So what have been up to and why haven’t I been posting? I’ve been incredibly busy. I haven’t even had time to make You Tube videos in a while. I’ve been doing the Martian thing. I’m incredibly slow on it, pathetically so. But I’m working on improving my speed, with Ilyn helping me do the flats on the pages.
I’ve also done further restoration and coloring on some of Francisco V. Coching’s work, including the artwork that’s going to be used on the covers of both EL INDIO and THE LIFE and ART of FRANCISCO COCHING coffee table book to be launched this August. I wish I could post a preview of the the artwork as I’m particularly proud of the restoration and coloring I’ve done on them. But I can’t. ha! ha! Once I can, I definitely will!
The inking thing hasn’t started yet. I’m ready to take it on whenever it does start. I’m very excited about that. 2009 is split right in the middle between completely sucking, and completely awesome. I’m just about to step into the awesome side and God damn, it’s about freakin’ time. The past couple of years has just been… indescribable. In the meantime, I’m hanging by my balls. To anyone out there who owes me money, right now is about the right time to help me out.
Artwork for “Where Bold Stars Go To Die” is only a few pages away from being completed. YEAH! My pal Arlan Esmeña has done a tremendous job on the artwork so far. I’ve enjoyed our collaboration so much that I’m already planning our next project together.
I can’t believe who I got to do a pinup for Bold Stars. I’m so ecstatic that this artist agreed to do it. He’s not Filipino and he’s not typically known to be a comic book artist, but man o man, his artwork is awesome.
I’m also trying to get in touch with other artists to do pinups for it, and being really shameless about who I ask. I mean, what am I gonna lose? The worst that can happen is they refuse. One already has. ha! ha! I guess I just wanted to make this comic book special because it’s Arlan’s first comic book and he’s done a great job. I’m also rather proud of the story I’ve written. It has a rather provocative subject matter so I’m both excited and anxious at how it would be received.