After conquering airwaves, pages and the Internet, spoken word artist Kooky Tuason is now venturing into graphic literature with Eve of the Grey.
Infused with the artistic vision of Froilan Calayag, Eve of the Grey exploresg the metaphysical duality of being and becoming. The narrative revolves around Eve. She inhabits a world without color, the grey area. In her dreams, she’s visited by a guide that helps her get through the “conundrum” of a colorless world.
“Eve of the Grey is every mortal’s in-between. It’s about knowing the unknown, immersing yourself in the wild and consummating your passion to ‘be’,” Tuason told The Sunday Times Magazine.
An artist, radio host, and educator, Tuason’s poetry exhibits the pulsations of desire and intimacy between wisdom, insight, and a lilting innocence about the world.
Crafted into such works as the Romancing Venus series, and brought to a larger audience with Bigkas Pilipinas, her pioneering work has reached places and introduced spoken word poetry as a legitimate art form in the Philippines.
Her ventures into media have also gained ground through working as Creative Director for her current online channels: Thinking Man’s Classroom and Romancing Venus Radio. Tuason also brought together the production of such works as TRICKS!, an art musical, as well as the book Picket Lines, an engagement with women’s issues.
Tuason’s debut into graphic literature is supplemented by the tonal surrealisms of Calayag’s visual rendering. Well-known for the tenacity of his whimsical figures and creatures, Calayag plays around the book’s metaphor of color and deftly pursues its philosophical questions.
Published by Blender Comics, Eve of the Grey is available for P250 at Comic Odyssey branches at Robinson’s Galleria, Alabang Town Center and Comic Odyssey inside Fully Booked BGC.