Walk through the inspiration and process of Filipino visual artist Cedrick Dela Paz as he paints the series of artworks for his newest children’s book, “Mga Kuwento ng Maaliwalas,” written by Becky Bravo.
Watch the video below:
Signed copies will be available while supplies last.
Isinulat ni Becky Bravo
Iginuhit ni Cedrick Dela Paz
Sa bayan ng Maaliwalas, may nagtanim ng puno kahit bawal, maingay sa puwesto ng barberong pipi, at may aso’t pusang magkapitbahay.
Narito ang tatlong kuwento ng pagtindig, pag-asa, at ligayang umuusbong sa kabutihan ng isa’t isa.
Year Published: 2023
Language: English with Filipino translations by Monica Antonio (“Lunti”), Annette A. Ferrer (“Mga Aso’t Pusa”), and Ergoe Tinio (“Kuwentong Barbero”)
Type: Hardbound, full-color
Message from the Writer: "This collection of stories was a godsend in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. 'Green' lost in the Romeo Forbes Competition. But in January 2021, CANVAS director Gigo Alampay called me out of the blue not just to pick the story up for publication, but to ask me to write two more. And so, in my own way, I also grew a hopeful little garden while stuck in the confines of my house. My thanks to Cedrick dela Paz for suggesting the storylines for his drawings—the seeds that grew into 'Kuwentong Barbero' and 'Cats and Dogs.'"
Message from the Illustrator: "When I was just starting out as an artist, I dreamt of the opportunity to have a book with CANVAS. This process was challenging, enjoyable, and filled with new experiences. It is an honor to create three series of paintings for the stories that sprouted from the playful mind of the brilliant writer Becky Bravo. This work is not mine alone. It is the product of collaboration among people contributing their talents to create a book that will bring smiles to the faces of readers, young and old alike."
BUY ONE, DONATE BOOKS TO JUAN! Every purchase of this book is matched with book donations to two children from disadvantaged communities in the Philippines in support of CANVAS' One Million Books for One Million Filipino Children Campaign.