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2009 was a terrific year for Philippine comics. And all that occurred without the benefit of Carlo J. Caparas. Yes, Philippine comics is alive and well, but sorry Carlo, YOU had nothing to do with it. In 2009 alone, there were SIX major comic book events organic to the Philippines, meaning comic book events whose […]

Someone posted in the comments section that they found a copy of Francisco V. Coching’s Lapu-Lapu, Coching’s komiks-nobela from the early 50′s (a year or so after El Indio), at a National Book Store in Sta. Rosa. Now that the cat is out of the bag, I have to say I was aware of this […]

Maridel Coching (Photo by Dennis Villegas) Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go, but I can always count on Dennis Villegas to be there! Check out his blog entry with photos here.

Reminder! The double launching of Francisco V. Coching and Botong Francsico books happens TODAY, December 11, 6:30pm at National Museum in Manila. Anyone going? Let me know! I’m still not sure if I can go as I’m still feeling under the weather. I’ll see! This weekend will be a pretty busy one and I want […]

In this photo from 1957, Nestor Redondo is more than 10 years younger than I am now. Time takes no prisoners. Photo from http://filipinocartoonist.blogspot.com/

This Friday, December 11, 2009, “The Life and Art of Francisco Coching”, a full color coffeetable book on Coching will be launched at the National Library. The book is published by the Vibal Foundation, the same foundation that published EL INDIO. It had been decided that the book will have a wraparound cover based on […]

ALL RIGHT! We are announcing the THIRD San Pablo Comics Festival, to be held on December 5, 2010, at the Lion’s Club here in San Pablo. You BET we’re announcing early! This is for everyone who would like to go the opportunity to plan ahead! Book that date on your 2010 calendar! Write down: “I […]

We had the venue, the Lion’s Club of San Pablo, for only ONE day. So we had planned to bring all the tables, chairs, mobile, tarpaulins, decorations, exhibits and exhibit panels early in the day before the doors opened at 10am, and pack them all up by 6:00pm. We were at the venue at 6:30am. […]

The San Pablo City Comics Festival happens TOMORROW, Sunday, December 6, 2009! The event will be from 10am to 6pm. Important things you need to know! -How to get there? Here’s a Visual Map if you have your own vehicle. Here’s instructions if you’re commuting. -Staying overnight? Need a place to stay? We have AWESOME […]

Sorry for the big ass word, but Adam David’s reviews of anything is just absolutely splendid. It’s much to our luck and benefit that he chooses to write a lot of reviews on comics. This time, he trains his critical eye on Francisco V. Coching’s El Indio. Rarefied heights, restoration, and the rhythm method Some […]

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US author’s book on ‘komiks’ launched at RP cartoon fest By Oliver Pulumbarit Philippine Daily Inquirer Posted date: December 01, 2009 MANILA, Philippines—Some of the most popular local feature films and teleseryes originally started out as komiks serials. The works of Pinoy comics luminaries were exhibited at the first Philippine International Cartoon, Comics, and Animation […]

Early last month I visited the local Book Sale branch here in San Pablo City to check out what’s new. I’m always on the lookout for bargain stuff like comics, graphic novels, trade books, Star Trek books, Doctor Who books and magazines and so on. Once in a while I would come away with a […]