When Will It Rain? (March 2017)

Hello guys,

Here’s the latest issue of Killer Kamote Komiks, Issue # 18, March 2017. I decided to just upload it like this, like one of the comics that I made before, “Bad Hair Day”. This is all pure text/words as I’m too lazy to draw this but I promise that I’ll make up for this on the following issues, I’ll put drawings on my words again. Thanks! 😀

Cheers,
Vin

PDF format:
http://www.killerkamotekomiks.com/freecomicsPDFformat_english/13_When_Will_It_Rain_by_ArvinValenzuela_March_2017.pdf

JPEG:

My Nephew Kyle (Illustration)

March 2, 2017

Hello guys,

I just wanted to post this here as well. It’s my digital painting of my nephew. He’s going to be baptized this coming Saturday and tomorrow, I’m going to print this on a glossy photo paper and probably frame it also and give it to my cousin and her husband; for Kyle, my nephew. 😀 I used a photo reference for this one. 😀

Cheers,
Vin

Tabon Kid (Animatic/Short Animation)

February, 28, 2017

Hello,

This is an animatic (but I already consider it as sort of like a short animation), named, Tabon Kid. I made this last 2009, it’s almost a decade old. At first I was really enthusiastic making this but after a few weeks of working on it, I got so lazy so I just made it look like an animatic/storyboard and I still just really wanted to finish this even if it would look really crappy. I also lost the high-resolution video of this that’s why it looks blurry. If I’d post a high-res version of this I’d have to composite every image frame that I drew for this again. I know it sucks really bad. It’s like it was made by a very young kid doodling on a wall with a crayon. I was also a lot younger back then, if I’m not mistaken, I was about 25 or 26 years old when I made this personal project of mine of a 2D traditional short animation. I thought after all these years, I’d just finally post it online. I also converted this into comics form. Again, pardon me if the timing, in-betweens, follow-throughs on this animation is a bit off and if most of the motions looks poorly animated or any other aspect of animation you’d have to follow to create animation, I know this sucks! 😀

Cheers,
Vin

www.killerkamotekomiks.com

Cheers,
Vin

If you can’t see the video above, try this below:

“When Will It Rain?” Cover Page Preview WIP (Issue # 18, March 2017)

February 22, 2017

Hello guys,

Here’s a preview of the cover page (still a work in progress as I’m still not that contented with these) of Killer Kamote Komiks’ issue #18, for March 2017. I’m still not sure if I’ll stick with the title, “Last Goodbye”. I’m still developing the story on my head but I decided to just do the cover page now. It’s going to be another issue full of my usual silliness and also about regret, regret is always at the end like what they say. I am also going to write this in the first person view, like an autobiographical comic but in reality this is not me, I just came up with the story and I thought I’d give this a go. The jokes, however, usually comes from my surroundings, from my family, friends and people around me and most of the time, my own experiences in life like whenever I make a certain situation sound funny, debatable, I guess as sometimes people tell me I’m so corny. 😀 That’s the part of my own autobiography that I put on my comics most of the time except sometimes if I state, tell and put my own experiences in life on my comics other than silliness and corny jokes.

Cheers,
Vin

UPDATE: February 24, 2017
I think the image below is going to be the final illustration for the cover page. On the bottom of it are just trials of my ideas for the title and the whole cover page for this issue of Killer Kamote Komiks. 😀

“Colored People”

“Colored People” February 13, 2017.

FYI(to those people who reads and follows my comics, if there’s any. heh heh) I just want to give credits to the people I give thanks to on my credits/thank you page at the end of each comic that I make. Sometimes they would also suggest and give me some notions to work on for my comics. 😀


On the top is Luis Buenaventura, those links on the image are his websites and if you search him on the internet, you’ll find tons of websites that he owns. It’s like he owns the world wide web.


This is Liz Buenaventura, she’s a pro comic book colorist. Liz and Luis are siblings, Information Technology and all-around geeks. They’re part Filipino, part Brazilian.

Caroline, she’s part Chinese, part Filipino. They have their own website forum before who are mostly populated by writers and artists from the Philippines, Highfiber.org.

Up is April Tan but that is just a lookalike photo of her, that’s actually Armie Millare of the Filipino band Up Dharma Down, I don’t own this image, I just got this photo on the internet. April’s part Korean, part Chinese, part Filipino.


Piya Constantino. She’s also part Chinese, part Filipino, another writer and artist.

I guess you can call us ‘the colored people’ because of our diverse race but I’d like to think that we’re still all pure Filipinos. We’re all born and raised here in the Philippines.

My grandpa from my mother side is pure Chinese who immigrated here in the Philippines a very long time ago together with his brother so that gives me a bit of Chinese blood but I’m still pure Filipino. There are a lot of these people I’m talking about. These people I just mentioned are just to name a few. Another one of them is Jason Ortega, a sessionist drummer for another Filipino band, Slapshock. I think Luis and his friends also helped them and other Filipino rock bands have their own new music records and sponsors for their bands. Some of them are my sister’s friends and the rest are really old friends and I am waiting for them. You guys know who you are, to the mainstays and the rest of the gang. If someone related to the things I do such as comics, music, films, etc. contacted you and gave you all sorts of compensation for favors they’ve asked you, it’s them. They’re really intelligent, wealthy and powerful because of their influences and connections around the world. They even have connections all over the world who even make Hollywood movies in America.

Most of the people I give thanks to are also writers and artists like Carlo (he’s part Filipino, part American) and Mike who, after all these years is like my older brother. 😀

Cheers,
Vin

Ice Cube and Other Short Stories (February 2017)

February 1, 2017

Hi there,

If you have some time, you can now read Ice Cube and Other Short Stories. I am now again done with another issue of Killer Kamote Komiks, for February of 2017. I didn’t put colors on the pages inside because of laziness. 😀 But I’ll put colors on my cover pages though and then just continue doing black and white art on the pages inside so that my comics would look a lot more “indie”. 😀 I think I already wrote everything I needed to say on this issue on the pages inside so I hope you enjoy reading this one.

Thank you for your time. 😀

Cheers,
Vin

Direct download link:
http://www.killerkamotekomiks.com/freecomicsPDFformat_english/12_Ice_Cube_and_Other_Stories_%20by_ArvinValenzuela_Feb.pdf

You can locate the download links of my comics on the lower left sidebar of this website, just scroll down and you’ll see it.

Hello again!
*UPDATE for my previous comic, “Dog of God”: http://killerkamotekomiks.com/?p=1125
I just replaced the pages inside of my comic, “Dog of God” with only black and white line art so my comics would be in uniform. But, I’ll continue to illustrate the cover pages of my comics with colors. Albeit, you can still download the crappy flat color edition and the black and white edition as well. 😀

Crappy flat color edition:
http://www.killerkamotekomiks.com/freecomicsPDFformat_english/11_Dog-of-God_%20by_ArvinValenzuela_Jan2017_CrappyFlatColorEdition.pdf

Black and white edition:
http://www.killerkamotekomiks.com/freecomicsPDFformat_english/11_Dog-of-God_%20by_ArvinValenzuela_Jan2017_BnWedition.pdf

Having My Own Distinct Style of Writing and Illustrating

January 18, 2017.

Hello people,

Lately, I’m trying to find my own distinct and “own drawing style” and “voice” so that whenever a reader reads my comic (without seeing the credits of the comic first), they would instantly think this was made by this guy. I don’t think so highly of myself though, I just want to have my own style whenever I’m making my own comics and originality comes into place.

Some of my major influences generally when making comics are as follows: Adrian Tomine, Dan Clowes, R. Crumb, Hernandez Bros. just to name a few, that’s for alternative comics (comic book artists and writers). I think it’s really rare to find an alternative comic which is written and drawn by two different people. It’s highly likely that most alternative comics are always made by one person, the writer and artist is the same person. When it comes to mainstream comics like Marvel and DC, I am a fan of Gerry Alanguilan, Leinil yu, Whilce Portacio, Frank Quitely, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and a bit more with the likes of them. I’m really not that of a snubby hipster who only reads indie or alternative comics. There’s always room for me for indie/alternative and mainstream comics. For comics locally, when I was a lot younger, during my elementary days, I used to buy Filipino comics like Pilipino Funny Komiks, Aliwan, Bata Batuta, Pambata Magazine and stuff like that.

My default drawing style is semi-realistic (as best as I could) and you can see this on some of my work like Stacheman, Hibangers, Bad Hair Days. And then whenever I intend to make my comics look cartoony, my major influences are cartoons like We Bare Bears, Adventure Time, Clarence, Gravity Falls and cartoons like I just mentioned. Some of the comics I’ve made with that drawing style are: After School, Kira and the Canines, Mang Gayber and Tabon Kid (which is greatly inspired by R. Crumb’s drawing style and it was actually a short 2D animation, I just converted it to comics form).

Regarding my writing, I already mentioned some of the comic book writers that I am a fan of. I read books from time to time but what I read mostly are comics, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, blogs, webcomics and all sorts of things that a person could read on the internet. Nowadays, technology can easily be in our hands and kids who grew up in the early 2000s can just use the internet to google something and find information on the internet. They don’t need libraries anymore. During my elementary school years, I’d always hang out on our library after school hours and read Dr. Seuss books, Choose Your Own Adventure pocketbooks, Asterix and Obelix, Adventure’s of Tintin comics and books like that. I would borrow them on our school library and bring them home to read them again so that my library card gets stamped by the librarian and make my library card full of stamps. The same goes when I stepped my foot in high school and college but the libraries didn’t have other recreational books like when I was still in my elementary except for textbooks. If you’d think about all the artists and writers that I just mentioned since I was a kid (my major influences on how I write and how I draw) and throughout the years I’ve spent in this world (I am now 34 years old, by the way), I think I can say that my own style of illustrating and writing is just an amalgamation of all of the artists and writers who’ve influenced me in one way or another with their own work. I guess that is also a big part of how I write today. I am really going to try my best to have my own distinct style on the following comics I’m going to make after, “Ice Cube”, coming in February 2017. Perhaps if there’s one thing that gives my work its own “trademark”, it is the silliness that I inject into my comics most of the time.

Cheers,
Vin