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Photo by Comic Odyssey Last Saturday’s signing at Comic Odyssey went pretty well. All the copies of “Where Bold Stars Go To Die” that the store ordered were all sold out even before I arrived. Admittedly, I arrived a bit late, which is frustrating because I’m never late. Thing was, the van we rented ran […]

“Where Bold Stars Go To Die“, a comic book I wrote that my late friend Arlan Esmeña illustrated was finally published in the US via SLG Publishing. If you’re in the US or anywhere outside the Philippines, you can just order it directly from the SLG website here. If you’re in the Philippines, this edition […]

I’ve been inking comics professionally now for like well, since 1995. You would think I’d get tired of it, bit I’m honestly not. Admittedly, there was a time that I quit. This was back in 2005. That was not because I didn’t like to ink anymore, but because I wanted to expand my creativity to […]

“Gallus Rex“, Pen and Ink on 11″x17″ Comic Book Art Board Cick for Larger Image The above image is up for silent auction this Saturday at Comic Odyssey in Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street in Taguig, in conjunction with the “Art with Heart” fund raising for Yolanda victims. All proceeds from this auction will go […]

Click for Larger Image The Komikero Artists group would like to make an announcement with regards to fundraising efforts through auctions at this Saturday’s Komikon. We planned these fundraising event a few months ago, initially to benefit our fellow Komikero in need, Vergil Espinosa for his medical needs. Then the earthquake in Bohol happened, and […]

(Photos on this article can be clicked for larger images) Immediately after leaving Algiers, Ilyn and I went to Paris for a week at the invitation of Serge Ewenczyk of Editions Çà et Là, the French publisher of Elmer. We were of course, very excited to go to Paris. More than anything else in the […]

(Most photos in this article can be clicked for larger images.) Laurent Mélikian, a French comics critic who visited the Philippines in 2011 and who I met for the 7th Annual Komikon, had subsequently invited me to attend the 6th FIBDA, or the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Alger, or in English, the 6th […]

Click for Larger Image Iloilo is a place I just love to visit again and again. This is already my third time to the city, and it was a no less enjoyable experience. And to be there for it’s first comic book convention made it a more awesome stay. The first time was there was […]

Out of the blue a week or so ago, I was approached by a Japanese going by the name of Harukichi (he gave me his real name but I think he prefers to be called by his handle), who said he had bought and read ELMER and seeing that Elmer #1 was being offered for […]

The 2nd Filipino Reader Conference is going to be held on August 18, 2012 at the Filipinas Heritage Library in Makati. There is a Readers Choice Awards in conjunction with it, and ELMER is one of the nominees in the Comics/Graphic Novels Category. Included in this category are: Angel Crush by Ace Vitangcol (2011, Alturia […]

Over the last week Elmer has gathered more recognition, the first as a finalist for the Bédélys World category of the 13th Annual Prix Bédélys, held at the la Grande Bibliothèque (475 boul. De Maisonneuve Est) in Montreal, Canada on April 4, 2012. http://joeshusterawards.com/2012/04/05/winners-of-the-13th-annual-prix-bedelys-announced/ On April 3, Elmer received the Prix Bulles de Cristal 2012, […]

It’s just a few hours away from 2012, and as usual at this time, I try to think of all the things I was a part of during the past year. I have to say that it’s been a great year for me. I would have to say it’s one of my best years ever. […]

The 3rd San Pablo City Comics Festival is happening TODAY!! See you there! Click for Super Large Image YES! The 3rd San Pablo City Comics Festival is finally happening. You may recall the first festival happened in 2003 at the Mariño Residence along Sampalok Lake. The second one in 2009 at Lion’s Club, also along […]

Last Saturday I was at Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street to participate in the Vinyl+Splash, The Ultimate Collectibles and Comics Convention. However, the primary purpose of the event seemed to be a series of auctions of artwork donated by comics, street and vinyl artists to benefit the United Nations World Food program. At the […]

The crowd at Komikon yesterday, right on top of this post, just to give you an idea of how crazy it was. I was taken quite by surprise by the sheer amount of people who showed up. Having gone to this thing for years, I have a fair idea of the amount of people who […]

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