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.