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I think I’ll be killing Timawa today. All for a good cause. Drawing above is by Whilce Portacio.

Kwentong Tambay with Johnny: San Pablo Comics Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCV93hOEfGU One week to go before the San Pablo Comics Festival! Are we panicking? Strangely enough, no. No matter what happens on the day, whether we go belly up or it’s a rousing success, I think we’ll just enjoy ourselves. It’s just like a huge Komikero Meeting […]

Hal Santiago reports that Filipino Komiks Illustrator Sonny Trinidad has passed away yesterday, November 23, 2009. The wake is currently being held in his hometown of Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Also known as Celso Trinidad, Sonny won the Best Serial Illustrator award during the 1984 KOMOPEB Parangal sa Komiks. His work VIRGA also won in the […]

Just got back from The College of St. Benilde. Unfortunately, I didn’t arrive early enough to meet James Jean. It’s a Monday, and it’s always murder to go to Manila from the provinces on a Monday because of all the hordes of students and workers who all have the same idea. I did make it […]

I’ll be at the College of St. Benilde for a panel on comics tomorrow, November 23. I heard some fella by the name of James Jean will there. I heard he’s famous.

Sputnik! Comics Shop in Cubao X will have it’s second signing event on November 27, 2009 at 8:00pm with the creators of TRESE (Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo), SKYWORLD (Mervin Ignacio and Ian Sta. Maria) and The Filipino Heroes League (Paolo Fabregas).

Oh yes, the San Pablo City Comics Festival, which had its first year in 2003, is getting its second year in 2009! It’s being organized by JonasDiego Inc., and Komikero Publishing. Well, it’s mostly Jonas with me simply advising really. It’s going to be held at the Lion’s Club beside Sampalok Lake on December 6, […]

As some of you following this blog would recall, we started a drive to raise funds to benefit our fellow Filipino comics creators who were affected by the flooding due to Typhoon Ondoy. The devastation it caused on both life and property was just staggering. The fundraising consisted of online auctions of original art, as […]

Satellite Reading By Ruel S. De Vera Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 18:31:00 11/14/2009 “In the eclectic parabola that is the Cubao Expo – affectionately known as Cubao X among its denizens – one might find all that feeds the geek fancy: old hardbacks, used paperbacks, rare vinyl records, vintage cameras, collectible toys, and the […]

Sputnik! Comics Shop in Cubao X will have it’s first signing event today, Saturday, November 14, 2009. It will feature three of the next generation of comic book creators, Gio Paredes, Macoy Tan and Josel Nicolas. I’ve already written reviews of their comics, specially Macoy and Josel, who have impressed me with the peculiar sensibilities […]

Click Image to Enlarge This Sunday, November 15, 6:00pm at the KAIDA Gallery, 26 Scout Torillo cor. Scout Fernandez, Sacred Heart (Timog), Quezon City. Call (632)4144777 email: info at kaidagallery.com

Click Image to Enlarge Ruel De Vera reviews EL INDIO for the Philippine Daily Inquirer here: INDIO BRAVO http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/artsandbooks/artsandbooks/view/20091109-234991/Indio-Bravo

Managed to borrow a copy of David Mazzucchelli’s newest graphic novel Asterios Polyp and gave it a read. I thought it was marvelous. As with most of Mazzucchelli’s later work starting with Rubber Blanket, it demands quite a bit from the reader putting things together in his mind to complete the experience. Mazzucchelli doesn’t spoon […]

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Electricity has been very unstable recently due to the weather. I used to have a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) attached to my computer, but since that thing gave out, all that’s standing between my computer and the naked socket is a voltage regulator. But since Voltage Regulators just, well, regulate, I’ve had to buy a […]

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