My last post to close out 2018 (I’ve got about 19 minutes to get this one done), offers a personal challenge for 2019: A Daily Writing Challenge.
I’ve always wanted to see how my site would fair with regular content. Nothing forced mind you, but something of importance (at least to me). However, in the few times that I have tried, I could only sustain it for a little over a month–and that was when I was still using Tumblr regularly.
But with 2019 fast approaching, another opportunity to start my daily writing challenge is right around the corner.
It’s November and that means that The Philippine Komiks Convention: Komikon Grande 2018 is right around the corner!
Unlike in past conventions, this will be the first time that I will be participating as an exhibitor on both days of the convention.[i]
The Lindol Comics creative team of Randy Valiente and yours truly will also be officially launching the second and third issues of Lindol. Remember guys, if you pick up all three issues (#1 – #3), you’ll get the Issue #2 and Issue #3 posters for free![ii]
For (Season 1 | Episode 5) of The Tedi31 Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor, I spent some time with Top Cow/Image and Aftershock Comics writer —Zack Kaplan—during Day 2 of the New York Comic Con 2018 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Since February 2017, Zack has crunched out one hot book after another with Eclipse, Port of Earth, and The Lost City Explorers. All three properties have since been optioned for television–every writer’s dream.
In the pod, I asked Zack about his writing process, how he gets his stories down to the industry standard 20-page limit, and much more.
Despite the growing popularity of the Funko POP! Vinyl line in the Philippines, I’ve held off[i] buying any of their products largely due to their simplicity and lack of articulation. I think I may have also reached a point wherein I swore I would never buy anything Funko.
Well, that all change in 2017 when I was introduced[ii] to Adult Swim’s animated science fiction adventure comedy series called Rick and Morty. If that introduction wasn’t enough, I was completely hooked after watching this video below (Note: This is the uncensored version.):
I know right! This show has everything! An 80’s nod here and there.
I could totally relate.
Interest leads to Want
But like with many other things in life, interest oftentimes leads to Want. With Want sometimes gets confused with Need.
That’s where Funko comes in—supplying that void called Want/Need. The toy manufacturer gained the licensing rights to produce Rick and Morty merchandise and boy, did they produce. As of this post, there have been 46 regular and exclusive Vinyl figures, 2 regular and exclusive POP! Rides, and a 2-pack exclusive that have been released into primary and secondary markets. Continue reading “Funko POP!: A Completists Paradise…or Nightmare (July 22, 2018)”
Earlier this afternoon, I proceeded to Comic Odyssey’s newest branch on Level 3 of Robinson’s Galleria for the Captain America (Volume #9 | Issue #1) signing event featuring Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan.
One of the things that my son wanted for his birthday was to participate in the very first Marvel themed run in the Philippines. Now how could any parent–especially this parent–say no to that request!
Held at the Block 16, SM Mall of Asia Event Grounds, we arrived in time for a number of ColorRun Manila pre-run activities such as the “Stan Lee” interview and the Asgardian stretching exercises led by The Amazing Spider-Man and Loki: The God of Mischief.
Not long after the 10K runners sped off, our Captain America themed group positioned ourselves near the starting gate and the next thing we knew, confetti flew through the air to signal the start of our 5k race.
For (Season 1 | Episode 3) of The Tedi31 Podcast with Dr. Tedi Villasor, I traveled to Tia Maria’s Sining at Kultura in beautiful San Pablo, Laguna for a sit down with the creative team of Bakokak—Gerry Alanguilan and Kevin Ray Valentino.
With ten books underneath his belt, Gerry shared some of his writing insights and upcoming projects. Kevin also let’s us in on what’s has been keeping him busy since the release of Bakokak in November 2017.