by Paolo Javier

Illustrated by Ernest Concepcion and Alex Tarampi

Published by: Nightboat Books

Imprint: Nightboat Books

200 Pages, 7.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 in, 40 B&W illustrations

  • Paperback
  • 9781643620725
  • Published: August 2021


OBB a.k.a. The Original Brown Boy has many identities: it is a comics poem and a manifesto on comics poetry; an experimental comic book sequel to a poem twenty years in the making; and an homage to the Mimeo Revolution, weird fiction, kamishibai, the political cartoon, Pilipinx komiks history, and the poet bp Nichol. Javier deconstructs a post-9/11 Pilipinx identity amid the lasting fog of the Philippine American War, to compose a far-out comic book awit.