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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 […]

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 […]

100 Araw ng Komiks (100 Days of Comics) is an online event organized for the purpose of spreading awareness of Philippine Komiks through Twitter, Facebook, DeviantArt, blogs and other online venues. Click here for the event page on Facebook. The Komikero Comics Journal will be posting everyday for the month of July news, opinions and […]

100 Araw ng Komiks (100 Days of Comics) is an online event organized for the purpose of spreading awareness of Philippine Komiks through Twitter, Facebook, DeviantArt, blogs and other online venues. Click here for the event page on Facebook. The Komikero Comics Journal will be posting everyday for the month of July news, opinions and […]

100 Araw ng Komiks (100 Days of Comics) is an online event organized for the purpose of spreading awareness of Philippine Komiks through Twitter, Facebook, DeviantArt, blogs and other online venues. Click here for the event page on Facebook. The Komikero Comics Journal will be posting everyday for the month of July news, opinions and […]

100 Araw ng Komiks (100 Days of Comics) is an online event organized for the purpose of spreading awareness of Philippine Komiks through Twitter, Facebook, DeviantArt, blogs and other online venues. Click here for the event page on Facebook. The Komikero Comics Journal will be posting everyday for the month of July news, opinions and […]

Jingle Magazine was a legendary music and pop culture magazine published in the Philippines in the 70’s and 80’s. It spawned some of today’s most popular writers (Eric Gamalinda, Juaniyo Arcellana), directors (Lav Diaz), and even cartoonists (Deng Coy Miel). Back issues of this magazine sell for an astonishing P500-P2500 at Ebay Philippines. The cartoons […]

Hello and welcome to Komikero.com! I’m sure you heard about this website from somewhere, specially today. And so you went here, and here you are! Welcome! Thanks very much for giving me a bit of your time. This website is basically a regularly updated journal of the things I want to write about Philippine comics […]

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“Lasong Walang Kamandag” (Poison Without Venom) Written by Teresita Arce Cruz and Rico Bello Omagap Illustrated by Noly Panaligan Tagalog Klasiks #111, October 3, 1953 (Translated and colored by Gerry Alanguilan) I thought it would be nice, as an occasional exercise, to take a random panel from one of my old komiks, restore it, translate […]

Harlan Ellison writes, Frank Miller draws and Bill Sienkiewicz inks. A dream collaboration you wouldn’t think in a million years could happen. But it did! It happened in December 1985 on the pages of Heroes For Hope, starring The X-Men, published by Marvel Comics. For three fateful pages, three colossal talents came together to create […]

While most Filipino comics artists are making waves in mainstream superhero comics at the big companies like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse, Andrew Drilon has been slowly and quietly making a name for himself as a fresh and innovative creator in the independent comix scene abroad as writer and artist. His latest short story, […]

I’ve been reading a lot of things about the death of the traditional publishing industry (print), and what it means for comics. It’s undeniable now, specially after witnessing newspapers after newspapers take hits with plummeting sales and laid off employees. The book publishers have similar gloom and doom stories, and yes, even comics publishers. I’ve […]

Even though I said I’m taking on more work from abroad this 2009, it looks like I won’t be abandoning the local comics scene completely as there are a few local comics I will be working on this year. Of course, there’s still TIMAWA that’s published monthly on the pages of The Buzz Magasin. Then […]

My interview at ComicsCareer.com is now up: http://www.comicscareer.com/?p=410 Thanks to Tom Spurgeon at the Comicsreporter.com and to Forbidden Planet UK for mentioning the free ELMER #1 download! If you’re just tuning in, the first issue of my self published comic book series ELMER is being offered for free! You can download a copy here. I’ve […]

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