Manuel “Manix” Abrera is a Filipino comic artist best known for his daily comic strip Kikomachine for The Philippine Daily Inquirer and his webcomic News Hardcore! on GMA News Online.
Mervin Malonzo is a Filipino freelance designer, artist, animator, illustrator and cartoonist for web, video & animation, print and comics. He is known for writing and drawing the National Book Award-winning comic TABI PO, and his work with writer Adam David for ANG SUBERSIBO, a comic adaptation of Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.
The project is a creative collaboration between the CEO of Digits Trading Inc., Charlie Paw and Graphic Designer Dan Matutina, who jumpstarted the idea. Matutina explains the project's theme, “To go beyond is all about creativity, discovery, and adventure. I can't wait to see the worlds and stories the artists will create.”
Paw enthuses, “The art of comics has evolved. Technology not only makes the entire process easier, it also emboldens the artists by empowering them to take more risks.”
Through this collaboration, Beyond the Box hopes to empower Filipinos to do just that—to go beyond their limitations by exploring the possibilities of their creativity using power of modern technology.
BEYOND is available in all Beyond the Box stores nationwide starting September 15, 2016 and will retail for Php350. For more information, you may visit www.beyondthebox.ph or LIKE Beyond the Box on Facebook and FOLLOW @beyondtheboxph on Instagram.