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Sunday, August 31, 2003

Carlo Vergara gets what he deserves...

But not in a bad way! On the contrary, my dearest darling friend Carl received the National Book Award yesterday for his sterling work on his two-part comics story, Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah. If you haven't read Zsa Zsa yet, you need to go out and grab a copy now. On cursory inspection, it reads as a hilarious send-up of classic Pinoy comics superheroine Darna, with a gay man as the protagonist instead of a crippled young girl. A closer glance, however, reveals that it is also a thoughtful and thought-provoking inquiry into the nature of identity and self-realization. It definitely ranks up there as one of the best-- if not the best-- locally-produced comics I've read, even if the title invariably trips up my tongue and elicits an embarrassing giggling fit as a result.
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