The date for this year’s Komikon, The Philippine’s annual Comics Convention, now on it’s 3rd year, is finally set for November 17 at UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
I will be launching three titles at the event: The Humanis Rex! Collected Edition, Elmer #3, and the collected edition of Francisco V. Coching’s EL INDIO.
Humanis Rex! of course, will be published by Sesame Seed Creatives, Inc., publisher of FUDGE Magazine where the series ran for 2 years. The compilation will have added pages to smooth out storytelling, a new cover, a bit of commentary in a 60-page package.
ELMER #3 is still scheduled to be released by October, but the formal launching will be at the Komikon. In this issue, Elmer Gallo’s story continues. Helen recollects. Joseph’s fateful decision. A cockfight to the death. Plus more reader submitted art, and a back cover by Lesley Lim.
I may have found a publisher for EL INDIO, which is great news. Digital restoring of each page continues and as of this writing, we are already 70% finished. 24 hours per week is exclusively set aside for the restoration of the artwork, with more hours added in the coming months just to meet the deadline.
I have to say the latter half of 2007 is a very exciting time for me, and I’m excited at the things my friends in the industry will be coming out with.
In addition to this, I’ll be be teaching soon at The College of St. Benilde for a newly established course. It’s not exactly the first time I’m teaching, but this is the first time I’ll be doing it on a regular basis. It will be for only one day a week. I’m just trying it out, with no guarantees I’ll be back for another term. If I like it, and if I can manage it, I’ll probably continue.