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).