Thursday, September 30, 2004

CCCom 15 - Pasig Preview

for other Culture Crash Comics Issue 15 preview, head over to Kubori Kikiam and refresh away. :D

anyway, this is the last update and Filipino Comics will now go into hibernation for at least a month. I'll be visiting from time to time though so no worries... :)

If you need to contact me, mail me at

or visit my other homes:

or you can text me too at 09175602905!

anyway, have fun guys! and wish me luck. :D

Filipino Comics - Mahal na Mahal Ko 'Toh!


lemme just give you a rundown of the newly added links:

3 Comic Groups: Atomic Monkey / M3 Studios, creatives behind the bi-monthly anthology Ignition Comix published by Inquirer Publications Inc.; Indie creatives Istrong Repablik featuring non-manga style artwork and story telling; and Iloilo based Indie group Raccon Box Comics.

Comic Org: Comic Collective - a student organization based in Ateneo De Manila University dedicated to the uplifting of the status of comics, sequential art and graphic novels within the academic community. A place for artists, writers and comic enthusiasts to mingle and share ideas about everything in the world of comics. Publishes Grafic, a comic magazine for people who don't read comics.

Behind the Faculty Doors: Yoda Comics - brain-child of Adelino Ramos, member of the Bulacan State University, College of Art and Sciences, Social Sciences Faculty. Home to whimsical and witty comic strips about the happenings behind the Social Sciences Faculty room doors... the teachers' lounge area.

Spankin' New Blogs: Abono's journal about anything and everything that tickles their fancy and Jerald Dorado's backward thinking blog. Jerald Dorado is the creative behind Pinoy Passenger, a cartoon serial set to be published within the pages of Manila Bulletin. He was also one of the artists within Pol Medina's Polgas 1&2.

Spankin' New DAs: Graphic Designer Lionel Yumul of Abono; Kieren, one of Leaf Indie's artists, and lastly, Carpool creative and Myths and Legends' Syeri.

on a personal note:

this'll be the second to the last update before Filipino Comics goes into a month long hiatus...
I will be devoting my spare time to studying for the Chemical Engineering Licensure Examinations so I'll say goodbye to this blog for a while.
But rest assured, I will be back.
Really exciting things are cooking up before the year's end: Lastikman, Siglo: Passion, The 3rd C3Con.... and I'll be damned if I don't get to be the bearear of news and updates.
So for now, wish me luck as I wish you all the luck in your endeavors...
and keep supporting the Philippine Comics Industry!

Filipino Comics! Mahal Natin 'To!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

huge links update

yep. you read that right.

anyway, here is a rundown of the newly added links:

over to your left,

- we now have 2 more cartoonists added to our growing list of sites: Manny Francisco of the Daily Tribune who is also part of the humor mag Mwahaha! from Mango Comics and also, I have added the link to the legendary Larry Alcala's website / online gallery, A Slice of Life.

- also among the newly added links are two sites created specifically with the Filipino comic book reader in mind. Komix 101 is a great online resource created by Alamat Comics head honcho Budjette Tan which compiles published and online articles regarding the Filipino comic book industry. On the other hand, The Philippine Comics Art Museum is the brainchild of Gerry Alanguilan, one of the prime movers of our comics industry today; it is the online repository of original Philippine comics-related artworks and memorabilia by the masters who started the industry like Tony Velazquez, Nestor Redondo, Mars Ravelo and many more.

- I've also added the link to Siklab Magazine, the recently launched magazine that features the works of some of our best cartoonists and comic creators as well as insightful articles on the Filipino Comic Industry. you can grab a copy of Siklab Magazine at National Bookstore, Powerbooks, Mag:Net, Filbar's, Comic Quest, and any major bookstores / magazine stands nationwide!

and over to your right,

- At the DA section, i've just added two more Culture Crash Comics staffers: Deanne Alonsagay and Jio Beltran (Solstice Butterfly). I've also added the DA account of Cheese who pencils CCCom staffer Jon Zamar's indie, Minsan Ako'y Nanaginip.

- last but not the least, I've added all the available DA accounts of the staff of Atomic Monkey Productions, the studio responsible for the bi-monthly anthology Ignition Comix: Colorist Dan Gadia, writers and artists Marvin Del Mundo (Damage Faction), Michael Seludo (Raeth), Mark Santillan (Hango), and artist David Serador (Youth Gone Wild). Ignition Comix is published by Inquirer Publications and is currently available at your favorite comicbook stores!

Filipino Comics - Mahal Natin 'Toh!


Saturday, September 11, 2004


sorry kung late. been busy with some personal stuff.
this one's from Gerry's blog:

Words by Gerry Alanguilan
Pencils and Inks by Arnold Arre
Colors by Edgar Tadeo
Coming in December from Mango Comics
Lastikman created by Mars Ravelo

thanks for the news Tobie! and thanks to Gerry for letting me put this up here. :D

related links:

Monday, September 06, 2004

hot off the press

hey all!

thanks to mythman over there at the chatterbox, i got some great news from the Arnold Arre's website:

- As you all should know by now, Arnold Arre would be doing the pencils and inks of Lastikman, Mango Comics' latest comic venture. Gerry Alanguilan would be writing the revamped story and Edgar Tadeo would be doing the colors. This would be one title to watch out for (I smell National Book Award material)

- The Bigger News: Adarna House will be releasing the special collected edition of Arnold Arre's Award-Winning Mythology Class, complete with new scenes and sequences as well as exclusive pin-ups! No release date yet. Definitely something I can't help but get excited for!

In other news:

- I just got news from Culture Crash Comics managing editor Frances that Issue 15 is finally going to print! if all goes well, the issue would be at the stores in by next week or by the end of the month at the latest. reasons for the delay: highly sensitive information... I don't know it either. I just hope all is well within that office... must visit them one time.

oh, and here is something new...

Mini-Review: Cast 01

I finally got myself a copy of Nautilus Comics' Cast 01 after three consecutive days of frequenting Comic Quest SM North.

And I can definitely say that this is the real deal. This is the final product that we have all been given a taste of with Cast: Pre-Production. And it is a product worth buying or more appropriately, a production worth watching. Almost all the inconsistencies with the Pre-Prod issue has been worked out in this one; the art by Ronin Core looks great especially the detailed panels (like those family dinner scenes) and the carefully crafted script (written by Jaime Bautista) is laden with witty lines that mimic real highschool situations quite well.

All in all, Cast 01 is a great first issue. A professionally made production. A must buy.