Early this month I had a short chat with children's book writer and a good friend Lauri Fortino. She is the author of the picture book I illustrated The Peddler's Bed, which will be published byRipple Grove Press and will be available on September 1st.
You may visit Lauri's blog at Frog on a Blog and know me a little :) Thank you:
And so I came up with Ang Kahon (The Box). I already had the story in my mind for quite some time now. Originally, Ang Kahon is a project I've been planning for a short cut-out paper animation like my old project called "When I was a Bata". Maybe next time. :)
(Apologies for the bad audio. While editing this, my computer was dying on me.) I still think it's kinda weird hearing my voice doing the narration, specially when it is intentionally conceived as a silent comics. Nevertheless, hope you'll enjoy.
(Special thanks to: Josel Nicolas, Rob Cham, Carljoe Javier, Adam David, Anino Comics, Uno Morato, and to all the contributors)
The world is in mourning for all the citizens of Nepal due to Saturday's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. As of today, April 27, 2015, at least 4,400 people were confirmed dead and 8,000 injured. It is so sad that while nearly a million Nepalese children crucially need assistance, humanitarian workers say medical supplies are reported to be in short supply.
Joint Book Celebration for Piko, a children's anthology of rad local comic artists, edited by Josel Nicolas, and Light launching!, Rob Cham's first published graphic novel, all from Anino Comics, the comics imprint of Adarna House. Book signing(?) and hanging out with artists starts at 6 and event starts at 8pm! Featuring: (readers from Piko and Light) Marlon Hacla & Apol Sta Maria Trizha Ko Mervin Malonzo & Adam David JP Palabon Josel Nicolas Dani Go Rob Cham AND POSSIBLY MANY MORE