Pai Hua Zi and the Clever Girl: A Graphic Novel by Zhang Xinxin.
Published digitally, 20 pages of this book are available as a sample. This is Part 1 of the English edition. Part 2 and Chinese edition to follow soon.
The story of a little Beijing girl prone to skipping school. She searches the vast city for Pai Hua Zi, a legendary Beijing phantom who steals children to far off, dangerous lands. Her wanderings through the ancient city’s monuments, markets, and moldering old hutong mansions uncover Bejing’s mythic foundation, and its most horrible secrets – until the phantom really does come to sweep all the city’s youth away.