In my previous post, I mentioned how huge Philippine comics will be in 2009 in terms of events. There’s the two Komikons, one in May and another in October, then there’s the Manila Comic-Con in August, Mangaholix in November, then the San Pablo Comics Festival in December.
After a meeting I had today with Mr. Hugo Yonzon (and others), it looks like 2009 is much MUCH larger than I first expected. I wish I could talk about it! But it’s got me very very excited. I promise to talk about it as soon as I can.
I delivered more copies of Elmer 2-4 to Comic Odyssey at Robinson’s Galleria this afternoon, just in time to catch Harvey Tolibao and Jay David Ramos at their signing. Congrats to Harvey and Jay on the release of their Darkhawk comic book!
After finishing Timawa for the March 2009 issue of The Buzz Magasin (available later this month), I’m back on “Last Hope”. I’ve managed to wrangle a few more days to do it from the editors. After that I go to work another short story for a Western anthology, this time with another writer.
And after that I will go write the script for “The Marvelous Adventures of the Amazing Doctor Rizal”. I’ve actually started drawing Rizal a while back with only the basic plot in mind, but I’ve had to stop because it didn’t feel right. In the same way I began drawing Elmer back in 2005 and it didn’t feel right. I have to write the story completely from start to finish and once I feel good about the pacing and the dialogue, I’ll start drawing it.