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Showing posts from January, 2010

Seven Book Blogs from the Philippines

Multiculturalism Rocks! has given Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind the Over the Top! blog award. Thank you, Nathalie! :o) Here are the rules for the award: 1. Thank and post URL to the blog that gave the award. 2. Pass the award along to six brilliantly over the top blogs - blogs you love! (I am going to cheat here and give the award to seven blogs.) 3. Copy and paste this quiz . . . Change the answers (one-word answers only). The Q&A 1. Where is your cell phone? here 2. Your hair? curly 3. Your mother? Gensan 4. Your father? here 5. Your favorite food? pizza 6. Your dream last night? forgot 7. Your favorite drink? coffee 8. Your dream/goal? publisher 9. What room are you in? bedroom 10. Your hobby? blogging 11. Your fear? death 12. Where do you want to be in six years? dunno 13. Where were you last night? home 14. Something that you aren’t? bored 15. Muffins? no 16. Wish list item? books 17. Where did you grow up? Vegas 18. Last thing you did? laundry 19. What are you wearing

Illustrator Interview: Sergio Bumatay III

Today, I have the great privilege of interviewing Filipino children's book illustrator Sergio "Serj" Bumatay III . Serj is the illustrator of: Basta Ayoko Pang Matulog!/I Don’t Want to Go to Bed Yet! by Luis Gatmaitan (OMF Literature, 2005) Tight Times by Jeanette C. Patindol (Adarna House, 2007) The Boy Who Touched Heaven by Iris Gem Li (Adarna House, 2007) Naku, Nakuu, Nakuuu! by Nanoy Rafael (Adarna House, 2008) and Tuwing Sabado/Every Saturday by Russell Molina (Lampara Books, 2009) Serj, welcome to Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind! Please share a bit about your childhood. In an interview with PaperTigers , you said that you always knew that you wanted to draw and paint. What were you like as a young artist? When I was young, I loved to create many things and try interesting stuff like science experiments you can do in the kitchen, home made toys, and collecting many things. That curiosity and creativity motivated me to try art. I discovered I could draw by

Illustrator Interview: Ariel Pang

Ariel Pang is my new favorite children's book illustrator! Ariel is from Taiwan and her works include: Fox Hatches the Egg Barky the Dog Sheep The Lion Who Wants Curly Hair Black Spoonbills Come for Winter Mongoose, Mongoose, Stop! Don't Run. The Outfoxed Fox P is for Pumpkin As you can see, Ariel's illustrations are just the cutest things. Bright, colorful, and playful. They are reviving . I'm really happy to be featuring Ariel and some of her works on Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind. Read on for my conversation with Ariel... Who are your favorite artists, graphic designers, and children's book illustrators? How have they influenced your work? I got influenced by many artists through time. But there are two artists who influence me the most. They are Bobby Chiu and Davy Liu . Bobby Chiu has this broadcasting thing named Chiustream on the Internet where he interacts with other artists in the world through his broadcasting. He shares his philosophy of how to