Monday, December 31, 2012

Philippines, Rise! We Are Not Alone

Monday, December 24, 2012

Pinoy Abroad

Nakakatuwa isipin na ang mga Pinoy na matagal nang nakatira sa ibang bansa ay hindi nakakalimutan ang kanilang pagiging Pilipino. Bagkus ay tumutulong pa ang mga ito sa pag po-protekta sa teritoryo ng ating bansa. Kaya kung Pilipino ka at mahal mo ang Pilipinas, dapat lamang na i-share at ipakita ang video na ito sa BUONG mundo. Ito ay obligasyon natin bilang isang mabuting mamamayan ng ating bansa.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Cyberforce

I just got Cyberforce #2 today from Comic Odyssey in Robinsons Galleria. I got it for about only P30. It is actually FREE within the U.S. ,but obviously because of the shipping fee, it cannot be totally free here in the Philippines. But still, P30 is so very cheap (basically a steal) for this high quality comics. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Baguio Komik Kon

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I could go to this event.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Pirated BUKO

This is Bembol Buko. One of the character that Bien del Rosario created for this Adoboverse. As I have posted before I will be working with him on the next issue of Kalayaan (Issue #14 where Kalayaan goes to Adoboverse). Bembol Buko is actually not included on the script that I created of Kalayaan #14. But I was very surprised a few days ago....

One afternoon, when I was going to fetch my youngest daughter from her school in North Fairview. I saw this Buko stand with his character on his front tarp. I immediately recognized Bembol Buko and text Bien about it. He was pretty upset but I guess he is just too nice that he just let it go. He just simply said that the one who created that tarp probably just googled the image. I guess they are just too lazy to create their own original character and just steal someone else. Na Sotto ang charcter ni Bien. :-(

I thought that this kind of thing only happens to a Big company like Marvel and DC. Pati pala ang mga Indie na tulad namin ay na Pi-Pirata na rin ang mga characters. This is just very sad, there is no telling that others are still out there. It was purely chance that I saw this. What if there is another naughty  guy outher somewhere in... let's say in Mindanao or Visayas area that decided to do this same kind of thing. We could never know. :-(

You can find all of the original character of Bien here ->

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Kalayaan #14

Kalayaan #14 - In this issue, as the cover says. Kalayaan will go to Adoboverse. For those who have already bought the previous issue, this answers the question of the last page.

Sa maniwala po kayo o sa hindi. Marunong din po ako ng Catoony na style ng pag-du-drawing. Mapalad po akong pinagkatiwalaan ni Bien del Rosario (creator of Adoboverse) na iguhit ang kanyang mga characters. Kaya sana po ay pagkatiwalaan nyo rin po ako. Maraming salamat.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Hero TV Interview

Thank you very much to the cast and crew of Hero TV. Please do watch their shows at Channel 44 on SkyCable.

They also given me lots of freebies. And this T-Shirt is one of them. Maraming salamat talaga sa inyo. :-)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Lucky 13

Kalayaan #13 is now ready for Komikon 2012.

Center Pin Up Poster of Kalayaan #13 by : Kirk Lacson.

Front cover of Kalayaan #13 by your truly (Gio Paredes).
And the back cover by Ed Tadeo.

The Inside front cover. I intentionally put a space on the right side people that wants me to sign their copy and perhaps a small sketch if they ask me to.
In page 2, Captain Guerrero (of TRESE) made an appearance. Thank you very much to Budjette Tan for allowing me to use this character.
Page 3 show Kalayaan (a little bit) new costume. With a gap on his neck line to make it easier to move around. I got that idea when I saw a Kalayaan on real life via cosplayer. It seams to me that it is a little bit awkward turtle neck costume on a hot Philippine island. And the gap will just make the suit more comfortable to wear. 

Page 10 show that Kalayaan is much faster than Nelong Nuclear. 

Page 13 to 15 is done by Edgar Tadeo. He is currently the artist of BionicMan comics under Dynamite Entertainment. Please do check it out.

Page 16 - Kalayaan is already bloody with all the beating that Nelo gave him. This is some of the scene that I really love to see in colors.
The official poster of Komikon 2012. 

This is the official floor plan of Komikon 2012. I will not be joining the indie Tiange this time around, bur instead I will with Gilbert Monsanto and with the other Bayan Knights. Our table is tabled as Bayan Komiks. The one with an X. Just click the image to enlarge it. See you all there this coming Saturday (Oct.27) at Bayanihan center.   

Thursday, October 11, 2012

i-Translate mo

Comic strip by : Pablo 'Bong' Laureano
Creator of Gobino

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sulyap Gang on U.P.

I will attend this event on the 28th Friday. I hope to see you all there.
Here is a map to help you get there.

(click image to enlarge)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Joyce then and now

My cute daughter Joyce Nicole.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012


I will be attending GTMACCON 2 this Saturday at U.P. College of Mass Communication. For those of you who do not know how to get there, I have provided a map. Just click on the image below to enlarge it. The venue is very much near to U.P. Bahay ng Alumni where the former Komikon was held. So from Philcoa, you can ride the U.P. ikot jeep. Get off at Roces st. corner Magsaysay ave. and walk towards there. Or you could also get off at the U.P. Oblation area and towards towards there also. I hope this helps and see you all there.

(Click the image to enlarge.)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

K13 preview and Kalayaan Vol.1 readers review

After being so busy with work, I finally finished another page of my comics. Here is Page 10 of Kalayaan #13. I hope you like it.

After googling my name, I just found out some reviews on Kalayaan Vol.1. And I may say that they are a very fair review. This one is from Jumper Cable. 

And this one are comments from 

I really agree on their comments. And their observation are dead on accurate. I burst in to laughter when Nicolo Yu said " His art has a Rob Liefeld vibe" ... I was so happy because unlike other people, I am a Rob Liefeld fan. I am also happy that they have noticed that there is an improvement on my drawing. It is a constant thing that I am trying to improve. And thank GOD that some people are already noticing it. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sewer System

I think it is quite obvious that what the Philippine need is a good sewer system. A very dependable one, so that the flooding in Metro Manila or even the provinces will not happen again. It is just common sense, but just like what a wise man that I know always says "Common Sense is not very Common now a days".

And when I say a good sewer system, what I truly meant was a BIG sewer system. A kind that a 16 wheeler truck could fit. Hindi yung tag 2 or 3 feet lang ang diameter na isang aso lang ang pwedeng mag kasya. 

Here is an example in London-Paris.

Ganyang sewer system ang pwedeng pag-skate-boardan ng mga Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yung tipong kayang kayang iligaw ni Harison Ford si Tommy Lee Jones sa movie na 'The Fugitive' dahil sa sobrang laki. Yung pwedeng mag-gera ang Aliens at Predator katulad ng nangyari dun sa Alien VS. Predetor :Requelm. At para dun sa mga kakapanood lang ng Spiderman, maluwang nag laban si Spidey at si Lizard sa New York sewer system di ba? At pwede ring gawing kuta ni Bane at ng kanyang mga bataan katulad sa last Batman movie. 

I know that making these sewer system are expensive. At siguradong may mag sasabing "Saan tayo kukuha ng pera?". But I believe that if there's a Will, there's a way. And you just could not put a price tag on peoples lives.  

image sources

Saturday, August 04, 2012

New Delivery to NBS Galleria

National Book Store - Robinsons Galleria branch just called and texted me today. They requested another 20 pcs. of KALAYAAN Vol.1 to be delivered to them this Monday. This is the 3rd time that I will deliver to that branch. I think it is safe to say that in terms of sales, this branch is the strongest. 

For those of you who still does not have a copy. You can get it there. Thanks.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cosplay Event

V for Vendetta 

Lets Volt Innnn.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Updated Kalayaan Website

I have just updated the Kalayaan official website I have added fan art from known artist such as Carlo Vergara (creator of Zsazsa Zaturnnah), Gerry Alanguilan (Wasted, Elmer and Marvel/DC inker), Edgar Tadeo (Marvel/DC inker and the current artist of Dynamite comics Bionicman), Jethro Morales, Michael Layug and Bong Dacanay just to name a few. Making a total of 120 Kalayaan fan art in all. And there are a lot more image artwork that I have not yet uploaded at the site. It could probably reach 150 to 160 fan art when I am finish with it. With that, I would like to thank each and everyone who had spared a moment of their time to draw my character. I really appreciate each and everyone of it.  

I have also updated the STORES section with one store that I have consigned with just closed down and another just relocated. I must see to it the information there is always up to date. I have added also come links for the English digital version on Flipreads and of course the 75 National book store branches where I am currently distributing Kalayaan Vol.1.

I have also added in the VIDEO section some of the Media coverage that I had in the past.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Komikon Indieket 2012

I was shocked and excited at the same time by this announcement of John Zamar today. My information about this is still limited. But I will update this blog as soon as more information comes.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Another Kalayaan T-Shirt Design

Here is another Kalayaan t-shirt design that I just recently printed. Thank you very much to Ed Tadeo for giving me permission to print and sell this amazing Kalayaan art of him. He is one of the generous and kind person that I have ever met. Komikon is already tomorrow and he will also be there to sell his comics. Please do support him and other Pinoy independent comics creator. Thanks 

I apologize of the low resolution of these images. My digital camera just got broken a few days ago. :-( I took this picture using only my cheap camera phone. Mas maganda ang quality ng print nito sa personal... pramis.  

Monday, May 21, 2012

Kalayaan T-Shirt on Summer Komikon 2012

I will be selling Kalayaan T-Shirt on Summer Komikon on May 26. I am very much pleased with the printing of this t-shirt. I have found a t-shirt printing company that does not only makes great quality print, the cost is very fair and it is also very near where I live.

This particular t-shirt that I am wearing (picture below) have already been worn and washed 3 times. But the quality of the print did not diminished what so ever. It can be wash manually or by washing machine. 

I will be selling this at only P380 each. If you could not make it on Komikon but still interested in purchasing this from me. You could just email me at and we could just meet up somewhere in Ortigas area (Megamall or Robinsons Galleria). Thanks.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

girl (pwede ka bang maging asawa) - korta pluma

Napansin ko lang. Bakit kaya karamihan ng mga pulubi dito sa Pinas ay merong mga anak? Sana naman ay wag na silang mag anak kung hindi naman kayang buhayin. Nakakalungkot lang. :-(

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

When I was still a kid back in the 80's, me and my father just loves to watch together a Terence Hill and Bud Spencer movie. Here is one of them....

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Free Kalayaan 0 at Flipreads

Because FCBD (Free Comic Book Day) is just around the corner (Saturday, May 5).I decided to give away Kalayaan #0 in both printed and digital form. Kalayaan #0 (english version) is now available as a FREE ebook at Flipreads website. Just click on the link HERE to download. But you still have to register on their site in order to download their free books. And while your already there, you might also want check out their free books. There are a lot of cool stuff there.

And if you have any problem downloading it from Flipreads, you can also download it directly HERE.

I will also give away a printed copy (photocopy only) during FCBD (or after, depending on my schedule).  I might be at Comic Odyssey in the morning and ComicX Hub in the afternoon. The printed version is very limited because there are only a few copies that I could afford to print and give away. So I hope to see you all at FCBD.    

Monday, April 23, 2012

FCBD on ComicX Hub

This is the cover for the anthology "Komiks All-Star" to be released by Comicx Hub on Free Comic Book Day on May 5On this cover are (from top left) Zsazsa Zaturnnah, Kalayaan, Trese, Callous Duck and Ambush on a summer attire. Art by Carlo Vergara (the creator of Zsazsa Zaturnnah). Colors by Amos Jan Villar. 

I might say that Carlo did an excellent job on this one. I've never seen KALAYAAN having this much sex appeal. Looking at this makes me wanna go out and hit the gym and exercise. Yes, I envy his body now more than ever. :-)

I hope that you guys could go to Comic X Hub this coming May 5 (Saturday) to get this absolutely FREE comics. And just in case you do not know the location. The address is "3rd Floor Bloomingdale Plaza Shaw Blvd. Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City". And here is a map just to help more. Just click on the image to enlarge. 


Sunday, April 22, 2012

My character is being use without my permission!

I just came from the "World Book And Copyright day" from Quezon Memorial circle. And when I checked my messages. The first message that I get is that my CHARACTER is being use WITHOUT my permission on a t-shirt design competition which has the current theme of "Kalayaan".

The executive director of this non-profit group was kind enough to inform me of one entry that he said that it is too similar from one of my work. He asked if I have send this image using another name or given any other person a permission to use my character. And they are willing to disqualify this naughty (or misinformed person about copyright laws) person. 

Here is the image of the entry for this T-Shirt competition and you judge for your self it this is just a similar character from my own. 

In my humble opinion, and probably most of the people that could see this will agree with me that it is my character that had just been cut and paste, and had a minor editing. This image is based on the cover of Kalayaan  #1. And to see the comparison... here is the cover of the first issue of Kalayaan comics.

I asked the executive director of this T-Shirt competition to disqualify this person immediately and give me his name so that we (indie creators) could teach him a little bit about the Laws regarding copyrighted materials.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Summer Slam

On this coming Sunday (April 22), I will be selling my comics on this event at Planas Garden,Quezon City Mermorial Circle. See you all there.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Birthday of Catherine

Last April 9 was the birthday of my youngest daughter so we went on a little stroll at SM Mall of Asia. We had a lot of fun. :-)