“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

“Berdugo” Page Previews

UPDATE: June 8, 2018 – Sample background art and image thumbnails of the pages I’ve made so far, at the very bottom of this blog post.
UPDATE: May 25, 2018 – Decided to post the table of contents for this comic book.
UPDATE: May 16, 2018 – Actual Pages 1 and 2.
UPDATE: May 11, 2018 – Additional pencil preview.
This blog post was originally posted last May 9, 2018

Hiya!

I’ve finally started to pencil my latest comic, “Berdugo”. When I finally make a printed form of this comic book, the cover page will be colored and the interior pages will be in black and white. I might skip the inking part this time as I’m experimenting with the overall look of this particular comic and also I want to lessen the production time. I’ll definitely put flat colors of different hues of black and white for the interior pages. I know, black and white are not considered as colors but neutrals. You’ll get what I mean as you take a look to what I’ve done so far on the page previews below as I don’t know the exact term for this. 😀

If you can also see, you won’t be able to see my rough sketches behind the tight pencils as I erase them constantly while I draw so I won’t have a hard time cleaning the lines in Photoshop.

I know you guys might think that the first 3 panels on page 2 (you can see it below) is like the cat from Shrek -Puss in Boots eye scene from the movie “Puss in Boots” when he makes that doe eyes thing, but I got this scene of my comic from my one and a half year old toddler nephew. He makes that beautiful doe eyes thing whenever someone scolds him when we need to deal with his tantrums. 😀

I’m really pumped up to get “Berdugo” done so I can finally make my next graphic novel, “Universal Language”:
“Universal Language Graphic Novel” Brief Info

Although, you guys will be able to consume the latter comic I’m talking about most probably by early next year and I’ll launch and start selling printed form of this comic book if I get it done in time before Komiket in February 2019 or if not, at Summer Komikon, also in 2019.

Work-In-Progress of Page 1:

Page 1 Pencil Preview:

UPDATE: May 11, 2018 – Additional pencil preview.
Page 2 Pencil Preview:

(UPDATE: May 16, 2018) Actual pages below (1 and 2)

I work on this for only a couple of hours or so from time to time as I still need to do other things and also, I take a break as well sometimes. My tentative date of completion for this comic book is probably in the middle or late June 2018. These two pages are going to be my previews for the whole comic book. I’m not going to show preview pages anymore. This is a tragic comedy/tragicomedy story of a kid’s love for his own father. I know. I know. I also hate dramas but I hope you guys would still like this when you finally read the whole comic book.
Page 1:

Page 2:

I still need to clean-up the gutters of these pages in Photoshop. 😀

(UPDATE: May 25, 2018) Decided to post the table of contents for this comic book.

UPDATE: June 8, 2018 – Additional page previews and sample background art.
Hello guys!

Here’s a sample background art for Berdugo. This is page thirteen. So far, I’ve made most of the backgrounds on this comic book digitally. I still use a pencil to draw the characters and sketch a bit of the backgrounds and then fix everything digitally in Photoshop as I still prefer traditional methods.

These are the images of the thumbnails of the all the pages that I’ve done so far:

Thank you for your time!

Cheers.

Your pal,
Vin

“Berdugo” Graphic Novel Tentative Cover Page

April 30, 2018

Hi!

Just made this cover page of my newest comic book,”Berdugo” today. I’ll continue the production of this comic after a couple of days. This is the final cover page and the one below is the tentative cover page. You can also see the front and back cover when I finally print this out for future comic conventions. 😀

Cheers,
Vin

Front and Back Cover:

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This original blog post was posted last April 2, 2018

Hi guys,

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. 😀

Cheers,
Vin

“Universal Language” Graphic Novel

April 12, 2018

Hey there,

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 English. 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.

Cheers,
Vin

“Berdugo” Graphic Novel Brief Summary

March 27, 2018

Hiya!

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 an adventure/tragic comedy story. The story goes with the protagonist, with the lives of the father and son and one of them will accidentally be transported to an unknown place. 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. 😀

Cheers,
Vin

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.