Adam David’s review of Elmer for the Philippine Free Press is now online and uploaded at my site as a scan. I redesigned the Elmer sub-site a little bit just to reflect the completion of the comic book.
I just got home from Manila. I was down there visiting Leinil Yu for one reason or another. I spied some awesome artwork at his desk, like this terrific drawing of Black Bolt, as well as a cover to Ultimate Hulk and Wolverine. I was supposed to interview him on video, but I opted to do it next week when I’ll be staying there overnight so we can have more time. Edgar Tadeo will be there too. That’s my way of coercing Ed, who at this very moment has no idea he will be spending the night at Leinil’s next week but since it’s here in my blog he won’t have any choice but to go. Sorry Ed.
I wrote a short superhero story last night for this anthology I’m contributing to. Superhero stories have been a bitch to write, but this one, which I titled “Last Hope”, seemed like the easiest thing in the world. No, actually, it wasn’t easy. But for the first time I feel like I wrote a superhero story that seemed right. Like everything fit and fell into the right places. I can’t wait to draw it.
I’ve been corresponding with John Nee over at Facebook. John Nee was one of my bosses over at DC/Wildstorm back when I was working for them. It’s funny that I get to talk to him now. He mentioned watching my You Tube videos and I swore I turned red right there. Crazy. My former boss, watching my You Tube bidjos. He even called my videos BIDJOS. Oh maaan. Can’t be helped I suppose. Those things are up there, and I put them there. Anyone can see it. I mean, what did I expect? But it’s all right. No concealment was intended. I knew it can be watched by anyone at anytime, and I’ve got nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about in any of my videos. That’s me having fun! So yeah! Bidjos! I’ll be making more of em!
Speaking of which…
Congrats to Kajo Baldisimo, artist of TRESE, for landing a gig with Dark Horse! No wonder he quit his day job. He has a new day job! I hope he continues Trese on the side because really, him and Budjette on Trese is simply GOLD.
Just now I got a horrifying email from my Timawa editor KC Cordero. They haven’t gotten TIMAWA 15 yet. It’s horrifying because I finished and uploaded Timawa 15 a week ago and sent him an email of its completion. For some reason, the email never got to him. This is horrifying because I hate being late for Timawa. I immediately resent him the download link and now all is fine. For some reason, Timawa will still make it to the February issue (out this January 23).
Thankfully, I won’t have to disappoint loyal Timawa reader Trebornoican, an OFW in South Korea who I met at You Tube. After the cliffhanger of Timawa 14, he said he couldn’t wait to see what happens next.
Jonas and Johnny will be coming over tomorrow, January 13 for the street dancing competition that’s part of the San Pablo City Coconut Festival 2009. No, I don’t think we’ll be doing any dancing, but it would have been cool to the Elf Dance with the Komikero gang and catch it on video! But no. We’re just going to watch.