Looking for Juan
Written by Gigo Alampay and Annette Ferrer
Artworks by John Paul Antido
Juan’s parents are both Filipinos, but they all live in England. His parents have always told him about the Philippines—its culture, history, stories, and traditions. But Juan has never been to the Philippines—until now.
Join Juan in discovering what it means to be a Filipino in this fun activity book featuring coloring pages, word games, puzzles, and more!
Year Published: 2019
Type: Softbound, full-color page
About the Artist: John Paul Antido, or Japs for short, hails from Antipolo and is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Fine Arts Program major in painting. Impressionistic and Van Gogh-esque, Japs' works are lively in color and movement. By mixing traditional and modern symbols, he is able ti succinctly capture the Filipino culture's vibrancy, hybridity, and ever-changing nature.
Japs received praise and awards for his works, including the grand prize in the 2005 Art Petron National Student Art Competition. He was also shortlisted in the 2011 Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards, the 2009 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence National Competition, the 2005 GSIS Annual Painting Competition, among others. He has also exhibited in Lao, Singapore, Malaysia, and Denmark.
BUY ONE, DONATE BOOKS TO JUAN! Every purchase of this book is matched with book donations to two children from the disadvantaged communities in the Philippines in support of CANVAS' One Million Books for One Million Filipino Children Campaign.