Sunday, October 03, 2004

siglo: passion - talisay, 1928

"Talisay, 1928"
Words by Vince Groyon
Art by Hai Ibardolaza

One of the notions I wanted to deflate with this series is the mistaken belief that the best stories and art come from Manila. This is absolute bullshit borne our of misplaced pride in Manila-centrism.

Vince's novel, "Sky Over Dimas", won both the Palanca and National Book Awards for Best Novel, and Hai is a multiple awardee himself, most recently for "The Greediest of Rajahs". Both books are available in good bookstores.

Vince and Hai are both from Negros, and it is that province that becomes the setting for their tale of passion - wrapped in a banig.

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