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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Komiks Review: Estrella Ang Simula

Cover pa lang, nabilib na ako... May embossed lettering at mga kumikislapkislap na ginto.. o di ba? Bonggang bongga ang dating. Tapos, babae pa ang bida o san ka pa?

Maganda ang pagkakasulat sa Estrella. May istorya at pwedeng pwede pumasa as professional script writer itong si Jeri. May kakaunting typo errors pero keri lang. Nakakatawa si Estrella lalo na nun nagaaply siya ng trabaho at nakita ang ex nito. Matatawa ka rin sa eskenang nagvolunteer ito sa sarili upang mabigyan ng kakaibang powers ng mga bitwuin. Of course, ito ang mga elemto na hinahanap ko sa isang super hero comics. Marami kasi hindi ma explain ng mabuti ano at paano naging superhero ang comic characters nila. Marami din ang hindi marunong maglaro sa damdamin ng superhero nila. Pero ibahin natin itong si Estrella. Nagawang tunay na tao ni Jeri ang characters niya. may emosyon, may puta-putang nanay, may mayabang na ex, may masasamang nilalang atbp. Type ko rin ang pagkakaguhit niya sa mga tao niya. May pagka fashion designer style ang mga katawan ant mukha. Bagay na bagay sa kuwento.

Nagpapasalamat ako kay Jeri sa napakagandang istoryang ito. Marami na rin akong naisipang hindi na sundan na superhero komiks dahil nga sa mga kulang na elements.. at least ngayon may kapalit na ako na susundan tuwing sasapit ang komikon. :) Promise, may retention effort ito sa memory.. maalala niyo si Estrella at ang istorya niya na bihira ko makita sa lokal na superhero. Kadalasan kasi nalilimutan ko na ang istorya matapos basahin ang isang indie. Pero gaya ng sinasabi ko, ibahin niyo si Estrella. Konti pa Jeri, pwede na to mag ala Zha Zha Zaturnnah... (hoy ha hindi bading si Estrella! hehe) Congrats Jeri.. one of the komik gems I found in MCC last weekend.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Metro Comicon 2010

Another fun weekend at the Metro Comicon. Though hindi ko na katabi ang mga makukulet na Bayan Knights.. huhuhu... marami nanaman akong mga nakilalang mga bagong artists...Tulad nila Jeri at baklaan este, Bakalan Tayo boy at Pao.ay hindi mga bago yan... mga may sungay na yan sa pagkokomiks... Manix Abrera, Andrew Villar, Greco Milambiling and meh!
Mga poging poging John Becaro, Gio paredes and Omeng Estanislao

Si jokey.. natulala sa mga cosplayers... at the back are the two maniacs...
as usual my comic partner
Getting ready before the panel interview
From left: Manix Abrera (Kikomachine), Freely Abrigo(Kulas), Lyndon Gregorio (Beerkada), Me and Andrew Villar (Ambush)
The Marvel superstars artist: Gerry Alanguilan, Carlo Pagulayan, Jay Ramos, Ed Tadeo, Leinil Yu
Mga superstars din naman.. sa tabi tabi...
This is my new found friend. Jeri Barrios. I'm giving you a token of friendship for making me happy :) Guys, panalo indie komiks niya... Estrella. Nakakatuwa. Ay sa likod niya si baklaan... este bakalan boy.

Di ko malaman kung san nanggaling itong mga ito... pero cute siya di ba?

Cute din itong mga nagdodrowing e... kasi nakatalikod.. si Ron Tan and Allan G.
Grabe ang sweet nitong guy na touch ako.. he gave me two special cutter with my name and Callwork engraved on it. Thanks again :)
The genius behind Trese... Budjette Tan
The cutest of them all... Rj Ledesma
Callous comics made by Dr. Carlo (left)

My stash of comics from the con. Thanks to all who came and bought my comics. Most number of call center employees who attended was from Teleperformance. So thanks to the TP peeps who went last weekend. Thanks also to Grace and her hubby, SpiderHam and all the friends and fans. More pics in FB.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dra. Yap Comic Review

Here the first review of my upcoming comics this weekend in Metro Comicon. Thanks Raipo!

"I was at SkyCable's Gamer vs. Gamer event last Saturday to cover the event for Joystiko, read all about it here. I had the chance to rub elbows with the Komikon people most notably: Lyndon Gregorio, Hazel Manzano, Andrew Villar, Gio Paredes, Syeri Baet and hubbie Jon Zamar.I was lucky enough to score copies of Hazel and Andrew's new stuff even before the Metrocon. Here's what I think about them (Don't worry, read on. Guaranteed spoiler free):First up is Hazel's Dra. Yap. You might be familiar already with Hazel's Callwork comic strips and by far this is one of her first forays out of the series (the first I believe, was a story from the Komikero Anthology). The cover explicitly says: 'A true story about a doctor who unknowingly joined Satanism' and that alone is enough to get somebody's attention. I should know, I was reeled in, hook line and sinker into buying this. And I was not disappointed. I'm pretty sure there would be people who would think twice on reading a story about Satanism, but once a reader gets past through that, Dra. Yap unfolds into a very real and solid eye-opening story. Hazel gave her signature autobiographical style out on this one, which will have anyone who will read the comic something to relate into. Also, despite the subtitle, there's none of the morbid stuff associated with comics containing one of the Devil's names here. Give this one a spin, trust me. "
Check the whole review here together with Magiting and No parking Comics


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Metro Comicon Aug. 21-22 2010

Metro Comic Convention is this weekend! there will be cosplayers, anime voice actors, game designers and what's great is that it's going to be in SM Megamall Megatradehall! I'll also be a guest panelist on Day 1. Below is the schedule of activities:

DAY 1 – August 21, Saturday
10:00 Gates open

12:00-1:00pm – Band Performance – WETT DOGG

1:00pm-2:00pm – Game Developer’s Association Panel
Get an in-depth scoop on the Video Gaming industry in the Philippines, and find out more about how involved Pinoy Talents are in the development and production of your favorite games!

2:00pm-3:00pm – Kartunista Panel (moderated by EJ Howard)
Meet, greet, and listen to the talented men and women behind your favorite cartoon strips HAZEL MANZANO (Callwork), LYNDON GREGORIO (Beerkada), FREELY ABRIGO (Kulas), ANDREW VILLAR (Ambush) and MANIX ABRERA (Kiko Machine) as they talk about things such as their creative processes, latest releases, and more!

3:00pm-4:00pm – Band Performance – MARRY ME AMY

4:00pm-5:00pm – Marvel Panel (moderated by RJLedesma)

Celebrity and self-confessed comic-book enthusiast RJ LEDESMA interviews Fan-Favorite Pinoy Marvel Artists on stage!

5:00pm-6:00pm – Veterans Panel (moderated by Gerry Alanguilan)

World –renowned Komikero, Gerry Alanguilan, helps us gather facts about the rise and fall of local komiks industry through the eyes of the people who had seen every moment of komiks happen: our legendary veteran komiks artists! Don’t miss this segment and learn about the possible future of komiks!

6:00pm-8:00pm – Lifetime Achievement Awarding Ceremonies
Witness history unfold as Metro Comic-Con exalts 3 of the Philippine Komiks Industry’s unto the Hall of Fame, with the first MCC Lifetime Achievement Awards!

DAY 2 – August 22, Sunday
10:00 am Gates Open

12:00-1:00pm – Band Performance –FROM ETERNITY

1:00pm-2:00pm – Film Showing – SUPERMAN : DOOMSDAY
Witness how the World’s Greatest Super-hero faced his Doomsday, brought to us by Magnavision Inc. and DC@75!

2:00pm-3:00pm – Creativoices FeatureMeet the talented people that give voices to your well-loved Asianovelas and Anime shows! Join them on stage as they showcase their talents and throw in very familiar voices!

3:00pm-4:00pm – Band Performance –FLUSH AND THE TOILETS

4:00pm-6:00pm – Cosplay Competition (Intermission by Cloud 9)Who would you wanna be for a day? Dress up and join the Cosplay Competition made possible by! And watch out for the intermission treat from fast-rising all-female group CLOUD 9!

7:00pm-8:00pm – Awarding of Contest WinnersThe best of the best from each of our cool contests get rewarded for their awesomeness!

8:00-onwards – Band Performance (Rap Performances)- KIDY’ALL /X’O ICY

I will also be releasing my new indie comic book entitled, Dra. Yap a true story about Satanism. But if I were to redo that indie, I would entitle it : 666 A journey through Satanism. I omitted a lot scenes in this indie because the first plan was to include this to the Komikero Anthology but the story really can't fit in an 8-pager comics. So there will be cramped storytelling scenes that needed to expound. I will be in the indie valley table the rest of the day. See you!

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Are you a Gamer?

Callwork will be in Gamer vs. Gamer event this Saturday, Aug. 14 from 3pm-8pm in A Venue hall Makati! The cool thing about this event is it's not limited computer, arcade, console gamers but also for table top gamers and TCG gamers!!! Oh yeah cosplayers will be there too. See you there guys!Above is the map going to the venue.