Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kaya Mo by Tuttu, Kean and Ney

Monday, December 27, 2010

Filipino animators

Please support our very own Filipino animators by watching this movie. I have not seen the movie yet, but I have heard so many very good comments about it.

Now If only ABS-CBN could make a Bayan Knights or Kalayaan 3D animation like this, I would smile for a whole week. :-)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kalayaan 11 preview

I have been so busy this past few weeks, and I will be much more busy on this coming year. It is because our company will start to migrate into a web-based data entry for all of our branches. This means that I would be studying more and more about web-based programming language such as HTML,CSS,PHP and MySQL.

And because of that, I have decided to release Kalayaan #11 on February (as seen on the image below). I have already finished 10 pages and still have to finish 10 more. I just had a quick chat with sputnik telling me that many people are already asking for this issue. That is why I am posting this preview pages. And our chat had also motivated me to work harder on this issue since I do not want to disappoint those people that had asked by making them wait for a long time.

The final cover of Kalayaan #11. Many thanks to Omi Remalante,Jr. for coloring this.
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Page 4 - shows the new toy of Cyfer.
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Page 8 - pencilled and inked by Erwin Ropa. Another one page sub-plot of the series.
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This beautiful back cover is pencilled by Jomar Bulda, inked by Analiza Chris Agot and colors by Oliver Morit.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Chopsticks fan art

During the PICCA event, a few months ago. I met Stanley Chi of Front Act. He is a tv personality, comedian and a cartoonist. He had asked me to create a Chopsticks fan art for him. Chopsticks is his very own comicstrip that he published. I hope he likes this quick sketch that I did for him.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Complementary copy

I finally got my complementary copy of Kalayaan #3 from Forex Cargo Inc. (my publisher abroad). And as expected, the print quality is very much satisfactory.

Forex have just rearranged the pages for their ads, which is okay with me.

I also got the newest issue of 'WOW Pinas' where Komikon 2010 has a two page, thanks to KC Cordero. I bought two copies of these. One for my self, and one for my parents. And they were very happy to see my face there. :-)

Monday, December 06, 2010

Best Sellers in Sputnik

Sputnik comic shop just posted their top best sellers from January to June of this year on their facebook account. And I am very proud that my Kalayaan is #1 in March of 2010 and #4 in May 2010. You can check the details HERE.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

SULYAP now in Powerbooks

The SULYAP Anthology is now available at Powerbooks Mall of Asia, Glorietta, Greenbelt and Trinoma. Get your copy now.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Which cover should I use?

KALAYAAN #11 Color Cover by Omi Remalante, Jr.

Which color cover do you like?
The one on the left? or the one on the right?

I had a conversation with my colorist and good friend Omi Remalante Jr. He wanted the one on the left but I wanted the one on the right. He made a very good point that people might think that the girl is a giant if I choose the one on the right since they have the same color tones. And he said the one on the left is much better because the colors made the girl looked more like a background and it gives emphasis of the foreground which is Kalayaan. But with even that said, I still kinda like the one on the right. But if more people like the one on the left then I would have no choice but to use that one.

So I decided to post both version here one my blog and have a little survey on which one the people likes better. I also posted this on facebook and the current score is on my favor. :D

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Kalayaan 3 on U.S.

Kalayaan #3 is now printed and now being distributed in all branches of Forex Cargo Inc. in the many states of America. I still have not received my complementary copies yet, there have been a little problem with the shipping but I'm very much confident that it will reach our house. I'm now very eager to get them. :-) or Dyarzine (dyaryo-magazine) of Forex Cargo Inc. (my publisher on the U.S.) just uploaded Kalayaan #3 into their site for an online reading. Just scroll down and you will see the picture and click on it.

Or you can just CLICK IT HERE to read it right away. :-)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

K12 Cover - Pencil

After finishing a page today. I got a little bit of inspired and went away and draw the cover of Kalayaan #12.

Kalayaan #12 Cover - Pencil Only.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

GMP Project

I'm back doing my old Project, which is this this 2x6 feet Bayan Knights Tarpaulin that I am doing for the longest time. I could only do this on my office break or when I have a few time to spare. Slowly but surely it is taking shape. And here are some of the characters that I recently finished.

Character owned by : Redg Vicente
Character owned by : Mark Wong

Character owned by : Levy Ramirez
Character owned by : Renie Palo
Character owned by : Dexter Entera

Character owned by : Ian Sta.Maria

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Colinas Verdes Lot For Sale

Full Description:

170 square meter on an exclusive subdivision in Bulacan.
Colinas Verdes, San Jose Bulacan
15 to 20 minutes drive from SM Fairview.

COLINAS VERDES is a part of master planned community that will provide residents basic needs within the neighboorhood. Shops, workplaces and civic buildings are in close proximity to the residential area. A leisurely stroll or drive along tree lined streets will take you to the establishments of your choice.

COLINAS VERDES COUNTRY CLUB is a first in San Jose Del Monte Bulacan. Indulged in your favorite sports, unwind at a workout, or simply relax with a cool drink at poolside. Parks and playgrounds provide places for informal gatherings with friends and family.

It is only a 15 to 20 minutes drive SM Fairview. Colinas Verdes is a 261-hectare land that will be transformed into an exclusive , well-planned community. Within the community are future developments such as country clubs, hotels, villas, and commercial area. A wide target market is foreseen as lot sizes range from 150sqm average cut to bigger lot sizes like 240, 300sqm and up.

Inclusive of free country club membership. Guranteed high-value appreciation due to various developments such as the on going construction, renovation, widening of vital roads inSan Jose, and the construction of MRT-7 (Metro Rail Transit System) linking Q.C. to the suburbs at the southern fringes of Bulacan.

The MRT-7 will end right at Colinas Verdes.The National Economic And Development Authority has approved the MRT-7 project, the 1.3B road & rail transit system linking Q.C. to the suburbs at the southern fringes of Bulacan. This will service the 2M residents of Northern Manila, particularly North Caloocan, Novaliches, Fairview in Q.C.A 17km four-lane asphalt road to be built in Southern Bulacan will funnel commuters to Tala, where they transfer to a 20.9 km elevated light rail line that links up with MRT-3 at its main terminal at the West Triangle in Q.C.For expansion, this line will also have a 4.8 km spur line connecting to MRT-3 at an integrated joint station with MRT-3 in Katipunan, Q.C.

Last 2006, it was connected to LRT-1 at its northern terminal near the Bonifacio monument.Around the MRT-7's road-rail transfer point in Tala is expected to mushroom housing and commercial establishments that will boost development in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.

A newly instituted toll in Marilao, Bulacan that will serve as entry and exit point to motorists and will give future residents access advantage.Concreting and widening to 9m of Kaypian Sto. Cristo-Tungkong Mangga has just been completed last December 2004.

Road rehabilitation along Quirino Highway(Tungkong Mangga Area)-concreting and widening of the road has just been completed last April 2004.

1. Fatima School of Nursing
2. Hillsdale College
3. San Agustin College
4. Brighton Pre-School just accross the main gate & more

• Basketball Court
• Tennis Court
• Swimming Pool
• Wading pool
• Badminton
• Bowling Lanes
• Jogging paths
• Massage and Sauna
• Gaame room
• Children's Playground

• Entry Statement along main access road
• Landscaped Entrance Gate with Guardhouse
• Perimeter Wall around the property
• Wide Concrete Roads Network
• Centralized interrelated water distribution system
• Concrete Electrical Posts
• Cemented Curbs and Gutters
• Landscaped Open Spaces and Parks
• Underground Storm Drainage System
• Electrical Facilities by Meralco


More than 2 hectares along Quirino Hiway

Community Features

* Clubhouse
* Golf Course
* Sports Complex

Address: Phase 1 Block 67 Lot 4 Colinas Verdes, San Jose Bulacan
Price: P1,100,000.00

For interested buyers please text :

-Gio Paredes


Friday, November 26, 2010

Kirkman talks about INVINCIBLE

Robert Kirkman talks about his comic book creation INVINCIBLE.

Part 1

Part 2

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kalayaan and Kapitan Tog

Kalayaan shaking hands with Kapitan Tog (ang superherong laging na uuntog.)

Here is a quick sketch I did for a good friend Freely Abrigo. I promissed him during Komikon that I will make a Kapitan Tog fan art. I hope he like this one. In my humble opinion, Freely is one of the most talented catoonist in the Philippines.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wow Pinas Magazine

The 'Wow Pinas' magazine will have a few pages dedicated to the recently concluded 6th Komikon. Many thanks to boss KC Cordero (marami pong salamat) for making this happen. This will be available on the first week ng December at 7-11 outlets, Booksale and Filbars.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More pictures from Komikon 2010

Here are some of the pictures that I have gathered during Komikon 2010.

I arrived at the gate of Starmall Edsa around 5 minutes before 10Am. Kai Castillo (Patintero Komiks) greeted me there. He is also the winner of the 'Bayan Knights Recruitment Contest' with his entry entitled 'Maestro'.

Komiks veteran Mr. Danny Acuna was at the gate too, waiting for the doors of the Mall to open. Mr. Daddy is one of the kindest komiks veteran that I have met. He even gave me his comics for free on the last PICCA. It is always a pleasure to see him.

When the door opened, we went straight to the Komikon place. And just about less than a minute. There were already a longgggg line at the Komikon entrance. Since I'm with Sulyap, I was in the guest list. I went on and pass through without waiting in line for almost an hour. This is one of the benefits of being part of Sulyap. :D

This was taken by Omeng. Sabi nya drawing daw kami ni Macoy, kunyari hindi namin alam na kinukunan kami. :-)

Since I was part of Sulyap, me and the other contributor had a separate table designated for us. And the table was very spacious. Ang luwang :-), another benefits of being part of the Sulyap.

My seatmates once again was Omeng and Macoy.

wants YOU. :-)

Another with us on the SULYAP table was Maika Ezawa(Meganon Komiks) and Mel Casipit (Baboy, Dog Style and MLU).

I was very surprised on the numbers of Sulyap that had been sold. It was a total success. Most of the time, I was signing the Sulyap book. The ordinary price is P250, but during the event, the first 100 buyer would only get it for only P150. And those first 100 copies immediately got sold out only around 1PM. And I think they had another 100 copies for the price of P200. Thank you so much for every one who had bought a copy.

Randy Albert was there too. He is the one who made this Kalayaan action figure. He also the one who took this shot. Ang ganda ng camera nya, high end model. Bigla akong na ingit.

And speaking of action figure. Here are the Bayan Knights custom action figure. The Kalayaan, Pag-Asa and Boy Ipis was created by Randy Albert. Maso and Maharlika (the white one at the back) was created by Ramil Ibay.

Me and the Sulyap contributors was invited to go on stage and be interviewed and to answer some questions from the audience.

One of the Komikon guy cosplayed the character of Omeng in his comics 'LIPAD'.

And speacking of cosplay, this is Omi Remalante, Jr. as 'Talim' (left) and Levy Ramirez as Kilabot (right). Both member of Bayan Knights cosplaying their respective characters. Omi also had just released his first self published comics 'TALIM' in the event. Congrats pare. :D

Picture taking with the beautiful ate Robin again. :-)

The 6th Komikon was a success, no dought about it. There were so many people went there that it became hot in the after noon. People was so eager to read the comics they had just bought that they decided to sit down and read it on the event as you can see the picture above.

Thank you very much to all those who came to the 6th Komikon event. And thank you very much for supporting the Filipino comics.