Tabon Kid 2D Traditional Animation

February, 28, 2017


This is an animatic (but I already consider it as sort of like a short animation), named, Tabon Kid. I made this last 2009, it’s almost a decade old. At first I was really enthusiastic making this but after a few weeks of working on it, I got so lazy so I just made it look like an animatic/storyboard and I still just really wanted to finish this even if it would look really crappy. I also lost the high-resolution video of this that’s why it looks blurry. If I’d post a high-res version of this I’d have to composite every image frame that I drew for this again. I know it sucks really bad. I was also a whole lot younger back then when I made this personal project of mine of a 2D traditional short animation. I thought after all these years, I’d just finally post it online. I also converted this into comics form. Pardon me if the timing, in-betweens, follow-throughs on this animation is a bit off and if most of the motions looks poorly animated or any other aspect of animation you’d have to follow to create animation, I know this sucks! 😀


If you can’t see the video above, try this below:

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur Province and Pagudpod City, Ilocos Norte Province

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur Province and Pagudpod City, Ilocos Norte Province, Philippines
February 20, 2017.

My aunt and her officemates decided to go to Vigan and Pagudpod at Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Philippines a few days ago and I just tagged along with them. The scenery on both places was truly breathtaking. I saw a lot of really old buildings and whatnot, we’re talking about really old structures, more than a hundred years that was a product and greatly influenced by our country’s first colonizers, the Spaniards. Most Filipinos don’t know this and foreigners also think that Filipinos are direct descendants of Hispanics (except of course for a few who really do have some Spanish blood in their veins living here in the Philippines) but truth is, Filipinos were just forced to line-up during the Spanish-era in our country and baptized our forefathers with Spanish-sounding surnames. My name (Arvin) sounds “American”, my middle name is Chinese, which is “Ang” (my granddad on my mother’s side is pure Chinese. He immigrated here in the Philippines a very long time ago.) and my surname sounds “Hispanic”, which is “Valenzuela” but we Filipinos still belong to the “Malay” race. Some say we’re pacific islanders. Back in the dinosaur age, Filipinos doesn’t even use surnames, they call themselves with who their father is, like, “Ding Dong” son of “Bong Bong”. Foreigners will think this actually sounds really funny. There’s a guy in this world named, “Bong Bong”, like a stoner guy and his son is “Ding Dong”, sounds like a doorbell but those names are actually the true and authentic Filipino names that we have. That’s enough for today’s history lesson, people. 😀


Blue Lagoon and Bangi Wind Farm at Ilocos Norte. The wind was so strong, you could actually hear it on these videos I took. The wind also makes the windmills work.

“Colored People”

“Colored People” February 13, 2017.

FYI(to those people who reads and follows my comics, if there’s any. heh heh) I just want to give credits to the people I give thanks to on my credits/thank you page at the end of each comic that I make. Sometimes they would also suggest and give me some notions to work on for my comics. 😀

On the top is Luis Buenaventura, those links on the image are his websites and if you search him on the internet, you’ll find tons of websites that he owns. It’s like he owns the world wide web.

This is Liz Buenaventura, she’s a pro comic book colorist. Liz and Luis are siblings, Information Technology and all-around geeks. They’re part Filipino, part Brazilian.

Caroline, she’s part Chinese, part Filipino. They have their own website forum before who are mostly populated by writers and artists from the Philippines,

Up is April Tan but that is just a lookalike photo of her, that’s actually Armie Millare of the Filipino band Up Dharma Down, I don’t own this image, I just got this photo on the internet. April’s part Korean, part Chinese, part Filipino.

Piya Constantino. She’s also part Chinese, part Filipino, another writer and artist.

I guess you can call us ‘the colored people’ because of our diverse mixed race but I’d like to think that we’re still all pure Filipinos. We were all born and raised here in the Philippines.

My grandpa from my mother side is pure Chinese who immigrated here in the Philippines a very long time ago together with his brother so that gives me a bit of Chinese blood but I’m still pure Filipino. There are a lot of these people I’m talking about. These people I just mentioned are just to name a few. Another one of them is Jason Ortega, a sessionist drummer for another Filipino band, Slapshock. I think Luis and his friends also helped them and other Filipino rock bands have their own new music records and sponsors for their bands. Some of them are my sister’s friends and the rest are really old friends and I am waiting for them. You guys know who you are, to the mainstays and the rest of the gang. If someone related to the things I do such as comics, music, films, etc and all other forms of media contacted you and gave you all sorts of compensation for favors they’ve asked you, it’s them. They’re really intelligent, wealthy and powerful because of their influences and connections around the world. They even have connections all over the world who even make Hollywood movies in America.

Most of the people I give thanks to are also writers and artists like Carlo (he’s part Filipino, part American) and Mike who, after all these years is like my older brother. 😀