Saturday, July 31, 2010

Code Name : Bathala on MCC

Code Name : Bathala
by Jon Zamar
To be relase this coming Metro Comicon at SM Megamall. Aug. 21-22,2010
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Page 7 preview with colors
Bathala is also a member of Bayan Knights : Tronix Division. I am so happy with this cover since it also includes my character Cyfer. Cyfer is the younger brother of Rhea Calalang. The genetic engineer who started the Project : Kalayaan. Cyfers first apperance was on Kalayaan #4.

Friday, July 30, 2010

HALE - Magkaibang Mundo

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Be thankful to GOD everyday

Naka sakay ako sa jeep papunta sa isang client sa Quezon City. Nakita ko sa tabi ng kalsada ang isang kariton. At sa tabi ng karitong iyon ay mayroong mag asawang naglatag ng dyaryo at kumakain. Napaisip tuloy ako kung paano kaya kung ako at ang pamilya ko ang kumakain sa bangketang iyon. Lagi ko kasing inilalagay ang sarili ko sa position ng ibang tao (mapa mayaman o mapa mahirap man) upang madali kong maunawaan ang kanilang nararamdaman. Nang nakita ko ang mga pulubing nasa tabi ng kalsada ay nagpasalamat kaagad ako sa DIOS at hindi ito naranasan ng pamilya ko.

Isang tanghali sa may bandang Kamias sa Q.C. ay napag pasyahan kong kumain ng tanghalian sa Jollibee. Habang nakapila ako ay narinig kong pinapagalitan ng nasaharapan kong ale ang cashier dahil napakatagal daw dumating ng kanyang order na pagkain. Lalong nagalit ang ale nang sinabi ng cashier na 20min. pa daw ito darating. Nang nakuha ko na ang order ko ay tahimik na akong naupo sa isang tabi. See through window glass ang mga haligi ng Jollibee kaya kitang kita ang labas. Magkaka kitaan kayo ng mga taong naglalakad sa labas at kumakain sa loob. Naagaw ang pansin ko ng may tumayong dalawang lalake na may bitbit na tag tatlong painting with wooden frame. Magaganda ang painting na dala nila. Nagulat ako ng konte ng itinaas nila ang mga hawak nilang mga painting para ipakita sa mga kumakain sa loob ng Jollibee. Mga tindero pala ito ng mga painting sa lansangan na napaka init. Nagpasalamat uli ako at hindi ko naranasan ang ganung trabaho at ako ay nasa loob ng Jollibee at nag e-enjoy ng pag kain ko. Bigla ko tuloy na alala yung babaeng mataray na inaaway ang cashier. Sariwang sariwa pa ang tenga ko sa pag so-sorry ng cashier at gigil na boses ng babaeng matabang customer. Nag imagine tuloy ako kung kaya nya kayang mag benta ng kahit na anong produkto sa lansangan yung babaeng mataba na iyon.

Halos araw araw ay mayroon akong nakakasalubong na pulubi, walang bahay, Utility person, mga namamalimos at mga taong walang makain at naghahalungkat lang ng maisusubo nya sa basurahan.Yan ang mga dahilan kung bakit tayo dapat magpasalamat sa DIOS araw araw. Magpasalamat ka rin dapat at ikaw ay pa-internet internet lang at pabasa-basa lang ng mga blog site na tulad nito.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Comics Update

As of this writing, there are only 6 more pages to be drawn for Kalayaan #10. I wish that I could post more preview here, but I do not want to make any spoilers. Most of the pages that I have finished are self explanatory. You could easily get the the story content just by looking at the pages.

Me and the BK boys (Bayan Knights not Bakal boys :D) are playing basketball almost every Sunday at UP bliss. So any of you interested, you can come every Sunday 4PM at Jollibee Philcoa. I think Jon Zamar is planning to make a 'Pinoy Komiks Basketball League'. I really hope that it would push through.

After every game, we hangout at any Philcoa restaurant to discuss many things. Most of it is about our individual comics projects, and some are collaborative works together. I really like it to hang around with these guys because we could have exchange on ideas.

This coming Sunday I might come early (probably 2PM) to finish some pages. I hope many more comics people could join us.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Host

For a few days now, the Kalayaan comics official site had been down and cannot be access by anyone (including me). This was not the first time that this had happened. A few monthsl ago, it was also down for a few weeks. The host company were keep saying that they were moving from another office and also saying that they are backing up data from their server. I did not complain of course, since it was a free hosting.

So I decided to find a new free hosting site. Luckily, I found one and I have copied the entire Kalayaan comics data on this new host server. I hope that this one is more reliable than the previous one -> NEW KALAYAAN COMICS SITE.

I have also updated the icon of the pages in the site. I have made a GMP icon (.ico) which is a yellow sun with a black background. It is much prettier now. :D

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pinoy got Talent in America

Luigi Seno, a full blooded Filipino just hit a very impressive performance in 'America's Got Talent'. Galing talaga ng mga Pinoy.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


20 sec read : The Pencil by Paulo Coelho

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point he asked: ‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’ His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson: I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.’ Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn’t seem very special. ‘But it’s just like any other pencil I’ve ever seen!’ ‘That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.’

First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and He always guides us according to His will.’

Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpner. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he’s much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.

Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice.’

Fourth quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.’

Finally, the pencil’s fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. in just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action’

source: “Like the Flowing River” by Paulo Coelho

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kalayaan Site Update

I have just updated the Kalayaan Official Website. I have just made the look a little bit slimmer. I have also uploaded the fan art that was created by Jomar Bulda,Oliver Morit, Jon Zamar, Rhiver, Rod Williams and Aztheg. More images will be uploaded soon. I also added a 'Comics Strip' section under Web Comics. In it, is the Brgy. BK no. 1 and 2 that I have created a year ago and another one by Ramil Ibay.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Kilala nyo ba ang mga 'BAYANI NIGHTS'? Nope, hindi sila yung 'BAYAN KNIGHTS', ' BAYANI NIGHTS' po sila. And they are not one - they are seven. Sila po ang mga rejects na nag apply sa Bayan Knights. Hindi nila tangap na rejects sila, kaya nagtayo sila ng sarili nilang grupo, group account sa Facebook. Basahin nyo na lang itong comic na gawa ni Jon Zamar at siguradong sasakit ang tyan nyo kakatawa. (just click the images to enlarge)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kalayaan #10 - Page 16

Nine (9) more pages to go and it is ready to be printed. I hope that this could make it on Metro Comicon in August.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Writing comics

Writing comics: links and resources by
and that includes me). The day that a person says that he knows it all, is the day that he stopped learning. His creativity would be stagnant at that point. Studying and learning new things does not end in school. It is a continuous process. The more you know, the more that you do not know.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kalayaan on Manila Bulletin

First off, I want to thank Andrew Villar for including my character on one of his strips in Manila Bulletin. Andrew had been interviewed a few weeks ago by Jonas Diego on the blurb. You might want to check it HERE.

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While reading this strip. I could not help my self to smile, because I realize that Andrew is thinking as I was. For quite sometime now, I have been thinking of mass producing a Kalayaan action figure and consign it to as many toy store as I can. If there is any of you reading this knows about a company that manufacture action figure here locally. Please email me at

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Basketball in U.P. Bliss

For three weeks in a row now, every Sunday afternoon. Me and my fellow Bayan Knights friends have been playing basketball in U.P. Bliss. My personal goal of doing this is for my body to be in shape and good health.

I arrived at Jollibee Philcoa at 2PM in the afternoon. An hour earlier than our Assembly time at 3PM. I really did this on purpose because I wanted to draw a page of Kalayaan #10. Speaking of which, I already have finished 9 pages of this issue(pencilled, inked and lettered) . Only 10 more pages to go before my deadline in Aug 21.

This weeks attendees for this basketball session are Jon Zamar, Omi Remalante (the Birthday boy), Erico Calimlim, Myke Guisinga, Renie Palo and Robin Rivero as our cheer leader. Here are the videos that I got for our basketball escapade. :D

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Flying Car

In 'Back to the Future', Doc sets clock in the DeLorean to a day 25 years in the future. Today is that day, July 2010.

When I was a kid, I used to dream that in my life time, I would see a real life flying car and a hover board just like in the movie 'Back to the Future'. And now here is a real flying car , another science fiction came true.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

BK #3 and 4 Goes Nationwide

You can now buy your copies of Bayan Knights #3 and #4 at the following National Bookstore provincial outlets.

CSI City Mall Dagupan
Batangas Baymall

Robinsons Iloilo
SM Iloilo
SM Bacolod

CDO Limketkai

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Codename: Bathala

Fellow Bayan Knight member and a good friend, Jon Zamar is coming up with a new comic entitled "Codename: Bathala". This will be release in Komikon 2010 on November. This is another good reason to attend.

Story and colors by Jon Zamar
Lineart by Judd Abinuman

Coming this November.
Komikon 2010

Friday, July 02, 2010

American author speaks Filipino fluently

American author Rafe Bartholomew loves the Philippines so much and speaks the language fluently that he promoted his book in Filipino. Check out this video.

I really want to read his book. May nakapag sabi sa akin na meron daw nito sa 'Power Book' pero hindi pa ako na dadaan. Sana ay meron nga.