Peda Studio, a Nigerian multimedia company and publishers of the popular ‘Chronicles of the Newborn’ and Amazing Tek Kids’ comics is poised to release another masterpiece into the comic book market.
Titled ‘Under The Sun’, Peda’s new offering is a story highlighting the plight of persons with albinism in Africa. Set in Zamia (a fictitious African nation), Under The Sun highlights the danger faced by persons with albinism in a continent where supernatural beliefs and voodoo thrive. We are going to be seeing the horror through the eyes of two kids believed to be gifted with “luck” in a time of war, as they lose their homes, families and friends.
According to series creator, Austine Osas, “Under The Sun is our way of drawing attention to the pain and injustice meted out to persons with albinism based solely on the color of their skin. Persons with albinism are normal people like you and me who want to be treated equally with respect. Nobody deserves to be derided, viewed as an abnormality or killed because of the lack of pigment in their skin, hair and eyes.”
Speaking further about the project he reiterated that the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says that the body parts are traded in a lucrative market for use in witchcraft. Reported prices range from $2,000 for a limb to $75,000 for a corpse.
Supported by the Albino Foundation(Nigeria) and Under The Same Sun Foundation(Canadian NGO that promotes the wellbeing of persons with albinism using advocacy and education), Under The Sun will be available on the 15th of December 2018 on pedastudio.com and other platforms(print and digital format) .