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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Wow! It's been a month since I last blogged. Maybe some folks thought I was dead or something. Obviously, I'm not. Two reasons why I haven't blogged in a while...

1) I went on a two-week vacation, and I don't have internet at home. Yeah, yeah... I live in a cave.
2) The office (where I blog) has firewalled blogger. Which I don't understand why. I can't even leave comments in other people's blogs.

How can I blog now, you ask? Well, our server was down today, and they had to fix it. It looks like our tech guy forgot to block the websites normally blocked here, so I'm using this once-in-a-lifetime chance to blog. Man, I've had blogging withdrawals for the past month. Blogger may be gone tomorrow (at least here in the office) for all I know.

Ho-kay... let me plug a few things. First up, Mars Ravelo shirts. They're available now at all BRANDED stores (or would that be kiosks). SM malls usually have them. There's one in Megamall, and I know there's another one in SM Southmall. The Megamall branch is situated at the third floor, Bldg. A, near the cinemas. Lastikman and Darna are shirts designed by Bong Leal, And Captain Barbell shirts designed by yours truly. Below is the design for the Captain Barbell shirt...



Second... EXODUS THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ADAPTATION! Yup, I'm now hard at work at adapting the movie into comic format. This won't be a simple retelling of the movie, however, since we'll be tweaking some things a bit and will establish the characters' backgrounds and personalities more. This will be a much deeper story (I hope). It's going to be published by The Enchanted Kingdom. Check out their comic, TALES FROM THE ENCHANTED KINGDOM, the second issue should be out by now. It features a print ad for the Exodus comic. See image below...



That's not the final image in the print ad, though. The editor asked me to tweak the face a bit so it looks more like Bong Revilla (who starred in the movie version). But all in all, I'm pretty psyched about this. It's my biggest project for komiks in recent years, and I hope it does well.

I guess that's it for now. I really hope they drop the firewall on blogger here in the office. it's really a bummer.

9 comments:

Ed said...

Wow! Congrats, Reno. Very enchanting projects you have! Did you colour that Exodus poster too? Wa' ko say, man. *thumbs up*

-ed

Reno said...

Nope. Colors ng comic is by Bong Leal. He'll do most of the backgrounds for me, too.

Thanks, Ed!

Rey said...

I visited this blog a few times this month and was really surprised you haven't posted any new things.

Wow, congrats on this new gig, Reno. I can see the amount of time you put into the piece to make it look really great. I think your art has gone another notch higher on this one!

Reno said...

Sana maging consistent yung style ko sa inside pages. Thanks din, Dennis.

Yung design nga pala ng Capt. Barbell, "official costume" na dapat yan. So dapat lahat ng media (including the upcoming TV series) ganyan ang look na susundin. I just hope it translates well into live-action.

Greco said...

Congrats! Gandang project yan! :D

Ner P said...

congrats reno, saw the advanced preview of your captain barbell and darna courtesy of ate rita. and they look really good.

Reno said...

Ner... Thanks! Yung Darna si Bong Leal ang may gawa. Binubuo pa ng writer, si Dodo Dayao, ang kuwento ng Captain Barbell. Sana by next year may mailabas na kami.

Greco... Thanks din! Contribute ka pa ng strips para sa Tabloid!

Ner P said...

oh, so may captain barbel komiks na rin pala. ayos! dami ko na namiss.

cno pala ang mapapublish ng book? gma?

sana maka-visit uli kami kay ate rita ravelo para malaman ko lahat ng happenings.

Reno said...

Alam ko mga ravelo na mismo ang magpa-publish. Nasa early stages of development pa, so baka next year na makapaglabas ng CB na komiks.