July 24, 2018
I’m still currently developing the storyline of my next comic book but I’ll actually begin making this by November this year, 2018. The title of this comic book will be “Jest” unless I come up with something better. Here is a preview description of a part of it:
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, 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.
July 18, 2018
I’ve decided to revamp the corner box logo for the cover pages of Killer Kamote Komiks. I started adding a corner box logo on my comics initially in 2016 but I began making comics since 2014. I’ve come so far as I’ve already put out 24 issues. You can see the evolution of the corner box I’m talking about below.
I’m currently developing the storyline for my next comic. I think Universal Language will be put on hold as I have another idea for a comic book. I’m still not that sure if it’ll be the one I’m going to do for the succeeding issue of Killer Kamote Komiks, though. But, you can visit this blog from time to time for future updates about the next comic I’m going to make.
That’s it for now. Thanks to you reading this.
June 12, 2018
After a few years, I finally used acrylic paint again. I know, I suck at traditional painting but I just wanted to try it again. I’m more comfortable and capable of painting digitally, though. Less mess or entirely no mess at all as you don’t have to worry mixing different colors of your paint with water, you can easily purge any portion of your painting and all those things you can do in Photoshop or any other program you can use that you cannot do in traditional painting. I painted this in only an hour or so, this includes coming up with what I’m going to paint and the text that I wrote on the canvas.
I painted this earlier:
“Dog and Bactidol”
Acrylic on 14″ x 16″ canvas
I’m just joking. I was the one suffering from coughs and colds these past few days but I’m feeling much better now. I’m going to join Inktober this coming October. But, I’m going to pick only one theme every week. So, that’s five illustrations in October for Inktober, I’ll try to make it funny, of course. Similar to my illustration above. Although, it’s only going to be ink, ostensibly. That’s why they called it Inktober. 😀 And then, I’m going to print a few copies of those five illustrations and sell them at the annual Komikon in November together with my recent comics, “Silly Persons” and “Berdugo”. I’ll skip Komiket in October 2018 as I’ve decided to attend that event as a fanboy and support my fellow comic creators. By February 2019, at Komiket, that’s the time I’ll join that event as a comic creator and sell my new work. I’ll most probably have another new comic by then and I’ll launch it on that comic event or if not, at Summer Komikon, also in 2019. For now, I’m going to take a break making comics.
Huge thanks to you reading this!
Date originally posted this blog entry: July 2, 2018
UPDATE: July 23, 2018 – Additional info at the very bottom of this blog post.
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. 😀
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. 😀
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.
June 30, 2018
I went to Trinity Con a while ago. The photo below was around 1PM, when I finally got to the venue. There were lots of toys, comics, posters, prints and other related items for sale. It was a really fun event.
The photos below are my haul from the con.
I only bought a few comics, some art prints, a pocketbook and a toy action figure. You can see them clockwise on the photo below. A pre-loved Seinfeld pocketbook which contains jokes from Jerry Seinfeld himself. I’m not sure but as of this writing as I haven’t read it yet but that’s what I think from skimming the book at the event earlier. Komiks Cum Laude, an anthology of comic creators from Komiket’s Comic workshop. I already have this but sir Mark Navarro gave it to me when I bought “The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb” (the comic below) from him. It’s full of illustrations by R. Crumb so I grabbed it. “Arangkada” by sir Lyndon Gregorio, it’s his 20th book. My kid brother buys his comics a few decades ago and I would borrow them and read them as well. I’m a big fan of him and I got nothing but respect to all my fellow comic creators. I think sir Lyndon has been making comics for a few decades now, not that sure though but I hope I can continue working on my own comics like him until I’m really old. And lastly, “Salamat, Ming-Ming” by BK Pena and I also pre-ordered Gioseppe Custodio’s latest comic, “Robber Band”, which I’m going to get from him on Indieket this August 2018.
I got this Aquaman print from sir Jon Zamar and the Batman print from Gioseppe custodio. I’ll put them on the wall on my man-cave together with the other art prints that I got from comic cons in the past.
Batman, Superman and WonderWoman print from BK Pena.
I also got this “Rambo” toy. I think the only person who can beat Chuck Norris is Rambo, aside from Bruce Lee. 😀 I wanted to buy more toys for myself but I couldn’t find any toys cooler than this guy, Rambo, or other toys similar to this kind of toy! 😀
The rest of the photos below are toy/figure displays from the event.
Thanks for your time reading this, guys!