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 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.
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 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. 😀
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.
March 22, 2018
Look what I have here! 😀
I just got the first batch of my graphic novel, “Silly Persons” printed. I self-published it. This is just like a “test print” as I will print another batch before Indieket in August, Komiket in October and the annual Komikon in November this year. I’m just trying out Sir Reno Maniquis’ printing services, and so far, I really like the outcome of their printing. Although there was one copy where I had to remove the staple and rearrange the pages again before stapling it back again. And there is also another page where the printing on that page kind of reflected on the succeeding page so it got a mark or like a stain on the page. You can see the second photo I posted above to see what I mean. Other than that, it’s all good. I asked them to print the cover page on a smooth and a bit shiny quality board and for the interior pages, on a standard quality paper. I’m going to give away those business cards on comic events and I’ve also inserted each of them on a self-adhesive vinyl pockets. Everything that they printed looks great and to my comics-people friends, I highly recommend them. Their printing services rates are very affordable and you can even just send your digital files to them, talk about the details of the printing services you want on email and once everything’s clear, they will print your comics and send them to you via a courier if you want. They even made sure the printed comics won’t have any damages on the courier during transit as they placed my comics on a box so it’ll protect the pages inside. Check out their Facebook page:
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And here are some links of Sir Reno’s work. Check it out:
I’ve also bought some of his work last 2015 and last year. I’m not sure, but I think Sir Reno has syndicated comics published by a newspaper here in Manila and he also has published work in Canada.
I won’t be able to attend Summer Komikon this coming April as a comic artist so if you guys want to grab a copy of Silly Persons in printed form and support me, please wait until the comic events I’ve already wrote above on this blog post. I don’t think so highly of myself but I just wanted to say this to all the readers of my comics, if you guys meet me on comic events, please don’t take a photo or video of me as I am more comfortable behind the camera, not in front of the camera. 😀
I’ll also make another comic book before August and I’ll ask Sir Reno to print them again so I’ll be selling two comic books on those events. If you want to reserve a copy of “Silly Persons”, just e-mail me. You can find my e-mail addresses on my websites.
Cheers to everyone who follows my work.