This Christmas season, Beyond the Box celebrates Filipino talent by bringing together the country’s foremost comic artists for a project that pushes the limits of digital illustration. As a brand constantly in search for ways to help its customers explore possibilities through the technology, Beyond the Box has gathered some of today’s most respected comic artists to gift their fans with a one-of-a-kind comic book compilation.
The comic compilation is the first of its kind in the Philippines and is a creative collaboration between Dan Matutina, graphic designer and co-founder of branding and design agency, Plus 63 Design Co., and Charles Paw, CEO of Digits Trading Inc. As well known advocates of creativity and innovation, the two gathered comic industry pillars Harvey Tolibao, Manix Abrera, and Mervin Malonzo to illustrate their comic stories solely using an Apple iPad Pro. The artists wrote their stories under the theme “Beyond” as an ode to Beyond the Box as a brand that encourages exploring possibilities.
Harvey Tolibao is a Filipino comic book artist who has gained recognition by pencilling and inking for Dark Horse, Marvel, and DC Comics. He is currently a cover artist at Zenescope Entertainment, a comic book artist at IDW Publishing, an artist at Nautilus Comics, and a cover artist for DC Comics.
Manuel “Manix” Abrera is a Filipino comic artist best known for his daily comic strip Kikomachine for The Philippine Daily Inquirer and his webcomic News Hardcore! on GMA News Online.
Mervin Malonzo is a Filipino freelance designer, artist, animator, illustrator, and cartoonist for web, video & animation, print and comics. He is known for writing and drawing the National Book Award-winning comic TABI PO, and his work with writer Adam David for ANG SUBERSIBO, a comic adaptation of Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.
Through the partnership, Beyond the Box aspires to empower Filipinos to go “beyond” by encouraging creativity, discovery, and adventure. The brand hopes that the comic book will inspire its customers to celebrate creativity this holiday season and to live beyond limits in the coming year.
BEYOND is available in all Beyond the Box stores nationwide and retails for Php 350. For more information, you may visit www.beyondthebox.ph.