UPDATED: September 12, 2018
This blog post was originally posted last August 29, 2018
Here’s the cover page, a page and another joke from my newest and upcoming comic book, “Jest Do It”. Although, this will get done by January 2019. I just decided to make the cover and a single page today August 29, 2018, from the said work, to pump me up about this. It’s still not done and I’m still currently writing the contents of it. This will just be a series of jokes like I’m a stand-up comedian, only thing is, I’m going to write and illustrate it. Some parts of this will be in full comics format and some will only be sort of like a picture book, text with illustrations. This will be a text-driven issue of Killer Kamote Komiks.
I’ll print limited copies of this once it’s all done and then launch and sell it at Komiket in February 2019. This coming October 2018, I’ll attend Komiket as a fanboy and support my fellow comic creators. I’ll also split and share a table at the annual Komikon in November with Kim Karlo of Rainbow Pages and Raffy Grafitti and continue selling my two recent works this year, “Silly Persons” and “Berdugo” together with the illustrations that I’m going to make for Inktober this coming October 2018, which I’m also going to print and sell at Komikon in November 2018 like I’ve mentioned.
A page preview of JeST DO IT:
The images below are going to be the tentative front and back cover, unless I come up with something else along the way while I’m doing this comic book/picture book in November 2018. I also don’t know how many pages this will be so I’m not yet sure if it needs a comic book spine. It’s highly likely that this comic book/picture book will not exceed the total pages of my recent, past works, “Silly Persons” and “Berdugo”.
Some of the Tagalog words you can read at the bottom of the back cover are like slang words/terms which means awesome or cool if you were born in the 80s and grew up in the 90s here in Manila. 😀
Merged Front and Back Cover
Here are some sample jokes from “JeST DO IT” that I’m going to turn into comics form:
1) A really old granny waves goodbye to her five year old grandson. Her grandson says ” Goodbye, grandma! You can play with my ball and scooter. Thanks for the bucket of beer!”
2) A family and their friends are mourning for the loss of the family’s father and they’re currently on the funeral wake. One of the funeral parlor’s staff talks to the family and tells them, “We’ve taken care of the casket and the embalming of your father and we would like to ask if you guys would also like to avail our other merchandise as we also sell moth’s, coffee, biscuits, playing cards, black t-shirts and other items related to your family’s needs on this funeral wake for your deceased loved one.”
Here in the Philippines, most people who’re hosting a funeral wake would most often or not offer the people who are visiting the dead person with a cup of coffee and some biscuits while they stay up so late and they also play playing cards on the venue and wear black t-shirts as they are mourning for the loss of the person. Lastly, every time a moth appears to the person who lost someone, the elders would say that that moth is the dead person visiting the person he/she left behind.
I’ll also add something with substance this time around, not just silliness the Killer Kamote Komiks way as I’m going to poke fun a bit about colonialism or probably just state my opinion on that subject matter, not just in the Philippines but in the whole world on this comic book. And also about the colonizers of the Philippines, Spaniards gave Filipinos religion. I haven’t practiced my religion in years and I think I completely lost it. Americans gave Filipinos education and the Japanese gave Filipinos Dragon Ball Z, anime and manga. All those countries I mentioned left something good and bad to Philippines and Filipinos. I don’t hate any race or country in this world, though, but those were the bad times. There were a lot of war crimes that happened to Filipinos during those times of war. What if those wars of our forefathers in the past never happened and we all just got along? That’s all the info I can give for now.
Thank you for your time reading this.
August 15, 2018
I drew something today. I’m practicing for Inktober this coming October and I am also open for commissions. Message me if you want me to draw something for you. You can find my email address at the top right sidebar of this blog. I’ll try to improve my illustrations much much better. I hope the silly writing part compensates my crappy drawings. I think, I’m more of a comic book writer than a comic book artist. 😀
August 12, 2018
Hey guys, this blog post is a personal blog post entry so if you don’t like things like that, just pay no attention and skip this blog entry and don’t read it. Who cares what I post online anyway. Haha. 😀
Yesterday, a kid cousin of mine finally tied the knot again and that made me think about my personal life. I’ve been involved with “Filipino Mafia”, they don’t do bad things though, they’re good guys. I just used the term “mafia”. They’re actually my friends since I was a lot younger and here are some of them: http://arvinvalenzuela.com/blog/2017/02/13/colored-people/.
I’m waiting for them and it’s really hard to explain our situation, with all the attachments that these guys and me have for each other regarding our situation. Although, it’s really taking them so long to finally end our situation. But eventually, these guys will come for me, sooner or later and all I want is the best for my family and close relatives. After all these years that me and my friends (Filipino mafia) have been through, I can’t just let them go. I love these guys and I still want them to come. Albeit, sometimes I wonder what if I just break out of our situation and finally live free from them. I am still alone in life at 35 years of age but I’m not lonely. Although, a significant other would be good for me. I just thought about things like these I’m talking about because a kid cousin of mine got married yesterday, like I’ve mentioned. Not only that and also the fact that I’m getting older. I’m actually doing quite well with my life right now, never been better since I decided to stop studying civil engineering and transferred to another school and took up animation instead. I suck at animation though. I’m more of a 3D modeler of environment assets and organic 3D models. Hahaha. 😀 But, right now, I’m into making my own comic books, since November of 2014, and I think I want to keep doing this until I’m really old and also work on some freelance graphic/3D and illustration gigs from time to time. I want to make people laugh via comics as I really enjoy drawing and writing. Hopefully a big publisher would publish my work sometime in the future that’s why I’m trying my best to make my comics better. I think this is my calling in life, to be a silly comic book creator. There has always been a “geek” or even a “nerd” inside of me since I was young. I loved comic books and video games ever since I was a child. I’m also a guitar geek. When I was still in highschool, I’d spend like 5-7 hours everyday trying to figure out how to play a certain song, I would also change the tuning keys of my guitar once they start to tarnish and rust and even learn how to change the pickups on my electric guitar, use different types of electric guitar effects, things like that. I also don’t go out that much. I don’t go to places where people can “gimmick”, I don’t do that. I’ve never done anything like that in my entire life.
When I stopped taking up my civil engineering degree many years ago, there were moments where I asked and told my folks if I can just become a handsome priest. I was even an altar boy, a member of Knights of the Altar when I was a kid. I wore a Sutana (those white/black clothes priests wear, which look like curtains) I’m not kidding, I really thought of that before and also if I could just join Philippine Military Academy and be a badass person or perhaps become a member of a SWAT team. Although, I was still too young and thin back then. That was when I was young, though. I grew old, and now, I’m an agnostic and sometimes I even turn to an atheist whenever religions of people annoy the hell out of me. But, I still keep in mind to be respectful to people who have their own religion.
That’s all I have to say today. I just wanted to get that out of my system. Anyway, here’s some photos that I took at my kid cousin’s nuptial yesterday. I was so early again at the venue of the event. 😀
I’ll post updates on the next comic book I’m going to make soon entitled, “JeST DO IT.”
August 8, 2018
Made some Killer Kamote Komiks desktop wallpapers today which you can download for free. Scroll down and look for the link on the right sidebar of this blog. You can also just click here to download them if you want. You can see smaller images of the five desktop wallpapers I made below.
I’ll post updates about the next comic book I’ll be making soon.