Bookbed reviews: ‘Hukbong Sandatahan ng Kahaggardan’ ni Manix Abrera

ni KB Meniado Hindi ako ang number one super hardcore fan ni Manix Abrera. Paminsan-minsan ko lang nasusubaybayan ang Kikomachine Komix! niya sa Inquirer, pati na rin ang News Hardcore niya sa GMA News Online. Sa katunayan, noong 2014 ko lang siya simulang sundan matapos kong mabasa yung Travel Hardcore sa Smile Magazine habang papunta kami ng Tokyo. At noong 2015 ko lang simulang basahin ang kanyang mga…

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What Am I To You: Episode 2

by Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla Four years later. Greenbelt 3, Makati City. Cold. That’s how I’ve always described the night breeze in Makati. Even in the summer, when the city is bursting with life, Makati feels cold, distant. Maybe that’s why people who live and work here can’t survive without their caffeine and alcohol. Something to keep them…

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11 More Pinoy Comics to Love

by EK Gonzales So. You’re new to local independent komiks. You’ve read Trese and Kikomachine, and maybe Mythology Class, and you want more. You’ve heard there are very interesting things happening in local komiks. You’d be right. But you don’t know where to start. Recommending comics to anybody is difficult because there are as many comics…

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What Am I To You: Episode 1

by Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla Photo by Scott Baraquel Jr.They say memory is subjective. So how come we remember so much of what we want to forget? They say you’ll fall madly in love only once or twice in a lifetime, and the rest will be a blur. I made the same stupid mistake in the same…

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Bookbed reviews: ‘The SEA is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia’ edited by Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng

by Cindy Wong Dela Cruz THE STORY The stories in this collection merge technological wonder with the everyday. Children upgrade their fighting spiders with armor, and toymakers create punchcard-driven marionettes. Large fish lumber across the skies, while boat people find a new home on the edge of a different dimension. Technology and tradition meld as the…

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