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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Patrick Astilla Interview: From Stickman to Muscleman. The Importance of Daily Practice

Patrick Astilla is a full-time faculty member of De La Salle, College of Saint Benilde under the AB Animation program, teaching Life Drawing and Capstone classes. He is also part of the in-house animation studio within the college, Toonbro Animation Studio. Besides his work at the university, he also does drawing and painting commissions, and […]

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Meel Banania Interview: Spreading Good Vibes with One’s Art

Meel Banania currently works at ASI studios as a rigger and a storyboard clean-up artist. She dabbles in illustration and is working on her comic book series, Mahou No Uso, which she sold at local comic conventions. And is conceptualizing on her other comic idea. In her free time, when she isn’t doing any art […]

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Julia Presbitero Interview: Artists, Be Generous & Patient with Yourselves

Julia Presbitero is a 2D Digital Animator for Top Draw Animation Inc., an animation studio in Pasig City. She has worked for a variety of international clients and animated for cartoons like Disney’s Penn Zero Part Time Hero, GO-N Productions’ Titeuf, and SLR Productions’ Skinner Boys. She studied Animation in De La Salle College of […]

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