“Sun and Moon” is a comic book about two Cambodian children, written by Svang Tor and Dr. Richard F. Mollica of HPRT and illustrated by Doug Anderson. It is a tale of adventure and mystery, set in Cambodia during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.
Between 1975 and 1979, Pol Pot’s regime enslaved the majority of Cambodians and forced them to perform hard labor. Among those imprisoned in the concentration camps are the parents of this comic book’s hero and heroine.
Our story begins with the birth of twins Soriya and Chantrea, whose names, meaning “sun” and “moon”, are given to them by a mother they have never known. Raised by a gentle monk-hermit and a Serpent Queen who grants them special powers, the twins are nevertheless curious about their origins. At the age of fourteen, they leave their protected life in the jungle with their mystical guardians to embark on a quest to find their birth parents in the often dangerous world of modern Cambodia. Through their journey, they come to understand the circumstances of their past, in which political forces beyond their control have shaped their destinies.
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