Catching up with Komiks at Komiket 2017

by Allana Luta To say that I am ignorant of the local comic scene is a gross understatement. My exposure to local comics when I was a kid was limited to the newspaper’s entertainment section, with Pugad Baboy, Love Knots, and later on, Kikomachine, as well as Culture Crash Comics, a bi-monthly comic magazine that featured five original titles from local artists. When Culture Crash ceased publication in 2004, I stopped reading local comics as well. So when we went to the third Filipino Komiks Arts Market, or Komiket, on October 14, I honestly had no idea what to expect. According…

Meet the Goddess of Love Stories: An Interview with Romance Author Mina V. Esguerra

by Allana Luta and Cake Evangelista; art by Hazel Ureta Here at Bookbed, almost everyone is gaga over young adult and romance novels. (If it weren’t obvious yet.) So when we were talking about who we could feature as our first Filipino author, Mina V. Esguerra, one of today’s most popular Filipino authors of romance lit, definitely came on top of the list! We are huge fans of Mina’s work so it was exciting to get to know more about her. Plus, it’s International Literacy Day today so talking about one of our favorite writers talking about her favorite books is hitting two birds in…