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Nemesis [Icon Comics] (February 7, 2019)

02/07/2019 Leave a comment
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Purchased from Steve McNiven during Day 1 of New York Comic Con held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center last October 4, 2018.

In 2010, writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven released a four-part series called Nemesis that centered on the the intriguing premise, “What if Batman was The Joker?”

Now, I would have bought that book in a heartbeat had I been more active in the comic book community during that time.  But in truth, I knew nothing about it until I read it during a connecting flight from San Francisco to Manila (via Portland) back in 2016.

Initial Impression

Despite some over-the-top sub themes, I thought the book was relatively great.

My one takeaway: Nemesis’ design reminded me so much of an all-white Hanna-Barbera Productions’ Space Ghost.

I’ll leave it at that. Read more…

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Review: The Saturday Group’s 49th Anniversary Exhibit – Chair: A Send-Off for Malang. (July 22, 2017)

07/23/2017 Leave a comment

 Just some of the wonderful visuals at The Saturday Group’s 49th Anniversary Exhibit.

Yesterday afternoon, I had the privilege of attending the opening of The Saturday Group’s 49th Anniversary Exhibit entitled, “Chair: A Send-Off for Malang.”

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Clockwise: The Saturday Group Gallery in Shangri-La Plaza Mall. | Painting of Franklin Cana Valencia. | Butterflies! | Cana’s first chair sculpture. | Group photo opportunity. | Pose with Franklin Cana Valencia and his masterpiece: Father and Son @5.

The annual event showcased the sculptural and painting talents of Lydia Velasco, Franklin Cana Valencia, and other gifted members that make up The Saturday Group[i].

You can find their gallery-aptly called The Saturday Group Gallery–at the 4/L, East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

The Exhibit will run from July 22-31, 2017.

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[i] Established almost half a century ago, The Saturday Group convenes bi-monthly for painting sessions, art talks, and fellowship.

 

The Saturday Group Presents The Gallery (May 27, 2017)

05/27/2017 Leave a comment
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Congratulations again to Tito Frank Cana and the rest of The Saturday Group!

Made my way this afternoon to Rustan’s Shangri-La in Mandaluyong for the opening of The Saturday Group’s Gallery.

The exhibit featured a number of stunning art pieces and sculptures (Click here for the photos).  The Saturday Group also had two guest lecturers from the Lopez Museum.

The first speaker discussed the intricacies and importance of art conservation.

Here are a number of tidbits that I picked up:

  • As wood is organic, the materials has to have the opportunity to “breathe” and not be wrapped in bubble wrap plastic.
  • The ideal medium for wrapping artwork is paper.
  • Climate conditions are always suspect.  It is best to check your artwork regularly.
  • The LUX and UV Environmental Meter–a device that measures light–is worth over P100,000.
  • In the event of a fire, museums usually categorize art according to value and importance.  These pieces are usually the first to be evacuated.