ARNOLD ARRE Filipino Fantasy Artist

The Mythology Class

the mythology class 2014

The Mythology Class
Summoned to a secret gathering one stormy night by the mysterious Mrs. Enkanta, Nicole finds herself face to face with tikbalangs, kapres, and all sorts of engkantos–mythical creatures she had only heard about from her grandfather’s stories.  Together with new found friends, she embarks on a quest into the realm of myth and folklore where she fights alongside heroes of her childhood against an age-old terror.  Follow in their footsteps as their adventure takes them through the familiar streets of Metro Manila and into a world more fascinating than they had ever imagined.

Originally published by the author in four issues in 1999, it was collected into a special edition by Anino Comics in September 2005 and Nautilus Comics in 2014.

The series won a Manila Critics Circle National Book Award on September 11, 2000, the first to win in the Comic Books category. Enjoy this latest edition of Arnold Arre’s first ever graphic novel!

 

 

The Mythology Class 2014 Collected Edition

• 350 pages, black and white
• one-shot special
• for mature readers

2014 Edition Published by Nautilus Comics

Available at Comic Quest, Filbars, Comic Odyssey, and select NBS, Powerbooks, and Fully Booked branches (see the list here)
Order online through Nautilus Comics (e-mail orders@nautiluscomics.net or send a message through Facebook)

What is The Mythology Class?

“Isa ito sa mga librong pinakamamahal ko, nakapagbigay inspirasyon; isang libro na maiisip mong napakaswerte mo at nabasa mo ito. Hindi lang siya kasi kwentong pagkatapos mo mabasa, okay ka na; ito yung tipong mapapaisip ka, na ang sarap maging Pilipino, ang sarap maging tao, ang sarap makadama, ang sarap malaman na marami pa tayong makakalap at maipapamahagi sa sangkalawakan.”
MANIX ABRERA, Creator of “Kikomachine Komix,” and “12” & “14” silent comics

“…a book of wonder. Arnold Arre conjures up the kind of spell that needs nothing but the alchemy of words and images to create a story for an entire world to fit in.  A classic that can be read and reread with growing delight.
ERWIN ROMULO, Esquire Philippines Editor-in-Chief

“A modern Filipino literary classic.  Arnold is a true inspiration to his fellow comic creators and fans.”
LEINIL FRANCIS YU, Marvel Comics Artist of “Avengers” and “Secret Invasion”

“…an epic tale that deserves its place among our legends… with characters you feel for, love, and actually miss. ”
QUARK HENARES, Director of “Rakenrol” and “Keka”

“You have to read ‘The Mythology Class” and discover that the supernatural stories which you heard as a kid and dreamt and wondered about are alive and kicking butt in Arnold Arre’s storytelling.”
BUDDY ZABALA, Bassist of The Dawn and Eraserheads

“Arre’s imagination and creativity soar to dizzying heights. More than a decade since its first publication, ‘The Mythology Class’ remains potent and exhilarating. Beyond the narrative, it is a valiant attempt to reconnect the modern Filipino with his or her ancient roots. These are our heroes and myths raging against the dying of the light—and, boy, what a battle to behold.”
JERROLD TAROG,  Director of “Sana Dati” and “Senior Year”

“‘The Mythology Class’ is better than any textbook I read in school about myths and demons. It’s like a college-level ‘Monster Squad.’ The fact that Arre can enlighten and entertain while both deconstructing and reinventing these fables is a magical talent. I need to see this series as a bunch of movies, STAT.”
MARIE JAMORA,  Director of “Ang Nawawala”

“An inspiring work, filled to overflowing with ideas.”
– Writer/Editor RAMON DE VEYRA (“Ang Nawawala”)

“A graphic novel, one that captures the Filipino fascination of friends discovering the spirit world together that still rings true today… because we all have friends, and no matter how old we are, we are still discovering that the world is a beautiful and mysterious place, and more than enkantos and tikbalangs and what-have-yous, it’s the time we spend with our barkada that makes life exciting.”
YVETTE TAN,  Author of “Waking the Dead” and “Kaba”

“Arnold Arre’s ‘The Mythology Class’ can and will shape a future generation more than any city ordinance can–if only more will encounter this book. Buy ten more and give it to random kids you see.  Make this your mission and chalk it under ‘nation building.’”
GANG BADOY, Founder of Rock Ed Philippines

“A work that impresses from every angle.  From the meticulous panels of hand-drawn art and hand-lettered dialogue, to pages crammed with detail, emotion and movement to full-page visions of whimsical fantasy, you can feel the creator’s exuberance and energy as he tells his tale.  A tale told so earnestly, so vividly and purely,.. In this book is a Manila fused with Old Magic, with as much wonder and discovery as there is danger and daring-do. So grab on tight and get ready for a ride. So many years after it was first cast, the magic is still there and just as strong as ever.
MARCO DIMAANO, Creator of “Angel Ace” and “K.I.A.”

“A book that celebrates youth, friendship, Philippine myths, legends and folklore, magic, imagination and dreaming. It has a few hints in it of “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Phantom Tollbooth” and “The Lord of the Rings.” A bunch of college students are thrown into a fantastic quest and they’re just not the same again after they return to the “real world.”
However, there is always a little magic to be found in the “real world”—in certain people we meet, in nooks and crannies hidden beneath the noise, traffic and “technological advancement” of the world we live in. Arnold Arre seems to think so.”
KAREN KUNAWICZ, Columnist of The Manila Times and Pirate Captain

“A reading experience quite unlike you’ve ever had before.  Even though this is a fifteen year old story, it still remains as fresh and as exciting as it did in 1999.  It’s time to show a new generation of comic book creators what a good comic book is. Look at the art. Read the story. Look at how Arnold manipulates both words and pictures, how he bends and twists and breaks apart every element. “The Mythology Class” demonstrates that Arnold is more than just a talented artist–he is also an excellent and intelligent writer who knows fully well how to coalesce his ideas into one complete graphic novel. I’m very excited to see “The Mythology Class” back in circulation after having been out of print for so many years.  Many Filipino comics readers today may no longer be familiar with it, completely unaware of how good it is, and how much of a juggernaut Arnold is as a comics creator.  It’s time to show that Arnold stands among the very best this country has to offer. I hope this book stays in print this time!
GERRY ALANGUILAN, Creator of “Elmer” and “Wasted”

18 Responses to this post
  1. Posted on January 19, 2012 by Aeron Merc

    where can i buy this graphic novel?

  2. Posted on July 28, 2012 by Jesus B Samonte

    where can i buy this graphic novel

  3. Posted on September 17, 2012 by Name

    I want to buy this graphic novel, where I can buy this?

  4. Posted on March 3, 2013 by Syd Roque

    please republish this book! it’s one of the best books i’ve ever read. there’s a whole new generation of believers who would love to read this book.please!

  5. Posted on June 3, 2013 by Gab

    Where can i buy the book?

  6. Posted on November 12, 2013 by E-jay

    di ko sya makita kahit saang book store :[ who knows where to grab one ?

  7. Posted on December 18, 2013 by Walter

    It’s sold out. I’ve been looking for a couple of copies myself. I gave my previous copies to friend as gifts…

    Although I still have the original four issues signed by Arnold Arre… :)

  8. Posted on February 5, 2014 by alex

    very great novel. ganda ng kwento. pati ng batuhan ng lines. iba ka sir! :)

  9. Posted on November 2, 2014 by Danry Ocampo

    Mythology Class Reprints will be available at this coming Komikon X. November 15th 😀

  10. Posted on November 24, 2014 by arnoldarre

    Hi everyone, the reprint / new edition is now available in comic book stores!

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  12. Posted on November 30, 2014 by Joseph Yap

    Is there any way we can order this novel online? No comic stores where I am based. :(

  13. Posted on September 1, 2015 by Patricio

    I really need this book! where can i find/buy this book?! :3

  14. Posted on September 1, 2015 by arnoldarre

    Hi everyone, it should be in comic book stores like Comic Odyssey and Filbars, you can also order it through Nautilus Comics :)

  15. Posted on September 26, 2015 by Rauden

    I was able to buy a copy of this book in a Fully Booked store in SM North. As for the availability on other branches, I do not know. Hope it helps!

  16. Posted on October 15, 2015 by Rowel dela paz

    Hello! Pano pag gusto ko bumili nung special edition but nasa ibang bansa ako? Please help! Really want this book!

  17. Posted on October 15, 2015 by Rowel dela paz

    Sorry nakasulat n pla sa taas… 😀

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