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Writing about more personal thoughts and experiences on this blog has been really good. I plan to do it more. In many ways I go back to the roots of my online journal writing. In the early days, personal stuff was all I talked about. Back in 1997 I still considered it a diary that I did online. At some point it all became about promoting stuff and selling stuff. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The Internet has proven to be an excellent tool to make some business. And an aspect of this blog will still do that. But I do plan on writing more about what I really think, and what I really believe in.

This is all purely personal stuff. I hope nobody interprets it to mean me telling people what to think or believe. I’m just speaking for myself. I’m just talking about my own opinions within this little space on the Internet that I call MINE. Everybody’s got a right to believe what they want and the right to express it. This is where I will do it.

Comics still is, of course, a large part of my life. I’ve just finished inking Indestructible Hulk #2. I will do a couple of drawings of my own just to stretch my muscles a bit, and then I go straight to inking Indestructible Hulk #3.

Next week will be the 8th Annual Komikon, to be held at the usual place: Bayanihan Center, Unilab, in Pasig. For more information about this, you can go to this page. Filipino cartoonist Omeng Estanislao once again does his terrific Komikon cartoon montage. You can blow up the drawing below by simply clicking it.

Here’s this year’s Komikon poster with their special guests.

I think this is Roy Allan Martinez’s first appearance at a Komikon. I personally think this is significant because I’m actually a really huge fan of Roy. Of all the Filipino comic book artists who arrived at the same time as me including everyone else who followed, I still think Roy is the best artist of us all. It is just unfortunate that he doesn’t get to work as often as the rest, but when he does, it’s always spectacular.

I won’t have a table this year at Komikon, but I’ll still be there just going around checking out what’s new with the indie guys. I’ll probably get there around after lunch or so, and stay around until 6. If you happen to see me there, I’ll gladly sign anything you have, if I haven’t signed it already. Or I can sign it again if you want.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see me smiling. People have gotten the impression that I’m kind of nasty because I always have a scowl on my face, but don’t be fooled. If you talk to me, I’ll talk to you and I won’t bite your head off. There’s a reason for that perpetual scowl. It’s a story I’ll probably tell one of these days right here.

All right then, see you at Komikon. That’s next Saturday, October 27, 2012. Doors open at 10am. You can actually buy tickets now at Comic Odyssey at Robinson’s Galleria so you don’t have to stand in line at the venue.

Comments

4 Responses to “And Then Back to Comics”

  1. Ed on October 21st, 2012 5:42 pm

    No, you don’t smile coz you’re a grumpy old Gerry. Hehehe! I’m almost there, I’ll join you in a bit. :p

    Seriously, no stuff to sell? Come on. You ran out of old back issues of comics to sell? ^__^

    See you there, old man.

  2. Gerry Alanguilan on October 21st, 2012 7:58 pm

    I don’t want to work at Komikon for once, Ed. I just wanna go and just hang out.

  3. Paul Garcia on October 23rd, 2012 12:59 am

    Master Gerry,

    May I have your autograph this coming Saturday on your New X-Men Annual 1 (together with YU)in the new edition of Grant Morrison’s New X-Men Omnibus? Thanks po!

  4. Gerry Alanguilan on October 23rd, 2012 8:33 pm

    Sure Paul… I’ll sign anything you bring. :)