Artists group launches comics about killings of Negros farmers

Features Philippines Jul 26, 2019 at 3:06 pm


MANILA — Artists group Sama-samang Artista para sa Kilusang Agraryo (SAKA) launched Sauron, a comics anthology on the killings of Negros farmers, July 19 at the Pineapple Lab, Poblacion, Makati City.

Sauron is filled with stories and illustrations of state forces’ killings, arrests, searches, and torture that took place in three different towns in Negros Oriental on March 30. Gruesome and tragic as they were, one would wish the stories were just fiction. But they were not.

Sauron features five stories from from eyewitness accounts on the killings of Negros 14. The entries were written and illustrated by artists Julius Villanueva, Josel Nicolas, Emiliana Kampilan, Lizette Daluz, and Mervin Malonzo.

The comics was first published in SAKA’s social media accounts and had gone viral ever since its posting. The posts were taken down by Facebook due to massive reporting by suspected trolls.

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