Uncovering Crime Fiction (Part 3 of 3): An Interview with #HeistClub Authors

by Allana Luta and KB Meniado You’ve probably seen the teasers for the upcoming film adaptation of F.H. Batacan’s Smaller and Smaller Circles, the award-winning book, also tagged as the first Filipino crime novel. You’ve probably already bought a copy, to have and to read, right before the movie comes out. And now you’re probably also wondering where youContinue reading “Uncovering Crime Fiction (Part 3 of 3): An Interview with #HeistClub Authors”

Uncovering Crime Fiction (Part 2 of 3): An Interview with #HeistClub Authors

by Allana Luta Last week, we launched Part 1 of our #HeistClub feature series. This time, we’re back with Part 2, with authors Irene Recio, Jee Ann Guibone, Georgette S. Gonzales and Ana Valenzuela of What We Fear who share with us their personal fears and the challenges and importance of writing crime stories. INSPIRATION AND CHALLENGES IN WRITINGContinue reading “Uncovering Crime Fiction (Part 2 of 3): An Interview with #HeistClub Authors”

Uncovering Crime Fiction (Part 1 of 3): An Interview with #HeistClub Authors

by KB Meniado Before I sat down to write this article, I tried out a little experiment. I asked some of my friends to recommend to me their favorite crime novels written by Filipinos. I wasn’t surprised that our exchanges were peppered with the recurring “Pero teka, crime fic ba ‘yun?” Coming from that, it’s a safeContinue reading “Uncovering Crime Fiction (Part 1 of 3): An Interview with #HeistClub Authors”

Challenging Creativity: An Interview with Artist Elyoo dela Cruz

by Karz Montealegre In June 2015, artist Elyoo dela Cruz posted on Instagram a portrait she painted of Frida Kahlo. Perfectly capturing Kahlo’s prominent features, it was a vibrant take on the Mexican painter’s portrait that could easily pass as a character from a storybook. View this post on Instagram 1/100: Frida Kahlo. In an attemptContinue reading “Challenging Creativity: An Interview with Artist Elyoo dela Cruz”

Writing for the Little People: An Interview with Children’s Book Author Liwliwa Malabed

by Nicai de Guzman I met Ate Liwa in one of our workshops in Probe Media Foundation a few years ago, when I was still a young reporter of Kabataan News Network. As the years went by and I graduated from the program and eventually became one of the bureau’s managers, I started to facilitate theseContinue reading “Writing for the Little People: An Interview with Children’s Book Author Liwliwa Malabed”

A Love that Builds Communities: An Interview with Every Teacher A Reader

by Mavic Basilia Let’s face it. When you find your missing half, you can’t help but want to share your love with the rest of the world. Some couples do this by wearing couple shirts. Others perform extravagant gestures. But for Cris and Galvin Ngo, their shared passion for reading has resulted in a beautiful, creativeContinue reading “A Love that Builds Communities: An Interview with Every Teacher A Reader”

Illustrating Life: An Interview with Artist Lauren Baldo

by Aia Arkoncel Some of us love illustrations, some of us love paintings and some of us love writing, but most of us simply love art. Lauren Baldo is a full-time freelance artist who has a way of putting all of these things together, and we are the lucky ones who get to experience it. HisContinue reading “Illustrating Life: An Interview with Artist Lauren Baldo”

Folding A Pretty Future: An Interview with Foldyard & Co.

by Kat Petines In a world that is steadily going digital, every tangible piece of art that comes our way deserves our hands-on celebration. And in the case of paper diorama artists FoldYard & Co., this praise comes effortless… especially since the most sophisticated thing some of us here at Bookbed can do with paper has toContinue reading “Folding A Pretty Future: An Interview with Foldyard & Co.”

Fanmanning Over Heroes: An Interview with Author Matthew Quick

by KB Meniado Matthew Quick is most known for Silver Linings Playbook but it was Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock that was the game changer for me. I loved it so much that it ended up in my Best Reads of 2013 All Time. It was the kind of book that I wanted to write, that I turned and returned to,Continue reading “Fanmanning Over Heroes: An Interview with Author Matthew Quick”

Rocking Paper More Than Scissors: An Interview with Paper Artist Mary Imbong

by Allana Luta Paper can be a lot of things, depending on who is handling it. To a reader, it is where the words to a journey are kept safe and permanent. To a writer, it is the canvas of their imagination or an intimidating wall to climb over if it’s blank. To Mary Imbong, aContinue reading “Rocking Paper More Than Scissors: An Interview with Paper Artist Mary Imbong”