Randy Valiente Interview: How to Build Steadfast Dedication to Your Art

Randy Valiente is an artist that has worked in a variety of fields, from comics to animation, to films and galleries. He has a portfolio that includes work for concept design, storyboarding for animation and games, several known US titles, and a local book and magazine about the Filipino Komiks industry. Randy Valiente is also […]

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Budjette Tan Interview: A Story of How He Created the Award-Winning Trese

Budjette Tan is most-known as the writer for the Trese komik series, a three-time National Book Award-winning comic series that has sparked the imagination and awe of the entire Filipino Komiks community, and Mikey Recio and the Secret of the Demon Dungeon, which won Best Graphic Novel in English at the 33rd National Book Awards. […]

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Rod Espinosa Interview: The Pursuit and Struggle for Art

 Rod Espinosa graduated from the Don Bosco Technical College with a certificate in Architectural Drafting, and also finished a degree in Advertising from the University of Santo Tomas. He has worked in advertising, software entertainment, and film, but eventually settled into the life and career of a comic book author and creator. Espinosa may be […]

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Che Bantayan Interview: Discovering One’s Artistic Self

Che Bantayan works as a graphic designer at Kalibrr, and also does some drawing and illustration work for MVNDO Magazine, a performing arts magazine where co-creator, Lara, is the editor-in-chief. She loves football and futsal to the point that if she didn’t end up as an artist, she probably would have given professional football a […]

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Lara Antonio Interview: The Vulnerability of Creating Art

Lara L. Antonio writes for a living. When she’s not hanging out with her dogs, reading (or writing) comics, producing plays or performing in them, she works full-time at MVNDO Media Inc. as the Editor-in-Chief. Her work has appeared in various publications like MVNDO Magazine, Mabuhay Magazine, The Inquirer, Heights, and Human Parts, among others. […]

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Rommel Estanislao Interview: How an Engineer Pursued and Taught Himself Art

Rommel ‘Omeng’ Estanislao is a prolific clay artist, children’s book illustrator, graphic artist and comics artist. He’s also a member of SKP or Samahang Kartunistang Pilipinas. His shaggy strokes give life to his inventive imagination. There’s always something about his comics that can melt your heart and make you chuckle. He has done a series […]

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Joanah Tinio-Calingo Interview: Navigating Time Between Motherhood and Artistic Passion

Joanah Tinio-Calingo graduated from the Universityof the Philippines, College of Fine Arts. A member of the independent komiks group, Point Zero, she is the creator of the Cresci Prophecies, and the co-creator of Kanto Inc. (which she works on together with her husband, Melvin). Her works have been displayed in the Jorge Vargas Museum, and […]

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Melvin Calingo Interview: Powering Through Towards Finishing Your Art

Melvin S. Calingo is the real name of the artist Taga-Ilog. He majored in visual communications at the University of the Philippines, and graduated cum laude in 1999. During his college days, he directed two animated short films, “Puti” and “Blind Beauty”, which won top honors in 1999 and 2001, respectively, at the Cultural Center […]

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