Kulintang Arts Inc. & Don Aguillo

Program Area(s)
Grantee NameKulintang Arts Inc.
Address474 Faxon Street
San Francisco CA, 94112
United States

Illustrator Don Aguillo, illustrator/writer Raf Salazar, and Kulintang Arts, Inc. (KulArts) are collaborating to create Pinoy Superheroes Here and Now!, spotlighting untold stories of everyday Pilipino heroes who live or work in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. Aguillo and Salazar will create a graphic novel-style episodic comic book that will be available in print and online, as well as six large posters based on the comic book that will be exhibited in storefront windows of neighborhood Pilipino organizations. This project is rooted in the adventures of an indigenous Pilipino pantheon of supreme beings. These traditional tales, will frame stories of contemporary leaders in San Francisco’s Pilipino community. Aguillo, Salazar, and KulArts’ staff will work with key neighborhood organizations, offering free graphic arts workshops and gathering participants’ ideas for local heroes and their favorite Pilipino folktales to feature. Pinoy Superheroes will be produced by mid-2018.

Don Aguillo is an artist and illustrator with years of experience in production design, pre-visualization, and traditional art. He has worked with other artists and commercial gaming clients to design original characters for graphic novels and games. Raf Salazar is a concept artist for games, and an illustrator and writer for online comics. KulArts presents contemporary and tribal Pilipino arts as well as participatory art-making activities.

Grant Amount$40000
Project Dates10/10/16 - 07/01/18
Serving United States/California/San Francisco/San Francisco

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