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Filipino Artist Dante Perez, 1956-2013

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With Dante Perez at the 2008 FoEM Art Exhibit at the Art Center in SM Megamall. Cartoonist/Multi-media artist Tence Ruiz sent me an email informing me of the the death of his friend and co-artist Dante Perez. Ruiz describes Perez as a \”comics artist, painter, sculptor, production designer and budding video director\”. Perez died on […]

Rod Espinosa and Andrew Villar Signing (UPDATED!)

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The signing has been updated with a new venue with another artist added! Eisner Award nominated comics creator Rod Espinosa of Courageous Princess and Snow White, along with Ambush creator Andrew Villar and Peejay Catacutan (Xenoglyphs) will have a signing at Castle Geek, 3F Unit 350 Neutral Grounds, New Glorietta Wing, Gloriatta 2, Makati, on […]

It was last year when I first heard the rumblings of what is now known as Black Ink Comics. It was quite a big surprise when the publisher was revealed to be Precious Pages Corporation, the same publisher of the popular and commercially successful Precious Hearts Romance pocketbooks. Immediately, the significance of this was apparent: […]

For some reason, I\’m more invested now in elections than I ever was before. It\’s probably because I am older, and I can see the big picture more clearly. And from this vantage point, I can see and understand just how powerful our vote is in determining our fate and our future in this country. […]

Tomador, Pioneer Komiks, 1968 Veteran and pioneer Filipino Komiks illustrator Jesse Santos passed away last Aoril 27, 2013 according to his grandson Geoffrey De Vera. He passed away just shy of 84 at his residence in San Fernando Valley in California. Jesse began working in comics for the very first Philippine serialized comic book \”Halakhak\” […]

Blown away by how many people showed up at Comic Odyssey and Fully Booked\’s Free Comic Book Day celebration at Bonifacio High Street! I arrived around 8:30am and there was already a huge line snaking around the Fully Booked building. I\’m told by pal Johnny Danganan that the earliest people in line were actually there […]