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Monday, July 31, 2006

Now that I can blog again, I don't have anything that I really want to blog about. Hnfh. Anyway, here's a blog filler to tide you over 'til inspiration hits me...


Ganito magbigay ng masamang balita:

KUMIRIRING ang telepono nang madaling araw...

"Hello, Master Carlos? Si Arnaldo po ito, 'yung katiwala niyo sa bahay-bakasyunan niyo."

"O, Mr. Arnaldo, ikaw pala. Ano't napatawag ka? May problema ba?"

"Um, napatawag lang po ako para abisuhan kayo na namatay ang alaga niyong parrot."

"'Yung parrot kong si Pikoy, patay? 'Yung nanalo sa bird show?"

"Opo, Master Carlos, 'yun na nga po."

"Putris ... sayang! Ang laki pa naman ng nagastos ko sa ibong 'yon. Hay, buhay! Teka, ano nga ba ang ikinamatay niya?"

"E, kumain po kasi ng bulok na karne...."

"Bulok na karne? At sino namang salbaheng tao ang nagpakain sa kanya ng bulok na karne?"

"W-Wala po. Nanginain po siya ng karne ng isang patay na kabayo."

"Patay na kabayo? Anong patay na kabayo, Mr Arnaldo?"

"E, 'yun pung mga thoroughbred horses niyo, Sir. Namatay po kasi lahat sila sa pagod, kahihila ng kariton ng tubig."

"Nasisiraan ka na ba ng bait? Anong kariton ng tubbbiiiiggggg?"

"'Yun pong pinampatay namin ng sunog."

"Diyos ko po! Anong sunog naman 'yang pinagsasasabi mo?"

"'Yun pong halos tumupok sa bahay niyo.... Tumumba po 'yung isang nakasinding kandila, tapos nagliyab 'yung kurtina at mabilis na kumalat ang apoy...."

"Ano? Puuut.... E, may kuryente naman diyan sa bahay-bakasyunan, a. Para saan 'yung kandila?"

"Para sa burol po."

"Ano? Kaninong burol?"

"Sa nanay n'yo po, Sir. Bigla kasi siya dumating dito nu'ng isang gabi, walang kaabi-abiso. Lampas hatinggabi na. Akala ko po magnanakaw. Binaril ko."

Friday, July 28, 2006

Just saw this cool Maskarado piece from Edgar Tadeo's site...

Hey Ed! Your love for Maskarado makes me blush like a little girl. hehe. If you have a story in mind, I'd be glad to publish it for you in a future ish of Maskarado!


Monday, July 24, 2006


Yep. Not dead yet. Just couldn't blog because of a firewall setup. But that's all OK now.

Hmmm... now what?

Some people have been asking me about the EXODUS comic project for some time now. Well, sad to say, i won't be involved in that project anymore. Let's just say there were some... differences between me and the publisher. But just to set things straight, I don't have any ill feelings towards them. I DO hope that they'll push through with the project, even if it involves a new creative team. And of course, their TALES FROM THE ENCHANTED KINGDOM comic now has issue three in stores, so go buy 'em! I'll try to see if I can post some of the finished pages here or at my website (www.capsulezone.tk). There are about five or six pages done, and some unfinished pencils and character designs.

On the Captain Barbell front, I'll be posting my designs and illustrations soon on my website (www.capsulezone.tk, again). It's great to hear that the GMA TV show is doing well ratings-wise. My main gripe is that they don't show Richard Gutierrez in costume often enough.

Elbert Or has asked me to draw a story for their upcoming PROJECT:HERO volume 2. I think they're targeting a release date later this year, so hopefully 2006 won't end without me getting some new comics work out. I hope I can meet the deadline! (Fingers crossed)

Hopefully I can release TABLOID KOMIKS issue 5 at this year's KOMIKON. Haven't decided yet whether to get a table, since I don't have any new stuff to sell, anyway. But Gerry Alanguilan offered me a bit of space at his table, so I might take him up on that offer. hee hee...

A few plugs for some friends and acquaintances...

Visit Gio Paredes' blog, he may be Maskarado's biggest fan, and I'm flattered by that. He's got some cool characters that he plans to self-publish someday. Here's hoping that day comes soon, Gio!

Bong Leal has some cool art at his blog, he also helped me out with Exodus, doing backgrounds and colors for me. He also designed new, official looks for Darna and Lastikman.

Read Dodo Dayao's thoughts here, he's a budding director, and also the writer of the new Captain Barbell komiks. So, where's the script, Dodo? Pressure! Haha.

And lastly, check out my arm-wrestling match with Troy Montero. Guess who won? (Hint: halos sumuka ako ng dugo.)