I grew up loving comic books, but I admit that I haven’t really been able to keep up with them lately. And Filipino komiks? My knowledge and familiarity with them is even more embarrassing.
The latest komiks creators I’ve had the pleasure of getting familiar with are Merwin Ignacio and Ian Sta. Maria, the two guys behind the bestselling “Skyworld”. I spoke with them at the recently concluded Komikon, and they were very nice and humble about the success that their work has been getting.
In this interview, they talk about using Philippine folklore and mythology in their work, their early dreams for Skyworld, and what advice they’d give to other aspiring comic book creators.