KUNG PAANO AKO NAGING LEADING LADY
By: Carlo Vergara and Elmer Cantada
Black and white graphic novel
Filipiniana, Fiction; 72 pages, paperback
Being a maid is tough enough…
…but when Mely lands a job under a group of unconventional employers, she steps up to the unique challenge for the sake of her family. When Mely’s sister Viva enters the picture, Mely is reminded of a disturbing past, made complicated by an unsettling romantic revelation. All this in a tragicomedy about domestic help, sibling rivalry, and shattered dreams.
“Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady”, illustrated by Elmer Cantada (Vergil: The Warrior Angel), is a comics adaptation of a one-act play by Carlo Vergara (Zsazsa Zaturnnah). The play debuted onstage at the 9th Virgin Labfest, a festival of original, untested plays, organized by the Tanghalang Pilipino Foundation and The Writer’s Bloc, Inc.