Rica Diaz Interview: On Creating for Others VS for Yourself

Rica Diaz works as a 2D Animator and freelance illustrator. She graduated from the De La Salle College of St. Benilde with Bachelor of Arts in Animation. Her thesis, an animated short film entitled Heat Rush landed as one of the top 20 finalists of the Animahenasyon 2016, and was screened at the 29th CCP Independent […]

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Dennis E. Sebastian Interview: Dive In. Sink. Or Swim. The Secret to Creating Award-Winning Animation

Dennis E. Sebastian works as an Indie Animation Director and Comics Creator. He’s also a part-time faculty member at the AB Animation Program of the College of Saint Benilde. His animated trailer for his work 3AETA won in the “Best Animation Category F” (Professional Division – Trailers) and also the “Best in Design” award in […]

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Alex Osias Interview: Carving Out Dedicated Blocks of Time for Your Art

Alex Osias is proud founding member of the LitCritters, a writing and literary discussion group that includes several Filipino fictionists of note. He is an advocate of Philippine Speculative Fiction, and is the editor for Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 7, alongside his wife, Kate Osias. Much of his short fiction have been included in several […]

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Kate Osias Interview: Writing and the Value of Joining a Writing Community

Kate Osias is the proud recipient of four Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, has placed second in the 2016 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards, is the winner of the Gig Book Contest, Canvas Story Writing Contest, and the 10th Romeo Forbes Children’s Storywriting Competition. Her story, “The Riverstone Heart of Maria dela Rosa” also […]

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Paolo Chikiamco Interview: Creating the Stories You Want to Read

Paolo Chikiamco is the writer and creator behind the 2015 National Book Award Nominee, Mythspace, as well as other notable comics such as Muros (illustrated by Borg Sinaban), and Sparrows’ Roar (illustrated by Cristina Rose Chua). He’s the author of the world’s first pro-wrestling interactive fiction game, “Slammed!” by Choice of Games, and is also […]

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Nikki Alfar Interview: Conquering the Crisis of Self-Doubt

Nikki Alfar is a wife, mother, fictionist, ballroom dancer, kickboxer, and origami folder. While she has yet to receive acclaim for folding, boxing, dancing, mothering, or wifing – go figure – she has managed to cadge repeated recognition out of the Palanca, Nick Joaquin, and international Mariner literary authorities, as well as back-to-back National Book […]

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Dean Alfar Interview: Conquering the Blank Page

Dean Francis Alfar is an author and advocate of speculative fiction. His books include the novel Salamanca (Anvil); short fiction collections The Kite of Stars and Other Stories (Anvil), How to Traverse Terra Incognita (Visprint), East of the Sun and Other Stories (et al), and A Field Guide to the Roads of Manila and Other […]

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Wan Paolo Mañanita Interview: The Benefits of a Day Job and Daily Drawing

Juan “Wan” Paolo Mañanita currently works as an in-house graphic artist, and self-publishes his personal work under the group, Frances Luna III Illustration Firm. Some of his works include ANG MORION and MUNDOS NOVUS, and a weekly webcomic entitled Wansworld. Besides drawing a lot, he enjoys watching a ton of TV series, and playing board […]

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