Cover Art of The Mask of Haliya: The Eye of the Serpent (Issue 1)
Cover Art of The Mask of Haliya: The Eye of the Serpent (Issue 1)

Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2022) – Kwento Comics is proud to announce the upcoming release of their first graphic novel series, The Mask of Haliya. The first issue in the series, Eye of the Serpent, will be available on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

The Mask of Haliya is a young adult urban fantasy that follows the journey of a troubled Filipina-American teen who discovers a mysterious mask at her great-grandmother’s wake. A gritty drama inspired by Philippine mythology, the story engages with topics like mental health, intergenerational trauma, and corruption, with a major emphasis on its female characters.

Founded by creator Cecilia Lim, Kwento Comics is an international all-Asian women comic book company whose mission is to create stories that introduce Filipino and other Asian mythos to a wider audience. Lim’s team is comprised of head writer Kaitlyn Fajilan (Fruit Fly, Madeira), head artist Renoida Renovilla (Creative Connections and Commons, Inc.), cover artist Kathryn Layno (Batman Legends of the Dark KnightCastlevania), editor Jenapher Zheng (Oblivious, Borrowed Light), colorist Charlyn Duy, and producer Waverley Lim (The Women’s Project). Kwento Comics recognizes the importance of representation, and they hope that the narrative scope and level of social commentary within Haliya will illuminate Asian identity on a global level.

Group photo of Kwento Comics team. L-R: Kaitlyn Fajilan, Cecilia Lim, Waverley Lim, Jenapher Zheng
L-R: Kaitlyn Fajilan, Cecilia Lim, Waverley Lim, Jenapher Zheng

Pre-orders for hard copies of The Mask of Haliya: Eye of the Serpent can be purchased now at www.kwentocomics.com. Pre-orders for digital copies can be made at the Amazon Kindle store. Paperback copies will also be available at select comic book stores nationwide in the US.

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Cover Art of The Mask of Haliya: The Eye of the Serpent (Issue 1) Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2022) - Kwento Comics is proud to announce the upcoming release of their first graphic novel series, The Mask of Haliya. The first issue in the series, Eye of the Serpent, will be available on...