This coming week the country will slowly come to a grinding halt with the coming of the Holy Week. If you have any bank business, post office and courier business, do them now. Or at the very least early next week, because they’ll all be closed for several days.
Working as a freelancer in comics for more than a decade now, I’ve become accustomed to holidays being just like any other day. I just go about my business as usual, writing, drawing or whatever. It’s not like I was back in school where holidays I get to goof off. Now I can’t… and I don’t even want to. In fact, sometimes work is so urgent that you actually get pissed when you realize Fedex or the banks are closed because of holidays.
I’ll be working all throughout the Holy Week. I don’t have to. I don’t feel like I’m obligated to. But I want to. Unlike the past couple of years when me and Ilyn would retreat to the mountains during this time, I’d rather stay home this time around. Maybe watch Ben Hur and Jesus of Nazareth and stuff like that while I draw. I just don’t feel like going away this year. We might go away some other time this year, but not now.
I’ve been going around online and I found a few interesting stuff….
The Official Rudy Nebres Website
I think it’s been up a while but I only found it just now. It’s not run by Rudy himself though, but there is a form where you can get in touch with him.
Alex Niño’s Dead Ahead
Alex Niño is still making comics! He’s currently working on 3 issues of Dead Ahead for Image comics, as well as a sequel to God, the Dyslexic Dog.
The Art of Tony De Zuniga
By all indications, Tony’s official site.
And as always, Dennis Villegas’ excellent site on the History of Philippine comics continues to be one of the best resources online about this subject.
His recent posts include the early works of Ruben Yandoc and Floro Dery.