Over the last few years, social media has grown to be a great place for artists to share their work. It’s always fun going through the #ArtPH and #VisibleWomen hashtags to see the different styles and colors of emerging artists. The enthusiasm for art nowadays shows how it’s an exciting time for the local comic scene, and Julienne Dadivas (Hulyen), Rian Gonzales and Mika Bacani are three artists whose art styles are at the forefront of this resurgence.
Lucky for us, Beyond the Box collaborated with Hulyen, Rian and Mika for Beyond vol. 2, a comic book that features three original stories with art drawn completely using the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro. It serves as the follow-up to last year’s edition featuring Harvey Tolibo, Manix Abrera, and Mervin Malonzo.
Ahead of the launch on Oct. 7, we got to sit down with the three artists to talk about the topics they covered in the compilation and their thoughts on Twitter as an emerging venue to share art.