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.
Found out about the one-day Fringe 2019 x Komiket Makati event just last night and decided to drop by and support my fellow indie comic book creators today.
The event was held in high end food mall called Hole in the Wall. Located in the 4th floor of Century Mall in Makati City, I had been to this particular establishment once or twice since it opened. The pop-up was set to officially open at 11 am and since I was a bit early, I decided to take a seat try one of the lessees’ Yakult Iced Tea–a combination that I would have never considered–but turned out to be pretty good.
However, the one drawback of my dining experience was that my table had a number of tiny and medium sized cockroaches scampering from under the woodwork. It was quite annoying, but I am sure if management ever does get around to fumigating the establishment, it would adequately address the issue. Continue reading “Fringe 2019 x Komiket Makati (February 10, 2019)”
After back-to-back monster events[i] to start out Lindol Comics’ convention schedule for 2019, a thought occurred to me this afternoon while I was working on the script for Issue #5:
“What have people been doing with their Lindol Blank Cover Variants?”
How we got here
Published in September 2017, the print run of the first issue stood at a solid 500 copies with 100 designated as the limited edition blank cover variant[ii]. Now, between the creative team’s complimentary copies, advance orders, and convention sales–more than a few are currently circulating locally and abroad.
So, I am curious, if you own one of our blank cover variants…how did you make use of them?
Are they stored for safe keeping? Did you have a commission done by Lindol co-creator Randy Valiente? Maybe another artist worked their magic on it? Did you have it graded?[iii]
With every intention of being the first one to set up shop, I arrived at the Ayala Museum shortly before the 7:00 am ingress period. But to my surprise, the good people from Adarna House were already there and putting on the finishing touches to their table! I guess you could say, they beat me to the punch!
Lindol Comics co-creator and artist Randy Valiente talked about the state of Philippine Komiks, his current local projects, as well as upcoming independent comics events in this PTV – Bagong Pilipinas interview last Monday morning.
After six long years, the eagerly anticipated Fourth San Pablo City Comics Festival finally opened its doors to the residents and visitors of San Pablo City. The event, billed as a “celebration of Philippine comics as a form of art, entertainment, education,” featured a number of new and established independent comic book creators and publishers.
In the afternoon, guest speakers Manix Abrera and Gioseppe Custodio (aka Loser Mangaka) each took their turn onstage and shared some of their adventures in producing independent comics. The Fourth San Pablo City Comics Festival was also not without its star value as it entertained a number of notable guest in the comic book field such as Leinil Francis Yu, Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Jorge Segovia, Michael Jason Paz, Jeff Huet, and even legendary Filipino illustrator Doninador “Hal” Santiago–who just happened to be taking a walk with his wife along Sampaloc Lake that day when he came across a Comics Festival banner.[i]
The event also served as a birthday celebration of sorts for one of the Festival’s founders and chief organizer, Gerry Alanguilan, who turned 51.