COMIC BOOK SERIES HOME TO EXPLORE US IMMIGRATION POLICY & BORDER PATROL THROUGH SUPERHUMAN LENS
PORTLAND, Ore. 01/22/2021 — Debut creators Julio Anta (Frontera, forthcoming HarperCollins 2023) and Anna Wieszczyk weave a deeply grounded and heartfelt story in the forthcoming comic book Home.
This five-issue miniseries will explore the real-world implications of a
migrant with extraordinary powers, and will launch from Image Comics in
Home follows a young boy who is torn away from his mother while
seeking asylum at the U.S. border, just as something begins to change
in him. He doesn’t know it yet, but it’s the onset of superhuman
abilities that will change his life forever.
“As the son and grandson of Cuban and Colombian immigrants, and now a
parent myself, the news of the governments family separation policy both
broke my heart, and filled me with anger,” said Anta in an exclusive
scoop on the announcement at The Hollywood Reporter. “Home is
an attempt to channel those complicated feelings about what it means to
be an American into a story about empowered Latinx characters dealing
with the cruelty of our modern immigration laws."
Valenza told THR:
"I rarely get the opportunity to color cartoon-inspired art like
Anna's. It’s been a joy to use colors to balance her stylized work with
the serious subject matter of Julio’s story. Working on Home has been a challenging experience that I’m so happy to be involved in."
"It was a pleasure working on the book with Julio [Anta]. He has a very
defined artistic vision for the story and it was an enjoyable experience
to be a part of this journey," said Wieszczyk to THR.
Home #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital
platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google
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