Freelance Gigs

November 21, 2018

Hi!

I’ve decided to write something here on my blog today. I don’t know if anyone cares about this, but anyway, beginning next month up until Summer Komikon in April 2019, I’m going to take a break making comics. I will start making my next comic book after the comic event I just mentioned. I’m going to focus finding some freelance illustration/graphic design gigs during that period and also just to unwind and relax from making comics because all I ever did was to make comics for this whole year.

Watch out for the next comic book I’m going to make next year though as it’s going to be another silly one the Killer Kamote Komiks way and this time it’ll be in full comic format. I’ve made 3 issues of Killer Kamote Komiks this year (2018) and it’s getting lesser and lesser every year, unlike when I was still starting out (2014) as I put out issues frequently, every month or every other month or so before, but the recent comics that I’ve made were “better” for me as they have more pages and I think they can be called a “comic book” or a “graphic novel”, not just an “online comic” or a “webcomic”.

I’m not a lazy person as I still want to have freelance gigs from time to time. Here’s an example of one of my works before. It’s a logo design. It’s an air filter, aroma salt therapy machine named, WAVY. My client sent me her rough pencil sketch of their logo and she instructed me to turn it into digital format and also I’ve fixed and polished the overall look of it.

I accidentally deleted the file of the logo I’ve made on my hard drive so all I have left are these photos from them. You can see the logo (the blue-green word WAVY) on the actual machine below. I made that:



I made the logo and got paid for under 75 bucks USD (US Dollars) if I’m not mistaken and I think I was underpaid for that kind of work. I was also lucky to have made some concept art before and I got 400-500 (USD) for it. You can read some info and see some pencil drawings that I made about that on the following link: Science Fiction Concept Art

If I didn’t thought to make my own comics last 2014 (that’s the year I started to make comics), I would just be a full-time freelancer up to this day and I wouldn’t have met my “comics-people” friends and wouldn’t have all the people who follows my work. I consider my comics my pride and joy and my crowning glory and if the day comes that I decide to stop making comics, I know it’ll leave a deep void within me. I really hate dramas. πŸ˜€

That’s it for now. Thank you for reading! See you at Komiket in February 2019 and on other comic events next year, guys. πŸ˜€

Cheers,
Vin

Vin @ Komiket Feb 2019

November 19, 2018

Hiya!

I know it’s too early to promote my work because the event is still almost 3 months away but anyway, I’m going to attend Komiket in February 2019 as a comic creator and sell my work. If you want to support me, you can grab a copy of my comics, although you can read them for free on my online comics site: Killer Kamote Komiks

I’m just fooling around with this blog post as I’ve said, it’s almost 3 months away but here I am all set and ready for the event. It’s likely that I’m the very first out of all the exhibitors to be ready for the said event.

Here are some sample pages from my latest work, “JeST DO IT

I felt like I’m MacGyver being silly when I invented those two. πŸ˜€

“JeST DO IT” in printed form:

I love the smell of a freshly printed comic book. I’ll also continue selling my other 2 comic books that I’ve made this year at Komiket next year, “Silly Persons” and “Berdugo“.

Komiket FB page

See you guys next year! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you reading this! πŸ˜€

Cheers.

Your friend,
Vin

“JeST DO IT” – Published Online (November 9, 2018)

November 9, 2018

Hello,

I am done making my latest comic book/picture book. You can now read “JeST DO IT” online. I will start selling this at Komiket in February 2019 as I’ve also just booked a table at the comics and art event I just mentioned as a solo artist. I am not going to be able to attend the annual Komikon even as a fanboy to help support my fellow comic creators as I have other plans to do on those 2 days. If I’m not mistaken it’s going to happen next week, right? Next, next week, it’s going to be my 36th birthday. Yes, I am that old already. Age is just a number to me. Anyway, “JeST DO IT” is my birthday treat and my present this holiday season to you guys- to everybody who reads and follows my work:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone! Happy Holidays! πŸ˜€

Cheers,
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. πŸ˜€

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. πŸ˜€ 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. πŸ˜€

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

Cheers,
Vin

Komikon Indieket 2018

Date originally posted this blog entry: July 2, 2018
UPDATE: July 23, 2018 – Additional info at the very bottom of this blog post.

Hi,

It’s still more than a month away but I decided to make an ad for Komikon Indieket 2018 as I’m going to attend as a comic creator and sell my comic books on that event. You can see it at the bottom of this blog post. If I’m not mistaken, there are other comic cons that’s going to happen before Indieket in August 2018, one of them is Asia Pop Comic Con. I won’t attend those cons as they’re, too far away from where I live. Perhaps someday I’ll be able to, even to comic cons in other countries, I hope so, someday. Although, going to comic cons in other countries is surely going to be expensive, the fare alone will definitely cost a lot and the other expenses you need to shoulder for the duration of the event so that’s going to be another factor if I’m going to consider that notion.

I’d like to thank sir Reno Maniquis and his printing services shop, Creative Trio Design for printing my comic books. Now, if I only have a publisher and a distributor for my work, I’ll be able to sell my comics around the globe with ease. πŸ˜€

If you’re a fan of my work, you can support me by buying my comics and other merchandise. And also, I don’t think so highly of myself but please don’t ask me to take a selfie with you at cons because I’m a bit timid whenever someone takes a photo of me while I’m surrounded by a lot of people. πŸ˜€

Anyway, enough said. Here’s the ad.

UPDATE (July 23, 2018)
Went to the exhibitor’s meeting last Saturday, July 21, 2018 and got my ID for the event, ingress and egress form and other related documents and papers.

Here’s the floor plan to guide you where you can locate me on the said event. I’ll be at table I12.