Ani Almario of PBBY and Adarna just texted me-- Serj Bumatay won the Alcala Illustrator's Prize for my winning story, Tight Times.
i immediately Google-searched for his name, and got to his Ilustrador ng Kabataan (INK) profile.
when i saw the catalog of his art works, i smiled and felt a warm glow inside.
"this is it. they chose the right artist for the story."
check it out here to see what i mean.