My new graphic novel Halina Filipina — my first title since Martial Law Babies was released in 2008 — will have a launch and signing event at the Komiket on October 3, 2015 at Elements # Centris in Quezon City, thanks to Nautilus Comics. You can purchase a copy at the event for a special introductory price of P350.00 (regular price is P395.00).
Halina Mitchell is a half-Filipino half-American New Yorker who visits the Philippines for the first time to meet her relatives. Here she also encounters Cris, a struggling film critic whose passionate loathing for bad local movies reflects his views of modern Filipino society.
Coming from completely different worlds, the two eventually learn from each other. Through Cris, Halina gets a quick course on Manila life, from driving through midnight traffic to listening to the Eraserheads, while she helps him gain a newfound appreciation of living in his own country.
From National Book Award-winning author Arnold Arre, creator of The Mythology Class, Martial Law Babies, After Eden, Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat, and Trip to Tagaytay comes Halina Filipina, a story about friendship, understanding, and love; about finding one’s identity and experiencing the joy of finally having a place to belong.
Mature readers | 200 pages, black & white | English and Tagalog
Visit Halina Filipina on Facebook for further updates: https://www.facebook.com/HalinaFilipina
Directions to Elements @ Centris —
Here’s another short excerpt from the book.
Hope to see you guys at the Komiket!