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Friday, August 29, 2008

As far as food products go, I have to give kudos to this kani crab manufacturer for their honesty...

The brand name says it all... ROBO CRAB. Yep, you can't make fake crab any faker than that. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Aaarrghh! Just got tagged by Gilbert.
Oh well, just to prove how boring a person I am, here are my answers...

1. What do you want for your birthday?
- Nothing really. Just to get to spend some time to relax.

2. Who will be your next kiss?
-I guess it would either be Jade or Kuki. Most definitely a hug will come with the kiss if it's from Jade.

3. When was the last time you went to the mall?
- Yesterday morning, at SM Megamall. Had to go to Megaclinic for some physical therapy for my right shoulder.

4. Are you wearing socks right now?
- Yep. Bought them for 20 pesos a pair from a sidewalk vendor. They're very comfy.

5. How did you spend your summer?
- We went to Boracay, stayed at Discovery Shores. If you can afford it, I highly recommend it. And I'm not saying that just because Kuki works there.

6. Have you been to the cinema in the last 5 days?
- Nope. I rarely get to go to the movies nowadays. I saw Dark Knight with Kuki, though. Very good movie, although it left me with a "heavy" feeling afterwards.

7. What was the last thing you had to drink?
- Nai Cha milk tea, then water with Clusivol.

8. What are you wearing right now?
-Black DX t-shirt, Bench low-rise jeans, the aforementioned socks, and Adidas Adizero rubber shoes. Great for running! (Ayos ba? merong mga links, ha? Kunin niyo naman akong endorser! hehe)

9. What was your last purchase?
- A back issue of SFX magazine from Booksale.

10. What was the last food you ate?
- Ham, half a hotdog, and rice.

11. Who would be the person you would call if you were up in the middle of the night and couldn’t sleep?
- I'd call nobody. The person I'd most like to talk to would be lying next to me. :)

12. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?-
- Nope.

13. Do you have a pet?
- None whatsoever.

14. What made you laugh in the last 5 days?
- My family. Really, they're hilarious.

15. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
- In front of the computer. Except it ould be at home, and not at the office. Hehe.

16. What is the last thing you purchased online?
- I don't buy stuff online. Yeah, I'm kinda ancient like that.

17. One thing you hate about yourself?
- My damn shoulder impingement. It's getting hard to draw, or do anything with my right hand, for that matter.

18. Do you miss anyone?
- I miss my bestest friend, Archie. I love youuuuuuu!!!!!!!

19. What are your plans for the day?
- To finish this damn questionnaire and get back to work so I can go home on time.

20. Last person you msg’d?
- Oh, I wouldn't throw msg in anybody's face. That would be wrong. I'd eat it though. MSG IS NOT HARMFUL!!!

21. Ever went to a camp?
- I remember going to Camp Suki once. I had to rent a costume.

22. Are you a good student in school?
- I didn't get high grades, just good enough. Though I remember being well-behaved. Or maybe I just didn't get caught. Oh wait. I was caught cheating on a test once. My bad.

23. What do you know about the (your) future?
- I do know that I'll be able to finish answering this.

24. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
- Nope.

25. Where is/are your best friend/s right now?
- The aforementioned Archie is in Canada right now. I miss you man. I love yoouuuuuuu!!!!

That's it? That's the end? Thank goodness. Now, my turn to inflict the pain on someone else...

I tag Gio, Ariel, Annie and Dodo. Bwahahahaha!

Friday, August 08, 2008

San Diego Comic Con 2008....

My first and only trip to SDCC was in 1998. In fact, I think that was my last trip to the USA. Who'd have thought 10 years later, my artwork would be displayed in its hallowed walls of geekdom? :)

My publisher, TwentyToSix Books, was an exhibitor there, and writer/editor/publisher Anthony Garcia sent me these pics. Form what he told me, a great time was had by all, even though it was exhausting.

A couple of comic pros liked the work I did for Wall of Angels, namely Shannon Wheeler (of Too Much Coffee Man fame), who, according to Anthony, thought the art was awesome. And even painter extraordinaire Dave Dorman said it was a solid product. To which I can only say thank you for the kind words, and rest assured we'll be doing much better in the coming issues.

Oh, and lest I forget, GRAPHIC CLASSICS: AMBROSE BIERCE 2nd Edition should be out this August, in which I drew the short story "The Damned Thing", scripted by Rod Lott. Check out the Graphic Classics website here.

Teka, napansin ko... Kamukha ni John Becaro yung naka-Superman costume, ah. Ikaw ba 'yan, John? :P

Monday, August 04, 2008

Here's Jade's absolutlest, mostest favorite song (at least for the moment)...

"Mercy" by Duffy.

Jade was singing one day, and the lyrics went "I was begging you for mercy, mercy... why won't you release me." Me and Kuki were intrigued, since we haven't heard a song like that before. Jade said she heard it playing on her school bus' radio.

A quick Google of the lyrics later, I found the song, downloaded it, and now Jade listens to it on her iPod shuffle repeatedly. What can I say? The kid has good taste in music. :)