With BaCon Pop Vol. 2 – Bacolod City Pop Culture Convention right around the corner, here is a sneak peak of the first Lindol Comics variant cover by none other than Sir Gerry Alanguilan!
The upcoming issue–entitled “In Media’s Res”–is our second for 2019 and the fifth installment in an on-going post-apocalyptic black-and-white comic book series that is set in The Republic of the Philippines.
Created by Tedi Gustilo Villasor and Randy Valiente, we follow former Philippine Marine Corps member Dash dela Cruz, his childhood friend and art conservator Cam Camillo, ex-comic book store clerk Grey Sta. Maria, and psychologist R.E. “Dr. H” Hormillosa as they attempt the escape the clutches of The Klimcha.
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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?
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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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This is a statement that the working class will agree with: We need more days in February! Taking into account a possible leap year, those extra two or three days could mean the difference between a penalty or making a payment on-time.
Am I right!
Just sent in my final edits for Lindol #4 (with the award winning artist Randy Valiente) and my new book OBIsessions #1 (with Jann Galino).
If everything is in the can we should start printing by the middle of March and be ready of the April 13 launch during Summer Komikon 2019!
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)”
I’ve been staring at my laptop’s screen for a couple of hours now trying to hammer out a proper back cover promo to promote our latest issue of Lindol. The promo will be featured on the back cover of another upcoming book called OBIsessions.
Both books are slated to be release during Summer Komikon 2019 (April 13, 2019 | 10:00 am to 8:00 pm).
Between the cracks of a world wrought by intermittent earthquakes,
rises a far more immediate threat…
A human one.
The enigmatic group known as The Klimcha have captured and imprisoned Dash, Cam, and Grey.
Is this the end for our band of survivors?
Find out in Issue #4
Out in April 2019
This is The New World.
So what do you guys think? Would you give the book a shot after reading this promo?
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.