Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Please ask the customer service

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This picture was taken at National Book Store - SM Megamall branch. Just below the TRESE books and besides the Zsazsa Zaturnnah is the Kalayaan Vol.1: A New Pinoy Superhero. The Filipino Heroes League of Paolo Fabregas and Elmer of Gerry Alanguilan is located on the far left of this book section. I really wish that the NBS staff could put all the Filipino Graphic novels in one place. Or at lease they know that there exist such a category.

Please ask the customer service desk for assistance for locating our books. Because most of the time, when I came back to an NBS branch that I recently delivered a copy, I could still not locate it. So I was forced to ask the lady on the customer service. And if there are no more stocks on that branch, it is good that they know about it because they are the one who handles the inventory of the books. They are the one who ask or orders for a new stock at the main office.

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But it is not that all bad news. Some branches like NBS - SM Fairview branch (picture above) had put Kalayaan Vol. 1 on the 'New Title' table. I also went to NBS - Robinsons Galleria and I saw the same thing. It was staratigically put on the center of the table of the newly released titles. When I saw that on Robinson, I could not helped it that it brought a smile on my face. :-)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

14 Branches na po

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Friday, January 27, 2012

K1 - Page 2 colored

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I just got this newly colored page from my inbox last night. Pretty nice. :-)

Kalayaan #1 - Page 2
English Version
Pencil and Inks by : Gio Paredes
Colors by : Bryan Magnaye

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kalayaan Vol. 1 at NBS

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At long last, Kalayaan Vol.1: A New Pinoy Superhero is now available at National Book Stores. I just delivered to the most nearest and most often NBS branches that I have been going. More branches will be added to the list soon.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Superhero comics are for Female too

I just received this message/chat on Facebook from a reader of Kalayaan comics and it just brought a smile on my face. This kind of things just made my day. It proves that my Superhero comics are not only for boys, it can be for female too. :-)

"Tinawag ako ni misis sa kwarto.. pag pasok ko, nagbabasa ng kalayaan 9.. tas ask nya, asan daw ang 10.. sabi ko, wala pa ako dahil 1-9 lang ang meron ako..

aba hinampas ba naman ako ng komiks at sinabihang mag-order ng 10 hanggang 12 hahaha...

in short, nagustuhan nya. interested sya malaman kung ano nangyari kina john at maricar

next sweldo, gio ha?. order ako ulit.. miss ko na magbabasa."

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

NBS Delivery

I just got the Purchase Order from National Book Store main office. I will start delivering Kalayaan Vol.1 copies to their branches tomorrow.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday, January 09, 2012

ComicX Hub Poster

Here is a ComicX Hub poster for the signing event. This poster is created by Ambush creator Andrew Villar.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Signing at ComicX Hub

We will be having a book signing at ComicX Hub this coming January 14 (Saturday) from 10 AM to 6 PM. Together with me are indie comic artists John Felix Zamar, Andrew Villar and Rob Cham. Plus the comic book superstar Leinil Francis Yu will be there to sign also. This will be fun.

ComicX Hub address : 3f Bloomingdale Plaza Shaw Blvd Pasig City (near kapitolyo).

Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Powerhouse Boys

Pag-Asa, Kalayaan and Servant
The Powerhouse Boys
Art by : Gener Pedrina

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

K1 - Page 1 Colored

This is the first page of the first issue of Kalayaan comics. I have always wanted to see my pages in full color. But the sad this is, I really suck in coloring :-(. But the good news is, there are people out there who is over talented when it comes to coloring comic book pages. And I might say that I have been very very lucky to have Bryan Magnaye to color my comic page. I was totally blown away on how he color this particular page. Thanks Bryan.

Monday, January 02, 2012

A new challenge

I just finished listening to a podcast where they had a portion there where they read the likes and dislikes in comics that came from other people. One letter that been read says that "Ayoko ng comics na may Sun na Logo." Purkit may sun na logo ayaw mo na?

Most of the people are like that. Sad to say that "They Judge a comic book by it's cover." And saying that without knowing what is my comics is all about. I actually take that as a challenge to make more issues out there and prove them wrong. I guess that is why my issue #1 still sells. People are getting curious on what the heck on what this Flag Dude guy is all about. :-)