Saturday, November 12, 2005


“The ingenious synthesis of the written word and illustrations proved to be an attractive and ‘easy’ alternative for the masses who never gained a foothold in the traditional written literature. Philippine poetic and dramatic forms were rooted in oral traditions. Previous to komiks-magasin, literature was elitist, and even its progressive wing lured only the intelligentsia. As one komiks-magasin suki put it, ‘Hindi nakakasakit ng ulong basahin.”

Danny Mariano
In The Name of the Masses
TV Times 1978


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