The follow up to the The Mask of Haliya: Eye of the Serpent by Filipinx-American writer, filmmaker, and host, Kaitlyn Fae is back with another comic, Issue #2: Trace of the Past. It’s 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.
Kaitlyn Fae aims to rediscover and connect with her heritage while also commenting on taboo topics. 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.
A grisly murder in the forest… Strangers arriving in the night… As a sense of foreboding looms over the Reyes clan, Mari learns more about her mysterious cousin Isla, who appears to have secrets of her own…
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