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There are many things in Philippine comics that happened this year that I can distill into a few distinct events. I counted 5 (or so I thought), which I already listed for the ComicsReporter.com site, but I felt I need to expound on it here as there are plenty more to say. 2008 saw the […]

Filipino comics illustrator Tony De Zuniga, co-creator of such characters as Black Orchid and Jonah Hex for DC comics, will have an art show at the 4th Floor of SM Megamall on January 9, 2009. (More Details to Follow) This is a video of a similar show by Tony, also at SM Megamall, back in […]

I’ll pass by to take photos, videos, as I would typically do. And of course, to meet J. Torres, who I’ve corresponded with a bit online, but never really met face to face. Elbert, well, I’ve met him lots of times. I saw the art he’s doing for this book and it’s terrific. I always […]

Philippine Mayor, Cabinet Member involved in the beating of a Father and Son over a misunderstanding. I’m posting this here to help Bambee spread her story further. I can’t even begin to imagine what that must feel like, seeing your father and brother beaten in front of your eyes, and people around you don’t do […]

As per physical evidence presented to us by Mr. Simon and Steve Santos of the highly informative and utterly credible Video48 site and Unang Labas site, they present absolute proof of the existence of one distinct example of an Ante Extant Gallus Gallus as early as 1952 right here in the Philippines. The proof was […]

Two Songs That Make Me Cry

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Well, they’re not really songs but pieces of music. They’re music I recently come across that I found extraordinarily moving. Song Of Freedom – Murray Gold Wander My Friends – Soundtrack The title and composer are there to see, but I won’t say where they’re from. I’ll leave it up to you to find out […]

“Unang Labas” is a blog I only just found out about, run by Steve Santos. It has an extraordinary amount of scans from old Philippine comics, many with complete segments, and many “Part 1″ (Unang Labas) segments. Since it’s a blog that doesn’t list an archive list, I can’t tell when the blog began, but […]

Digging through my big vault of komiks (actually just a few plastic boxes in the living room), I found this issue of Espesyal Komiks from 1956. It’s a special Christmas issue and typical of Christmas themed komiks of this era, it contains several complete Christmas short stories in color. One of the stories I particularly […]

The Komikero gang was coming in on Sunday so I decided to wait until then to do the podcast so we can all participate. Sorry for the mess of a podcast this turned out to be, but if you’ve got nothing to do and you’ve got 57 minutes of your life to waste listening to […]

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My Five most memorable events of 2008 in Philippine comics for 2008: http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/fff_results_post_145_remembering_2008/ Adam David’s ELMER review for the Philippine Free Press is now online at Adam’s site here! DOWN AT THE POULTRY Cultural Imperialism and Political Artistic Nostalgia in Gerry Alanguilan’s Elmer http://wasaaak.blogspot.com/2008/12/down-at-poultry.html Thanks Adam!

CHICKEN LETHAL by Ruel S. De Vera Philippine Daily Inquirer December 20, 2008 ‘…but “Wasted,” reprinted twice in book form, was widely recognized to be his greatest work. Until now, that is-because he has unleashed something even more original and crazier than “Wasted.” ‘ For the rest of the review you can check out today’s […]

Fans of Funny Komiks would be happy to know that SUPERDOG has returned in the newest issue, and will be a regular fixture from this time forward. I’m familiar with Louie Escauriaga for his ELMER pinup, who put me in touch with his brother Roni “Vida” Escauriaga, the original creator of Superdog. When Roni left […]

SPUTNIK is Back in Orbit!

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SOFT OPENING SALE!!! December 19 – 21, 2008 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm COMIC BOOKS & TOYS! Sputnik is located at Shop 60 at the Cubao Expo (formerly known as the Marikina Shoe Expo) on Gen. Romulo Avenue, Cubao, Q.C (near Pure Gold supermarket)

There’s a 2-page review of Elmer at the newest issue of the Philippine Free Press pictured above. The review, entitled “Down at the Chicken Farm, Cultural Imperialism and the political artistic nostalgia in Gerry Alanguilan’s Elmer” is written by Adam David. Thanks Adam! There’s no online equivalent though, so check out the magazine if you […]

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