Art for my arse’s sake.

Dear diary,

I got tired of writing [right now].

My hormones are being uncooperative and I am subsisting on mixed nuts and water. I just yelled at my mother over a pair of slippers, which is the stupidest thing to do, yes, I know. Bad daughter.

The good news is, I’m drawing again [or, I am posting my drawings online]. This means, if you exist, you should go see it [both of it, yeah], because my art is a very whiny bitch avid for attention – it’s been a part of my cerebral hemispheres since I was 5 years old. How horrible is that?

XOXO,
Lyza

86 Beautiful Book Covers

Look at ’em here.

See, ladies and gentlemen, I think that generally, the kinds of covers that normally “grace” the books of writers (at least those who do not make textbooks) in the Philippines are fug – there are a few exceptions, yes (Larry Ypil’s The Highest Hiding Place and Joel Toledo’s The Long Lost Startle top my pretty covers list right now)- but most are at best, mediocre.

If we had prettier-looking books, it would totally attract more attention (and garner more readers – I speak from experience that yes, people DO judge books by their covers; it’s the first thing you see). People are visual, after all – I wish more Philippine book designers and publishers considered this.