Friday, September 5, 2008


Just found out from Delan that the book THE ROCKING HORSE won the GINTONG AKLAT AWARD given by the Book Development Association of the Philippines in the category of Children's Books.

"The prestigious Gintong Aklat Awards, established in 1981, are given out every other year to outstanding book publishers based on the quality of the books they produce year after year. Managed by the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), the Awards are meant to recognize excellence in bookmaking in the country’s book industry."

Rocking Horse is written by Becky Bravo and illustrated by Elmer Borlongan and published by CANVAS together with UST Publishing, and of course, designed by me. :-)

This book and other publications of CANVAS are available at all branches of FULLY BOOKED.


Anonymous said...


Didn't really knew you (tralied you here from the comment you put on my blog)but was blown out by the magnificent art you're doing here.

your style reminds me of a great artist that Rick(Senor enrique) feature in his blog some time ago(actually maybe more than a year now, when I was still actively posting and commenting around). i can't remember his name now but it did remind me of a song by Tom Petty.

Anonymous said...

hmm... that was me senor enrique featured. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi man,
sorry for that. hehe. I thought you're a lady cause I was guessing "palma" as your first name, and never bothered seeing your profile, knowing that what Eric featured was indeed a gentleman.

nonetheless, your work rocks. I like to paint sometimes too but nowadays i'm just kind of taken to another direction. i wish i have time to do some too. Just free- falling into artistic urges as if i have all the time in the world. :)

Good to know you.