Geekend Gladiators was able to catch the award-winning creator of the hit Komiks Series Tabi Po, Mervin Malonzo. He shares with us his history as a writer, how the idea for Tabi Po came about and what he thinks of the blossoming Komiks Industry in the country.
“One only dies once… and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost… and will not present itself again.”
– Buster #1 by Peejay Catacutan
Buster #1 is a beautiful story that brings the future in the context of the past. It is filled with non-stop action and Philippine history. The main character of the story is a Philippine hero brought back to life to become the hope against the despair brought by the tyrants. Peejay conveys a beautiful message about the society and how one man can start a revolution.
Are you aware that there is a thriving Filipino Komik book industry in the Philippines nowadays? If not, then let me inform you that there is in fact a resurgence of original Filipino Komik books. But, mind you, this has not always been the state of the industry, and just like World History has it, there were the so-called Golden Age and the Dark Age of Filipino Komiks.
So what caused the downfall of the industry back then?