[ISSUE # 23] Cover Page Preview: My Dog Has Amnesia

October 18, 2017.

Hi guys,

Here’s a preview of the cover page of the last issue of Killer Kamote Komiks for this year. After this, I’m going to resume making webcomics by next year, 2018. This will come out this November of 2017. It’s only eight pages long. This is a very short webcomic issue of Killer Kamote Komiks about love, you know that thing that gives you the reason to wake up each morning and also about patience and sticking by to your loved ones during hard times. I know that sounds so cheesy but that’s just me, I guess. I’ve probably been watching the movie Wonder Woman a lot of times. 😀 Anyway, enough cheesiness. I hope you like this one. Happy holidays to everyone reading this. 😀

Someday, I know my neighbor will take a bath because it still bothers me a lot. I know I’ve said that a lot of times on my past blog entries but I know hearing it also never gets old. 😀

Cheers,
Vin

Komiket October 2017

October 15, 2017

Hi guys,

Today is Sunday, October 15, 2017. I went to Komikon yesterday and bought myself a few comics/graphic novels as you can see on the image above. It’s good to see the people I made friends with on events like this again, like Gioseppe Custodio of “Bad Puns”, Sir Jon Zamar, my friends at Chain Mason comic group, Emman and the newest female member of the comic group I just mentioned. I bought a Star Wars postcard art print from her and from another exhibitor at the event, Milo Galang, a We Bare Bears art print. Thank you, bro and to all the usual comics people that I get acquainted to on comic events like Komiket!

The first thing that I did when I got there is I looked for Sir Gerry Alanguilan because I know there will be a long line of fans lining up asking him to sign their comic books, which is what I exactly did and what exactly happened. I got a copy of his graphic novel, “Elmer” and then I asked him to sign it. The same goes when I bought “After Eden”, a graphic novel from Sir Arnold Arre. There was a long line of fans wanting their comic books to get signed by him. So, I lined up for twenty to thirty minutes or so only to end up walking away when it’s my turn to have my copy signed by Sir Arnold because he was going to talk on the stage about his comic books and things about being a comic book artist. That was also the time when Sir Danry (a true comic book fan) was about to talk about comics on stage as well together with EK Gonzales (she writes comic book reviews on her website) but I didn’t actually see her because Sir Arnold Arre’s table was so far, it was on the other side where the stage is.

I bought Halina Filipina (a graphic novel) from Sir Arnold Arre last 2015 and from that point I am a fan of his work and I know Sir Arnold is a well-regarded comic book artist here in the Philippines. He doesn’t need any introduction of some sort together with Sir Gerry Alanguilan. He has so many awards from all his work throughout the years. I decided to get “After Eden” yesterday because I remember I read a comic book review before about that graphic novel from www.TheFourthRail.com. In case you guys don’t know that website, it is a defunct comic book review website and it got positive reviews from them. I have nothing but respect from these people I mentioned. Not only them but to all the comic book artists, writers, exhibitors and of course to all the people who come to these kind of comic events to support us so that our small comics community will be alive and well, here in the Philippines. It’s always an honor for me to breathe the air of the air that comics people breathes on a secluded venue for comic events like this one.

I also got a copy of Tori Tadiar’s, chapter two of her comic, “Sagala”. I asked her how many chapters will her comic have and she told me, four chapters and chapter three will come out by February next year. I hope when she finally finishes this comic, she’ll make something with a bit more interesting story for the comics she’s going to make (for me, at least. That’s just me, though), veering away with stories like “Sagala” which is a fantasy story. There’s something about Tori. She reminds me of someone but I don’t want to sound like a young man “eyeing” her out. I’m a freaking viking who’s afraid of ghosts and spiders for crying out loud. I don’t need friends or queens. Just kidding though. Emphasis on the word “kidding”. I am just joking. Sometimes I talk out of my butt. I don’t mean to disrespect her or anyone else though and I don’t think so highly of myself. 😀 I just admire her because she reminds me of someone like I’ve said.

I know this thing that’s still bothering me is becoming stale, but it still bugs me a lot- that my neighbor still hasn’t taken a bath.

I also got Toto Madayag’s “Bawal Mamatay – May tumawid na rito”. “You’re not allowed to die, somebody already crossed this road/to the otherside”. I don’t know if I got that right though. 😀 And then I also got “Burgers and Cheese-Mis” from BK Pena and Ardie. I was about to go home when I suddenly saw Jess Guanco and I asked her if she has any new comics and she said she doesn’t have any. If she’ll make a new one someday, I’ll surely grab a copy of it. I’ll check out other comic book artists’ work on other comic events as I was also in a hurry to go home because we were supposed to celebrate my cousin and my aunt’s birthday yesterday.

That’s it for now. 😀

Cheers,
Vin

Comic Book Publishers and Freelance 3D, Graphic Design/Illustration Gigs

September 2, 2017

Hello people!

I was searching for some freelance 3D/graphic design/illustration gigs a few weeks ago some time last month when I was making the “Art of Silliness” issue for Killer Kamote Komiks when I stumbled upon a post on the internet that there’s an open call for comic strip submissions for their Mag; named, Swampcone Magazine. So, I tried sending some of my work and they replied back and Miss Anna told me that my comic strip will be included on the first issue of Swampcone Mag.

They told me that their Mag’s goal is to spread Vancouver, BC, Canada’s comics to the world and comics from the world to Vancouver, BC, Canada. The payment isn’t that high once your comic strip gets approved but I am still grateful to them, fifteen bucks per page. This is also not just about money for me. Being included alongside other comics artists around the globe is really something for me. It means a lot to me. Now, as long as Miss Anna from Swampcone Magazine will put out new issues of their Mag every month or so, I’ll try to be a regular comic strip contributor to their Magazine.

I am looking for comics publishers (locally or internationally) and if there are some out there reading this, please consider my work. I already have more than three hundred pages or so of pure silliness the Killer Kamote Komiks goodness way. Instead of searching for freelance 3D/graphic design/illustration gigs from time to time and among my group of friends, I’d rather just make comics instead. If I can do that full time and focus on making comics, I’d drop everything I’m doing and just start and treat making comics as a full-time day job. I used to self-publish my own comics before but I stopped. I want to avoid all the hassles of self-publishing my own comics, the laying out of the pages, going to print shops and printing them, stapling or binding all the pages and all sorts of those things you need to do to self-publish your own comics.

There’s also a person and their company who contacted me a few days ago and asked me to be a part of their pool of their comics artist and possibly earn some monetary compensation for my comics but I still can’t say anything about them until it’s final or I guess if it’s finally approved or until they say so that I can finally talk about it. Anyway, it’s still not sure if this thing will push through.

If you guys also notice, I don’t put google ads or any kind of ads that can be put on websites on my own website. I think those ads will just annoy the hell out of the readers. Most especially the pop-up ads. I’m saying all these things so that if someone out there can help me just keep on making comics and stop doing freelance 3D/graphic design/illustration gigs, you can do so by contacting me and I’ll thank you and be grateful to you and just do what I want to do until the end of space and time. And that is to make silly comics. Not just silly comics though, you can download all my comics for free and see what kind of comics I make. I also promise to make it better and improve the quality of my comics in the future.

More than a decade ago, a year before I was to graduate from a civil engineering degree, I transferred school and decided to take up animation instead. Afterwards, I had a short day job stint as a 3D/graphic artist/copywriter in an advertising and an Information Technology outsourcing company somewhere here in Manila but I decided to quit and just be a full-time freelance artist and now, I still continue to do that and make webcomics on my spare time. I should’ve taken fine arts or any other degree related to making comics though but you get what I mean as this is what I want to do with my life. Or, be a rock n’ roll musician.

More Killer Kamote Komiks for everyone in the future!

Cheers,
Vin

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