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News from my European publisher Serge Ewenczyk of Editions çà et là just a few minutes ago: Elmer has won the Quai des Bulles – Ouest France 2011. Photo of Serge above. I’m really just writing this down like a robot because my emotions are currently going ballistic and I really don’t know what to […]

Photo from Arman T. Francisco It just come to my attention that Filipino veteran Komiks Illustrator Bert Lopez will be on “WISH KO LANG” a TV program on GMA 7, which will be on later today, October 29 at 4:00pm. This is a profle (in Tagalog) of Bert Lopez on Arman T. Francisco’s site: http://arman-komixpage.blogspot.com/2011/01/bert-lopez.html […]

End of October

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November is just around the corner and pretty soon, it’s 2012! 2011 has been another eventful year for me personally. A LOT of changes. A few health issues have forced me to look very closely at and prioritize the most important things in life. Family and work, basically. In that order. I lost a LOT […]

…WHICH CAN BE YOURS FOR FREE! Photo by Jiggy Cruz Well, not exactly free. You need to buy either the ELMER 2nd Edition or Trese Book 4 at any branch of National Bookstore (make sure it includes the raffle stub), enter the raffle and one of these iPads can be yours! Those drawings are not […]

Click for Larger Image The next big Komiks event of the year, GTMACCON 2011 comes this Saturday, October 22 at SM San Lazaro. Tickets are available at Comic Odyssey branches. This event is unique in that it’s the very first komiks convention that features a cosplay event that would feature only creator owned, Filipino indie […]

Whew! The day I had yesterday was amazing. I woke up at 5 in the morning. Slept again. Woke up again at 5:30 because I remembered I had to BE somewhere really important. Me and Ilyn were out of the house and on the way to Manila by 6:30. Stopped over somewhere along the highway […]

Time moves by so fast! The launch of ELMER 2nd Edition is on today! For those who are just arriving now, ELMER will have a launching/book signing today, October 15 at National Book Store’s Bestsellers, 4th Floor Robinson’s Galleria in Ortigas at 5pm. And yes, I’ll definitely be there to sign books. National Book Store […]

It’s Thursday today and in two days will be the launching of the Elmer 2nd Edition book. To be quite honest, I’m rather nervous. Will people show? Well, hopefully! By this time a lot of people would have had their copies already, but I know there’s quite a few who haven’t yet, and have asked […]

National Book Store and I have had a very long comics related relationship. Back when I was just a kid living in San Pablo, our family would go to Manila monthly to buy groceries, eat out, and to just browse stores. Our favorite place to go to was almost always Makati. Makati back then wasn’t […]

Hey Esquire Philippines! You’re awesome for featuring Francisco V. Coching, the REAL King of Philippine Comics in your premiere issue.

Elmer 2nd Edition will be launched this Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Bestsellers, 4th Floor Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas at 5pm! Of course, I’ll be on hand to sign your books. National Book Store has graciously stepped in and offered to publish the 2nd Edition of Elmer while allowing me to retain ownership of my characters. […]

My French publisher Serge of Editions çà et là informed me in an email about a couple nominations that Elmer received recently: “Good news: Elmer has been selected as contender for best comic book of the year award by two French festivals which are taking place later this year: Quai des Bulles ( http://www.quaidesbulles.com/ ) […]

Click for Larger Image The biggest komiks event of the year, The Komikon 2011, or the 7th Annual Philippine Comics Convention is next month, November 19, 2011 at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig. I’ll be on hand the entire day selling Elmer (2nd Edition), Where Bold Stars Go To Die, Umlauts and Atom Bombs #1, […]