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The Fourth San Pablo City Comics Festival (January 21, 2019)

01/21/2019 Leave a comment
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With the man of the hour: Gerry Alanguilan.

January 20, 2019.

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.

Happy Birthday Sir Gerry! Read more…

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Lindol Comics at The Fourth San Pablo City Comics Festival (January 14, 2019)

01/14/2019 Leave a comment
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Bearing traffic conditions, the trip to San Pablo City (via Manila) is estimated at about 3 hours.

Starting out the year with a BANG!

On January 20, 2019, Lindol Comics will joining several Filipino Indie comic book exhibitors for The Fourth San Pablo City Comics Festival!  The event–Lindol Comics first of many for 2019–is set to be a celebration of “Philippine comic books as a form of art, entertainment, education, (as well as) a recognition of the vast history of comic book creating by some of the greatest Filipino artists for almost a hundred years” (KomikeroDotCom).

Festival patrons can also look forward to a comprehensive comics book art exhibit (1929 to present) as well as several comic book creation seminars spearheaded by none other than Sir Gerry Alanguilan himself. Read more…

Comic Odyssey’s Captain America (2018) #1 Signing Event (July 8, 2017)

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Captain America #1 Signing 2018

Clockwise: Leinil (Right) and Gerry share a moment. | Photo opportunity with Leinil and Gerry. Thanks guys for signing my books and pages. | Photo with Bucky Captain America! | The stuff I had signed at the event.[ii]

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.

The event, scheduled from 1pm onwards, was held in the common area directly in front of Comic Odyssey.  The open space not only gave the guest artists and patrons more breathing room but also served to attract fans/passersby who were otherwise unaware of the Captain America signing.[i] Read more…

The Tedi31 Podcast: Interview with Gerry Alanguilan and Kevin Ray Valentino (June 5, 2018)

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Sharing a light moment with Sir Gerry Alanguilan (left) before recording the Podcast. Photo Credit: Paolo Alvendia.

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 BakokakGerry 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.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Addendum:

Due to some recording issues, I’ve had to edited out most of the last question that I asked Gerry and Kevin as well as the closing remarks.  However, you can read the transcript of the missing audio below. Read more…

Jomar Bulda Fundraising Drive (May 10-23, 2017)

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Superior (Issue #4 | Page #15) summary: “Chris, Simon Pooni’s best friend, is roughed up by Sharpie and his gang while attempting to take an ill-advised shortcut through “Sharpie’s neighborhood.”

As a way to join in on the collective efforts of the comic book community, I have donated this original inked Superior page (Issue #4 | Page #15) and left it with the kind people of Druid’s Keep/DK Collectibles, Inc. over at their Fort branch.

Art by Leinil Francis Yu and inked by Gerry Alanguilan, Superior (2010) holds the Guinness Book of World Records for being the fastest comic ever produced as well as having the most number of creators working on a single comic.

Sir Gerry signed the piece at the Komikero Komiks Museum in San Pablo City on August 13, 2016, while Leinil added his signature during Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Filbar’s Megamall.

Contact Druid’s Keep/DK Collectibles, Inc. for pricing and other details. Read more…

Review: Komikon 2015 (November 14-15, 2015)

11/19/2015 Leave a comment

 

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For the first time since its inception in 2004, Komikon organizers decided to hold a 2-day event and all I can say is—it’s about time. The Filipino comic book community positively received Komikon 2015 and if you were present, you could certainly tell. There was a buzz surrounding the Bayanihan Center this past weekend and by the time I arrived in the afternoon of Day 1, I could feel it in my gut that someone probably beat me out to that one Holy Grail bargain bin find.

I also have to tip my proverbial hat to the organizers on their logistics for Komikon 2015. Utilizing a single entry/exit points and strategically placing the vendors tables in the manner that they did was absolute genius! It allowed for the foot traffic to possibly pass by all of the tables and granted maximum exposure for the vendors wares and art. I don’t know what you guys paid, but I am sure it was worth it.

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Clockwise: Komikom 2015 haul included two graphic novels (Deadpool: Second Cut [Max] and The Draft), two retail posters (Mark Brooks’ Ant-Man #1 (2015) | Greg Land’s Deadpool (2009)) [Not pictured], and single issues from Avengers, Captain America, Daredevil,  D.P. 7, G.I. Joe: Order of Battle, Krull: A Marvel Movie Special, Marvel Age, Showcase 94′ Scarface, The Superior Spider-Man, and the West Coast Avengers. | The Komikon single- and two-day tickets ran out by the second day and organizers had to use amusement park ticket substitutes. | We saw the dry run of the APEC and Private car lanes on the way to the Bayanihan Center (Day 1).

Now for the ever-popular haul: For P1270, I was able to take home thirty-one (31) comic books (two of them graphic novels) and two (2) 24×36 retailer exclusive posters (at P200 a pop) by the time I left the venue on the first day. As for day two, I was able to find an addition four (4) comic books for only P250.

In any language, that’s is the mark of a true haul!

And I haven’t even gotten to my first ever comic book page story. (I’ll save that for another post.)

In closing, don’t you guys think that the Komikon organizers should start making this a quarterly thing? The Filipino comic book community certainly seems ready for it.

I know I am.