Bookbed reviews: ‘Private Iris #1″ by Jamie Bautista and Arnold Arre

by Nitoy Gonzales THE STORY Danton Cord is one of the most popular boys in MacGuffin Elementary. His friend, Iris Able, is a loner whom people think is weird. Because she doesn’t talk to anybody, the kids in school have given her the nickname “Private Iris”. However, Iris is also the smartest and most observant person…More

People in Print: Alexandra Trese

by Ian Miraflores Alexandra Trese is the main character of the komiks series Trese, created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. She’s a detective that specializes in crimes with supernatural origin. The setting is in modern day Metro Manila. Creatures from Filipino folklore—the white lady, nuno sa punso, tikbalang and kapre, among other—are brought to life and…More

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…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Ghost of a Feeling’ by Celestine Trinidad

by KB Meniado With mentions of failure, bullying and suicide (not to mention, a great pretender~) on the blurb, readers might think twice adding Ghost of a Feeling to their reading list. I know I did. Because if you’ve experienced these things yourself, it’s a little scary to be going into a story that could possibly mess…More

#MagbasaMonday Season 1

Happy #MagbasaMonday! If you’re subscribed to Bookbedwatch, you’ve most likely been following the first season of this series, where Bibi Mangki of the Banana Feelings Comics has been recommending books. Today, Season 1 ends with its 15th episode: an excerpt from Detective Boys of Masangkay by Bernalyn Hapin Sastrillo. Check it out below! To see all episodes,…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Malong: The Magic Cloth’ by Mary Ann Ordinario-Floresta

by KB Meniado It’s a great time for book lovers and readers alike today: more diverse books are being released, and they’re more accessible and affordable now more than ever. There are stories in different languages and of distinct cultures, and if one tries hard enough, they’ll find one that’s exactly about them. Let’s say you’re from…More

Brave(he)art: An Interview with Shai San Jose

by KB Meniado One of the most important facets of growing up and learning who you are as an individual is being able to express yourself. It can be as diverse as the clothes you wear to the music you listen to down to the words you choose to use. For Shai, watercolor is her weapon…More

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for May

Welcome to the fifth book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit this 2017! In this challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. Check out our picks for May below! 1. Strange Natives: The Forgotten Memories of a Forgetful Old Woman by Paolo Herras and Jerico Marte What I liked: The reason I bought Strange Natives…More