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NY vs. MLA V – Dating

Updated: Aug 2


Dating. Pen and Ink. “NY vs. MLA” concept by Kirsten Brito.


Glossary:

  1. kuya (Filipino) – older brother

  2. lolo (Filipino) – grandfather

  3. lola (Filipino) – grandmother

  4. ninang (Filipino) – godmother

  5. poppi (Italian) – grandfather

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NY vs. MLA is the brainchild of my friend Kirsten, a Manileña who used to live in New York. Two years ago, she started posting a series of hilarious tweets comparing her experiences living in both cities (#NYvsMLA). I immediately thought it would make excellent material for a comic, but only had the time to draw it now.


Some of these scenarios are specific to the places mentioned, but the spirit of this exercise will probably be familiar to anyone who’s ever moved away from home or gone through the process of repatriation.


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