Komiket October 2018

October 14, 2018

Ahoy there mates,

I went to Komiket yesterday, October 13, 2018. I was so early that the event hasn’t even started when I got there, around quarter to ten in the morning. Took these photos right when I entered the venue and when the doors were opened.

I dropped by at the table of my friends and said my hello’s to them again. Afterwards, I decided to roam around and sniffed and inhaled the air all these people breathed. Just kidding though. And then, I bought some comics and you can see my Komiket October 2018 haul:

I saw a few old copies of Sandman comics by sir Neil Gaiman and also some old works of sir Warren Ellis for only a hundred Philippine pesos each for some, and some, for only a hundred and fifty pesos each, so I immediately bought them as I’m a big fan of the both of them. Bought some other comics as well and then some local comics. I wasn’t able to find some of the local comic creators that I wanted to see so that I could buy their comics and merch as I went so early. They probably got there at a later time so probably next time, I guess. Will promise to buy more local comics next time as well. Most of them were just not around when I got in the venue like I’ve mentioned.

I’m pretty much excited to make my upcoming comic book/picture book, “JeST DO IT come November. Tomorrow and for the last remaining weeks of October, I’ll continue my weekly silly Inktober 2018 entries. After I make “JeST DO IT”, I think I’ll try to stay away from social media for as long as I can as I badly need a break from it. Probably a day or two. Just kidding. Most probably at least a month? I’ll take a rest from all the liking I make on all people on my friends lists on social media websites. Kidding aside, I just want to take a break from social media for a while. I’ll also start selling “JeST DO IT” in February of 2019 at Komiket. In case you guys are wondering what Komiket means, I think it means, comics and art market.

While I’m taking a break from social media, I’ll focus on my hobbies and passions -reading, writing, drawing, playing music and watching sports. Now that I mentioned sports, watching a daily sports show, shown here in Manila every night completes my day. Not to mention, the lady sportscasters are my kind of girls. Haha. 😀

Some people say I brag a lot. That’s not true. I’m just probably trying to be funny in some way but I assure you, I don’t think so highly of myself and I don’t brag. I’m also not some stuck-up hipster who only caters to other hipsters as well. I’m a friendly guy and I’m just like any normal millennial out there. Albeit, I try to be different most of the time, because, why not, right? 😀

I’ve come so far since the inception of Killer Kamote Komiks in 2014, I’ve already put out twenty-four silly issues for four years (2014-2018) and my upcoming comic book/picture book, “JeST DO IT” will be the twenty-fifth issue. To all the people who reads and follows my work, I wish everyone of you lots of loving, all your lives and my upcoming comic book/picture book, “JeST DO IT” is dedicated to each and everyone of you. 😀

Cheers.

Your friend,
Vin

Inktober 2018

October 2, 2018

Hiya!

It’s finally October, so here’s my entry for the first week. I’m going to pick a theme from Inktober’s prompt list once a week and draw something using that theme as my guide. Something light for me to do weekly. I’m nearing the completion of writing the whole “JeST DO IT” comic book/picture book, most probably I’m going to begin making it by November this year. I think I’m going to be a lot busy this coming holiday season because of that. I’ve also decided to skip attending Komiket this coming October and the annual Komikon in November this year as a comic creator but instead, I’ll go to those events as a fanboy to support my fellow comic creators. I’ll continue selling my comic books to comic conventions next year, 2019. By January, JeST DO IT will be done and I’ll launch and start selling it at Komiket in February 2019. 😀 Anyway, here’s October 2, 2018, “Tranquil” from the prompt list of Inktober. 😀

October 8, 2018
Today, I decided not to follow the arrangement of the prompt list and picked the theme for October 15, 2018, which is, “Weak”. I’ll pick another three themes for the next following three weeks. 😀

October 15, 2018
My entry for this week’s Inktober 2018.

Cheers,
Vin

“JeST DO IT” Previews

UPDATED: October 12, 2018 – added a very short and simple video trailer for JeST DO IT. Look for it at the very bottom of this blog post.
UPDATED: September 12, 2018
This blog post was originally posted last August 29, 2018

Hiya!

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 unlike my two recent works this year, “Silly Persons” and “Berdugo“.

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”.

Front Cover

Back Cover

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.

Cheers. 😀

Your friend,
Vin

Please crank the volume up as the video trailer below has a background music which was composed, played and recorded by yours truly.😊-Vin

Beware

August 15, 2018

Hiya!

I drew something today. I’m practicing for Inktober this coming October and I am also open for commissions. Message me if you want me to draw something for you. You can find my email address at the top right sidebar of this blog. I’ll try to improve my illustrations much much better. I hope the silly writing part compensates my crappy drawings. I think, I’m more of a comic book writer than a comic book artist. 😀



Cheers.

Your friend,
Vin

Emo’Tard Alert

August 12, 2018

Hey guys, this blog post is a personal blog post entry so if you don’t like things like that, just pay no attention and skip this blog entry and don’t read it. Who cares what I post online anyway. Haha. 😀

Yesterday, a kid cousin of mine finally tied the knot again and that made me think about my personal life. I’ve been involved with “Filipino Mafia”, they don’t do bad things though, they’re good guys. I just used the term “mafia”. They’re actually my friends since I was a lot younger and here are some of them: http://arvinvalenzuela.com/blog/2017/02/13/colored-people/.

I’m waiting for them and it’s really hard to explain our situation, with all the attachments that these guys and me have for each other regarding our situation. Although, it’s really taking them so long to finally end our situation. But eventually, these guys will come for me, sooner or later and all I want is the best for my family and close relatives. After all these years that me and my friends (Filipino mafia) have been through, I can’t just let them go. I love these guys and I still want them to come. Albeit, sometimes I wonder what if I just break out of our situation and finally live free from them. I am still alone in life at 35 years of age but I’m not lonely. Although, a significant other would be good for me. I just thought about things like these I’m talking about because a kid cousin of mine got married yesterday, like I’ve mentioned. Not only that and also the fact that I’m getting older. I’m actually doing quite well with my life right now, never been better since I decided to stop studying civil engineering and transferred to another school and took up animation instead. I suck at animation though. I’m more of a 3D modeler of environment assets and organic 3D models. Hahaha. 😀 But, right now, I’m into making my own comic books, since November of 2014, and I think I want to keep doing this until I’m really old and also work on some freelance graphic/3D and illustration gigs from time to time. I want to make people laugh via comics as I really enjoy drawing and writing. Hopefully a big publisher would publish my work sometime in the future that’s why I’m trying my best to make my comics better. I think this is my calling in life, to be a silly comic book creator. There has always been a “geek” or even a “nerd” inside of me since I was young. I loved comic books and video games ever since I was a child. I’m also a guitar geek. When I was still in highschool, I’d spend like 5-7 hours everyday trying to figure out how to play a certain song, I would also change the tuning keys of my guitar once they start to tarnish and rust and even learn how to change the pickups on my electric guitar, use different types of electric guitar effects, things like that. I also don’t go out that much. I don’t go to places where people can “gimmick”, I don’t do that. I’ve never done anything like that in my entire life.

When I stopped taking up my civil engineering degree many years ago, there were moments where I asked and told my folks if I can just become a handsome priest. I was even an altar boy, a member of Knights of the Altar when I was a kid. I wore a Sutana (those white/black clothes priests wear, which look like curtains) I’m not kidding, I really thought of that before and also if I could just join Philippine Military Academy and be a badass person or perhaps become a member of a SWAT team. Although, I was still too young and thin back then. That was when I was young, though. I grew old, and now, I’m an agnostic and sometimes I even turn to an atheist whenever religions of people annoy the hell out of me. But, I still keep in mind to be respectful to people who have their own religion.

That’s all I have to say today. I just wanted to get that out of my system. Anyway, here’s some photos that I took at my kid cousin’s nuptial yesterday. I was so early again at the venue of the event. 😀

I’ll post updates on the next comic book I’m going to make soon entitled, “JeST DO IT.”

Cheers,
Vin