Title Lotus Root Children
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For Most of her life in rural China Ah Lan has been a simple lotus root farmer. Within the confines of her home, however, she participates in a more sinister business. As a halfway house for kidnapped chidren, Ah Lan spends her time subtly changing these kids to help their transition when they are bought by rich urban families. Through the popular Chinese legend of Ne Zha, Ah Lan weaves a convincing web of dream worlds, conflict and destiny for the kidnapped children to become a part of. When they have identified with this legendary character, they are sent to their new family believing the life they had before was simply a dream. For Ah Lan, however, the reality of her trade sites heavy in her heart. Lotus Root Children is the Xeric Award Winning inaugural graphic novel from Chinese Canadian Artist Wei Li. Approaching the emotional and often confused subject of child trafficking in his native country, Li envelopes it in a sensitive human narrative where the lines between moral and immoral become blurred. 68 pages, Full Colour. ISBN 978-0-9867078-0-3
Title Anatta Volume 1
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Set in the not too distant future, Alex Lee is a body hostess, switching consciousness with clients who rent her physical body for their own uses. Anatta explores the cultural and technological revolutions brought on by the global exchange of minds. Anatta is a collaborative comic created and produced by Wei Li and Anise Shaw. 52 pages, Full Colour.
Title Tomato Chicken!
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May is an awkward and shy 10 year old. Having a kind heart, yet friendless, she is quick to save and befriend an abandoned chick she dubs Tomato as her lovable pet. Having a pet in her house is forbidden, but May doesn't want to give up her new companion. She decides to hide Tomato as long as she can. Tomato Chicken! is a short comic that features 24 pages of story and two unique recipes by Anise Shaw. Each copy of the book is shipped with a beautiful full colour 4x6" postcard of May and Tomato. 32 pages, Black and White, Hand bound book.