The Mythology Class: Where Philippine Legends Become Reality (a Graphic Novel)

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Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
7.0 X 9.9 X 1.0 inches | 1.81 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780804855426

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About the Author
Arnold Arre won the inaugural graphic novel Philippine National Book Award in 2000 for The Mythology Class. He is the author and illustrator of many other popular works, including Halina Filipina, The World of Andong Agimat, The Children of Bathala, and The Journey to Lupan-On.
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"Arre's imagination and creativity soar to dizzying heights. More than a decade since its first publication, The Mythology Class remains potent and exhilarating. Beyond the narrative, it is a valiant attempt to reconnect the modern Filipino with his or her ancient roots. These are our heroes and myths raging against the dying of the light--and, boy, what a battle to behold." --Jerrold Tarog, Director of "Sana Dati" and "Senior Year"
"Arnold Arre is one of the most imaginative storytellers today. You get a sense of his vast creativity in The Mythology Class' his first graphic novel, one that captures the Filipino fascination of friends discovering the spirit world together that still rings true today..." --Yvette Tan, Author of Waking the Dead and Kaba
"Before Trese and other Philippine mythology--inspired graphic novels, there's The Mythology Class. Having been the first to win in the Comic Books category of the Philippine National Book Awards, this revolutionary work is hitting the local big screen soon" --Book Riot, "5 Must-Read Comics and Graphic Novels from the Philippines."
"More than 20 years after its initial publication, much of Mythology Class remains fresh, vital, and engrossing. It is arguably Arre's most well-realized work. With its black-and-white illustrations and skillful blending of elements of fantasy, horror, comedy, and adventure, some readers of Mythology Class may be reminded of Jeff Smith's Bone. With its large cast of characters who possess various skills, Arre's graphic narrative is also reminiscent of comic books featuring superhero teams, such as X-Men and Justice League. Arre is especially adept in creating distinct and memorable characters..." --International Journal of Comic Art
"The Mythology Class is the graphic novel I wish I had while growing up in Manila. Arre succeeds in bringing to life indigenous Philippine folklore in contemporary settings. Reading the international release, I was filled with pride that my people's mythology was finally being seen and understood by a broader audience." --Maileen Hamto, Manhattan Book Review
"This is a book of wonder. Arnold Arre conjures up the kind of spell that needs nothing but the alchemy of words and images to create a story for an entire world to fit in. A classic that can be read and reread with growing delight." --Erwin Romulo, Esquire Philippines Editor-in-Chief
"...the fact that Arre can enlighten and entertain while both deconstructing and reinventing these fables is a magical talent." --Marie Jamora, Director of "Ang Nawawala"