A Graphic Novel with a Message
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 Lee have completed the first 30 pages, but need close to $12,000 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.