People follow and buy comics for entertainment and escape. But what if the pressures of a world facing a worldwide pandemic proves inescapable? For some komikeros, it’s an opportunity to talk about current issues, forge new ground, and rethinking the narrative. WanderManila’s B Canapi chats with Carlo San Juan (Callous, M.O.U.S.E) and Tepai Pascual (Maktan 1571, Mark 9 verse 47, Duty Ka Ba?) to see how their craft has been affected by the scepter of COVID-19.

Manila Storytellers is part of the WanderManila Online Education Series and is co-produced by Blender Media.