Monday, October 19, 2009

Komikon 2009 Aftershock

I went to our office this morning with Komikon hangover on my head. That is why it took me a while to get my head back on track. This years Komikon was very memorable to me, because it is the first time I have received an award. I won the 3rd price of the Grass Root Award category of comics. As I have said before in this blog, being nominated alone is already an honor for me. That is why I am so happy that so many have voted for me to win this award. Looking at the competition, on how talented they are, I was telling to my self that I was so lucky to be in the 3rd place. Thank you very much again for those people that had voted for me.





During the event, I also have launched the 8th issue of Kalayaan. Which I humbly say that it sold pretty well, despite I did not do any promotion or announcement that I am releasing it there. I was so quite before the event, simply because I did not know if I was able to finished it on time. It was again a photo finish for me (as usual). The event was Sunday, but it was only Saturday night (or rather Sunday 3am[madaling araw]) that I have already finished printing the first batch of Kalayaan 8. I was relieved that once again I have pull it off.

Twenty eight (28) sequential pages, Four (4) fan art pages, One (1) credit page, One (1) letter page and a full color front and back cover. That is reasons why I think that I would not make it this time around. I was telling to my self that I must really have gone crazy by doing this.

Randy Albert also went to the event and gave me this two awesome action figure. A beautifully crafted Kalayaan action figure that is way better than I have previously created. And my very own action figure for my birthday. Yup, that is me (Macho ano? hehehe) .... Gener said that I am already immortalized because of this. :D

Many thanks again to you Randy. Antayin ko sa blog mo yung mga picture ko na kinuha mo na hawak hawak ko ang mga ito. :D


I had a lot of fun on the event. The picture below is me and Manila Man. Or should I say a costplayer of a character of my fellow Bayan Knight Rhiver Quilantang. I forgot to take a picture with Manila Man last time. But this time hindi na ako nag pa tumpik tumpik pa. Now, if only I could get some one to costplay my character Kalayaan. :D



11 comments:

monsanto said...

Congrats man! Lalo ka nang gaganahan niyan siyempre!!!

Gio Paredes said...

Maraming salamat Sarge... :D

Jaybee said...

Congrats Sir Gio! Wait lang tayo, siguradong may isang macho dyan na magkokosplay kay Big K! hehehe Congrats uli!

Gio Paredes said...

Salamat Jaybee... sana nga meron nga.. baka pwede ikaw na lang?

Joke.. :D

Ner P said...

congrats ulit pare!!!

Gio Paredes said...

Salamat Ner sa mga kuha mong pics sa akin sa Komikon... wala ako masyadong kuha eh.

AaronTuron said...

Sir Gio! Congratulations! May bago akong painting ni Kalayaan pero di pa tapos! :D

Gio Paredes said...

Maraming salamat Aaron.
Wow painting... antayin ko yan. :D

Reno said...

Nalimutan kitang batiin ng congrats in person. So dito na lang. :)

CONGRATS!

Markus said...

Wow! Kalayaan is truly making history. Congratulations for the well-deserved award, Gio. May you have more awards to come :)

Gio Paredes said...

@Reno...
Thanks you. Hinanap nga kita, bigla kang nawala eh. :-)

@Markus
Thanks. Hopefully, today ko mapapadala sa iyo ang Kalayaan 8.