What have I been up to? Well, speaking for today at least, I’m recovering from this disgustingly hideous fucking boil that’s decided to erupt on my butt. Now that may seem funny to you, but it isn’t. It really isn’t. Since I spend a lot of my time sitting down writing and drawing, taking a seat these past few days have just been absolute and sheer murder. As in I could murder somebody. And it wasn’t just a boil. At its prime, it also brought me fever and high blood pressure. Thankfully, it rendered me flat on my back where I didn’t have to put pressure on the damned thing.
As always, there’s no need for medical advice from random Internet people. I already went to a doctor who is well, kind of an expert on stuff like health. If I seem a little cranky… WHO WOULDN’T BE? Holy crap. It’s still murder sitting down, but now I can at least manage it. And manage to finally get back to work again.
Ah yes, work. As always, there is the Marvel thing. Working on a new book after Indestructible Hulk! Can’t talk about it yet, but it’s got a lot of well, really ugly creatures in it.
But as for personal projects, I’m finally getting a few things off the ground. Sorry, I’ve decided to set aside Rizal for a while. I went through a sort of creative crisis during the creation of that, and it was just too much pressure.
What I have going are a few stories that I am writing that other artists are drawing.
On the front burner is a project that was supposed to be mine and Arlan Esmeña‘s follow-up to “Where Bold Stars Go To Die“, which is an all ages, full color Pinoy fantasy tale called “Rodski Patotski: Ang Dalagang Baby“. It was a project that would be an homage to all those fantastic and fun classic Pinoy komiks characters. With Arlan having passed away, the project was put on indefinite hold.
A couple of years later, I worked with Arnold Arre on Darna Lives! (read it here), an online fan fic that was incredibly fun to do. It also reminded me of the terrific experience I had working with Arnold on Lastikman a few years back. I wanted to work with him again, but I didn’t want us to work on giving further life to the creations of others. I wanted us to work on giving life to something that we would both create. A character that we could call OURS.
I proposed Rodski to Arnold and I was so glad that he accepted. Insanely fast, Arnold has already given me the first few full colored pages and oh my God, they’re just GLORIOUS. I’m so excited to work on this with Arnold and I’m so excited to finally share this story.
As to when it’s coming out, I can’t say, but for now we’re shooting for Komikon at the end of this year. But don’t take my word for it.
That’s the only project that I can talk about as of now. But there are a couple of others.
To help fund these projects, I will be selling a whole bunch of original artwork from Indestructible Hulk, AVX VS, Supercrooks, Avenging Spider-man etc., either through me directly or through my agent Kirk Dilbeck. He will have different pieces than me, but I guess it would be safe to say that the really kick ass pages will have to go through Kirk so that more money can be raised. I’ll be posting what’s available through me on this site first thing next week.