December 3, 2016. Preview cover page of my upcoming Killer Kamote Komiks Issue # 16 coming in January 2017. This time around I’m going to put colors on my comics. The cover page will be flat colors and with a bit of brush strokes and then I’ll still ink over my pencils for the pages inside. I’m still thinking if I’ll put flat colors for the pages though.
November 19, 2016. My Komikon 2016 comics, art prints and a book that I got from the event. I think the best thing that I got is this book about R.Crumb, “Your Vigor for Life Appalls me”. I decided to head home early and just spend the rest of my Komikon 2016 budget for comics and all sorts for the PC gaming headset and mouse that you can see on the right side of the image, which I will give to my siblings.
A photo I took from the event, around 11AM. It’s too, crowded but I had fun, specially meeting the comics people friends that I know who participated as an exhibitor/comics artist.
I wasn’t able to focus my camera properly when I took this pic because of the crowd. Nothing to say anymore except I really had a blast, even for a short while. Special thanks to the Komikon organizers, my “comic people friends”, exhibitors of the event and to the artists of the art prints that I bought, (they’re quite pricey). They all look great and I will hang them on the wall in my room. Thanks to Sir Sandy (he’s the owner of Comic Odyssey, a comic book shop), for bringing alternative comics that I got from them, even on the past events, I’ve always found gems from the comics they would sell at comic events. I also bought a few comics at the Indie Tiangge section and I’d also like to apologize to the comics people friends that I passed by and didn’t grab their comics because of my tight budget and because I’m thinking of buying a new electric guitar. heh heh.heh
Happy Holidays to everyone!
I’ll start making my newest comics, “Dog of God” by January 2017.
November 11, 2016. Writing my next comics project, not sure if I’m still going to add jokes or finish this now. It’s already 10 pages long. I am going to make this, “Dog of God” probably by January 2017. This time it’ll be in comics form unlike my previous work, “Bad Hair Day”, where it’s pure words with a bit of illustrations. It’s another tragic comedy story and if you like my kind of sense of humor, modesty aside, this is going to be funnier and better than my previous work. At least that’s what I think about this.
It’s really fun to go to a comic convention and comic events here in Manila it’s just like the video you can see above.
Events like these two comic events, Komiket and Komikon really helps our local comic artists/writers promote and show their work out there. I know making comics will not make you wealthy but I know most of these comic artists/writers just want to share their work, express themselves, tell their own stories to other comic artists and comic readers out there. You make comics because you love comics. You do it; for the love of comics, that should be the first thing in your mind when you want to make comics. You know that feeling, once you’ve put out a comic that you made yourself, it gives you this feeling of fulfillment that money can’t buy. I don’t know if any of you guys feel that way but that’s just me, I guess. Even if other people give negative criticisms about your work, I suggest to take it like a compliment as you’ve given the reader different sorts of emotions/feelings after reading the comic. Albeit, I’m not saying for you to be a downright asswipe. Learn from their criticisms and make better comics. It also won’t hurt if indie comic artists/writers get paid as I know it’ll help us make more comics in the future so give support in any way you can. I think if you’re an indie comic creator, you can’t do this for a living as you’ll not survive because you’ve got to shell out dough for your daily expenses, bills and whatnot not unless you’ve finally got some sponsors, publishers and merchandise. We still need a job.
Happy Holidays to everyone out there! From now on, I am going to try to make this wordpress site like an actual blog. When I’m not posting my own webcomics, sometimes I’ll post actual blog entries and of course I’m going to talk about comics, most specially the local comics industry here in Manila.
I’ve also created a YouTube account so I can post videos as well. But most of the time, I’m going to post videos of myself playing musical instruments, events that happen to me and probably some time lapse of myself illustrating something. I’ll try that one of these days. You can see the link at the bottom left side of this blog. Just scroll down and you’ll see the links together with my online portfolio. So if any of you guys would want me to draw/create graphics and whatnot for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I still need a job.
The image you can see above is an original comic art given to me by one of my friends at Chain Mason, David Sysing @davidsafonik at instagram. Looks really great. C.B. Cebulski (He is a talent scout from Marvel comics) went on one of the comic events here in Manila a few months ago and searched for new artists that could possibly work for Marvel comics. If you don’t know any Filipino comic artist who works for major publishers of comics like Marvel, Whilce Portacio, Gerry Alanguilan, Leinil Yu and Edgar Tadeo, are just to name a few.
If I’m not mistaken, David gave C.B. his portfolio and I really hope that he breaks into mainstream comics industry like Marvel comics. Not only him though but to all my fellow comic artists that gave Sir C.B. Cebulski their portfolio for him to review. I wish them all the best. As for me I think I am really not for mainstream comics because I work better alone, as an artist and as a writer (I like to write my own stories) and my default drawing style is also really not for mainstream comics because I suck at drawing comics the mainstream way. I need to study human anatomy figure more so I can draw better, not unless if I use photo references for my illustrations; then perhaps I can somehow possibly manage to draw like the pro’s. Maybe I can try and pitch the comics that I’ve made in the past and the comics that I’ll make in the future to indie or other comic publishers out there. If you guys are wondering when will I be making comics again, I’m going to continue making webcomics again next year, 2017.
Here’s a fanart of Marceline from Adventure Time that I just made. I painted both the background and Marceline separately and then combined them. I was planning to put a bigger size of Marceline on top of the background but I kinda messed up the painting a bit so I decided to just put her on the background like what you see now.
I’m finally done with another comic. Well, sort of because this time it’s a bit like a story book. If you have spare time, you can read it below or download the PDF format. You can locate the download link below. Everything I need to say about my latest work is already been written so you can just read it.
I just finished making my latest comics, Extraterrestrial Chapter 1. You can now read it in PDF or in Jpeg format. I hope you guys like this one. It’s the start of the “Ber” months and the holidays are coming. I might take a break again making comics but hopefully I’ll be able to make another issue before this year ends and that’d be the second chapter of Extraterrestrial or another entirely new comics. I’m thinking though of making a few issues more of this current comics that I made just like the After School series that I’ve made early this year, 2016.