UPDATE: January 26, 2018
Look what I got from the post office today. It’s the second issue of Swamp Cone Mag. Thank you, Ms. Anna. Please support Swamp Cone Mag.
September 2, 2017
I was searching for some freelance 3D/graphic design/illustration gigs a few weeks ago some time last month when I was making the “Art of Silliness” issue for Killer Kamote Komiks when I stumbled upon a post on the Internet that there’s an open call for comic strip submissions for their Mag; named, Swampcone Magazine. So, I tried sending some of my work and they replied back and Miss Anna told me that my comic strip will be included in the first issue of Swampcone Mag.
They told me that their Mag’s goal is to spread Vancouver, BC, Canada’s comics to the world and comics from the world to Vancouver, BC, Canada. The payment isn’t that high once your comic strip gets approved but I am still grateful to them, fifteen bucks per page. This is also not just about money for me. Being included alongside other comics artists around the globe is really something for me. It means a lot to me.
I am looking for comics publishers (locally or internationally) and if there are some out there reading this, please consider my work. I already have more than four hundred pages or so of pure silliness the Killer Kamote Komiks goodness way. Instead of searching for freelance 3D/graphic design/illustration gigs from time to time and among my group of friends, I’d rather just make comics instead. If I can do that full time and focus on making comics, I’d drop everything I’m doing and just start and treat making comics as a full-time day job.
Here’s a sample freelance illustration gig that I got years ago. It’s a sci-fi concept art. I made a lot of character concept art and spaceships for this and I got 400 or 500 bucks USD for this, if I’m not mistaken. Sir David asked me to do this for him. You can check his website here: http://www.davidtheholiday.com
If you guys also notice, I don’t put google ads or any kind of ads that can be put on websites in my own website. I think those ads will just annoy the hell out of the readers. Most especially the pop-up ads. I’m saying all these things so that if someone out there can help me just keep on making more comics and stop doing freelance 3D/graphic design/illustration gigs from time to time, you can do so by contacting me and I’ll thank you and be grateful to you and just do what I want to do until the end of space and time. And that is to make silly comics. Not just silly comics though, you can download all my comics for free and see what kind of comics I make. I also promise to make it better and improve the quality of my comics in the future. Yeah, I’m not lazy, I still want to work and have some freelance gigs from time to time.
More than a decade ago, a year before I was to graduate from a civil engineering degree, I transferred school and decided to take up animation instead. Afterwards, I had a short day job stint as a 3D/graphic artist/copywriter in an advertising company and an Information Technology outsourcing company, both respectively somewhere here in Manila but it didn’t last long as I decided to quit and just be a full-time freelance artist and now, I still continue to do that and make comics in my spare time. I should’ve taken fine arts or any other degree related to making comics though but you get what I mean as this is what I want to do with my life. Or, be a rock n’ roll musician.
More Killer Kamote Komiks for everyone in the future!
Support us by grabbing a copy of Swampcone Magazine. You can see my name on number 18.
You can grab a copy of Swampcone Magazine’s very first issue on their website.