Haawyiat Delivered to Syrian Kids
CYRIC Beings Next Phase
(May 16, 2017) The Syrian all-ages comic, Haawiyat, has arrived to the delight of numerous refugee children. The comic filled with well-known Syrian folktales was created to give comfort and something tangible to children who have lost everything. At just 8 pages with black and white interiors, it was a proof of concept project that has turned wildly successful. The team behind the book is now officially a 501(c)(3) non-profit known as Comics for Youth Refugees Incorporated Collective (CYRIC). Phase two has begun with a crowdfunding campaign on Razoo. Donate today at www.razoo/Cyric.
“For phase one, all production and services were donated or volunteered,” explained project leader A. David Lewis. “In phase two, we hope the expanded incarnation of the title will have more stories, be in full color, AND go out to many more deserving children!” Costs of production and distribution for phase two will be the ultimate goal of the upcoming Razoo campaign.
Creators include Rob Croonenborghs, Sajad Shah, Jim Shaw, Joseba Morales, and Ursula Murray Husted. Taylor Hastings’s Ghost Glyph Studios handled the lettering and Farrah Hamza translated for phase one; both are remaining on the team for the next phase.
Are you a creator interested in participating in Haawiyat? Email email@example.com with your interest any any links to a portfolio.
Want to see the complete phase 1 book.. Haawiyat? Go towww.sphinxpr.com/HAAWIYAT_FINAL_web.pdf
English translation available at: www.sphinxpr.com/Haawiyat_EnglishTrans.pdf
Want to stay up to date on the project? Go to syriacomic.com.
Follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/syriacomic
Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/refugeecomics
Contact Info: Lys Galati/ firstname.lastname@example.org
CYRIC produces and delivers free comic books for refugee children, based on the folklore from their own homes. In conjunction with mental health professionals and on-site experts, the tales are adapted for their potential healing content.