“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.

Draw, Draw, Draw & Silly Persons Page Previews

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

Howdy,

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.

Your friend,
Vin

“Silly Persons” Front and Back Cover, Variant Cover Page and Interior Page Previews

UPDATE: February 5, 2018
Hello,

Today is Monday, February 5, 2018. I’ve finally penciled this much pages of my graphic novel “Silly Persons”. You can see the photo I took below. Pencils completed. Come Wednesday, I’ll start inking all of them. 😀

UPDATE: January 28, 2018
Hi,

I don’t know when I’ll be able to finish my graphic novel “Silly Persons”. I still have 15+ pages to pencil and then after that I still need to ink all those pages. Today is Sunday and I’ve decided to make a cover page variant of “Silly Persons”. You can see it below.

UPDATE: January 17, 2018
Hello,

Just an update to the people who follows my comics, so far, I’ve still only penciled 19 pages out of 50+ pages of “Silly Persons” and I think I’m getting a bit stressed as I only work a couple of hours each day I work on this. I need to work faster. After all the penciling, I still need to ink it. Although, I enjoy making comics and I just shrug off all the stress from it because I love what I am doing and I am really excited to finish this so I can finally start making the other graphic novel I’m going to make this year. My goal for this graphic novel is to make people laugh. It’s just like a popcorn-movie that everyone can enjoy, that, I hope so. That is my motivation to make better comics, so that I can spread laughter even for a brief moment on other people’s lives who reads my comics. If you laughed at the cover page of “Silly Persons”, you can see it below this post -my illustration of an old guy who’s thumb-sucking another person’s thumb, I think, I can say that you’ll laugh again as you read the whole story and really enjoy this graphic novel once I get this done. My next graphic novel will have a more serious tone into it, but of course, I’ll still inject the usual silliness the Killer Kamote Komiks way. 😀

UPDATE: January 12, 2018
Hi,

This is going to be the last penciled page previews I’m going to post. The succeeding page previews will be inked pages. There’s a total of fifty-one pages excluding the cover page and the credits for this graphic novel. Previews for today, pages ten and eleven:

UPDATE: January 10, 2018

Hiya,

I’ve finally started penciling “Silly Persons” today and I’ve penciled five pages. I know they look so cheesy, but, “Silly Persons” falls on the romantic comedy genre. It’s also about a boy and a girl who wants nothing but to be silly persons when they grow up. I know these illustrations would look much better once I’ve inked them. I also erased the rough sketches on these pages and made my pencils tight so it’d be easy for me to ink it. Penciled comic pages previews below. I’ll post some more previews in the future as I make them but I won’t post a lot so it’d be a surprise when you guys read it. Pages one, three and five and you can also see the cover page below:


Posted: January 7, 2018

Hi guys,

The image above is the front and back cover of my graphic novel “Silly Persons”. The comic book spine is just plain white because I don’t think I can put the title and my name on a width of four (4) millimeters. I can, but I don’t think people will be able read it. The total page count will be less than 60 pages. I will pin this blog post on top of my blog posts until I am done making this graphic novel and I will also post a few pages of penciled and inked page previews on this particular blog post as soon as I get something done. I really want to finish this as soon as possible, I just have family matters that I need to attend to, so hopefully by Tuesday next week, I can finally start penciling the pages. I already have some notions to work on for the other graphic novel I’m going to make this year and I want to start to write and develop the storyline for it. I’m going to print and self-publish “Silly Persons” and the other graphic novel I’m going to make this year and sell it online. I hope you guys would support me, I hope you’d grab a copy. You just have to pay for the actual graphic novel and shipping fees but don’t worry though, I will still post this on killerkamotekomiks.com, free for everyone to read. 😀 From now on, I think I am going to draw this way or like how I drew the past issue of Killer Kamote Komiks, “Art of Silliness”. If you’d look back to my past work, you can see that most of my illustrations don’t look that good, except, “Tabon Kid”. When I draw like my past work, it takes me a fairly quick time. If I’m going to draw like I’ve drawn on the cover page of “Silly Persons”, “Art of Silliness” and “Tabon Kid”, it’d take me a bit more time. 😀

Thank you for reading.

Well wishes for everyone reading this.

Your friend,
Vin

“Silly Persons” Cover Page Preview

January 1, 2018

Hi,

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!

Cheers,
Vin