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It is my great pleasure to present preview pages from the first issue of Philippine Adventure and Romance Stories #1. I’m very excited by this in that it represents a shift in the way komiks are made in the Philippines. Every since the early 90’s, a younger generation of Filipino comic book creators have sought […]

This is a video I made a few years ago. I had to take it off You Tube because they noted it for using copyrighted material. But I think it still plays fine on Multiply. I never got around to updating it, so here’s the video as it appeared in 2006. So many things have […]

Filipino Cartoonist Deng Coy Miel will be part of a 2-man exhibit, along with Edd Aragon, of their editorial cartoons at the GSIS Museum in Pasay City from October 2-18. Deng currently works for the Singapore Straits Times. Deng and Edd will each give a talk about their work at Powerbooks, Megamall on October 15 […]

Philippine comics events are coming in fast and furious! While the Jess Noriega exhibit is currently being held from September 19-30 at the Sigwada Gallery, Larry Alcala’s work will also be on display at the Yuchengco Museum from September 24 to October 16: Cartoonists Edd Aragon and Dengcoy Miel will also have an exhibit at […]

Boboy Yonzon has released the first preview images of the upcoming “The First One Hundred Years of Philippine Komiks and Cartoons, to be launched at Powerbooks, Megamall on October 16, 2009, 6:00pm More preview images here.

Carlo J. Caparas paid tribute to Francisco V. Coching in the book “Komiks: Katha at Guhit ni Francisco V. Coching”, which came out in 2001.

I’m absolutely thrilled to have a spectacular lineup of artists for the pin-up section of “Where Bold Stars Go To Die”. Artists whose artwork are at hand include: Arlan Esmeña Brice Beckham Gilbert Monsanto Carlo Vergara Tony De Zuniga Francisco V. Coching Oh yeah! Coching! I managed to get permission from the Coching family to […]

Adam David reports that Francisco V. Coching’s EL INDIO is now available at the Manila International Book Fair 2009, which I assume would be found at the Vibal Booth. The Book Fair is being held at the SMX, SM Mall of Asia from September 16-20.

Just an update on the National Artist fracas, in case people think we’ve forgotten: Just a month ago Malacañang said in this news report: “We [will] welcome [it] if they [will] bring the case to court so that once and for all this issue will be settled legally,” Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said in his […]

Lots of new komiks seeing release in the coming weeks and months. The first one, which is being launched just about NOW, is what I consider to be a good direction in melding new and old komiks. Veteran komiks creator Danny Acuña has written and illustrated MAJARLICA, created by Rod Rodriguez and digitally painted by […]

Arlan just turned in this awesome cover art for Bold Stars. It’s all coming together now, and I’m completely excited. Yesterday I conducted an extensive interview with Arlan at his home here in San Pablo where we discuss Bold Stars, comics, and robots. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFVcyLtp3MM

Aside from EL INDIO and the Life and Art of Francisco Coching books published by The Vibal Foundation this year, a third book on the history of Philippine comics is going to launched on the 2nd day of the PICCA (Philippine International Comics, Cartoons and Animation) Festival on October 16, 2009 at Powerbooks, Megamall, at […]

Pinup for “Where Bold Stars Go To Die” I didn’t realize Arlan could draw this well until last year when I saw a portrait of him that I assumed was drawn by someone else. When he told me he drew it, I realized Arlan had a lot of untapped potential as an artist. Of course, […]

When Luis Singson got in touch with me with the intention of holding a Jess A. Noriega art exhibit, I rummaged through my collection and discovered that I did not have as many Jess Noriega artwork as I had thought. This one that I did find is from the December 18, 1972 issue of Liwayway […]

Si Mr. Jess Noriega, o “Apo Jess” sa pagkakakilala ng iba, ay isang manunulat at dibuhista ng komiks magsimula noong 1957. Nakilala siya sa kanyang mga ginawang art covers, at sa pagpasok ng 1970 siya ay nakumbida ng manager ng Graphic Arts Services Inc. (GASI) na si Tony Velasquez na magdibuho para sa kanila (Si […]

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