There is some great news to tell. GrayHaven Comics has finally released the anthology You Are Not Alone vol. 4 & 5 on their website. My short story can be seen in the fourth volume, so what are you waiting for. Go get yourself a copy! 🙂 I couldn’t be happier to be published for the first time, especially writing a story against bullying.

Here is the first page of my short story Promise.


Promise. Page 1 of 4. Story: R. Chris Laibahas; Art: Rodrigo Stella; Letters: Justin Birch


Ever since I’m reading comic books as a kid, I never saw a strong superhero from Asian origin. Since I’m Indonesian myself (born and raised in The Netherlands though) I often think on how cool it would be, if I would make a superhero comic book starring a character with Asian roots. So that’s why I decided to create one myself. Although there aren’t any plans yet on making a comic book, I did let artist Rodrigo Stella, make a character design of my ideal Asian superhero. Meet Captain Garuda! Asia’s response to America’s Captain America and Iron Man. 🙂


Captain Garuda character design by Rodrigo Stella. Created by R. Chris Hyde.


You haven’t heard from me in a while and that’s because of the fact that I’ve become a father again. Of my third child! November 15 to be exact.

Since a few weeks I’m picking up the pace again with The Orphans Memento. Besides that, I’m still working on some short stories. Some of those are finished, some of it needs to have a splash of color. Other than that, there is some great news to tell about The Orphans Memento, but I can’t announce anything yet! You just have to wait a little longer. 🙂

Meanwhile, the anthology You Are Not Alone vol. 4 from Grayhaven Comics is on the verge of being published. The first time ever that my work is being published so I’m really excited about this. When it’s out, you’ll be the first to hear.

In the meantime, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I’ll see you back again in 2017! 🙂


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SUNSET short story

Sunset is a sci-fi romance short story, written by me five years ago. I’ve rewritten it over the years to get the best result out of it. I’ve approached indie-artist Mike Gallagher to draw the pages I envisioned for this particular tale I’m telling. Mike is known for the work he did for publishers like the American based Alterna and the Franco-Belgian publisher Rosencrantz.

About the story:
Samuel, the protagonist of the story, grew up during an all-out war between humans and the alien species called “The Hive”. After the war, the world has been divided into two worlds. One ruled by the humans, and the other part by the aliens. Samuel is in a relationship with the half human/ half alien girl Lucy. Things gets tense when a high ranking officer of the Hive, orders Lucy to choose his side for another upcoming war.

Page drawn and lettered by Mike Gallagher. The "I" in "Chris" is missing, but that will be revised in the final version. :)
Page drawn and lettered by Mike Gallagher. The “I” in “Chris” is missing, but that will be revised in the final version. 🙂


My first short story (PROMISE) got accepted by GRAYHAVEN COMICS, a few months ago. Rodrigo Stella did the artwork and the editor of GH, Jason Snyder, was happy with the story and interiorpages we’ve provided. Looking forward seeing this published in the YOU ARE NOT ALONE Anthology. YANA is the fourth installment of the anti-bullying anthology.  I can relate to the overall theme of the anthology and I’m proud to be in the fourth volume! My daughter of 12 was the victim of bullying, as was I when I was her age. So to all of you out there being bullied. Don’t give in to bulliers! Stand tall and stay strong! Here is a preview page of one of the pages.

Promise – Written by R. Chris Laibahas, Penciled and inked by Rodrigo Stella.


“A girl with social/emotional limitations and her younger, autistic brother work together with a team of supernatural hunters to prevent a demon from entering and ruling the Earth.”

When I’m not writing short stories, I am working on The Orphans Memento. A supernatural action and adventure, mini-series. For this project I’m collaborating with Rodrigo Stella, the artist of the book. I happen to collaborate with him on several projects actually. 🙂 The book is still in production and I hope to find a cool publisher who likes to publish our book. I keep you updated about that!

orphans memento web page