Yo! Yo! Yo! It’s Kuya P back again with another interview for my friends here at the NOC! I recently sat down for a conversation with Comics Creator, Julio Anta to discuss his project with Image Comics’ Home which I’ve previously highlighted here on The NOC as a series that you should be picking up! Check out our conversation and then head over to your LCS so that you can give it a read!
Comics Creator, Julio Anta of Image Comics’ Home!
Julio Anta is a writer based in New York City. Raised in Miami, in a Cuban and Colombian family, his writing focuses on the intersection of Latinx identity and American life. His debut comic book series Home began publication in 2021, courtesy of Image Comics. Forthcoming work includes Frontera, a YA graphic novel from HarperAlley, and Si, Se Puede, an adult non-fiction graphic novel from Ten Speed Press.
The Image Comics series’ Home explores the real-world implications of a migrant with extraordinary powers.
Home follows a young boy who is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, just as something begins to change in him. He doesn’t know it yet, but it’s the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever.
“As the son and grandson of Cuban and Colombian immigrants, and now a parent myself, the news of the governments family separation policy both broke my heart, and filled me with anger,” said Anta in an exclusive scoop on the announcement at The Hollywood Reporter. “Home is an attempt to channel those complicated feelings about what it means to be an American into a story about empowered Latinx characters dealing with the cruelty of our modern immigration laws.”
Valenza told THR: “I rarely get the opportunity to color cartoon-inspired art like Anna’s. It’s been a joy to use colors to balance her stylized work with the serious subject matter of Julio’s story. Working on Home has been a challenging experience that I’m so happy to be involved in.”
“It was a pleasure working on the book with Julio [Anta]. He has a very defined artistic vision for the story and it was an enjoyable experience to be a part of this journey,” said Wieszczyk to THR.
Home is available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.