Komiket Haul February 2019

February 16, 2019

Hello guys,

In case any of you guys are interested to find out what I got earlier from Komiket (Filipino Komiks and Art Market), here’s the obligatory photo of my Komiket haul:

Bought some local and foreign (indie and alternative) comics. I got a bunch of comics from Image and DC comics as you can see above. I found a really cool sticker which I’m going to stick to one of my electric guitars. The neon green and orange one, which says, SM North Munoz.

Overall, I bought some really interesting comics to read like sir Gerry Alanguilan’s “Dead Heart”, Mark Crilley’s “The Darker Side Of A Happy-Go-Lucky Cartoonist.” I won’t mention every comic that I got. Anyway, you can see them in the photo above.

I’m not bragging but If you were in my shoes, wouldn’t you guys consider the following things I’m going to state as achievements in your life and something to be proud of? Because of my online comics, Ellen DeGeneres invited me to be a guest on her show (I’m a big fan of her by the way). Comedy Central Asia already asked me to do some digital content for them, and I also heard that Cartoon Network Asia is also asking me to be a somewhat writer/content producer and even a storyboard artist for their digital content as well for a project that they’re going to do like in Comedy Central Asia, all because of my comics and the Filipino Mafia and to all my followers/readers of my comics. I’m really grateful to all of you, guys.

Rest In Peace, sir Andrew Villar. Our local comics community mourns. My condolences to his family and relatives.

See you at comic book events, 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

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.

Free Comic Book Day 2018

May 5, 2018

Hi guys,

It’s Free Comic Book Day 2018 today and earlier I went to Comic Odyssey at Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas, Quezon City, Manila.

The photo below was taken while I was currently waiting in line for Comic Odyssey to open. Probably 15-20 minutes before 10 in the morning.

They gave away 2 free comic books to anyone who wants and they also let us pick what we like and they also gave 20% discount to graphic novels, comic books, toys and action figures.

I chose the “World’s Greatest Cartoonists” published by Fantagraphics. This comic book is like an anthology because there are a lot of short stories by comic book artists/writers and one of them is Simon Hanselmann. That’s why I chose this. For the other one, I picked “Street Angel’s Dog by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca. I was hoping to take “Comics Friends Forever”, another comic anthology, I think and one of the comic creators/contributor for this is Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson. Unfortunately, it wasn’t offered to the choices to the free comic books you can get from Comic Odyssey. Although when they advertised FCBD 2018 here in Manila, that comic book was included on the list of choices of comics that you can get.

I also got “The Adventures of Spaceboy” by B Canapi and Nino Balita, “Manosaur” by Elbert Or and “Komiks Cum Laude” by a lot of local indie comic creators. I bought the latter one because of the line-up of the comic creators.

On my way home, I also dropped by at Fully Booked in SM North Edsa (as this mall is near to where I currently live) and got “Harley Quinn” by King Finch and Bellaire.

I bought only a few comics and all of them are made by local comic artists as I am again saving up and just being thrifty if I want to maintain being a freelancer doing only 3D/graphic design/illustration from time to time. I am still not that sure but I might end up being a full-time comic creator one of these days. That is one of the advantages of saving up cash like what I used to do when I was a lot younger and still had a day job. Now, I work at the comfort of my home and I don’t have a boss and I also get to wake up at around ten to eleven in the morning most of the time. Although, I pee around six in the morning and sometimes I wake up so early and my drowsiness completely fades because of that. πŸ˜€

I was planning to visit the tables of the local comic artists in front of Comic Odyssey to grab a copy of their work like sir Jon Zamar, sir Lyndon Gregorio and sir Ariel Atienza but when I got out of the comic shop, there were so many people on their table so I just decided to head home and support my fellow local comic creators on future comic conventions.

Thank you for reading.

Cheers.

Your friend,
Vin

Another comic event in less than 2 weeks

November 9, 2016

Hi,

Komikon 2016 is fast approaching. It’s coming in less than two weeks. So, if you can drop by then please do so.

Let’s support our local comics industry. πŸ˜€

Events like these two comic events, Komiket and Komikon really helps our local comic artists/writers promote and showcase their work out there. I know making comics will not make you wealthy but I know most of these comic artists/writers just want to share their work, express themselves, tell their own stories to other comic artists and comic readers out there. You make comics because you love comics. You do it; for the love of comics, that should be the first thing in your mind when you want to make comics. You know that feeling, once you’ve put out a comic that you made yourself, it gives you this feeling of fulfillment that money can’t buy. I don’t know if any of you guys feel that way but that’s just me, I guess. Even if other people give negative criticisms about your work, I suggest to take it like a compliment as you’ve given the reader different sorts of emotions/feelings after reading the comic. Albeit, I’m not saying for you to be a downright asswipe. Learn from their criticisms and make better comics. It also won’t hurt if indie comic artists/writers get paid as I know it’ll help us make more comics in the future so give support in any way you can. I think if you’re an indie comic creator, you can’t do this for a living as you’ll not survive because you’ve got to shell out dough for your daily expenses, bills and whatnot not unless you’ve finally got some sponsors, publishers and merchandise. We still need a job. πŸ˜€

Let’s support our local comics industry!

Komikon Website: www.komikon.org
Komikon FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/komikon.org/

Cheers,
Vin