Monday, December 27, 2010

Goodbye and Thank You Very Much Mang Pablo Gomez!

I was deeply saddened with the news that Mang Pablo Gomez, the known story maker for komiks in its golden age and years after just died recently December 26. I was able to meet him in person last year when he gave his writing workshop (which is actually his last). I learned a lot from that experience though his ideas would not be appreciated by new writers. I was given a script of Mga Angel na Walang Langit (Angels without Heaven) which I still keep as an inspiration in writing. Now that I am also part of the komiks industry, I was looking forward in meeting Mang Pablo again to show my works and also seek consultation from him about stories from the past which is definitely rich in meaning and values. 

I knew that he would be at his twilight, since he is at the fragile age of 81, plus the fact that he still smokes. He is a very patient and silent person. He does not have a family of his own. And what he only have is his collection of komiks, magazines and other memorabilia that he shared to us during the workshop. He lives so simply and says that in writing he still uses the typewriter.

His works are still aired in TV like Juanita Banana, and other shows like Kampanerang Kuba, Petrang Kabayo and many more. He also shared to us about Carlo Caparas which he said was ungrateful after getting the fame and fortune. Though a newbie in the komik world, I also share the same sentiment about this.
 I also gave a sample of my writing works to Mang Pablo, which he said was good and just needed a few more polishes. I pledged to also do better and present to him soon a finished work., I don't  know but getting comments from a master whether its good or bad felt like music to my ears.  Unfortunately his came came. I'm still shocked but now writing this blog post as the final tribute and also to share my experience with the legend in the industry. Was it coincidence that Petrang Kabayo was made into a movie again and Juanita Banana a afternoon series just this year? It was a very greaceful exit for Mang Pablo and hope that his legacy lives on, and I promise to live that way.

Thank You Mang Pablo...

Your corporal body might have faded
But the soul of your works and your name
lives in eternity!

news about his death in interment from this link.
photo credits from co-workshop buddy Chris Fajardo.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

KRISIS LEVEL: activate!



I know that the blog is a little dormant these past few weeks and I do apologize for the late post and the updates that are not yet posted here in the blog but be assured that during this weekend I'll be updating all of them as a big thank you for the support for Krisis Komiks especially for those who bought the first issue of IDENTITY KRISIS. I'm actually working on the second issue now, so keep posted. Recommend the blog to your friends and relatives and together lets enjoy life as we go through our undying childhood inside and out.

National Book Store Free Comics and More!

I almost forgot that today there will be a event at National Bookstore at Rockwell Powerplant mall! Be there and get a free comic book, wow its like free comic book day! Plus there will be a lot of great comic book artist that will be present like Leinil Yu and many more. It may not be a convention but Its worth time passing by and also get the chance to enjoy the freebies. Its really December fever as Christmas is just a few days away, so don't miss the chance. I'll also be there! see you all!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

PICCA fest this October!

I love this festival for all those who love comics, cartoon and animation! too bad I was not able to join but will drop by to cover this one. There will be famous comics people coming over plus the indie comics available. However krisis komix will not be there, but komikon is just month away! After cosplay season is now comics season!
Mabuhay ang Kartunistang Pilipino!
For more information just go to http://piccafest.com/

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

KOMIKS INTERBYU: Boy Bakal


Todays KOMIK INTERBYU, we will now feature indie komiks creator Carlo! He is usually called Jebs, kinda funny but he made his debut with BOY BAKAL at the Metro Comic Convention this year. Now he is inspired for more.


When did you started making komiks?
when i was in 4th grade, we had a project and we need to make a comic strip about our favorite cartoon character.well..during that time, i dont know anything about comics, and so my mom told me to paint so I've been a painter until 3rd year high school, and then i quit painting and started making comics again, because my mom bought me a book "how to draw manga" well it all stated there i guess..


Who/What were your inspirations in making one?
It all stated when my dad bought the iron man essentials from america and gave it to me when i was in 4th year high school, and then i started making boy bakal... but the first boy bakal wasnt that successful because of school works so i quit making boy bakal. time passed and one time, i went to a comic convention and saw alot of indie comics, the first one i bought is kalayaan #1(by gio paredes), baboy(mel casipit),and other indie comics until i ran out of money(hehe i guess this happend a year ago) and so on, i was so inspired more to make comics by then.


Do you make scribbles while in class?
I DO!!! i mean i dont listen to the teacher anymore LOL


What creation is the one you are most proud of?
I guess as for now,its boy bakal.


Do you feel possessed by your own creations?
hahaha sometimes, i feel like i want to be the character of my own comic


If one of your characters will be made into a live action series, who is it and who will play the role?
ah! well i'm fun of making a child as a main character(im not pedo alright) i guess i can be the actor itself ^_^ hahaha asa pa


Where you want to see your comics 5 years from now?
hm... let see... comic stores?


Any plans to publish your work in another language other than Filipino or English?
hm... thats a great idea! why not?(well boy bakal is made pure filipino ver of iron man LOL)


Are you willing to cosplay one of your characters? 
I'm planing to do that actually ^_^ well i'm fun of cosplaying as well


Did you fell in love with one of your works?
well yeah! i'm inlove the female character in boy bakal ^_^ but i'm more on girls who are older that me... hahaha wait...the girl from my comic is older that the main character(oops "nadulas" ata ako) 

for more about  The Adventures of Boy Bakal
you may visit Boy Bakal on Facebook
This komik is also available on November Komikon 2010.



below : Boy Bakal issues and its upcoming series Bumbilyang Itim


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

KRISIS KOMIX: IDENTITY KRISIS

Abangan sa Komikon sa Starmall sa Nobyembre ang Una at opisyal na pagpapahayag ng Krisis!
abangan at pagipuanan na!

KOMIKS INTERBYU: Silent Sanctum Manga


Todays KOMIK INTERBYU, we will now feature indie komiks Silent Sanctum Manga! They are actually a group of artists, but they speak as one, well more heads are better than one!

When did you started making komiks?
2007, ang pinakagoal lang back then was to join KOMIKON.At pumuntang BAHAY NG ALUMNI.The world domination thing came much later...

Who/What were your inspirations in making one?
Oh most definitely CULTURE CRASH.Both in format and art style.
And what manga group would be without being influenced by the likes of AKIRA TORIYAMA and YOSHIHIRO TOGASHI.And syempre kung girl mangaka ka...si MR.S NAOKO TAKEUCHI! Basically yung mga cartoons & animes na napapanood namin growing up(He-man,centurions,hanna-barbera stuff,Battle Ball, Super Boink,Voltes V,etc.)...malaki ang impact both visually at sa mga story telling namin.

Do you make scribbles while in class?
Yeah...all the time!Most especially at MATH CLASS.Kaya nga kami bumabagsak e hehehe...

What creation is the one you are most proud of?
Silent Sanctum Manga 3,for the our WORLD WIDE contribution to bridge the gap between COMICS and MANGA.
& Silent Sanctum Manga 5.5.,for it was designed to be the CULTURE CRASH tribute issue.


Character wise we are most proud of both KAPTAIN BOMBA and ANGRY MAN.They're the two SSM! Characters that people usually relates to....

Do you feel possessed by your own creations?
Not by our CHARACTERS but more of the ARTISTS that helps us earn a living.There are more times than once that we actually sign important documents(BIR,Bank Statements,Hospital Sheets) under our pen names.We have taken so much pride upon maintaining our counterculture personas that we at times loss track of our real names!Same thing with our BIRTHDAYS,AGE,etc.In a way, if we're going out as SILENT SANCTUM MANGA we try to seperate the LIVING PERSONS from the ARTISTS.

If one of your characters will be made into a live action series, who is it and who will play the role?
Takeshi Kaneshiro for ONI NADEGIRI
Danny DeVito for BUNNY-PON
Dolph Lundgren for KAPTAIN BOMBA
coz IVAN DRAGO was the shiznits!!!!

Where you want to see your comics 5 years from now?
Enslaving mankind...mercilessly whipping people to build our STATUES and MONUMENTS...We kid of course....
But we'd be more that happy continuing what we do now.
But with a wealthy sponsor,a self sustaining income and enough dough to sponsor up and coming indie artists.

Any plans to publish your work in another language other than Filipino or English?
 We actually used a little BISAYA on our first issue.And quite frankly we have grown to love the dialect for it's "malambing" like
nature.We'd most definitely love the idea of our works being translated in several filipino dialects but at times it's more of the "WILL THEY ACTUALLY LIKE IT" part that we're worried about.And since we're currentlty using TAGALOG,KOREAN,THAI or HINDI wouldn't sound so foreign either.We would like to keep it fresh in the same way if we'd see our book at a foreign country...WE'D WANNA BUY IT!Not because we're in it...but more likely we'd wanna learn how they translated the stories and how some of our jokes and puns would look in the eyes of our foreigner friends.

Are you willing to cosplay one of your characters? 
Yes,I wouldn't mind cosplaying as BUNNY-PON since I already have to body for it...

Did you fell in love with one of your works?
You don't actually fall in love with a "certain" work.But you tend to fall in love with everything you've done. I think that is the driving force for any creation.So to choose favorites would be very difficult for us.

for more about  Silent Sanctum Manga 
This komik is also available on November Komikon 2010.


below : cover of SSM

Monday, October 4, 2010

KOMIKS INTERBYU:


Todays KOMIK INTERBYU, we will now feature indie komiks writer MAIKA EZAWA! 

When did you started making komiks?
I really can't say when. I've been writing stories before. Mark 9:47 is my first story made into komiks. So I guess since the birth of Mark I've making comics, that's probably around 2007 :D

Who/What were your inspirations in making one?
It all started with manga. I continue to get inspirations from komiks and manga, also in movies. Sometimes just things that occur with me or someone I know impacts my stories.

Do you make scribbles while in class?
At times, when I don't have someone to talk to. It's either that or fall asleep.

What creation is the one you are most proud of?
Mark 9:47. It is a challenge writing this one. It is something out of my comfort zone. But I enjoyed writing and I'm proud of it. Besides, I like Visdei.

Do you feel possessed by your own creations?
Possessed? Haha! I can be absorbed at times with my works.

If one of your characters will be made into a live action series, who is it and who will play the role?
It's definitely Visdei. Portrayed by Hugh Jackman.

Where you want to see your comics 5 years from now?
Wish I can see it publish and spread throughout the country. I think anyone would like to see their work like that in 5 years.

Any plans to publish your work in another language other than Filipino or English?
Not really thinking about it right now. I wouldn't mind if someone would offer that, including shouldering the expenses. ahaha!

Are you willing to cosplay one of your characters? 
Why not? Tepai's character designs are awesome.

Did you fell in love with one of your works?
I love my works. It's the playground of my imagination.

for more about  Mark 9 verse 47 (together with Tepai Pascual)
you may visit MEGANON COMICS
Mark 9 verse 47 is available on November Komikon 2010.


below : Mark 9 verse 47





Wednesday, September 29, 2010

TOY LOVERS UNITE AT COLLECTICON 2010!



Toy Collectors unite as the venue for Toy Collection and Hobbies happen at the COLLECTICON 2010 from Oct 2 - 3 from 10 AM - 9 PM at the MIDTOWN ATRIUM, ROBINSONS PLACE MANILA. Take this chance to see, buy and also take a picture of coveted collections of toys that are not bounded by age and gender. Gotta' Collecti- con!


And one more thing...
ADMISSION IS FREE!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

KOMIKS INTERBYU: Tepai Pascual




For todays KOMIK INTERBYU, we will now feature indie komik creator TEPAI PASCUAL! 

When did you started making komiks?
I started making comics when I was a kid maybe 4-5 years old. It's was just some doodles, four panels in one page and about mermaids. hahaha.

Who/What were your inspirations in making one?

During those times, I always see my older sister reading "The Adventures of Tin Tin" tapos, yung kapit bahay ko, Archie comics naman. Then namulat ako sa anime nung mga grade 3 tapos nung grade 6, I bought my first manga. Rurouni Kenshin at Fushigi Yuugi pa yun. Yun yung nabibili sa comic alley sa Viramall na chinese pa ang salita. hahaha. Ever since naman, manga style na ang ginagawa ko bilang may something about marvel/dc are for boys and anime are for girls--kasi sailormoon palang ang pinakasikat non. hahaha

Pagpasok ko ng college, naiba na ang mga influences ko. nagkaron na ng Frank Miller, Frank Frazetta, Alex Ross, Adam Huges, James Jean, Audrey Kawasaki, at Hiromu Arakawa.

 Do you make scribbles while in class?
YES!!! I do. 75% of the class, I doodle on my notebook or any paper for that matter. masmadaming doodle ang notebook ko kaysa sa notes. 

What creation is the one you are most proud of?
My thesis --MAKTAN 1521. It's the first graphic novel that I made na TAPOS at in FULL COLOR. And it's been featured in SULYAP that will be released this November 13, 2010. [nag-plug?!?] 



Do you feel possessed by your own creations?
Possessed? di ko sure kung pano sagutin yan. Pero pagnagdodrawing ako ng gwapo, AYUN! possessed na ko! hahaha


If one of your characters will be made into a live action series, who is it and who will play the role?
O_O hmmm... Wala na akong makitang purong Pilipino na pwede kay lapulapu. pero kung mamimili ako for the sake na kelangan kong mamili, It's either, Jericho Rosales, Cesar Montano o si Piolo Pascual (kaso masyado nang maganda si Piola, pero kung gusto kong kumita sa pelikula, why not?) hahahahah!

Where you want to see your comics 5 years from now?
Sa museum. CHOS! joke lang. Sa shelves ng bookstores. :) It's one of my simple dreams. makita ko lang syang nandyan happy na ko. XD pero masmaganda kung binabasa sya. hahahah Pero yung ultimate dun, yung tipong habang nasa MRT ka o nasa jeep ka tapos yung katabi mo o kaharap mo nakita mong nagbabasa ng comics na ginawa mo. XD tapos hindi nila alam na nandun ka. o kaya naririnig mo silang pinagdidiskusyunan yung comics mo. yung ganon, XD

Any plans to publish your work in another language other than Filipino or English?
YES! kung pwede ipapasok ko sya sa Japan. Both MARK9 verse 47 and MAKTAN 1521. hahahah!

Are you willing to cosplay one of your characters? 
Ako? hinde. XD mahirap. maghahire nalang ako.

Did you fell in love with one of your works?
Every work i do is a product of my love for what i do. Parang anak yan. kahit ano pa ang istura nyan. kahit batikusin pa yan ng kung sino sino, basta't ginawa mo mahal ko pa rin yan. :) ~o di ba ang drama? :D





for more about Maktan 1521 and Mark 9 verse 47 (together with Maika Eizawa) you may visit MEGANON COMICS
Maktan 1521 is will be featured in the book SULYAP that will be available on November Komikon 2010.






below left: Sulyap the independent komik collection
below right: Uriel from Mark 9 verse 47

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