Putting a face on those who helped Brainard’s Magical Years: Tony Perez (Playwright, Novelist, & Painter) gave artistic guidance to Cecilia Brainard when she was working on the sketches for Magical Years: Memories & Sketches. He taught her what pencils, pen and ink, paper to use; he critiqued her work all along.
Cecilia Brainard first met Tony Perez in the 1990s when the USIS sponsored a lecture tour for her in the Philippines. Tony Perez was working at the American Embassy at the time. Aside from his embassy stint, Tony Perez has taught at the Ateneo de Manila University; he is a painter, playwright, and novelist. He has a blog at https://tonyperezphilippines.blogspot.com/
Cecilia Brainard thanks Tony Perez for his help in the making of Magical Years: Memories & Sketches (https://palh-books.blogspot.com/p/magical-years-memories-sk…) .
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