Broken Chord WIP

March 11, 2019

Broken Chord Work-In-Progress/Page Preview/Front and Back Cover Page

Greetings, Internetizens.

I hope you guys are having a swell day today. I’m done with the front and back cover of, “Broken Chord”. I’ve decided to just make this issue of Killer Kamote Komiks with only pure text and words–a short novel, the only illustrations will be the front and back cover. This is going to be a tragic comedy story again, my usual theme for my work.

I’m slowly transitioning to putting out content with only text, words and writings as the people who would like to give me a job prefers that, so that they’ll be interested to work with me. Albeit, I’ll still draw from time to time and post it online, though. πŸ˜€

I also won’t be able to go and sell this at Summer Komikon but I’ll attend and launch selling this at Komikon Indieket this coming August 2019. I’m going to wait for the registration to open for that event and pay the fee to secure myself a table. See you guys at the event, to my friends, acquaintances and to my followers.

The only preview I’m going to give you guys are the following pages below. Anyways, I’m going to publish this online before this month ends. Now, I need to gather my thoughts and ideas and write. Write. Write. πŸ˜€

After I make this one, I’m still going to make comics this year but only the ones like I’ve made in the past like these following issues, Art of Silliness, Inktober 2018 and JeST DO IT. Something light for me to do, so gag-a-week comic strips will do, I guess.

Also, I dedicate this issue of Killer Kamote Komiks to the late and great Stan Lee, “THE MAN”, who made me a comic book fan boy since I was a kid, which eventually led me to create my own comics since 2014. I do hope the silliness and writing part of my work always compensates my crappy illustrations. I consider making my own comics, the best thing that ever happened in my entire life, so far. My crowning glory. My pride and joy. πŸ˜€

I also read mainstream comics, not just alternative ones. I’m not a stuck-up hipster by the way. πŸ˜€

Cheers.

Your friend,
Vin

FRONT AND BACK COVER

FRONT COVER PAGE

BACK COVER PAGE

PREVIEW PAGE

Komiket Haul February 2019

February 16, 2019

Hello guys,

In case any of you guys are interested to find out what I got earlier from Komiket (Filipino Komiks and Art Market), here’s the obligatory photo of my Komiket haul:

Bought some local and foreign (indie and alternative) comics. I got a bunch of comics from Image and DC comics as you can see above. I found a really cool sticker which I’m going to stick to one of my electric guitars. The neon green and orange one, which says, SM North Munoz.

Overall, I bought some really interesting comics to read like sir Gerry Alanguilan’s “Dead Heart”, Mark Crilley’s “The Darker Side Of A Happy-Go-Lucky Cartoonist.” I won’t mention every comic that I got. Anyway, you can see it on the photo above.

You can also see how suave and smooth I am with the ladies as I got Tori’s number. I’m just joking, she was giving away her calling cards on her table and I got one. Alas, as I browse it now, it does not contain her number. Heheh. Her calling card is the third small card from the bottom left corner, the one with the yellow background.

At my age, (36) I’m still single but I’m not lonely. I enjoy the company of myself. I also don’t go out and hangout at bars or like any of those places. I’m a nerd and really proud of that. Although, when I was still in high school and college, I go out and watch rock bands play live music with my friends, I go to their concerts and really support my favorite musicians and besides, I’m waiting for my family, Filipino Mafia. Making comics is keeping me busy and also, I still do some freelance illustration work once in a while.

I’m not bragging but If you were in my shoes, wouldn’t you guys consider the following things I’m going to state as achievements in your life and something to be proud of? Because of my online comics, Ellen DeGeneres invited me to be a guest on her show (I’m a big fan of her by the way). Comedy Central Asia already asked me to do some digital content for them, and I also heard that Cartoon Network Asia is also asking me to be a somewhat writer/content producer and even a storyboard artist for their digital content as well for a project that they’re going to do like in Comedy Central Asia, all because of my comics and the Filipino Mafia and to all my followers/readers of my comics. I’m really grateful to all of you, guys.

I can’t wait to begin illustrating my upcoming graphic novel, “Broken Chord” in a few weeks. I still need to wrap up all the writing part and also layout the thumbnails/plans for each comic panel and page and all those stuff I still need to do. I’ll publish it online once I’m done with it. πŸ˜€

Rest In Peace, sir Andrew Villar. Our local comics community mourns. My condolences to his family and relatives.

See you at comic book events, guys. πŸ˜€

Cheers,
Vin

Mga Guhit ni Mang Arbin

January 18, 2019

Hello guys,

Found an old illustration and just fixed and redrew it today. One of these days, I’m going to add some colors to this. If you want to view more of my illustrations, you can visit my other Instagram account for my drawings. I’m going to dump all my illustrations which I think is “a bit okay”, compared to my past illustrations to this Instagram account and also by going to the all sorts of illustrations category of this blog. This is also the reason why I always say that I hope the silliness and writing part of my comics compensates my crappy drawing skills. I think I’m more of a silly writer than an artist.

I’m also going to post my own musical composition clips/snippets of guitar riffs or other musical instruments played by myself, occasionally, on the said Instagram account. πŸ˜€

English

Filipino

I’m still writing my upcoming graphic novel, “Broken Chord”. It’s coming along pretty well, I’ll post updates as I make progress on it. πŸ™‚

Cheers,
Vin

Broken Chord Graphic Novel Brief Info

UPDATE: December 19, 2018

Comic relief scenes to work on for ‘Broken Chord’
By Vin
www.arvinvalenzuela.com/blog
www.killerkamotekomiks.com

β€’ – I really miss those cheesebreads from the 90s. Thank god I belong to that generation because cheesebreads these days taste really bad.

β€’ – Don’t hold any grudges.
* But they beat me up.
– Just leave everything to Jesus, he will avenge you.
* You mean to say, he will help me out and Jesus is a brawler?

Hello guys,

I’ve been trying to come up with some comic relief scenes for my next graphic novel, ‘Broken Chord’, while I’m still taking care of my uncle and I hope we won’t spend Christmas inside a hospital as he got hospitalized for the 3rd time this year. Here’s what I’ve got so far and anyway, I won’t post everything, you have to wait until this gets done next year. I’ve come up with a pretty good storyline (I think), but I know the jokes and comic relief scenes still needs more work. I’m gonna wrap up the whole script for this graphic novel in a few months when I finally have enough time to work on this.

Happy Holidays to all my followers!

Cheers,
Vin

December 3, 2018

Hello!

I drew this today on my sketchbook, two guys playing an acoustic guitar. These are just sketches though, I’ll draw better on the actual comic book I’m going to make. This will be the succeeding comic book that I’m going to make next year, 2019. It’s about the rise and fall of a comedy duo band just like Flight of the Conchords and Tenacious D. I’m not saying Flight of the Conchords and Tenacious D “fell” though. I’m using the word “fell” by playing with the word like they got disbanded, they have issues with their bandmates or anything like that for this graphic novel that I’m going to make.

I’m still trying to come up with a really good storyline aside from the “rise and fall” of the band that I’m going to make into a comic book. Of course, it’ll be silly the Killer Kamote Komiks way again. This will be made in full comic book format unlike my previous work, “JeST DO IT”, and it will also have more page count. That’s it for now. I’ll post updates again about this next year. And yeah, this will be my last blog post for the year 2018.

I almost forgot, to all the people who reads my work, if you want to repost my comics on message boards or forums or any other website, please put a link back to my websites. πŸ˜€

Happy Holidays, guys!

In case you’re having a hard time reading the text (it’s an actual corny song that I wrote) on my drawing above, you can read it below:

Puh-tay-toh
Poh-tah-toh
This is our potato song
Potatoes are our vitamins
We take it everyday
Our purgative dose of potatoes

Cheers,
Vin

Freelance Gigs

November 21, 2018

Hi!

I’ve decided to write something here on my blog today. I don’t know if anyone cares about this, but anyway, beginning next month up until Summer Komikon in April 2019, I’m going to take a break making comics. I will start making my next comic book after the comic event I just mentioned. I’m going to focus finding some freelance illustration/graphic design gigs during that period and also just to unwind and relax from making comics because all I ever did was to make comics for the whole year.

Watch out for the next comic book I’m going to make next year though as it’s going to be another silly one the Killer Kamote Komiks way and this time it’ll be in full comic format. I’ve made 3 issues of Killer Kamote Komiks this year (2018) and it’s getting lesser and lesser every year, unlike when I was still starting out (2014) as I put out issues frequently, every month or every other month or so before, but the recent comics that I’ve made were “better” for me as they have more pages and I think they can be called a “comic book” or a “graphic novel”, not just an “online comic” or a “webcomic”.

I’m not a lazy person as I still want to have freelance gigs from time to time. Here’s an example of one of my works before. It’s a logo design. It’s an air filter, aroma salt therapy machine named, WAVY. My client sent me her rough pencil sketch of their logo and she instructed me to turn it into digital format and also I’ve fixed and polished the overall look of it.

I accidentally deleted the file of the logo I’ve made on my hard drive so all I have left are these photos from them. You can see the logo (the blue-green word WAVY) on the actual machine below. I made that:



I made the logo and got paid for under 75 bucks USD (US Dollars) if I’m not mistaken and I think I was underpaid for that kind of work. I was also lucky to have made some concept art before and I got 400-500 (USD) for it. You can read some info and see some pencil drawings that I made about that on the following link: Science Fiction Concept Art

If I didn’t thought to make my own comics last 2014 (that’s the year I started to make comics), I would just be a full-time freelancer up to this day and I wouldn’t have met my “comics-people” friends and wouldn’t have all the people who follows my work. I consider my comics my pride and joy and my crowning glory and if the day comes that I decide to stop making comics, I know it’ll leave a deep void within me. I really hate dramas. πŸ˜€

That’s it for now. Thank you for reading! See you at Komiket in February 2019 and in other comic events next year, guys. πŸ˜€

Cheers,
Vin