Elmer 2nd Edition will be launched this Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Bestsellers, 4th Floor Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas at 5pm! Of course, I’ll be on hand to sign your books.
National Book Store has graciously stepped in and offered to publish the 2nd Edition of Elmer while allowing me to retain ownership of my characters. This deal would now make Elmer available nationwide through all branches of National Book Store, Powerbooks and Bestsellers. NBS has expressed a great interest in supporting Philippine Comics and I think we will be seeing this make an impact in the local industry in the coming years. They will also be launching Book 4 of Trese today, as well as being co-presentor of the 7th Annual Komikon. I sense really good things to come.
This edition will be virtually the same as the previous Komikero Publishing edition, although it would have a new afterword, a sample of the script, and drawings previously available in the Elmer Limited Edition Box Sets. Because of my agreement with my publishers abroad, this edition will only be made available here in the Philippines.
For a long time I’ve fretted that Elmer was more easily accessible to people in other countries while people from Baguio and Davao and Cebu had a difficult time finding copies. I hope that this will help rectify the situation by making it available nationwide.
Below is the final cover design for the 2nd Edition.