April 12, 2018
I know this is still too early but I’d like to announce to the followers of my work about this another graphic novel that I’m going to make but this will probably happen early next year or later this year, after I make “Berdugo”. The title is going to be “Universal Language”. That, or if I come up with a better title. It will be a comedy about the lives of a group of guys in a rock n’ roll band. In case you’re wondering how I came up with the title “Universal Language”, it’s because musical notation or music is considered our universal language, not the English language. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world or what language you speak, if you can read written form of music, you’ll be able to comprehend the music you are reading, even if it was written by people who speak a different language.
April 2, 2018
Earlier, I thought to myself that it really bugs me that I’d still have to wait for almost a month before I can begin to work on my next graphic novel, Berdugo because I still have a lot of family matters that I need to attend to. So, I spent today’s afternoon until about eight in the evening (as of this writing) drawing and making a “tentative cover page” of my graphic novel, Berdugo. I’m going to start making this comic sometime in mid-May of 2018. You can see the cover page I made below. I’m a big fan of Marvel’s Black Panther, by the way. 😀
March 27, 2018
Good day to the followers of my work. 😀
If you guys want to know more about my next graphic novel this year, please continue reading. Here is a brief summary of it: The title is going to be “Berdugo”, which means executioner in Filipino. It’s going to be a story about a son’s love for his own father. This time around I’ll make a science fiction/fantasy story. The story goes with humans living on two different parallel universes and from there the story will expand with the lives of the father and son. I won’t tell you the important turning points and the plot of the whole story right now though. Of course, I will also still inject the usual silliness the Killer Kamote Komiks way. There will also be a prophecy about a soon-to-be-born baby who will become the greatest assassin the universe will ever know. Either that, or he’ll just become an insane underwear model.
To all the followers of my work, you guys can expect to devour this graphic novel before August 2018. 😀
UPDATED: March 30, 2018
Here’s a preliminary sketch of the cast of characters on my next graphic novel, “Berdugo”. I just drew this today but I am going to start making this comic by mid-May 2018.
Oracle, is the prophet in the story. Siomai, a cat. Here in the Philippines, Siomai is a name of a food which is a dumpling and there is also a saying where a Siomai is made of the meat of a cat. But we don’t eat cats here though. Kanuto is the father in the story. Kanuto for me, means like a knucklehead or kamote, which means like a stupid person in Filipino as my folks used to call me that when I was a lot younger. The protagonist, I’m not yet that sure if I’m going to call him Bugoy or Tukmol. Bugoy actually means like a hippie in Filipino. Tukmol also falls under the definition of the word Kanuto. Hanep, is a dog and the word hanep is a slang word in Filipino like the mostly used word, astig, which means awesome, rad or cool. In the provinces in the Philippines, Filipinos actually eat dog meat. Though, I think, now, they made it illegal. I don’t eat dogs and I also think that’s not quite right. Lastly, Tala, is the protagonist’s love interest, the word means a star in Filipino. I’m also not yet that sure but it’s highly likely that I’m going to draw this graphic novel with a cartoony style, like the way I drew these characters as you can see on the image above. 😀
That’s it for now.
UPDATE:February 14, 2018 – Last preview page of “Silly Persons”, at the very bottom of this post.
Happy Valentine’s Day, guys! 😀
UPDATE:February 12, 2018 – Another preview page of “Silly Persons”
February 10, 2018
It’s been awhile since I posted something here on my blog. I’ve been so busy making “Silly Persons” these past few weeks and if all goes well, I’ll most probably get it done before February ends. I also just bought myself a drawing table as you can see on the photo below. I got it from a guy who also draws and he also handcrafts drawing tables as well. I really like the tables that he makes because you can adjust the setting of the table on a certain angle. I can now avoid having stiffness of my neck when I draw for hours because I just use a plastic drawing board which I place on a table whenever I draw before. I can also put my drawing materials on the drawers on the sides of the table. I also need to find a place where I can put this drawing table of mine.
Right now, I just want to draw, draw and draw and finally finish my very first crappy graphic novel. And then, after that, I’ll try to work for some freelance illustration/graphic design gigs. Afterwards, I’ll begin making another graphic novel of mine but this time it’ll have a more serious tone and also have more pages unlike “Silly Persons” which only have less than fifty pages. I’ll also make it chapter by chapter and post it online every month or so, so it would be lighter for me to do. I still have less than thirty pages or so to ink and I also need to put the script/dialogue of the pages in Photoshop.
All I can say right now for my following graphic novel is that it’s my own comedic take on how “Death” became Death. It’s a story of Death’s adventures during his childhood up until he became Death himself, sort of like an origin story. I still need to research some info about “Death”, the skull guy who wields a scythe.
You can also see preview pages of “Silly Persons” below.
That’s it for now. Thank you for your time reading my comics and blog. Cheers to everyone.
January 1, 2018
I’ve decided to finish the cover page of my upcoming “Silly Persons” graphic novel today, first day of 2018. This is also my process on making my comics. Firstly, I pencil the page. I intentionally erased the rough sketches behind my drawing and made my pencils look as tight as I could. That drawing is an old guy thumb-sucking another person’s thumb.
And then, I inked over my pencils with technical pens.
After that, I scanned my drawing at 300 dpi and I now have it digitized which I’ve also cleaned up and tweaked the image settings so I can have a sharp and crisp black and white lineart, I’ve also made the title and other credit info of my comic in Photoshop.
I’ve also added flat colors for the cover page.
And here’s the final image of the cover page of Silly Persons. I fixed the old guy’s right shoulder extending down to his arm digitally. He’s thumb-sucking another person’s thumb.
I am going to try my best to draw this the way I drew my previous comic, “Art of Silliness” so this will take some time, so bare with me, guys. It’ll probably get done by February or March of 2018. I hope that when you guys read this, you’ll think that I’ve improved my writing, drawing and story-telling skills on making comics, even if just for a little bit. I also hope that I make you laugh as well. 😀
Thank you for your time!