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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Muelmar Magallanes: Hero

Just read about this on Budjette's blog. After reading all about costumed heroes since the early days of my childhood, not one of their fictional feats can measure up to the heroism of this man...

'Heroic rescuer'

Reports have also emerged of acts of heroism by members of the public during the floods, including Muelmar Magallanes, who rescued more than 30 people, but ended up sacrificing his own life.

With the help of his older brother, the 18-year-old construction worker tied rope around his waist and took his siblings to safety before going back to the house for his parents, according to the AFP news agency.

Later, he decided go back to save neighbours trapped on rooftops. He then dived back in again when he saw a mother and her six-month-old baby daughter in the water.

"I didn't know that the current was so strong. In an instant, I was under water. We were going to die," the mother Menchie Penalosa told AFP.

"Then this man came from nowhere and grabbed us. He took us to where the other neighbours were, and then he was gone," she added.

Witnesses said an exhausted Mr Megallanes was simply swept away by the water.

His father Samuel said: "He always had a good heart. We had already been saved. But he decided to go back one last time for the girl."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bayan Knights Sketchbook: Bagwis

Here's a member of the Bayan Knights Powerhouse division, created by Santiago "Santy" Panes... Bagwis!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bayan Knights Sketchbook: Pag-Asa

Here's the latest in a series of sketches based on the Bayan Knights. This time around, Erico Calimlim's Pag-Asa gets sketched...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bayan Knights Sketchbook: Boy Ipis

Here's a popular member of Bayan Knights... Ang astiging Boy Ipis!

BTW, I really enjoyed the first issue. It COULD HAVE BEEN an all-ages book, but the names and treatment of the villains, though hilarious, aren't really suitable for children. Enjoyable, though. :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Don't you just find it annoying when cab drivers ask for "a little bit more" right after you get inside their vehicle?

Kuki brought this up this morning, relating her experience recently while riding a taxi. It's just plain not right to ask for more money or a tip. We're the kind of people who almost always give tips, but this kind of behavior is really not proper. Aren't we all working for a living? Imagine, if a saleslady at SM were assisting you... Would she ask for a tip? While you're paying at the cashier, will she ask for "a little bit more" for her troubles? Get the point?

Drivers, please wait for your tip. Almost always, people just tell you to keep the change, anyway. And aren't you being paid by whoever owns the taxi you're driving? My barber doesn't ask me to give him a little extra, but I still do when he finishes cutting my hair.

Don't get me wrong. There are a lot of nice taxi drivers out there. But most of the time, the bad ones give the good ones a bad rap.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bayan Knights Sketch: Phantom Cat

I had promised Amely Grace Vidal that I'd draw her creation many moons ago... Back when it was still known as "Panty Cat." Well, better late than never...

Okay, still have deadlines to finish!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I was thinking of doing a Bayan Knights sketchbook, to be released in limited copies around the latter part of next year (maybe), and proceeds would go to funding the Bayan Knights comic book. Bayan Knights head honcho Gilbert Monsanto thought it was a good idea, so I'm posting the first sketch I did here, just to give a preview of how the illustrations would look like. And the first character out of the gate is none other than the leader of the group, Sarhento Sagrado...

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Franchise: Wall of Angels Now Available At Amazon!

The Franchise: Wall Of Angels Volume One is now available at Amazon.com!  This volume collects the first six issues of Wall Of Angels with 20 new pages not published in the original comic book. A tale of deceit, love and courage woven against a tapestry of legends.  From Roswell to the ancient land of Atlantis, a group of unlikely companions follow a madman on an unholy quest for eternal life.

This graphic novel is a 166 page paperback, b/w, 6 x 9 format.

Just $15.99 plus shipping & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.

ISBN-10: 0557039924

ISBN-13: 978-0557039920