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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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.
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.
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 2018 ‘Best 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. Continue reading “Komiket Awards 2019 (February 15, 2019)”
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)”
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.
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.
As part of the Ayala Museum Francisco V. Coching’s centennial celebration, Lindol Comics will be among several exhibitors during Pagbati sa Hari: A Day of Komik Pop-Ups and Talks Celebrating 100 Years of Francisco V. Coching.
The event will be held at the Ground Floor of Ayala Museum on January 26, 2019 (Saturday | 9:00 am to 6:00 pm).
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]