An Interview With PGS Layout Editor Elbert Or
How long have you been making comic books?
I’ve been making comics professionally since 2003, while I was still in college.
Are you a full-time comic book creator or do you have a day job?
As with most comic book creators, comics is just one of the things I do. I oversee a creative communications training and development firm, Brain Food Inc., and head teacher at Global Art Katipunan, which I also own. I also teach Fine Arts classes in Ateneo de Manila University. But I don’t think of any of these as the day job; it’s really more because I need to be juggling multiple tasks to keep myself from getting bored and unproductive.
What comic book project are most known for?
I suppose I’m most known for writing and drawing Bakemono High for K-Zone Magazine, although I also edited and contributed to Cast (Nautilus Comics), Siglo: Freedom, Siglo: Passion, and other locally-published books. Internationally, there’s the graphic novel Lola: A Ghost Story, which was recently nominated for a YALSA for Best Graphic Novel.