But when I happened to pass by National Bookstore (NBS) in Greenbelt 1 last Monday and saw all of the Book Blowout for as low as P100, P200, P300 signs, my heart simply sank. Bookstores–especially National Bookstore–has always been a part of my life. They were the primary source of my school supplies and books before specialty stores like PowerBooks and FullyBooked emerged to give them a run for their money.
In the ensuing years–and likely as a means to remain viable–National Bookstore (along with their competitors) have either downsized or simply shifted a majority of their inventory to art supplies as well as other types of merchandise.
Posting this one before calling it a night. I just know if I put it off, I’ll never get it done.
When people my age think about The Penguin, one singular image comes to mind: Danny DeVito in 1992’s Batman Returns. Similar visual comparisons have also been made to the version that eventually appeared in Batman: The Animated Series.
It was (and still is) a truly iconic image of The Penguin.
With BaCon Pop Vol. 2 – Bacolod City Pop Culture Convention right around the corner, here is a sneak peak of the first Lindol Comics variant cover by none other than Sir Gerry Alanguilan!
The upcoming issue–entitled “In Media’s Res”–is our second for 2019 and the fifth installment in an on-going post-apocalyptic black-and-white comic book series that is set in The Republic of the Philippines.
Created by Tedi Gustilo Villasor and Randy Valiente, we follow former Philippine Marine Corps member Dash dela Cruz, his childhood friend and art conservator Cam Camillo, ex-comic book store clerk Grey Sta. Maria, and psychologist R.E. “Dr. H” Hormillosa as they attempt the escape the clutches of The Klimcha.
Have you guys subscribed to Ed Brubaker’s (From the desk of Ed Brubaker) mailing list? If you’re into his stuff, you really should.
Brubaker (Captain America; the crime noir book Criminal; and—my favorite of the lot—Kill or Be Killed, etc.) is one of the industries foremost comic book writers to make use of the mailing list medium wherein he gets to puts out the online content that he wants to an equally interested audience.
That’s sort of the dream isn’t it?
Well, with the help of Substack.com platform, I hope to give subscribers similar updates on my latest collaborations, release dates, giveaways (yes! giveaways!), and by the last quarter of this year: The anticipated return of The Tedi31.com Podcast!
At the time of this writing, I have four comic book artists and writers lined up for interviews—so watch out for Pods in the near future.
Although an unofficial count, I believe the posters of Lindol Issue #1, Issue #2, and Issue #3 along with OBIsessions Issue #1 are completely sold out!
The limited edition posters were promotional giveaways during the release of each book.
Were you lucky enough to pick them up?
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Looks like my missed posts are piling up (February 25th, March 4th, 5th, and 6th). Exhaustion was the culprit for the 25th while a killer migraine on back-to-back days (5th and 6th) all but did me in. As for the 4th, you know, at this point, I can’t recall.
Some Semblance of Structure (SSS)
Nice play of words there. But I digress, if I am going to be posting for the rest of the year, I think i’ll need a theme-for-the-day to spice things up. Here is my proposed theme schedule–assuming there isn’t any movie, convention, or event review that will supersede it for that day.
Mondays – TBA Tuesdays – Original Art Day (Traditional comic book art! Exciting!) Wednesdays – Comics Day (Reviewing past or current books that have caught my interest.) Thursdays – Collection Day (Focus on the things that have interested me through the years.) Fridays – Item for the Week/Month (Pretty much examining the stuff that I decided to pull the trigger on. #NoSpend #AFail) Saturdays – TBA Sundays – Let It Fly Day (Post anything. That’s pretty much all I’ve got for now.)
Had some time this morning to sit down and read a couple of the books that I purchased yesterday: Captain America #8 and Simone Bianchi and Mark Millar’s Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1.
Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1 (Volume #1 | 2019)
Now, I wasn’t immediately drawn to the name “Sharkey The Bounty Hunter” or its science fiction kid/parent dynamic premise but decided to give it a chance since I am a big fan of Mark Millar related properties…and I’m glad I did. In addition, Italian artist Simone Bianchi’s art clearly stands out in more ways than one.
I know that last sentence is pretty vague but do ask me about it if ever we meet up in person.
Greetings and I hope that this reaches you well. I know that you have probably emailed me with the intention of conducting a survey, interview, or maybe even to discuss matters pertaining to your practicum or internship.
Now, I understand that it is the 21st century and electronic mail is an acceptable medium to convey your request. However, simply sending a generic message (which, at times, I’ve also noticed is carbon copied to several of your other prospects) or–worse yet–a forwarded message with neither a subject line nor email body can be, well, quite unappealing.