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#SigawDarna Lets Artist Reimagine Mars Ravelo’s Darna

There’s a new movement going on called #SigawDarna which lets artist share their own take on Darna after a failed attempt to get a new series done. Here are some of the cool stuff that artists on Facebook and Twitter shared.

The hashtag Sigaw Darna started out after Jemuel Bernaldez and PumaPodcast COO Carljoe Javier posted their rejected Darna pitch. From that it snowballed into this. And man, what beauty it has spawned. Other artists like Rian Gonzales and Cy Vendivil also chimed in on the concept.


Koi Carreon

Brian Balondo

Norby Ela

Mervin Malonzo

Another Mervin Malonzo piece

Bong Redilla

Odree Gonzalez

Rian Gonzales

Ardie Aquino

Dominic Barrios

Ian Sta Maria

Allen Geneta

Jon Zamar

Mike Banting

Arnold Arre

Bernce Acosta Llamo

Mel Casipit

JP P Palabon

Larry Cayco








The people who started the Twitter hashtag namely Carl Javier and Adam David definitely wanted to show what Darna could, what her potential was and how strong her impact was to modern artists.

David wrote a lengthy post on Facebook regarding the genesis of this project which you can read HERE.

Carljoe was also recently interviewed by the female network which you can read HERE.

Here’s an excerpt taken from the interview.

We got was a lot of really aggressive pushback. And to put this in context, we got a lot, a whole lot of love for the designs. Lots of people shared them, lots of people commented, fan art was already getting made. But the vocal and loud minority was very very aggressive about demanding more of the same.

What do you guys think about #SigawDarna? Have you contributed your art yet?

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1 Response

  1. Juan says:

    While I support the spirit of the movement and I’m happy Darna is getting some attention, reading the interview and seeing the images they pitch, I can see why they got the backlash. Darna is a quintessential hero in Philippine comics, her looks is as iconic as Superman’s red trunks, giving her such a radical makeover is bound to make some people upset. I’m not a fan of her “Marvel Comics look” it feels too gentrified, not everyone dresses like they live in San Francisco.

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