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Comics Bazaar 2010! Saturday, December 4 · 1:00pm – 5:00pm 2nd Floor, UP ISSI E. Virata Hall, E. Jacinto St., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines Comics and more comics! If you are looking for a gift for your loved ones and friends this Christmas, look no further! Check out the photos section for some […]

Rudy Nebres American comics illustrator Mike Zeck (Batman, Punisher, Secret Wars, GI Joe) kindly sent over scans of some nice vintage Filipino komiks art from Rudy Nebres, Alfredo Alcala and Alex Niño. I don’t know which komiks titles these were published in but maybe a few of those who visit this site may give us […]

Sputnik in Cubao X in Cubao continues to be one of the hot spots of Philippine Independent comics with more signings with some of the most popular indie komiks creators. This time two signing events are scheduled. First up is “Sputoniku No Koibito!!!” The Book Signing thing with Adam David, Carlo Joe Javier and Josel […]

I’m receiving word from Randy Valiente that Filipino Komiks Illustrator Ernie Guanlao has passed away last November 9, 2010 in the United States. This post has been updated on November 22 due to additional information on Ernie Guanlao as provided by his relatives. (Please see comments section). From the collection of Heidjer Staecker. Ernie has […]

Talks

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Last Friday I had a talk at the Lit Out Loud, or the Manila International Literary Festival, in celebration of the 14th Philippine Book Development month. I had a panel on “Breaking into Graphic Lit Scene” with Elbert Or, moderated by Carlo Vergara. Graphic Lit or Graphic Literature is the new fancy word for “comic […]

In the short break between inking issues of comics, I took a few hours to finally digitize some old cassette tapes I had from the early 90’s. I had recorded various demos and live performances by local Filipino bands from LA 105.9 and NU 107, both stations are now unfortunately defunct. One favorite tape of […]

ELMER, published by SLG Publishing, has been released worldwide and reviews are coming in! From Publisher’s Weekly: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/comics/article/45110-comics-reviews-11-8-10.html Elmer: A Comic Book Gerry Alanguilan, SLG (www.slgcomic.com), $12.95 trade paper (144p) ISBN 978-1-59362-204-6 Jake Gallo is an angry young man, frustrated at his lack of employment and easily provoked by perceived slights. It is not until […]

The first batch of photos from Komikon are now up. This one is from Jose Gamboa, creator of the Manny Pacquiao comic book. Looks like he’s selling a lot, which is fantastic. KOMIKON 2010 – Nov 13, 2010 http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=32099&id=129669377054175 Selected tweets: jiggycruz Jiggy Cruz Came from the 6th KOMIKON at Starmall. Congrats to the organizers! […]

There have been many comic book events in the Philippines in 2010, but by far the biggest one of them all is the annual KOMIKON, now going strong on its 6th straight year! It’s being held TODAY, Saturday, November 13 at the Star Mall in Mandaluyong. Doors open at 10am. Last year was a huge […]

Cartoonist Hazel Manzano and a few others tuned me into this recent news report about former film action star and now Philippine Senator Lito Lapid and his Philippine National Graphic Novel Archive Act of 2010, which was filed on September 7, 2010. You can download of the PDF File of the bill here: PHILIPPINE NATIONAL […]

There was a recent article at the Philippine Daily Inquirer (via AFP) painting a pretty grim picture of the Philippine comics industry as it stands today. If you want to read the article, click here. I’ve been tagged endlessly on Facebook by concerned people who perhaps wanted to hear my side of the story. It’s […]

Contacting Me

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Hello. Thanks very much for the interest in contacting me. Because of the various works that I do, I receive a lot of correspondences with inquiries on a variety of things. I used to be able to answer them all, but it slowly got to the point that it’s difficult for me to respond fully […]

When you leave a comment, there is a notice, in bold and italic letters right above the text form: Anonymous comments will not be read, and are deleted automatically. No Anonymous Comments! Please take that notice seriously because it’s NOT kidding. In spite of the notice, people still leave comments anonymously hoping perhaps I’ll let […]