Halus the Giant is the greatest hero and the greatest villain of the Atayal people of Taiwan.
Halus rescues his village from typhoons and defeats plundering enemies single-handedly, but when no danger is present, it is Halus that his tribe most fears. He ravages the forest, growing fat with the animals he inhales. He has tormented Rimuy, the woman he loves, all of her life.
How long will Halus’ tribe accept the high cost of their “hero”?
In 2021, Source Point Press will release Four Comics from the “Stories of the Tayal” series, including "halus the giant."
Halus the Giant is the greatest hero and greatest villain of Tayal folklore.
We are seeking publishers for Chinese and aboriginal language editions of "Halus the Giant," and more entries in the series are in production.
In 2016, Qalang released "Hotstone" on iOS and Android, and action-packed puzzle game set in the world of Halus.
Qalang (pronounced kah-LAHNG) creates comics inspired by the folklore and history of the aboriginal people of Taiwan.
Chris lives in mountains of northern Taiwan. He is working with the elders of the Tayal and Truku tribes to transform their ancients tales into Qalang’s video games and comics.
A retired Tayal pastor, raised by Dabajian Mountain elders, he was once a Deputy Minister for The Council of Indigenous Peoples, a County Council Members Rep, and a Township Councilman. His current focus is studying Tayal traditions, editing language workbooks & folktales, & promoting the development of the Tayal people.
Owen became fascinated with traditional animation as a boy. The characters, stories, designs and colors inspired him the way dreams do. Owen enjoys using traditional and digital media to create art and animation for Qalang.