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January 18, 2019

Hello guys,

Found some of my old illustrations and just fixed and redrew them today. One of these days, I’m going to add some colors to these. 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. πŸ˜€

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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 Comic Book Cover Page

January 11, 2019 UPDATE:

I made a variant cover page. Scroll down below to see it. I think I’m going to use this as the cover page and scrap the one I’ve made the other day as I don’t like how my illustration turned out to be.

January 9, 2019

Hello!

Greetings, Internetizens. I hope you guys are having a swell day today. I Just made the cover page of my “major” graphic novel/comic book issue this year, 2019. After I make this one, I’m still going to make comics this year but only the ones like I’ve made last Inktober 2018, JeST DO IT and the Art of Silliness issue I’ve made last year. Something light for me to do, so gag-a-week comic strips will do, I guess.

It’s only January 2019 but it’s likely that I’ll be able to upload and publish “Broken Chord”, online, by May 2019. Or, earlier if I’ll be able to finish it before the month of May. I decided to make the cover page yesterday just to pump me up about this. I’m still not yet done writing the entirety of it, but I’m getting there. I’m going to release printed forms of this at Komikon Indieket and to the remaining comic book and art events after that event this year, 2019.

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˜€

That’s it for now. I’ll post updates or whatnot about this as the months go by. Anyway, you can view the cover page down below.

Cheers,
Vin

COVER PAGE

VARIANT COVER PAGE

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 this 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 on other comic events next year, guys. πŸ˜€

Cheers,
Vin

Vin @ Komiket Feb 2019

November 19, 2018

Hiya!

I know it’s too early to promote my work because the event is still almost 3 months away but anyway, I’m going to attend Komiket in February 2019 as a comic creator and sell my work. If you want to support me, you can grab a copy of my comics, although you can read them for free on my online comics site: Killer Kamote Komiks

I’m just fooling around with this blog post as I’ve said, it’s almost 3 months away but here I am all set and ready for the event. It’s likely that I’m the very first out of all the exhibitors to be ready for the said event.

Here are some sample pages from my latest work, “JeST DO IT

I felt like I’m MacGyver being silly when I invented those two. πŸ˜€

“JeST DO IT” in printed form:

I love the smell of a freshly printed comic book. I’ll also continue selling my other 2 comic books that I’ve made this year at Komiket next year, “Silly Persons” and “Berdugo“.

Komiket FB page

See you guys next year! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you reading this! πŸ˜€

Cheers.

Your friend,
Vin