Louise Dela Cruz Interview: Finding Your Creative Purpose

Hello! I’m Louise Elaine Dela Cruz, and I go by ‘Louise’ (my family calls me Elaine). My art name is La Hachu. It comes from when my niece was a toddler, she couldn’t pronounce ‘Aunt Elaine’ so she called me either ‘Teneyn’ or ‘Chuneyn’, and it just evolved from there. I used to live in […]

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Mel Casipit Interview: Why Deadlines Are Every Artist’s Best Friend

Mel Casipit works from home (and, occasionally, in coffee shops) as a freelance artist. He has won three Komikon Comics Creation Contests between 2008 to 2009, and also won the 2011 Komikon Awards Best Grassroot Award for Mukat, MLU, and Baboy. He’s also publishing a short comics collection called Lingon, and a collection of cheesy […]

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Kai Castillo Interview: The Leap from Web & Graphic Design to Cartooning

Eyo, I’m Kai. I am an illustrator and a graphic designer by profession. I spent most of my years designing for various companies with local and foreign clients. I finished Multimedia as an elective but with a budding interest in illustrations. Now, I am exploring the vast freelance realm. I tried giving out the comic-making […]

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Ara Villena Interview: The Artist’s Journey of Self-Discovery

Ara Villena works as a freelance illustrator and art director, and is also a member of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), which is an organization of children’s book illustrators in the Philippines. Her work has received a number of awards, including the 2017 PBBY-Alcala Prize Honorable Mention and the 2018 PBBY Alcala Prize Grand Prize Winner for […]

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Corinne Caro Interview: From Choosing Fine Arts to Choosing Storytelling

Corinne Caro works as a freelance artist, doing concept art and illustration. She’s done work for some international clients such as Sauropod Studio, Lan Kwai Fong Group, and The Laundromatte. She was also able to work Ubisoft Philippines. And her team was awarded second place at the Hong Kong Disneyland’s Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) competition […]

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Rylee Sng Interview: How to NOT Waste a Sketchbook

Rylee Sng works as an Animation Artist at Rezonate (Flux Design Labs). She is a graduate of De La Salle, College of Saint Benilde, where her animated short film, FETCH! won an award in Best in Narrative at the Benilde Animation Festival, and was also a finalist, later on, at the Animahenasyon 2016 awards. Some […]

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Bianca Ozaeta Interview: Making the Commitment to Become an Artist

Bianca Ozaeta is a high school student that’s soon moving up and entering college. She has participated and included her work in a number of various zines and exhibits, particularly through the artist alleys at local conventions. She enjoys watching anime and Asian dramas, playing video games, swimming, spending the last of her money on […]

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Tristan Yuvienco Interview: Focus, Direction, and Adopting Different Styles of Art

Tristan Yuvienco works as a freelance illustrator for books, comics, animation, agencies and games. Some of his work is included in the Shards Volume 2 anthology from In Hiatus Studios. Tristan likes geeking out about cartoons, and chatting and entering lively discussions about Dungeons and Dragons. He’s also a dog lover that enjoys travelling whenever possible. […]

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