Kamille Areopagita Interview: Using Jealousy to Level Up One’s Art

Kamille Areopagita is a freelance illustrator and concept artist who graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, majoring in Visual Communication. Some of her projects include graphic design, layout, and concept work for various clients, both corporate, foreign, and independent, and has been published in art books such as EXPOSÉ: Finest Digital Art in […]

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Koi Carreon Interview: The Magic of Drawing Every Day
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Koi Carreon is one of the artists behind the 2015 National Book Award nominated graphic novel, Mythspace (written by Paolo Chikiamco). Currently, Koi works as a freelance artist and illustrator, whose commissioned work includes variant covers for Star-Lord, Weirdworld, and most recently Voltron #4 (coming out in November, 2017). When he’s not listening to podcasts […]

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Gabi Mara Interview: Art as a Source of Healing

Gabi Mara, the creator of indie komiks Lore and Life on a Plate, currently works as a freelance artist. Her team, Comic Dojo, placed 3rd in the highest sales of Komikon 2016 Indie Tiangge. Gabi is also the illustrator of a number of children’s books, including Pages (written by Javier T. Delfin, published by Bookmark Inc.), […]

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Hulyen Interview: Overcoming Self-Doubt as an Artist

Julienne Dadivas a.k.a. Hulyen is a comics artist and graphic designer. She graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2012. She is the author of the UGH comics series, and her works have been published in Komikon’s Sulyap comics anthology, Scout magazine, and Young Star. And this coming November Komikon 2017, a complete […]

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Ingrid Tan Interview: The Importance of Consistency and Constructive Criticism

Ingrid Tan works as a part-time game artist and freelance illustrator. She is also the illustrator of several children’s books, including What’s in Jochebed’s Basket (2013, written by Beng Alba-Jones, published by Hiyas Publishing), Mayumi the Forest Pig (2015, written by Rachel L. Shaw, published by The Bookmark Inc.), and The World, My World, In […]

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Freely Abrigo Interview: The Simple Yet Admirable Love of Comics

Freely G. Abrigo’s artistic career as a cartoonist began in 2000, when his strip Kulas was syndicated by The Manila Bulletin. To this day, he continues his work on Kulas while at the same time does other work as a freelance artist. His portfolio includes several productions and illustrations in different tabloids, broadsheets, and magazines. […]

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Julius Villanueva Interview: Taking Small Steps – From Covers, to Comic Strips, to 24-Page Comics
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Julius Villanueva is the creator of several local komiks, including: Ella Arcangel, Native, Genesis, Richard Keso, Destroyer, and Life in Progress—which is a non-linear and semi-autobiographical comic set in a strange and surreal universe inhabited by aliens and dinosaurs, exploring universal themes such as life, love, relationships, rejection, and escapism. It is also became a […]

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