Summer Komikon 2017 Haul

April 1, 2016

Hello guys,

First off, the things you can see above are my Summer Komikon 2017 haul. I bought only a couple of comics and some art prints as I’ve decided to just use my remaining budget for this comic event for the little box you can see on the upper right corner of this image. It’s an electric guitar effects pedal together with a patch cable and a daisy chain. I’m rekindling my passion for playing music again seriously as I’m planning to join a band someday. I just don’t know when’s the exact time though. I am slowly building my guitar effects pedals. 😀

I am really glad that I got to see my comics people friends again this summer, my brothers at Chain Mason group and to all the others as well, Chuck and his girlfriend, Patty (she looked a lot taller now), Julius, Sir Andrew (AOA), Jess (whom I couldn’t find at the main hall in Bayanihan Center and even in the indie section), Sir Paolo, Sir Mark, Ms. Tepai and Maiza, Gioseppe and Giosdesk, Sir Jon and the rest of the Komikon organizers and to all the indie comics artists at the indie tiangge section, let’s keep making comics. 😀 I also wanted to buy Toto’s (Libreng Komiks) latest book but a lot of people are lined up when I stopped by his table so perhaps next time. I’ve also seen this girl that I followed before on her Instagram but she blocked me. Probably because I look like a creepy old man like Seymour from the graphic novel/movie, Ghost World. I was buying a comic from Jhorlie and her brother, Jheffer, (1921 comics) which I’ve got acquainted as well in the past comic conventions that I went to and her table is beside them so I felt really awkward because of the thing I just said (the part where I followed her on her Instagram and got blocked). Her name is Hulyen. I was actually a fan of her comics before, the hipster Hulyen part. I apologize for that. 😀 I also bought Fatima and Adrienne’s (Ligaya Komiks) latest comic, “Friendzoned” and a little postcard art print from them. There’s a lot of pretty faces that I’ve seen today at Komikon. I know it’s not all about aesthetics though. I also dropped by at the Indie section and bought some indie comics as well like from Mharz and Tori Tadiar. And then I also saw Carol again, I just don’t know if she saw me when I walked past their table at the comics event as she’s busy doing something. She’s a part of our “little situation” and I can say that all these women that I mentioned look cute. I know this sounds so corny and I’m not a lonely git trying to pick up a girl at a comic convention (excluding Carol because she’s a part of our situation. After all these years we all grew up together.) but I also don’t want to be a heterophobe. I am just admiring them though. The people I give thanks to on each of my comics got that covered for me. You can read that blog entry here for some info: http://killerkamotekomiks.com/?p=1300
And of course, I’m not saying that I look good for me to say who looks good or those who’s not. 😀

Lastly, Sir Mark Navarro (he’s also an organizer for a comic convention as well, Komiket) gave me some advice regarding the comics that I make and he also asked me why I don’t sell my comics anymore at comic conventions. It is because that there are only a few ones who really buy my comics and my own merchandise before and like what Sir Mark told me, probably the genre of my comic is not for the mainstream. Modesty aside, I can even say that there are a lot more foreign fans (worldwide, online) of my comics instead of local ones. I do have a few fans that I still cherish like Ranzell Rosales (he’s a high school student, also from Manila. I don’t know if he’s really a fan, LOL). I posted this message yesterday where I’m selling my original comic art (it’s pretty cheap, dirt cheap; actually) 30 bucks (in US Dollars) a page for my comics and about 100 bucks (in US Dollars) for a three, whole animation paper for a background art. Well-known and really good comics artists in other countries could sell these things I’m talking about for about a grand in US Dollars per page for their original comic art, if you’d compare the original comic art I was trying to sell. I don’t have an ego and I don’t think so highly of myself but I’m just a nobody from Manila and I know it’s a long shot but I’m trying to sell my original art for the prices I’ve already mentioned, really dirt cheap if you’d ask me and anyone who’s in their right mind would concur instantly. I’m also not saying that 30-100 bucks is cheap for me. I am just explaining that if a comics artist would try to sell his original art, it’d be worth more than that. But I’m not going to get rich if ever I’ll be able to sell them and I’m just trying to get a little help to those people who’s a fan of my work (if there is even any, LOL!) I’m not here to make a profit making comics. I just enjoy making comics and especially if I give the reader some emotions like laughter of some sort. But if I do make some dough making comics, it wouldn’t hurt a bit either as this is really what I want to do in life just like in Patreon.com or any websites like that. If you enjoy reading my webcomics, a buck or any amount donated to me each month like any webcomic artists out there does, which is they accept donation but nobody’s forcing you though. My webcomics is free for everyone. It’s just a simple gesture or way of appreciating the hard work of webcomic artists and of course, for the laughs or any kind of emotions or even constipation that the reader felt after reading my comics. If there’s a lot of people going to do that, it’d amount to a lot and it’ll surely help me make more comics for free for everyone to read and I also thought of actually just focusing on freelance work (illustration and graphics design) and just stop making comics anymore but I don’t know, sometimes I’m too lazy to make comics, sometimes I’m also really enthusiastic making one. All the comics I’ve made so far are my help and contribution to the indie/webcomics scene here in Manila. Thanks for the encouragement, Sir Mark, yes I’ll still make some more as long as I can. 😀

Cheers,
Vin

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