November 11, 2017.
I went to Komikon (November 2017) earlier and just got back home. Here’s some photo shots from today’s comic event around 10:30 in the morning:
And here’s my Komikon November 2017 haul:
I got this comic anthology from Sir Reno Maniquis. Nice to see you again, Sir Reno. I also got this silent comic from Sir Rod Espinosa, which is published by Antartic Press and a comic from Dr. Carlo Jose San Juan. I’ve bought one of his comics a few years ago and to tell you guys honsetly, I think Sir Carlo is like a super smart person because he’s a licensed doctor who also makes comics. And then I also grabbed a copy of a father and son combination of comics, Sir Andrew Villar’s newest comic, “Malate” and his son’s, “Bubu Burger”, by Amos Villar. Both of them have syndicated newspaper comics on Philippine Daily Inquirer.
I wanted to become one of them a long time ago. I tried submitting my comics to major newspaper publishers here in Manila but they would always say that my comics is not for newspapers.
It’s nice to see Tori Tadiar again. I bought a postcard art print from her because she still doesn’t have any new comic or the succeeding chapter of her comic, Sagala. I don’t think she’s even aware that I’m alive here on earth. She probably didn’t notice me when I was in front of her table buying her postcard. Hello, Tori, what’re you doing later? Just kidding. 😀
I’ve messaged Ms. November Garcia on her Instagram a few weeks ago. I told her I wanted to buy her comics (Malarkey) last Komiket. It’s also a comic convention here in Manila but I didn’t see her during that event. The reason why I didn’t bought anything from her before because I wanted her signature on the comics that I was planning to buy from her but she said that she’s not a morning person that’s why she wasn’t around that time but earlier today, I decided to buy her comics even if she’s not there. 😀 Perhaps next time, you could sign it for me. I’m really interested to read her work because I’ve read somewhere that her comics is about her life in America with her husband. Sounds really promising and interesting to me, also heard it’s funny.
I got Gioseppe Custodio’s newest comic, “Please Take Care Of My Heart”. He’s one of the earliest comic people that I got acquainted to in the past three years since the inception of Killer Kamote Komiks and attending comic conventions.
I got ahold of one of Sir Ed Piskor’s comics, “Wizzywig”. The only foreign comic that I bought this comic event, together with Sir Rod Espinosa’s, “The Little Match Girl” if you’re going to consider the publisher of his comic because like I’ve said, it’s published by Antartic Press. I’ve been following Sir Ed Piskor’s Instagram account for a few years now and I’ve seen that he’s working on an X-Men comic now, “X-Men Grand Design” if I’m not mistaken. I’m going to wait for that to come out.
It’s also really nice to see Sir Gerry Alanguilan again today. I purchased his latest comic, “Bakokak” and I’ve had him sign it together with Sir Kevin Valentino (the comic artist of this comic). I hope you’ll have good health on the following years, Sir Gerry so that you’ll be able to attend comic conventions. Of course, I don’t want to wish anyone’s health to deteriorate though. Best wishes and much respect to you, Sir Gerry and to all the comics people here in our small comic-community in our country.
And then lastly, I bought a copy of Ranzell Rosales’ comic, “Procrastination”. I know he’s still young. He’s a high school kid whom I’ve become friends with these past few years. He’s a fellow fan of comics and we’ve gotten to know each other a little bit through the internet and through comic conventions. We’ve seen each other a couple of times already. I’m not sure if he’s a fan of my webcomics though. 😀 But I am really happy that now, he has his own comic which he sells at comic conventions. If anyone would ask me, what’s the best comic I’ve bought at this event, it is his comic. I’ve found a gem. 😀
If you guys would back read my blog posts, I’ve been writing and complaining like a broken record that my neighbor still hasn’t taken a bath for months now. My neighbor finally took a bath!
Happy Holidays, to everyone reading this! 😀