Two local graphic novelists
are working on an unusual project to raise awareness about human trafficking. Spencer Toyama and Jon Lewis
start their book "Home of the Brave" with a protagonist who is sold
into slavery. They say they were
influenced by the work of Kathy Xian, Executive Director of the
Honolulu non-profit The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery.
Toyama and Lewis have
completed the first 30 pages, but need close to 12-thousand dollars to
finish. The bulk of the money will go
towards printing and shipping costs.
For more information on how
to help Toyama and Lewis, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/myhomeisbrave.
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(Molly Solomon / HPR News)