My Komikon 2016 comics, art prints and a book that I got from the event. I think the best thing that I got is this book about R.Crumb, “Your Vigor for Life Appalls me”. I decided to head home early and just spend the rest of my Komikon 2016 budget for comics and all sorts for the PC gaming headset and mouse that you can see on the right side of the image, which I will give to my siblings. 😀
A photo I took from the event, around 11AM. It’s too, crowded but I had fun, specially meeting the comics people friends that I know who participated as an exhibitor/comics artist.
I wasn’t able to focus my camera properly when I took this pic because of the crowd. Nothing to say anymore except I really had a blast, even for a short while. Special thanks to the Komikon organizers, my “comics people” friends”, exhibitors of the event and to the artists of the art prints that I bought, (they’re quite pricey). They all look great and I will hang them on the wall in my room. Thanks to sir Sandy (he’s the owner of Comic Odyssey, a comic book shop), for bringing alternative comics that I got from them, even on the past events, I’ve always found gems from the comics they would sell at comic events. I also bought a few comics at the Indie Tiangge section and I’d also like to apologize to the “comics people” friends that I passed by and didn’t grab their comics because of my tight budget and because I’m thinking of buying a new electric guitar. 😀
Happy Holidays to everyone!
I’ll start making my newest comics “Dog of God” by January 2017.
Events like these two comic events, Komiket and Komikon really helps our local comic artists/writers promote and show their work out there. I know making comics will not make you wealthy but I know most of these comic artists/writers just want to share their work, express themselves, tell their own stories to other comic artists and comic readers out there. You make comics because you love comics. You do it; for the love of comics, that should be the first thing in your mind when you want to make comics. You know that feeling, once you’ve put out a comic that you made yourself, it gives you this feeling of fulfillment that money can’t buy. I don’t know if any of you guys feel that way but that’s just me, I guess. Even if other people give negative criticisms about your work, I suggest to take it like a compliment as you’ve given the reader different sorts of emotions/feelings after reading the comic. Albeit, I’m not saying for you to be a downright asswipe. Learn from their criticisms and make better comics. It also won’t hurt if indie comic artists/writers get paid as I know it’ll help us make more comics in the future so give support in any way you can. I think if you’re an indie comic creator, you can’t do this for a living as you’ll not survive because you’ve got to shell out dough for your daily expenses, bills and whatnot not unless you’ve finally got some sponsors, publishers and merchandise. We still need a job. 😀
Backgrounds that I drew a really long time ago for my short 2D animated film, which I also converted to a silent-comics named, “Tabon Kid”. This drawing was inspired by R. Crumb’s gritty lineart as you can ostensibly see on this illustration.
You can put these three illustrations of mine beside each other and form the whole background you can see below: