BEYOND VOL. 2: Pinay creativity empowered by Apple

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In a bid to meld together creativity, technology, and innovation, Apple Premium Reseller Beyond the Box is collaborating with three diverse and talented female artists for the second issue of Beyond, a comic book compilation drawn entirely on the iPad Pro.

Currently emerging to prominence as some of the country’s most promising artists, Julienne Dadivas (also known as Hulyen), Mika Bacani, and Rian Gonzales are all set to exhibit their fresh, unique, and entertaining take on the concept of Beyond.

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Rian Gonzales

At a very young age, Rian witnessed and familiarized herself with many art forms, with anime and cartoons as her favorites. Her fondness for animation kindled her curiosity for drawings and the way they come to life. Fueled by this curiosity, she developed her own style, eventually sketching her way to success.

Rian refers to her technique as “a constant work in progress.” Continuously evolving as an artist, she landed in the international scene after doing covers for Archie Comics (Betty and Veronica, Josie and the Pussycats), IDW Publishing (Jem and the Holograms), and Valiant Comics (Faith). Recently, she held her first solo exhibit Rainbow Candy Girl in Singapore, showcasing her pieces that feature anime-like portraits of women in vibrant avant-garde fashion. Today, Rian is a contributing writer and artist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Julienne Dadivas

Also known as Hulyen (her comic moniker), Julienne Dadivas is well-loved for her homespun visual trademarks and non-conformist humor. Hulyen grabbed the spotlight with her first zine, UGH #1, depicting a single protagonist’s wry reactions to daily encounters. Hulyen subsequently produced two more issues, both of which were just as well-received.

Today, she consistently amuses her thousands of Facebook followers by uploading funny comic strips on her page. Some of her works have also been published in Komikon’s Sulyap comics anthology, Scout magazine, and Young Star.

Mika Bacani

A graphic artist for restaurants by trade and a children’s book illustrator by passion, Mika Bacani’s dream came true when she worked with Adarna House for the children’s book titled What Kids Should Know About Filipino Food.  

Mika also gained fame for 100 Days of Summer Strangers, an Instagram project collating her illustrations of strangers she met on her daily grind. Her works are featured in top broadsheets, glossies, and publications such as Candy, Philippine Star, and L’Officiel Manila.

Beyond expectations

Peek into the new world they’ve opened when the compilation hits the shelves in October 2017. Meanwhile, you can learn more about Beyond by watching the video below:


Beyond the Box supports creativity by providing creative visionaries with the best tools of the trade. As an Apple Premium Reseller, the company offers the most diverse selection of Apple products and accessories in the country. Beyond the Box also provides top-notch support as an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Visit or follow Beyond the Box on Facebook and @beyondtheboxph on Instagram.

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