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Interview: Igan d’Bayan

Writer and artist Igan d’Bayan has been unsettling folks through his art for some time now. His paintings come in different sizes (some larger than life) and tackle different topics, but the one thing that they have in common is that they are mighty spooky. Igan is currently painting a series of inverted crosses. “No, […]

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Interview: Lala Gallardo-Samson

Lala Gallardo-Samson is a really cool artist. You can’t get simpler than that. Aside from winning first prize with her sister in the first Philippine Graphic Fiction Awards for their comic book, The Sad, Mad, Incredible But True Adventure of of Hika Girl, Lala does incredibly intricate, incredibly beautiful papercuts inspired by beautiful, dark things. […]

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Interview: Ray Garton

Ray Garton is an American author whose horror stories have been scaring the pants off readers since 1984. His stories are genuinely frightening (I remember having to read The Loveliest Dead all the way through because if I didn’t, the ghosts would get me) and he’s one of the few who can take a worn […]

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Interview: Eddie Romero

If you don’t know who Eddie Romero is, look him up here. I love this man. He directed one of my favorite Filipino movies, and of course, he directed a lot of B Movies in the 70s, has been featured in Pete Tomb’s Mondo Macabro and has been cited as one of Quentin Tarantino’s cinematic […]

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Interview: Ige Ramos

I’m breaking my “work must be influenced by the dark” rule for this one. Ige Ramos is a book designer and magazine editor and an expert in just about everything from food to folklore. I met him when we were panelists together on the TV show Ang Pinaka. True, his work tends to be bright […]

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Interview: Karen Kunawicz

Karen Kunawicz has been writing about all things dark and beautiful. She’s a writer, a TV personality, sometimes a pirate, and always a fan of Johnny Depp. She’s been called Manila’s Queen of Goths, and is a prominent figure in the local music scene. I’m honored to have her on my blog. Find out more […]

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Interview: Mr. Bones

Mr. Bones is the lead vocalist of Mr. Bones and the Boneyard circus, a band that’s been making waves not just because of their talent, but also because they’re fun to watch, and they’re songs and lyrics tend to be dark, but, ah, happy. They’re one of my favorite local bands (I currently have three). […]

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