Early bird special for Kwentohan Photography & Comics Workshop – Sept. 20th!

September 3, 2014 in Classes & Workshops, Kwentohan, Making Visible, Uncategorized


Kwentohan: Cinematic Photography and Comics & Social Justice Workshop Registration is officially open for our September 20th session! Spend the day with artists Wilfred Galila and Trinidad Escobar as they show you the process of taking photographs and creating comic strips to tell your very own story through sequential art!

No experience necessary, just a enthusiasm to learn! Sign up today and use the limited time code “storyboard” for a discounted price!

To learn more information and to sign up go the Kwentohan workshop registration form below!

Sign up: Kwentohan Workshop Registration Form

Kularts Continues the Search for Kwentohan: Tell Me A Story Submissions!

August 29, 2014 in Kwentohan, Making Visible, Uncategorized

Growing up, did you and your kuya ever fight over who’d get to play Manny Pacquiao? Does your lola make the best pancit but you’d never tell your mom?

Did your tita ever have dreams of owning a restaurant of her very own? As a child in the Philippines did you tell your brother and dad to push the boat faster after a typhoon hit your province?

Or maybe you can recall moments in your childhood in the Philippines when your dad would take you out to show you to all his buddies!

Kularts is still looking for the best stories from Bay Area Pilipinos for our newest project, Kwentohan: Tell Me A Story. We’ve received a number of fantastic submissions but still want to hear from more of you!

There’s a total of four prompts you can choose from, and we would like you to pick one and share with us your best narrative! If you’re a little nervous don’t worry, submit to us your best draft and at our next Kwentohan: Cincematic Photography & Comics Workshop at Bayanihan Community Center, Saturday, September 20th 2014 from 10 AM – 5 PM, we invite you to come in and work on your drafts with our artists as well as learn the process of how comics are created.

At the end of our Kwentohan: Tell Me A Story call for submissions, we will select up to 5 entries and transform their stories into comics and display them as posters /or murals in the Bay Area in 2015!

To learn more and submit your story go to:

The Kwentohan: Tell Me A Story, registration form!

For more information about the Kwentohan: Tell Me A Story project and the workshops go to:

The Kwentohan Page

Last 3 days to become a part of Kularts legacy with Typhoon Maség!

August 27, 2014 in Maseg, Maseg Crowdfunding, Maseg Typhoon, Other Work by Alleluia Panis, Philippine Master Artist-In-Residency, Works by Jay Loyola


Join the Maség funders and support the creation of new Pilipino American works!

Kularts has been in the forefront of new works by Pilipino American Artists since 1989.

For over 25  years, Kularts has been a pillar of support to numerous emerging and established Pilipino artists.

Join the 106 Maség funders and support creation of new Pilipino American works!

stretchgoal1There’s less than 3 days left and we’re still 78% toward our stretch goal!

$15,000 would help us get an improved lighting design by

Brava Theater Center’s Resident Lighting Designer, Cathie Anderson!

To be a part of Kularts history donate to Typhoon Maség at:



Thank you to everyone who has donated to our project so far: 

Associate Producers:

Anchila Canoy-Monks

Bernadette Sy

Hanmin Liu & Jennifer Mei

IQUEST Charitable Foundation

June Arellano

Linda Lucero & Ray Moisa

Sharada Bose

Abraham Cajudo, Aimee A Arrieta, Al Perez, Alan & Sharon Pennell, Alexalyne Cosas, Alleluia Panis, Alpa & Maan Panis, American Center of Philippine Arts, Anders De Jounge, Andrew Eisenman, Anna Foo, Apolinaria ‘Polly’ Herrera, Arvin Munoz, Austin Smith, Bennie Burris, Blessyl Ann, Broderick McClinton, Bryan Pangilinan & Bob Fleshman, Catt Olazabal, Chris Durian, Chris Wilson,

Claire Meyler, Cristal Fiel, Cynthia Bonta, Daphne Clem, David Kelly, Deborah Clearwaters, Desi Danganan, Dianne Que, Dino Duazo, Elsa Valmidiano, Emily Villanueva, Eric Solano, Erwin Lozada, Fe Flores Oliver, Fernando Padilla, Francis Wong,

Gabriela Fullon, Gina Corteza, Hedy Tripp, Helen Serafino-Agar, Herna and Scott Louie, Isabel & Joey Maligalig, Jay Danao, Jay Malvar, Jean Danao, Jelly Dongallo, Jennifer Andrea Porras, Jennifer Chu, Jocelyn Cave, John DeFato, Jonathan Mercado, Joseph Ong, Josephine Morada Ortiz, Joyce Lu, Julian Villanueva, Julie Munsayac, Karen Pennrich,

Ken Yamada, Kimberly Requesto, Kristian Kabuay, Kristine Sinajon, Leah Barker, Leandro Dongallo, Lendl San Jose, Leny Strobel, Lewis Fernandez, Lily Cai, Linda Nietes-Little, Lisa Suguitan Melnick, Lovelie Faustino, Madelyn Bello, Manuel Dacalanio, Marcella Pabros-Clark, Marianne Schulman,

Maricha Dagcuta, Maricris Macabeo-Ong, Marisse Dongallo, Mark Anthony Molina, Michelle Bautista, Natalie Macam, Ophelia Nombrado Sampang, Patricia Ong, Pete Azarnoosh, Rachel Perey, Reichel Quinones, Renalyn Tan, Renie Yuen, Ritchel Gazo,

Robbie Herrera, Robert Sison, Roxanne Pasibe, Russell Wong, Ryan Neff, Scarlet McClure, Stella Ue, Stephanie Herrera, Terry Bautista, Terry Hwang, Therese Javier, Tricia Catiggay, Trisal Luna-Calvin, and Usman Cheema


Sign up for Saturday’s Kwentohan: Cinematic Photography & Comics Workshop!

August 19, 2014 in Classes & Workshops, Kwentohan, Making Visible

The Kwentohan: Cinematic Photography & Comics Workshop is quickly approaching!

Check out the syllabus our artists have planned for this Saturday and sign up by going to: https://parolsf.wufoo.com/forms/kwentohan-cinematic-photography-comics-workshop/

Bayanihan Community Center | 1010 Mission Street @ 6th | San Francisco

August 23, 2014, Saturday (10AM to 5PM) 

Workshop I | 10 AM to 1 PM | Cinematic Photography Workshop
Workshop II | 2 PM to 5 PM | Comics Workshop

Learn more about our artists by checking out their bio page: 




“We think Marvel and DC are doing big progressive things with their characters? Pffft. Carlos Vergara’s Zsazsa Zaturnnah is a strong, empowered, and very feminine superheroine whose alter ego is a queer male.” – Trinidad “Niki” Escobar






“Komiks were banned! When I was a kid in the Philippines, komiks were considered as lowbrow entertainment and was not allowed in the private school that I went to. It was frowned upon at home as well. You had to hide to read it, as if it were pornographic. The teachers would confiscate them and my folks would rather have me read something else, nga may pulos, something worthwhile.” – Wilfred Galila

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