ARNOLD ARRE Filipino Fantasy Artist

After Eden

After Eden by Arnold ArreWhen two people first fall in love, they feel like the whole world revolves around their relationship. Like Adam and Eve, they feel like a Garden of Eden was created just for them. And when they fight or break up, it feels like every decision they made about each other forever changed the world for the worst.

But what if it wasn’t just a feeling? What if divine forces were literally placing the fate of the world on certain relationships? That’s exactly what happens to Jon and Celine, recently reacquainted childhood friends who enter a whirlwind romance. They don’t realize it, but angels and demons have wagered control of the world on the outcome of their relationship. It doesn’t help that Jon’s friends Greg and Mike team up with Celine’s friends Lea and Cathy to try to break the couple up in order to bring things back to the old status quo, and to prevent the couple from playing matchmaker with them. This not only puts Jon and Celine’s relationship to the test, but the very fate of love in the world is made to hang in the balance.

Love is always sweet in the beginning. But what happens to your world after you leave Eden?

After Eden is one of the earliest works of award-winning comic creator Arnold Arre. This updated version features new dialogue and scenes that brings the story closer to Arre’s intended vision, remastering an old fan-favorite story for a new generation of readers and lovers.

PhP 500.00

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

Visit the After Eden Facebook Page

This edition published by Nautilus Comics in 2016

1st edition After Eden published by Anino Comics, an imprint of Adarna House in 2002


“After Eden is a love story that involves six people, serendipitous weather disturbances, and the minions of heaven and hell. It is, by turns, strange, hilarious and heartbreaking — a story that somehow manages to be complex and yet pure and simple at the same time. It is also the best thing Arnold Arre has done so far, and that’s really saying something, considering that he’s won National Book Awards for his previous works, The Mythology Class and Trip to Tagaytay. Arnold has truths to tell about love, friendship, loyalty and betrayal, and he tells them with an eloquence — in words and pictures — that is all his own.”
Luis Joaquin M. Katigbak, author of Happy Endings

“What happens when seesaws and Sesame Street gives way to long talks over Starbucks cups and the complications of grown-up relationships? After Eden is a story of what happens after we shed innocence and step into the big, scary world. It’s not easy for a man and a woman to find each other, much less keep the relationship alive. But Arre’s story–told in simple but expressive lines, and in words that are variously tender and sharp–is ultimately a story of hope and belief in love. So it’s mushy, yes. But you and I both know that we’re all secretly cheering on the lovers in his story, because each of us is an Adam and an Eve, looking to find one another.”
Kristine D. Fonacier, editor, MTV Ink

“…another comic book masterpiece! After Eden is a delightful tale of love in all its glory and uncertainties. Arre’s mastery of the comic form as a medium to convey his stories adds a unique and refreshing twist to this one-of-a-kind opus. A must-have for all you love-struck romantics and comic book aficionados out there!”
Taga-Ilog, Culture Crash

“No tikbalangs or engkantos, no futuristic cityscapes or flying cars. But the absence of these trappings doesn’t make Arnold Arre’s drama-comedy opus After Eden any less magical and enthralling.”
Marco Dimaano, writer/artist, Angel Ace

15 Responses to this post
  1. Posted on November 4, 2011 by Kathleen Legaspi

    Sir Arnold, where can we have a copy of this? Thanks 🙂

  2. Posted on December 4, 2011 by nad

    sir arnold,where did i buy this book?tnx

  3. Posted on December 14, 2011 by Sab Reloj

    Hi Sir Arnold, hopefully you reprint this novel. My friend lent me this book a few years ago. I tried looking for a copy but it seemed like it got sold out too quickly. I just love the storyline and art.

    Or.. if you know where I can buy a copy.. that would really be great sir. 🙂

  4. Posted on September 29, 2012 by eden

    hi sir..where can i find a copy of this book?..please email me…

  5. Posted on December 18, 2012 by felix

    ilang taon din akong naaddict sa japannese manga. nako mas may maganda pa pala na pinoy GN dun! mas nakakarelate paako. wow,..

  6. Posted on May 9, 2013 by joniel razo

    di pa ako nakapabasa nyan! Alam ko maganda yan basahin lalo’t mayroong CD.. ang sarap panuorin!

  7. Posted on May 17, 2013 by Ann

    Hi sir Arnold! I read this graphic novel of yours when Im still in my college days through a friend of my sister’s copy… your graphic novel inspired me a lot improve my comic sketching skills during my arki days… and I really like the plot of the story about pureness in relationship and love.. 😀 I hope I could still get one of this… available pa po ba? please email me where I could get a copy… thanks!

  8. Posted on August 15, 2013 by francis

    hi sir arnold, I once read this graphic novel when i was in college and it really inspired me alot. I wish you could reprint this because I’d definitely spread the word !

  9. Posted on September 30, 2014 by Lorenne

    Hi Sir Arnold! I’ve been emailing you since i was in college about my biggest wish that this graphic novel be reprinted. This story has greatly affected how my life got (positively) crazy years ago, and it would be such bliss to have my own copy of it. Lagi na lang po ako pumupunta ng UP Mainlib para hiramin to. Kaso since di na po ako student, mahirap nang ilabas. 🙁

    Please please i hope you would reprint!

  10. Posted on January 18, 2015 by paulo

    Hi mr arnold arre , just got a reprint of trip to tagaytay , nag balik alaala ako nung college days ko pati ung the mythology class ahhahaha sana I reprint din ung after eden na baha unh copy ko nun eh

  11. Posted on July 15, 2015 by bernard

    hi sir arnold.. any chance that this can get reprinted? i had a copy of this the first time it was published but unfortunately, a friend borrowed it and never gave it back.. i’ve been looking all over to get another copy and the closest i got is 1 up for sale at (which is really not an option for me at the moment).. so here’s to hoping you’d get this reprinted.. it was really a very good and inspirational book..

  12. […] he decided not to release it because he didn’t want to follow up his previous novel “After Eden” with another romance book. He ended up releasing the Pinoy fantasy and action-filled […]

  13. […] After Eden – A graphic novel which had gone viral in my childhood but, as usual, I was clueless. Hence a friend insisted I read it. A typical love story which would appeal to a younger audience, or fans of the original who want to take the author’s re-take of the old story. […]

  14. Posted on July 17, 2017 by Rick Robin Cagnaan

    I had the chance to read “After Eden” after buying it at NBS, and every page is full of drama. What strikes me is that the break-up of Jon and Celine reminds me of the Level 42 song “Love Games” in which it sounds heartbreaking. But Arnold did a very awesome job with the graphic novel; I mean, his illustrations were beautifully drawn.

  15. Posted on August 12, 2021 by Name

    Hello po, where can i buy a copy of this book?

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