Tuesday, March 30, 2010

No vacation for me

Now that we have our vacation at our office (my day time job). I will have more time to do my comics. While other people will go to the beach, cool off and have fun some where else. I will be spending all the time at our house finishing the pages of Kalayaan #9. It is full steam ahead for me from now on. Ihi lang ang pahinga.

It is crunch time once again. Just call me call me "Mr. Photo Finish" when it comes to dead line. April 17 is becoming very near. And as of this writing, I have already finished 20 pages. Seven more pages to go. I am so happy and excited at the same time for this issue. It is truly a test of my writing skills. It has become some what of an 'Obra' for me. What started as a simple one shot love story became a 3 (three) part story arc. That's right, a 3 part story. A very emotional love story of the main character of my comics "John dela Vega". Each issue is such an emotional intense story. And the nice thing about it, the succeeding issue will be surpassing it in all aspect of the story. So there are already issue #9, 10 and 11 in store for you guys.

And that is not all folks, Erwin Ropa (artist of Kalayaan #7) will be back. He will be doing Kalayaan#12, where a new conflict that I have been cooking up. Erwin already finished 3 pages sub-story that will be inserted in Kalayaan #10 and #11. There will be a new character that will be introduce that will alter Kalayaan's reality in issue #12 ( both figuratively and literally speaking). I am not finished with whole script (an enormous script). But every time I get finished with a script of page, I will immediately email it to Erwin. So we are kinda doing this comics simultaneously. I am doing this because I plan to release Kalayaan every two months if possible. That is right (again), you have read it right. Call me crazy, call me insane, because that is what I am right now. I decided to do this because I do not want to slack off. The Forex company, my US publisher told me that they will be releasing an issue of Kalayaan every two months on the states. That gives me a 1 year and 4 months ahead of time. But producing a comics every two months is just a target for me that I will try achieve. I know that many set backs could happen. I will just have to do my best.

So stay tuned every one, fasten your seat belts. This is going to be one heck of a ride.


Hazel Manzano said...

wow youre rolling the ball! Keep it up!

Gio Paredes said...

@Hazel.. Thanks ha. Totoo lahat yang sinabi kong yan ha. Hindi yan April fools day. :D

Meron kasing mahilig manloko pag April 1 eh.