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Komiket Awards 2019 (February 15, 2019)

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Lindol Comics #3 (As it is seen in Komiket’s Facebook post)

Got great news today that Lindol Comics has been considered for the Komiket Awards 2019 that will be taking place during Komiket 2019 (February 16 and 17, 2019 | The Elements at Centris along Quezon Avenue).

I am also very grateful for the kind reviews that Anima-i Germaine and EK Gonzalez gave Lindol.

Anima-i Germaine wrote:

Lindol #3 by Tedi Gustilo Villasor and Randy Valiente.

The three wanderers find their way to a stronghold created at former EDSA-Ortigas, through various perils.  It has more action and movement than the bridging Issue 2, and reveals one of their enemies.  Lots of 80s references are dropped, for better or worse.  The art is stable and excellent as expected.

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Anima-i Germaine’s full review via Komiket’s Facebook Page.

EK Gonzales wrote:

Lindol: Tedi Gustilo Villasor and Randy Valiente

Most people have probably heard of The Big One–the rumoured mother of all earthquakes that is said to hit the Philippines anytime soon.  But no one has thought of what to do when it hits or what might happen after.  But the Lindol creators bring these thoughts alive in their komiks.

In Lindol, the story revolves around a few survivors–most being strangers to one another.  The first chapter focuses on establishing its characters and events, and serves as a good hook for the chapters to come.

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EK Gonzales (@komikninja) has reviewed past issues of Lindol Comics via her Instagram account.

One distinct characteristic of Lindol is its art style–rough and sketchy–which is perfect for its setting, as well as the afterword from the creators.

Lindol may not look like much at first, but its terrifying idea of the big one will keep you wondering what will happen next, so it’s definitely worth a read.

Best Komiks Category 2018

Last February, the Lindol creative team was honoured to have Issue 1 among the six finalist in the Komiket Awards 2018Best Komiks‘ category.  In fact, the creative team was so proud with the nomination that we wanted to find a way wherein we could cite it in future Lindol publications.  Komiket was nice enough to grant us permission to do so and even supplied us with the Nominee 2018 logo that appears on Issues 2 and 3. Read more…

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Fringe 2019 x Komiket Makati (February 10, 2019)

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Yakult Ice Tea!  I plan to get another one the next time I visit Century Mall.

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. Read more…

Lindol Comics @ FEU (January 30, 2019)

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Komiks sa Piya: Mga talks tungkol sa History at Self-Publishing ng Komks will be at the FEU Technology Building’s 9th Floor Mini-Auditorium on February 8, 2019 (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm).

As part of Far Eastern University’s (FEU) 91st Foundation Anniversary, Lindol Comics’ co-creator Tedi Gustilo Villasor will join The New DI-13 writer Mr. Damy “Ian” Velasquez III for an alternative learning class entitled, “Komiks sa Piyu: Mga talks tungkol sa History at Self-Publishing ng Komiks” (February 8, 2019 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm).

Starting with Damy “Ian” Velasquez III’s talk, “Si Kenkoy, DI-13 at ang “Golden Age ng Komiks,” FEU Fine Arts students will be treated to an insightful look at a number of iconic Filipino Komiks and the rich history behind them.  While Tedi Gustilo Villasor’s talk, “Self-Publishing: Making your mark in the comic book industry today” will provide participants with not only an inside look into independent publishing but also some tips on how indie creators could make their projects a reality.

Both talks will run for an hour each and end with a group Q&A. Read more…

Share Your Story: What happened to your Lindol Comics Blank Cover Variant? (January 27, 2019)

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Antiquity by Randy Valiente (From the collection of Mr. Olan Amago)

After the dust has settled

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]

Share with us your story. Read more…

Review: Ayala Museum’s Pagbati sa Hari: A Day of Komik Pop-Ups and Talks Celebrating 100 Years of Francisco V. Coching centennial event (January 26, 2019)

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Clockwise: The creative team of Lindol Comics: Randy Valiente and me. | Thank you again Mervin.  Your work will serve as my remembrance of this event. (Art by Mervin Malonzo) | Photo opportunity with the Coching family and participating artists and writers. | Proud to be among the 15 exhibitors for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Getting second place

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!

Oh well, you can’t win them all.

On a more serious note, the Ayala Museum was such a great host and venue!  They gave all the exhibitors ample table space to display our products and their personnel: Topnotch.  Helpful and efficient are the best ways that I can describe the Pop-Up staff, museum security, and maintenance crew.  Great job guys! Read more…

Lindol Comics Co-Creator and Artist Randy Valiente on the State of Philippine Komiks (January 24, 2019)

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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.

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Upcoming Event:

Lindol will be one of 15 exhibitors during the Pagbati sa Hari: A Day of Komik Pop-Ups and Talks Celebrating 100 Years of Francisco V. Coching centennial event.  Click here for the programme details.

Pagbati sa Hari will be held at the Ground Floor of Ayala Museum the coming Saturday (January 26, 2019 | 9:00 am to 6:00 pm). Read more…

Lindol Comics at Ayala Museum [Update] (January 22, 2019)

01/22/2019 1 comment
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Event Floor Plan: You’ll find the Lindol Comics table to the left of the main entrance of Ayala Museum.

Breaking News!

Great news guys!  We just got word from Ayala Museum that in addition to the Komiks at Kultura Exhibition, admission to all event talks and pop-ups will be free of charge this coming Saturday![i]

As previous mentioned, Lindol Comics will be one of 15 exhibitors[ii] during the Pagbati sa Hari: A Day of Komik Pop-Ups and Talks Celebrating 100 Years of Francisco V. Coching centennial event.

Pagbati sa Hari will be held at the Ground Floor of Ayala Museum on January 26, 2019 (Saturday | 9:00 am to 6:00 pm). Read more…