Thursday, June 25, 2009

Something to think about

I just came back from my delivery of Kalayaan 7 at Sputnik comic shop in Cubao. And while there, I have also meet up with a Kalayaan comics fan that wanted me to sign his copies. All seven issues of it. And while there, we have talked about many comics stuff. More particularly the comics industry in the Philippines. But one topic that have grab my attention is when he said something about the Bayan Knights comics. It is more like a constructive criticism. He said to me with an out most respect for me (medyo takot sa akin at nahihiya) "Kasi po sir, wag po sana kayong magagalit. Para po kasi masyadong cramped at story ng Bayan Knights. Masyado pong maraming character ang pinapakilala na sabay sabay. Hindi po katulad ng isang title na nabibigyan ng characterization ang isang character". I have completely understood his side. Since I have been told about this by many people already. Pinaliwanag ko na lang sa kanya ang pinaka basic idea for the Bayan Knights. And that is to legitimize and protect those original characters that is floating around the internet where anybody could copy the idea and make it their own. And second is to help the creator and character to jump start his/her own comics. I explained to him (in my perspective) that we are creating a nuclear like explosion, where the Bayan Knights is in its focal point. Ground zero if you will. And from there, multiple individual comics of each character will go on its own way.

Hopefully that the realization of this idea will push through. And that is why we are working very hard to accomplish this. So just follow along the series for now and you will see in the end its total potential.

8 comments:

Jayson said...

Sir Gio,
Maraming Salamat po.

Gio Paredes said...

Walang anoman Jayson.

Hazel Manzano said...

Hi Gio,

Yun rin ang napansin ko... medyo hindi na ako nagenjoy nun second book kasi na lost track na ako sa mga characters at sa story ng bayan Knights. Parang wala nang focus... basta mahirap i-explain eh.

op cors, mas enjoy pa rin basahin yung nakafocus lang kay kalayaan!!! go Kalayaan! basta yung love story natin ha para kay kalayaan... yihee!!!

Randy Albert said...

I think sir maganda talagang idea ung bayan knights! it jump started the philipine comics industry, after kong mabasa BK1 nag hanap ako ng RAMBOL ni Sir Gilbert...then inabangan ko BK2, tapos KALAYAN naman...now inaabangan ko naman ang BOY IPIS...It's great to see na nag tutulongan ang mga creator, illustrators, etc. for our comic industry, Keep it up mga Sir!

Gio Paredes said...

@Hazel
Salamat sa honest opinion mo. Kailangan talaga yan para lalong mapabuti ang mga gawa.

Inaasikaso ko na nga ang love story ni Kalayaan. Due to insisted public demand. One shot issue ito na lalabas sa February (Valentinesday), issue 9. Tapusin ko lang muna ang K7 and K8 na dark side na story.
Oks ba? :D

@Randy
Salamat sa suporta. Sana di ka magsawa.

monsanto said...

Well, expected ko naman yan. Ang ideal kasi na mangyayari ay crossover ang BK sa iba pang seperate titles. Gitna lang ang BK tapos hahanapin nila ang ilan pang independent titles. So, yun ang effect sa Kalayaan, and hopefully pag lumabas na ang Boy Ipis and so on. This will make sense pag nalabas na ang mga Graphic Novel o ang tatawagin nating EVENT books. This will feature the teams in their full glory. Magta-tie in din ito sa main series. So Tip of the iceberg lang talaga itong BK. Sana they'll hang on hanggang sa end ng first story arc.

Jaybee said...

Haha ganyan nga talaga ung mangyayari. Tama yung sinabi ni Sarge. Tip of the iceberg plang ang nakikita. Parang XMEN lang yan.mdaming characters.mhirap sundan sa una,pero sa paglipas ng ilang issues at story arcs,at ang pglabas ng indipendent titles. mkikita na nila yung storya. It's too early to judge di ba? 2 issues palang ang lumalabas. Let's just wait for things to come! Congrats sir gilbert and d rest of the Bayan Knights! Congrats din sir Gio! Wag po kayung mgsawa sa pgawa ng comics. You are my inspirations!

NaGaSaNe said...

hahahaha, wait lang sila tsip gio! baka po sa mga succeeding issues na nila makikilala ang mga oc natin, hahahaha! c",)