I’m very happy to announce that my graphic novel, “The Mythology Class” is FINALLY back in print. (If you were at the Komikon last weekend though, you already know about this. Thanks to everyone who came by the booth. :))
I’m very, very grateful to Nautilus Comics for their interest and willingness to publish reprints of my books (“Trip to Tagaytay” was also reprinted earlier this year) and I’m only all too glad that a whole new generation will be able to read them.
By the way I’d like to share this interesting story. My good friend and publisher Jamie Bautista of Nautilus (author of “Cast Comics” and “Private Iris” among others) actually e-mailed me as far back as 2002 or thereabouts and asked if I would be willing to let him reprint Myth Class which, back then, hadn’t been published as a collected edition yet. At the time I had already committed the title to Adarna’s Anino Comics so I had to decline his generous offer. A decade, a Bucheon Korea Comic Convention trip together, and many comic collaborations later, I’m very happy that Mythology Class has found a new home with Jamie, his wife Iyay, and Nautilus Comics. :D
The three new covers:
* Cover #1 (Tala) is a special events-only cover so you’ll be able to purchase it in events like comic conventions and signings.
* Cover #2 (Nicole and Kubin) is a comic book store exclusive cover and will not be available in events.
* Cover #3 (The Orrery) will be available in events and comic book stores.
However, you can order any cover directly through Nautilus Comics’ Jamie Bautista. E-mail him at jamiebautista at gmail dot com or message him through Facebook.
As of this writing, the book is now available in Comic Quest Megamall and Filbars Megamall (along with my other books “Trip to Tagaytay” and “Martial Law Babies”). It will soon be available in other branches and in other bookstores.
A few of my favorite scenes.
This scene with Nicole and the class meeting Lusyo, a Tikbalang, for the very first time was the very first page I drew, September 1997.
“The Chase”: A raving mad tikbalang runs after Lisa and Bob down South Superhighway. (1999):
And this is a digital painting of the tikbalang chase scene for The Mythology Class’ new edition (November 2014):
I video-capped my drawing / painting process and you can watch it here:
And now that it’s available again, I hope you guys enjoy the book!