What can I say? It was starting to get ridiculous you know? Every year I do an April Fool\’s Gag right on this day for the past 6 years or so. It\’s become a tradition. The bad thing about traditions is people start to expect it. Whatever I do or say on April 1 on this blog is immediately met with suspicion. I guess it\’s my own fault.
So I upped the ante. It was like a dare to me. All these people who say they know what I\’m going to do… it was a challenge to me to do something that will get them. GET THEM HARD.
So I hatched an elaborate plan with good pals (yes, good pals) Johnny Danganan and Jonas Diego to make this year\’s April Fool\’s gag very memorable. People will hate us, I know, but it will be memorable. What we planned was so epic that we dare not show our hand so obviously so early.
And so I did TWO April Fool\’s Gags. One fake April Fool\’s Gag on midnight, making people think it\’s the one I\’m going to do. At the same time, our main gag has already been in progress for the past few days.
Yes, we started to fight. We started to tear each other\’s head off. That\’s what we agreed to do last Komikero Meeting. We would be cool about it, be subtle about it. But it would escalate on April 1 where all hell just breaks loose.
In the meantime, I planted a fake April Fool\’s gag on midnight about me doing an ELMER SEQUEL because I supposed to have realized I could not draw people properly. It\’s subtle as well, and I honestly feel bad for those people I duped. For that I wholeheartedly apologize. But yeah, I GOT YOU. Just to clarify, there\’s no Elmer sequel, and I\’m still working on Amazing Doctor Rizal.
And yeah, there were people we got with our epic main gag. Even those who were suspicious of us from the start had doubts I\’m sure of it. I think it\’s a successful April 1 for us, but yeah, I perfectly understand if you all hate us now. But please don\’t hate us too long, and watch out for what we\’re going to do in 2012 because that will be MORE EPIC!
Happy April Fools everyone!