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Last Saturday I was at Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street to participate in the Vinyl+Splash, The Ultimate Collectibles and Comics Convention. However, the primary purpose of the event seemed to be a series of auctions of artwork donated by comics, street and vinyl artists to benefit the United Nations World Food program. At the […]

Up until recently I’ve generally accepted invitations to give talks at schools and universities in Manila, but over the last year or so it’s become difficult for me to accommodate invitations for various reasons. The main reason is probably this: I had been assessing myself and my skill at giving talks, and after several years […]

It’s a huge HUGE Weekend for comics in the Philippines! There will be a three day comics festival dubbed PICCAFEST or the Philippine International Cartoons, Comics and Animation Festival from November 25-27! This is their THIRD annual Festival in a row! PICCA’s Mission: “To act as a watershed international forum in the Philippines for cartoons, […]

The crowd at Komikon yesterday, right on top of this post, just to give you an idea of how crazy it was. I was taken quite by surprise by the sheer amount of people who showed up. Having gone to this thing for years, I have a fair idea of the amount of people who […]

Spending the day getting ready for the 7th Annual KOMIKON, the Philippine Komiks Convention. I can’t believe it’s already seven years running. Not only is this thing still going strong, it’s even expanded to include a special Summer Komikon every May or April for the last couple of years. That’s two KOMIKONs a year! That’s […]

This coming Saturday, November 19, is the 7th Annual Komikon, the largest comic book convention in the Philippines. And yep! I’ll be there the entire day so if you have anything you wanted signed or if you just wanted to talk, I’m game! Click for Larger Image Thanks to Komikon for making me a guest […]

Some two weeks ago, Filipino komiks illustrator Bert Lopez was featured on GMA 7′s charity program “Wish Ko Lang”. Bert was a successful komiks illustrator until he contracted leprosy and all his friends and family abandoned him. He has since been cured, but he has living a very destitute life, unable to work due to […]

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When I was very young, time seemed to move really slow. I remember being seven for years. Now that I’m older, time seems to be moving really fast. I guess it’s because I’m working now. When I was young I didn’t have a care in the world. I could afford to see how slowly a […]

Rummaging through my old hard drive I found this video I had forgotten was shot, of Arlan drawing a page from “Where Bold Stars Go To Die” and me drawing Elmer while we listen to a comics podcast and trade ideas and stories. It’s a relatively quiet moment, intense as we were on what we […]

There will be two comic book signing events on November 5, 2011. The first one will be at Comic Odyssey, Robinson’s Galleria in Ortigas featuring Stephen Segovia and Michael Jason Paz from 1-5pm. I might drop by early to say hello to the guys and to Sandy of Comic Odyssey, but I won’t stay long. […]