From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘In His Universe’

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! In celebration of National Arts Month and the month of love, our resident @komikninja talks about In His Universe by Chocnut-san, a comics about an unrequited love being reciprocated in an alternate universe. Check out the video below, and remember to follow @komikninja on Instagram, and subscribeContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘In His Universe’”

From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘EDSA’

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! This time, we’re sharing this one-shot comic titled EDSA: Paano Ginagawa ang Isang Bayani? by Randy Valiente and illustrated by Mel Casipit, recommended as always by our resident our resident @komikninja. This komiks, by the way, is around 11 years old (!) but once you get intoContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘EDSA’”

Book Journaling: ‘I Must Belong Somewhere: Poetry and Prose’ by Dawn Lanuza

by KB Meniado THE STORY A daring but necessary insight into themes of longing, home, bullying, loneliness, and mental health, I Must Belong Somewhere is a silver lining for anyone struggling. With her third poetry collection, I Must Belong Somewhere, acclaimed writer Dawn Lanuza is returning to her most popular literary platform. Written during her year of rest andContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘I Must Belong Somewhere: Poetry and Prose’ by Dawn Lanuza”

All Reading Aloud: ‘I Wrote This To Remind You That…’ by Arli Pagaduan

Welcome to All Reading Aloud, in which we read excerpts out loud. Released in December 2020, I Wrote This To Remind You That… is Arli Pagaduan‘s third book. It is a: “a short collection of writing spurts with simple illustrations. I wrote these when I was in college, when I was hurt, when I wasContinue reading “All Reading Aloud: ‘I Wrote This To Remind You That…’ by Arli Pagaduan”

From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja Recommends 4 Komiks to Read on Penlab

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! This time, we’re sharing not just one, but FOUR recommendations by our resident @komikninja. These titles are all accessible via Penlab, and for free. So, if you have time, check out them out, and let us know if you find more that we should add to ourContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja Recommends 4 Komiks to Read on Penlab”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Filipino Prehistory: Rediscovering Precolonial Heritage’ by F. Landa Jocano

by KB Meniado Taking a cue from the latest Why Filipinos Should Read on why we should pick up more Filipiniana and readings on Anthropology, I decided to start this year’s reading list with a book about Filipino prehistory. Reading Wing of the Locust last year also stirred this interest, and I wanted to continueContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Filipino Prehistory: Rediscovering Precolonial Heritage’ by F. Landa Jocano”

From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja Recommends Where to Buy Komiks Online

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! This time, we’re sharing a special recommendation by our resident @komikninja, and it’s about where to buy komiks online, as of 2020. Adarna House, KomikSpot, MervStore and a lot more resources are in this list, so make sure to check out this video. Remember to subscribe, andContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja Recommends Where to Buy Komiks Online”

6 Zines from #SOXZineFest2020 You Should Be Reading

You’ve probably read a thousand of zines before—and even made some of your own, but we have six more to add to your collection—all from the SOX Zine Fest, the first zine fest in Soccsksargen showcasing arts and literature of and from the region (Region 12). Organized by SOX Writers and SOX Reading Advocates, thisContinue reading “6 Zines from #SOXZineFest2020 You Should Be Reading”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Wing of the Locust’ by Joel Donato Ching Jacob #WingoftheLocust

by KB Meniado Filipino mythology was something I hadn’t been reading plenty of, and not because of a lack of offering but energy (for shame), but this year has allowed me to explore a few facets of our prehistoric origins and found the experience both fascinating and well, guilt-ridden. So when I was offered theContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Wing of the Locust’ by Joel Donato Ching Jacob #WingoftheLocust”