Illustrator Sketchpad

[Illustrator's Sketchpad] Of Donuts, Goodnight Songs, and Neurotic Polar Bears: Isabel ‘Pepper’ Roxas’ Artistic Forays

A very warm welcome to Pepper! I am no stranger to Pepper’s artwork as I reviewed her Araw sa Palengke (A Day in the Market) a year ago. We also invited her here in Singapore for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in 2012 when we had a Philippine Focus for the festival. Needless to say, she wowed […]

[Illustrator's Sketchpad] Meet Kajo Baldisimo, Co-Creator of Trese, Slayer of Demons

Myra here. We are very privileged to welcome Mr. Kajo Baldisimo today in GatheringBooks as our featured Illustrator. We thought that since we are celebrating Monsters, Beasts, and Chimeras, we might as well ask the slayers of demons themselves to share with us their creative process. Thank you, Kajo, for taking time out from your […]

Featured Guests for September/October: Meet the Slayers of Monsters and Beasts and a Special Guest Blogger!

Myra here. We are very honoured and extremely excited to announce our featured guests this September and October in GatheringBooks. Since our bimonthly theme is on Monsters, Beasts, and Chimera: Of Spooks and Spectres, we thought it best to invite the demon-hunting team, the slayers of monsters and supernatural creatures – who else but the unparalleled Budjette […]

Russell Molina and Sergio Bumatay III talk about EDSA

EDSA is a very special picture book. I have been meaning to get a copy of this while I was visiting the Philippines a few months ago but all the book stores I visited said that all their copies are sold out. And with good reason. And so I was thrilled to have received not one, […]

[Illustrator's Sketchpad] Sergio’s Surreal Artistry and Influences

How did your childhood influence your decision to pursue illustration? When I was a kid, I loved improvising my own toys like clay from mud or papier mache, making bubbles from the hibiscus plant, and recycling old notebooks to make scrapbooks. Those moments of play is what I recall whenever I illustrate a scene in […]