This Pinoy Fantasy Graphic Novel Is Now Free to Read Online
Doorkeeper is a fantastical look at Pinoy history and mythology.
(SPOT.ph) In times like these, it's a little hard to be hopeful. But stories are a great way to keep the flame alive—or at the very least, help you think of other things. If you're looking for your next great read, why not check out Doorkeeper, a 2017 graphic novel full of fantastical tales based on Pinoy history, mythology and literature? It is currently available online through issuu—and yup, it's absolutely free!
Co-creators Ethan Chua and Scott Lee Chua thought of putting the graphic novel up online. "We want to let people read it and be inspired by a hopeful story," said Scott Lee. The stories in Doorkeeper are sure to ignite a little something in your brain—there are seven fantastical tales to read; each drawing deep from the Filipino context.
Tying it all together is the mysterious figure of the Doorkeeper, a cosmic figure with the power to reveal to the characters the consequences of their actions. Within the novel, you'll find stories about a prehistoric battle against the Bakunawa; the untold story of Florante at Laura's Konde Adolfo; a musician's love story during the Marcos Regime; and even a look at a future Philippines on the brink of war.
Each tale was also done in different art styles. Different artists—including Jap Mikel, Brent Sabas, and National Book Award winner Bow Guerrero—helped illustrate the Doorkeeper's stories. We know you can now read the graphic novel online, but just to get you more excited, check out some more of the art below. Happy reading!