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Last February 2, 2012, we moved out of our apartment to a new place. Well, it\’s not exactly new, as it\’s the house I used to live in before I got married. We didn\’t plan on moving out just yet, but we realized that my parents were getting a little too old to live by themselves and that they needed companions in the house. Still, it was nice having a place of your own. The nine years we lived in that apartment were truly great. I have plenty of great memories of the place, and part of me is sad to leave it. But at the same time I wanted to leave. The apartment, great as it was, was starting to feel less and less like home. We do still have plans of building our own house, which is just across the house where I live now. We can still keep an eye out for my parents, but at the same time, we have a place of our own.

It\’s much noisier here than I remember. There is a road outside that\’s rather well used by public transportation, as well as private vehicles as it\’s an important road that links into inner subdivisions. I\’m kind of not used to the racket. The apartment we had was at the end of a dead end road where hardly any vehicles pass. It was quiet. All you could hear were chickens and birds. Here, it\’s chickens, birds, cars, tricycles, jeeps, trucks, ambulant vendors, dogs, and the occasional crazed screaming guy. It almost got on my nerves once or twice, but thank goodness I had (and still have) a deadline that keeps me focused on my table.

About work… yes, although it will never be mentioned in ads and solicitations, I am currently inking Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu\’s \”Supercrooks\” as well as Avenging Spiderman #5. I think I will talk a bit more about my inking job from now on because I was starting to realize that there\’s no other way for people to know I actually worked on an upcoming book unless I talk about it. I realized (I guess I\’ve known this for a long time), that inkers are never really mentioned in ads and other promotional material for comics. It never used to be this way. Time was I would look at ads and I would see who inked the book. And believe it or not, sometimes it was the deciding factor in me buying a particular comic. If I saw Terry Austin was inking for instance, even if I didn\’t care for the writer or penciller or even the characters, I would probably have bought it. Not that I\’m saying there would actually be people out there who will buy the book simply because I had inked it, but it would be nice if I got a mention.

From Comic Book Resources, here\’s a page from the upcoming Supercrooks #1, coming out in March 2012!



10 Responses to “A New Place, Kind Of.”

  1. noel cervantez on February 5th, 2012 8:31 am

    Come and join the 3rd Bikol Komiks Convnetion on Feb 24-26 @ Avenue Square, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City Philippines


  2. Gerry Alanguilan on February 5th, 2012 8:51 am

    As I mentioned to Dennis, I’ll be at Baguio at the same weekeend as the Bikol convention for a vacation, so I won’t be able to go. It’s too bad… I wish comics events wouldn’t be scheduled at the same time. If two are scheduled at the same time so far apart, you can really only go to one.

  3. Arvin Lising on February 5th, 2012 5:45 pm

    Moving all the time…I remember that was my childhood…but it’s all good as it’s for a greater good…I do live in our house as my dad has no companion anymore…

    Good luck with the move, and I do hope you get to build that house ur planning…

  4. Arvin Lising on February 5th, 2012 5:46 pm

    by the way cool art on Supercrooks #1…

  5. Hazel on February 5th, 2012 7:47 pm

    That’s a perfect spot to build a house so you can take care of your ‘rents and at the same time be the man of your own house. Another thing, being in the main road.. well sort of, a lot of business opportunities! Talking about Baguio, is that a comicon? wow! where will I find the details?

  6. Gerry Alanguilan on February 5th, 2012 8:49 pm

    Hey Hazel… here’s the invite page for the Baguio convention at Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/events/201103983311782/

  7. Alex Abular on February 6th, 2012 3:00 am

    A very moving thoughts you wrote about your parents. They don’t ask from us but as always we’re more than happy to love them back. On you work, you’re the only guy who can do great over Leinil’s drawings.

  8. Robert Nacion on February 8th, 2012 6:32 am

    Kasama mo naman pala erpats ermats mo sa new 9old) huose eh! masaya yan, kaka inggit he he! goodluck sa mga future works mo bossing. lagi ka sa dasal ko. God Bless at pakikumusta po kay madam ilyn :)

  9. Gerry Alanguilan on February 8th, 2012 7:02 am

    Salamat Robert!

  10. ron tan on February 9th, 2012 6:47 pm

    sir gerry, i find it heart-warming that you wanna look out for your parents, that’s really sweet! i believe it’s the best time to show them your love, care and appreciation. GOD bless you sir! ;) yup, it would be nice if the inkers would get their due mention in every comic book project out there, as that can really help the book, and the artists to get recognized as well. the art on supercrooks look really slick, i can’t wait to see the rest of the artwork! :)