Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Philippine Literary Festival. Thank you to Visprint and the National Book Store for making this happen.
The venue was huge! This was in Ballroom 2 of Raffles Makati, with a seating capacity of 500.
Here are Budjette Tan, Karen Francisco, and Mervin Malonzo looking over the artworks the Visprint artists will be exhibiting.
Left: Art from After Lambana, me and Mervin’s comic book project. Right: Art from Alternative Alamat, an anthology edited by Paolo Chikiamco.
The Ballroom fills up as people get ready for Manix Abrera’s launch of his second silent comics collection, 14.
Here we are serving as a sideshow for the ManixCon (term courtesy of Paolo Fabregas). Haha! (I say this with fondness.)
I joined a panel called “Emerging Writers Primer: Author as Businessperson”, with Karen, Mervin, Carlo Vergara, Mina V. Esguerra, and Nida Ramirez, with Siege Malvar as host. I enjoyed it! I hoped it was informative to the young writers in attendance.
Thank you to Mays and Tere for sharing their photos.
I went to Ballroom 1 to listen to the Komikero panel. Very interesting discussion about the process of creating comics.
That’s Carljoe Javier, Adam David, Rob Cham, and Budjette.
A closer look at the amazing After Lambana art. We are aiming for a 2015 release. Watch out for it.
Posing with my boys.
Thank you for dropping by!
4 thoughts on “#PLF2014”
Haha “ManixCon” nice term. Can’t wait for your next books. Really loved your Project 17 and ended up circulating my copy in class for everyone to enjoy. Like me they also loved it :)
Thank you so much!
Looks quite grand. And looks like a great decade for Philippine Lit as well :) Where were these events when I was there?!!!
Haha! Uwi ka na raw! There’s another big event next month.