Carlo Vergara is Leaving Comics and It’s All Our Fault

      Award-winning graphic novelist and playwright Visconde Carlo Vergara announced today that he’s leaving his beloved medium, comics, for monetary reasons. In short, making comics isn’t enough to live on. He writes: “Yesterday, I met with the organizers of Komikon, and during that meeting we talked about the challenges that local comic book…

Ilawod: How our monster got its name

A lot of people have been asking about the title of the movie. Why Ilawod? What does it mean? How did you guys come about it? This post will answer that question. When director Dan Villegas and I brainstormed on what was to become Ilawod, we had no idea that we were going to create…

What do you do when the police stop you from filming them?

I was invited to the Peace and Order Forum hosted by the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. in cooperation with the Movement for Restoration of Peace and Order, the National Capital Region Police Office, and the Manila Police District. One of the panelists was NCRPO director Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, who…

Ilawod: How a horror film happened

Over the next few days, I will be writing more about how the movie got made. Meanwhile, enjoy the trailer, and don’t forget to watch Ilawod when it opens in theaters nationwide on January 18, 2017.