Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The RENAISSANCE Project

Filipino comic book artists unite for heroic cause
By John Geddes, USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2009-12-14-filipino-artists-unite_N.htm



UPDATE : EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FEB.20,2010 AT THE MEGATRADE HALL

Whilce recently did an interview with USA TODAY about the Renaissance project / event :

Whilce said, "We're working on an event right now called Renaissance. It's a charity auction ... that will provide money to some of these artists who have fallen on tough times. I got the top Filipino artists together to create pieces for this auction. Their mission was to create a Filipino superhero. I told them, 'You're world-class artists, make a character that kids in the Philippines can look up to, can be inspired by.' I want these kids to see artists creating heroes that look like them and that live and interact in local places that they recognize. It's a key part of establishing that sense of history, pride and legacy. If we can do that while providing support for artists in need, then we're accomplishing two worthy goals at the same time."

READ THE COMPLETE INTERVIEW AT:
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2009-12-14-filipino-artists-unite_N.htm

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