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? 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

Broken Chord WIP

Broken Chord Work-In-Progress/Page Previews

February 4, 2019

Hello to all my followers,

Today, I drew a bit of head studies for the main characters of my upcoming graphic novel, “Broken Chord”. This blog post will also be the post where I will upload the page previews of “Broken Chord”, once I start illustrating the interior pages. You can see the head studies I drew below. And yes, I’m about to wrap up the writing part in a few weeks. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Cheers.

Your friend,
Vin

Tentative look of the main characters/head study below. The forehead of the guy on the upper right corner is a bit off, sorry for that. The same guy on the upper left, the drawing is a bit off as well.

Broken Chord Comic Book Cover Page

January 29, 2019 UPDATE:
Decided to polish and revamp the variant cover page I’ve made a few weeks ago a little more today. You can see it at the very bottom of this blog post. I’ve added some ink splat and some brush strokes using a watercolor brush.

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.

This blog post was originally posted on 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 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.

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.

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.

Your friend,
Vin

COVER PAGE

VARIANT COVER PAGE

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