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I come back to inking in a BIG way with Ultimate Comics Avengers 2, #1! The issue is already out, and Leinil Francis Yu and I will be launching the title tomorrow during Free Comic Book Day, at Comic Odyssey, Robinson’s Galleria. We’ll be signing, along with Edgar Tadeo, and possibly Jay Anacleto, from 1-3pm. […]

From the Comics Reporter: “Bill DuBay, the co-creator of The Rook and a longtime key cog at Warren Publishing as an editor and writer, passed away in Portland, Oregon on April 15. He was 62 years old.” Full article here. Bill Dubay isn’t Filipino, but he collaborated with a lot of Filipino artists on Warren […]

A Wasted flyer I photocopied for distribution in 1994, mostly at Platinum Comics at Robinson’s Galleria. Platinum Comics was instrumental in helping kick start Philippine Independent Komiks by providing a venue where creators can showcase their stuff. The store devoted an entire front window to display all sorts of locally made independent comics. Platinum was […]

The other day I received a package in the mail from my Spanish comics writer friend Raule. In the package are three hardcover French translations of his comic book Jazz Maynard with artist Roger. Yes, these guys go by just one name. I have a one-name for myself, but Ilyn absolutely freaks out when I […]

Triple Punch Komiks!, published by Polyhedron Comics is an anthology of three stories in three different genres. The first story, “Project BC” written and illustrated by Ron Escultura, is science fiction, featuring a human controlled giant robot reminiscent of something like Daimos. I like the simple and soft rendering of human figures and I would […]

Francisco V. Coching’s Life and Art book can finally be purchased directly from Amazon.com, for those of you who reside *outside* the Philippines. Click on the link above or here. Looks like stocks are limited, so hurry! If it runs out, more stocks are on the way. For other books published by Vibal Foundation that’s […]

I thought I’d take a shot at doing a few short reviews of the komiks I got at the recent Summer Komikon. These are just random komiks that I pulled from the huge pile so this is in no way an indication of preference. PLAGUE by Fidelis Tan, Isabelle Ocier, Ponci Soliongco, Arvin De Leon, […]

The 2nd Batch of the Renaissance Comics Art Auction for the benefit of Komikeros in need has begun! Artworks up for bid include those from Francis Manapul, Tony De Zuniga, Gilbert Monsanto, Jun Lofamia, Manix Abrera, Danny Acuña, Jann Galino, Jomar Bulda, and Mark Torres. These original artworks were donated by each artist, and each […]

The first Saturday of May is “Free Comic Book Day”, and it means exactly what it means. Participating comic book stores all over the world will be offering customers FREE COMICS! Click on the link below for more info on what this event is all about: Free Comic Book Day http://www.freecomicbookday.com/ Here in the Philippines, […]

This is the page from Lakan where the hive structure (scroll down or click here) was used. This was also drawn in 1992. The lost Lakan comic book, which should have been one of the very first titles of the Philippine Independent Komiks Movement, would be seeing publication, with all three finished issues combined into […]

In 1992 I was involved in one of the earliest comic books of the independent komiks movement: Lakan. Unfortunately, Lakan is a comic book that has yet to see publication in spite of the fact that all three issues of it are completely written and drawn. I was still a practicing Architect at the time […]

For the first time in all my years of going to these comic book events here in the Philippines, I FORGOT to bring my camera. Worse, the semi-official photographer for these events, world class comic book artist Carlo Pagulayan, couldn’t make it to the event as well. And my friend and collaborator Marivi Hilos-Nepomuceno, who […]

Also available at my table is “UMLAUTS and ATOM BOMBS” which brings back to print “July 16″, my story about the 1990 earthquake, as well as a brand new short story called “Mitch and Mischa” illustrated by Marivi Hilos-Nepomuceno, who was a regular contributor to GASI’s love story komiks in the 80′s and 90′s. I’m […]

Komikon Summer de avance (or Summer Komikon) is this Saturday, April 17, 2010! It will be at the Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. Doors open at 10am! There are plenty of cool sounding new komiks that are set to be launched simultaneously at this event. The first thing that […]

Comic book creators seem to be driven paranoid by the thought that there are people “out there” that are saying bad things about independent comics. I’ve actually been thinking about this for a long time, and talking with a few friends in the industry, about the need for serious, intelligent and proper criticism of the […]

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