Komiket Comic Book Haul (Feb 2018)

February 24, 2018


Just like any other person who goes to comic conventions, it’s time to show my own comic book haul at Komiket earlier.
Here’s a photo I took at the comic event: (I was there around 10-11 in the morning.)

When I first got there, I went to Sir Gerry Alanguilan’s table, albeit, I knew that he will be absent on this comic event. I just thought that I could probably buy his comics that I still don’t have but I already got all the comics that they were selling from Sir Gerry. If I’m also not mistaken, I’ve seen his brother, I recognized that he is his brother because I’ve seen his photo on Sir Gerry’s blog and he wrote that their father just died a few weeks ago. I thought I’d say and give my condolences to them but I was kinda shy. 😀 I think I’m like an extrovert whenever I write something here on my blog but when I’m on the actual place or when I’m in front of people, I quickly become an introvert.

Shout out to Sir Paolo Herras, Sir Andrew Villar, Sir Norby Ela, Kim Karlo Chua and Sir Sandy of Comic Odyssey as I’ve seen them earlier. I searched Comic Oddysey’s tables but I didn’t find any gem of a comic which I was hoping to buy. Perhaps, next time. I was also thinking of approaching Sir Carlo Jose San Juan when I’ve seen him but I don’t think he noticed me, even Sir Sandy and besides they were talking to each other when I saw both of them so I just walked away and went around the place and I don’t think they know me at all. 🙂

First Batch of Komiket Haul:

Sir Carlo Vergara’s “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady, Sir PJ Catacutan’s “Buster”, Gioseppe Custodio’s “Con Artists”, Toto Madayag’s “Pucha, E ‘Di Komiks” and Dead Balagtas’ “Mga Sayaw ng Dagat at Lupa”.

Second Batch of Komiket Haul:

Haitori’s “Sagala” Chapter 3, Francis Martelino’s “Hotdog Prince” 1 and 2, Milo Galang’s “Patch” Issue number 1 and 2, JC Panlilio’s “Agila” Issue 1 and 2.

I was hoping I could ask Sir Carlo Vergara and Emiliana Kampilan to sign my copies of their comic books but they were not there. I’m really intrigued with Sir Carlo Vergara’s Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah as I have a lot of gay friends when I was still studying, not to mention gay people are really good comedians, although I’m not one of them though as I’m straight as a ruler and I also respect people like them (LGBTQ) people. Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah is a gay superhero comic book character by Sir Carlo Vergara.

I’ve heard good reviews of Sir PJ Catacutan’s “Buster”, Dead Balagtas’ “Mga Sayaw ng Dagat at Lupa”. Loving one’s own language is good and I can say that Tagalog is a beautiful language. Emiliana writes in deep Tagalog which is why I also like her comics; Francis Martelino’s “Hotdog Prince” 1 and 2, Milo Galang’s “Patch” Issue number 1 and 2, JC Panlilio’s “Agila” Issue 1 and 2. All these guys’ comics have good reviews that’s why I bought them. To the rest of the comic peeps that I might’ve missed or wasn’t fortunate enough to take a look at their work and wasn’t able to grab a copy of their comics, I’ll support you guys next time. 🙂

I know I’m going to sound like a know-it-all but I’m not and I’d just like to say that back in the time of Jose Rizal (national Filipino hero), there was no Taglish (Tagalog + English). Filipinos talked deep and straight Tagalog if they were conversing in Filipino and straight English if they were talking in English. Not unless, if there are no translations in English on Filipino words or vice versa. That’s the time you use and combine English to Tagalog words. Now, I think our language here in the Philippines is evolving because we all talk Taglish most often. We interweave English words on our normal Tagalog/Filipino conversations. I’ve read a forum before somewhere here on the internet and I read that Singaporeans also talks “Singlish”, which means, Singaporean language and English. They also combine those two languages just like our own “Taglish”.

It’s really rare to see Toto Madayag’s table without a long line of adoring fans like I’ve always seen him on comic conventions but when I got inside the comic event venue, there were not a lot of people. I guess it’s just because of the time when I got there or probably a lot of his fans already have a copy of his latest work because if you’ll go to another comic event, there’s no point in coming to that event again as you won’t buy any new comics from your comic book idols if you’ve already bought their latest comics in the past comic events that you went to. That’s also the reason why I don’t go to other comic events because I know I won’t be able to buy new stuff from my comic book people friends when I already have their most recent work. What will I buy if I already have their newest work? That’s why I’m also trying to buy new comics from new comic book writers/artist. Toto’s comics is always funny so I am really excited to read this latest work of him. 😀

Gioseppe Custodio is one of the first comics people that I’ve got acquainted to since I began attending comic events in 2014. I was clueless to all the things a person must need to do to become a part of a comic convention (exhibitor/comic book writer/artist). If I’m not mistaken, Gio also started going to comic events in 2014, not that sure though but was fortunate enough to share a table once or twice with him before so, yeah, I always buy his stuff as I also enjoy reading his comics.

And finally, I got Tori Tadiar’s 3rd Chapter of her comic “Sagala”.

It’s good to see Tori again but I don’t think she knows me though and I was hoping I could go back to Komiket tomorrow (February 25, 2018) just so I can see her on stage and speak about her comics but I got some other plans and I am also getting a bit lazy. Only one chapter left and her comic “Sagala” will finally get done. I’m eager to read the following comics that she’ll make in the future. 😀

To all the readers of Killer Kamote Komiks here in Manila, see you guys at Indieket in August, Komiket in October and the annual Komikon in November. Hopefully, I’ll be able to self-publish my comic “Silly Persons” and the other graphic novel I’m going to make this year and sell them on those events. 😀

That’s it for now. Cheers to everyone who reads my comics.

Your friend,