follow the campaign for any future updates.