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

KOMIKS INTERBYU: Andrew Villar


It will be now weeks before another komikon this year, however while in the wait we will feature comic creators of today for a brief interview about them and their works, we call this one KOMIK INTERBYU. For the first issue for these series we do have creator of Ambush and HariAndrew Villar!





When did you started making komiks?
I started doing komiks since i was in elementary.. creating comics in drawing books or notebooks but professionally, ambush was first published in manila bulletin, 2006. My first indie was a contribution I made for Komikera during the same year.

 Who/What were your inspirations in making one?
I had a lot of inspirations... but to top everyone are larry alcala, roni santiago and jim lee. i loved alcala's siopaoman's humor and action combination... a big factor in my ambush comic strips. and i had this admiration with jim lee's love in illustrating the female form. Planet op di eyps was my favorite comics in Funny comics


 Do you make scribbles while in class?
I did scribble during class... or even during my meetings now. nasanay na makinig habang nagdodrowing... pampagising.


What creation is the one you are most proud of?I guess i am proud of ambush... malayo na narating niya eh. it may not have the funniest stories... but she, somehow, became known to our comics community as well as MB readers. I loved what Omeng Estanislao (of Lipad) is calling her... "the new sex symbol of comics". Storywise... i am proud of Hari: ang Hero na Emo. that project made me went back to my High School days wherein the artwork was "bara bara" and the story was about common feelings of heartbroken people (who in my life, have heard a lot of stories about it... kaya nabuo ang pagka - emo ni Hari)

 If one of your characters will be made into a live action series, who is it and who will play the role?
I have been wishing and hoping and dreaming of an AMBUSH movie! starring Heart Evangelista! Solid Heart!


Where you want to see your comics 5 years from now?
5 years from now... i want ambush to be still be running in the Manila Bulletin.... maybe an Ambush graphic novel also. again wishing... hoping.... dreaming...

Are you willing to cosplay one of your characters? Did you fell in love with one of your works?

Hahahha! julius villanueva (creator of Life in Progress... who just published his 3rd book with PSICOM) drew me cosplaying Ambush... so funny. Maybe as Ethan... ambush's dad. He's based on me eh, and tweetie is based on my wife naman... so yes too to your last question... i am in love with tweetie... ambush's mom. :-)

for more about Ambush and Hari you may visit http://www.glyphwall.com/
ambush is serialized in Manila Bulletin and also available at Comic Odyssey.

below left: Heart Evangelista and her copy of Ambush
below right: Hari, and hero na emo!






Wednesday, September 22, 2010

C3: Cebu Comic Convention on September 25!




Big Ape Design Studio and JONASDIEGO.COM, in cooperation with Super Debil Robot Comics and kawalo concepts & designs presents:Big Ape Design Studio and JONASDIEGO.COM, in cooperation with Super Debil Robot Comics and kawalo concepts & designs presents: The 1st Cebu Comics Convention (C3). The convention will be on September 25, 2010, Saturday, 10:00AM to 7:00PM at the Activity Center of Ayala Mall Cebu. 

The event aims to bring together Cebu’s comic book community under one roof to celebrate our collective love for the medium. It will feature activities and attractions like comic book art exhibits, panel discussions and talks by comic book professionals, portfolio reviews, contests, cosplay, and art workshops among others. 

The 1st Cebu Comics Convention will activities and attractions like comic art exhibits, panel discussions and talks by comic book professionals, portfolio reviews, art workshops, contests, and a lot more. 

We will also be inviting Comic book professionals, both from Manila and Cebu, such as John Amor (Pluck), Harvey Tolibao (Iron Man, Psylocke), Gerry Alanguilan (WASTED, Elmer) to name a few.

To find out more about the event, you may visit our official website at www.cebucomics.com, you may also check our facebook group, just search for ‘cebu comics’ in the facebook search tab; and you may contact us at +63 932 634 4466 for more details.


The event aims to bring together Cebu’s comic book community under one roof to celebrate our collective love for the medium. It will feature activities and attractions like comic book art exhibits, panel discussions and talks by comic book professionals, portfolio reviews, contests, cosplay, and art workshops among others.

The 1st Cebu Comics Convention will activities and attractions like comic art exhibits, panel discussions and talks by comic book professionals, portfolio reviews, art workshops, contests, and a lot more.

We will also be inviting Comic book professionals, both from Manila and Cebu, such as John Amor (Pluck), Gerry Alanguilan (WASTED, Elmer) to name a few.






Monday, September 13, 2010

Cosplay Mania X!


As the biggest cosplay event happens this October, it also celebrates a decade of practicing the art of cosplay. This will be held at the Function Room 5, SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines on October 2-3, 2010. This will be one of the biggest cosplay events in the Philippines. So better prepare now and also actively participate in their contests. For more information you may visit their website at 

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Winner of the 24 Hour Comic Book Challenge!

At long last the winners are in for the second Philippine 24-hour Comic Book Challenge! Congratulations to Kuya Freely Abrigo (Kulas, Kapitan Tog) for winning best art and the GRAND PRIZE! Kevin Justin Ang won Best Story! Congratulations to you all! I was not able to complete my participation due to some technical difficulties but these guys inspired me to try next year. Kudos to the other comic book artist who participated in the challenge!
 



an except from the website post.


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One such work came to the attention of one of our judges, Gerry Alanguilan.


“Norby Ela's art still has a long way to go and did not score highly. However, his story is one of the highest ones I rated. I found it strangely affecting, not only because of the subject matter, but because of how it was written. It’s quiet, unforced and surprisingly convincing, free from bombast and hysterics. He almost made me believe he was reliving a memory, rather than simply imagining a story.”


Gerry Alanguilan
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Here are also the top 10! enjoy reading!

Tatong Jurolan
Sampaguita

Mikko Marcelo
Essay

Teddy Pavon
Worth Dying for

Ammathorn
Y2Kill Filipinos

Freely Abrigo
Bakit?

Jazz Carmona
Ang Huling Salong-bola

Kevin Justin Ang
Part of the Job

Norby Ela
Weather-weather Lang

Tobie Abad
Deadline

Noel Cervantes
Brewed Coffee Dilemma

COSPLAY SEAON ALERT! Midori Sekai! Resident Evil! Best of Anime!
















Midori Sekai
September 11, 2010
Letran Gymnasium, Colegio de San
Juan de Letran






















Discover the world of anime at the Best of Anime 2010, a festival of exhibits, gaming, cosplay, concert and special activities that will thrill anime and manga enthusiasts. The Best of Anime 2010, slated on Sept. 19 at Function Room 5 of the SMX Convention Center, features special pavilions that cover the various aspects of anime. The Japan Pavilion showcases the country that started it all, featuring a tableau of Japan’s pop art and culture. The Manga Library features a collection of manga magazines and comics, while the Anime Illustration Pavilion will hold seminars in graphics animation composition in digital media, media illustration, photoshop techniques, animation, freehand illustration, and tips on becoming a successful graphic artist. On the spot contests will also be held in anime illustration and digital coloring. The Cosplay Pavilion will house a costume display and a cosplay competition, as well as workshops on Costume, Props, and Makeup 101; Cosplay Acting; and Live Action Role Playing. The Dubbing Pavilion will feature a symposium of Filipino dubbers for Japanese anime shows, a seminar on dubbing, live dubbing, and on the spot contests for dubbing and karaoke. The Japanese Cooking Pavilion will hold cooking lessons and demonstration of Japanese dishes; The event also features pavilions for photography, online games, arcade games, trading card games, and on-site blogging. Other stage activities include symposia on multilingual manga translation, the future of anime, the popularity of anime in the Philippines, and the growing anime industry; as well as a concert of anime bands. The Best of Anime 2010 will gather arcade games suppliers, animation schools and studios, books and magazines, publishers and distributors, computer hardware and software, communications equipment, cosplay costumes and accessories, suppliers and retailers, electronic signage, food, instructional games and toys, Japanese stores, stationery, TV cable providers, wigs suppliers and retailers, action figure retailers, audio and video equipment, and camera and video providers. Also joining the event are computer training schools specializing in design and animation, digital imaging and photo booths, educational toys, fashion, game developers, broadband/ LAN/ Wi-Fi internet providers, mobile technology, telecommunication facilities, and wireless communication. The Best of Anime 2010 is a co-located event of the Manila International Book Fair, which runs from Sept. 15-19 at the SMX Convention Center. For details, call 890-0661 or 896-0682, or e-mail info@primetradeasia.com. Email info@primetradeasia.com

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