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Tuesday, August 14, 2007


When I opened Newsarama's website today, I had quite a shock. Mike Wieringo has passed away due apparently to a heart attack. I was dumbfounded and a little choked up. I visit his website everyday, read his daily blog and download the d(almost) daily sketches that he puts up. I didn't know him personally, but because I was following his blog I felt like I had gotten to know him a little bit.

He came off as a very humble, generous and life-loving kind of guy. He was a vegetarian, and he went to the gym regularly. So it really is a shock that he died quite early at the age of 44. I remember him blogging about some back problems he once had, but that's the only health-related problem that he blogged about.

Reading some of his peers' reactions, he was very loved by the comic book community at large. Both by his fellow professionals and fans.

I'll miss reading his blog, and I'll miss looking at his art. Thanks, Mr. Wieringo.

Read more here and here.

You can also check out this great book about him, available from twomorrows.com.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

The biggest event in Philippine Komiks is here once again! Like it says in the poster, it will be on November 17, 2007, at the UP BAHAY NG ALUMNI, UP Diliman. I'll be sharing a table with Alamat Comics' Budjette Tan, and maybe a few other creators as well. See you there!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Just got this email from Mr. Boboy Maniquis. Very funny. :)

Top 10 Reasons Why There Couldn't Be a Filipino-American US President

10. The White House is not big enough for in-laws and extendedn relatives.

9. There are not enough parking spaces at the White House for 2 Honda Civics, 2 Toyota Land Cruisers, 3 Toyota Corollas, a Mercedes Benz, a BMW (Big Mean Wife), and an MPV (My Pinoy Van).

8. Dignitaries generallyare intimidated by eating with their fingers at State dinners.

7. There are too many dining rooms in the White House - where will they put the picture of the Last Supper?

6. The White House walls are not big enough to hold a pair of giant wooden spoon and fork.

5. Secret Service staff won't respond to "psst...psst"

4. Secret Service staff will not be comfortable driving the presidential car with a Holy Rosary hanging on the rear view mirror or the statue of the Santo Nino on the dashboard.

3. No budget allocation to purchase a karaoke machine for every room in the White House.

2. State dinners do not allow "Take Home".


1. Air Force One does not allow overweight Balikbayan boxes!