Kalayaan fan art by Michael Layug
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
What will you do today if you know that you are going to DIE tomorrow?
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions.
I rather take risk today, rather than to wake up one day only to regret that I did not make them.
People are saying "I can't do that. I can't afford that". But there is a better alternative to that, instead of saying "I can't do that", I think it will be much better if you say "HOW CAN I DO THAT?".
You can go out there in the world and do what you always want to do. There is no one stopping you except for yourself. Self doubt will not matter anymore if you think that we all have a finite time to live. So you might as well live your life to the fullest.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Good news with Vicky Morales aired Dec.11,2011. The topic is about Locally created Graphic Novel here in the Philippines. With me are Paolo C. Fabregas (Filipino Heroes League) and Budjette Tan (Trese). I'm so happy with the outcome of this video, Kalayaan Comics finally was showcased on TV.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Thank you very much Chez of Sputnik for making our signing a complete success. I have sold plenty of Kalayaan Vol.1 and I just had a good time being with the guys there.
Patrict Rawwrr Enrique wanted a sketch on his copy of Kalayaan Vol.1. The very first buyer at the time. :-)
Omeng Estanislao also went to the event together with his girlfriend and bought a copy.
Thanks to Macoy for buying Kalayaan Vol.1. Kailan lalabas ang Shool Run #5 hehehe more pressure. :-)
With Michael David. Had a little accident on his left hand during the event. I hope that it gets better, and thanks for the support on my book man.
With Adam David, saluting after buying my book.
With the WIP (Work In Progress) guys. Hub Pacheco and Teddy Pavon.
Teddy Pavon, Hub Pacheco, Chez Santander,Me and Macoy.
Thank you very much Chez and Sputnik for the memorable time. I hope we could do this again in the future. I had a lot of fun. :-)
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Today is the Sptunik signing with Me,Macoy,Teddy Pavon and Hub Pacheco. I will be there 8PM up to 11PM. Please do come if you are with in the cubao area. CLICK HERE to view a map to get there.
I will be bringing along Kalayaan Vol.1. And I will be giving away Free Kalayaan #0 for every purchase of Volume 1.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Just finished an interview with GMA News TV. A segment on a show "Good News with Vicky Morales". It's about the good news that graphic novels are now flourishing in the country. Together with me that had been interviewed separately is Budjette Tan (Trese) and Paolo Fabregas (Filipino Heroes League). It will be shown this coming Sunday - Dec. 11,2011 at 8PM.
Minutes before the interview.
Showing the pages of my comics to the camera while I was talking and answering questions to the segment producer Maxie which I was very much surprised to know that she lives only on North Olympus village which is very near from our subdivision.
They asked me to do an on the spot sketches for them which I am very much happy to do. :-)
About at the end of the interview, they transformed our living room into an instant studio which they took a beautiful black back draft shot at all of my comics, the 3 graphic novel of Trese, FHL and my Kalayaan Vol.1. I was also very happy that they took interest on the Kalayaan action figure created by Randy Albert.
I really hope that this part will be shown on TV. I know that Randy Albert (the one who made the action figure) will be very happy. :-)
These are the 3 books that will be featured in "The Good News with Vicky Morales". The camera crew did a back draft of these but I forgot to take pictures with my own digital cam. So I just took this picture with out the black back draft.
Thanks to Maxie (Segment Producer), Alvin (Cameraman) and Richard (Assistant Cameraman) for everything. Sa uulitin po sana guys. :-)
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Kalayaan #1 and #2 (English version) can now be downloaded through Flipreads dot com for only $1.3 (P60 in the Philippines).
For Kalayaan #1 click here -> http://www.flipreads.com/book/kalayaan-1/
and for Kalayaan #2 click here -> http://www.flipreads.com/book/kalayaan-2/
Issue #3 to #12 will be uploaded soon.
And while we are on the subject of digital publication. Please watch this video of Anthony de Luna, CEO of Flipside Digital Content. He guested in ANC’s Future Perfect last September 7, 2011. The topic of the show was on Digital Press.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Kalayaan Vol.1 : A New Pinoy Superhero is now available at Comics Odyssey in Robinsons Galleria in ortigas. I will also deliver a few copies to Comicsx Hub this coming Thursday in shaw. Comicx Hub is a new store in Metro Manila, and what's nice about this store is that it is both a physical store and an online store where you could just buy your favorite comics online and it will be delivered to your doorstep. And their delivery service is nationwide, and with a certain minimum amount of purchase they will deliver it to you for FREE. Now that is very nice.
And on this coming December 10,2011 (Saturday), I will also bring along copies to Sputnik Cubao and try to sell some copies there to the people that might drop by at our signing. I will be joining Macoy (School Run) , Hub Pacheco and Teddy Pavon (Work in Progress). If you do not know how to get there CLICK HERE to view a map going there.
The fan art that I have collected through out the years.
Gilbert Monsanto by the way did an honest and a very inspiring foreword for this book. I would also like to than Rain Beredo for coloring the cover. And Jon Zamar for helping me step by step on printing this book. Thanks to all of you guys. :-)
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Last night I went home very very late because I had a radio show guesting with Mr. Suplado himself, Stanley Chi. I was there with the other Bayan Knights Aaron (Gwapoman),Wan (Ang Morion) and Mike (Boy Ipis). Also there was Ruben Nacion, Lawrence (ComicX Hub) and the Pinoy Superman cosplayer Heubert Chavez.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
I just recently attended the San Pablo Comics Festival in Laguna, and it was a lot of fun. I'm between 2 Filipino comic book Superstar. On the left (with the DSLR camera) is Carlo Pagulayan (Planet Hulk,Fantastic 4). And on the right is Gerry Alanguilan (inker Superior,Superman birthright).
I just got the copies of Kalayaan Vol.1 from Jon Zamar straight from the printing press. I was so happy with printed copy that it turned out so beautiful.
Thank you very much to Budjette Tan (creator of Trese) for Buying a copy of Kalayaan Vol.1.
I finally got my picture taken with the legendary catoonist Pol Medina Jr. The creator of Pugad Baboy.
With the cartoonist Freely Abrigo. The creator of Kulas and Kapitan Tog : ang superhero na laging na-uuntog.
With Randy Valiente doing only P50 per head sketches. And those were not really sketches in my eyes. Those were a real life portraits. People at San Pablo were very very lucky to get such a bargain. I was really impressed with the speed and quality of output art.
On the bus with the very tired Gener Pedrina (Sandugoan) going home.