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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tomorrow will be my second day of teaching kids about comics creation. I'm still a bit nervous, truth be told. The first day wasn't a complete disaster, I just had a hard time having the kids open up and tell me about the stuff they like. They're good kids, albeit a bit shy. They don't even talk to each other. As Charlie Brown would say, "Good grief!"

I could tell that some of them had a hard time grasping the basics of anatomy, since all of them were more into cartoon comic strips and manga than the traditional "realistic" stuff that I do. I'm hoping I haven't bored them too much and that they'll all still be in class tomorrow. He he.

Here's hoping the activity I've got lined up tomorrow will be more to their liking. Also, it will be a group effort, so I'm hoping the interactive nature of the project they'll be doing will break the ice and they'll finally have fun with each other.

Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The April issue of Previews has the solicitation for Captain Action King Size Special #1, and I am very excited. I never thought I'd see the day when a comic I drew would have a cover by one of my childhood idols, John Byrne.

The stories in this issue were supposed to be Captain Action Season 2 issues 4 and 5, but to give readers more bang for their buck Moonstone collected two issues into one big special issue. Hopefully those of you who'll pick it up will agree it's worth it. :)

Friday, April 08, 2011

A Jam-Packed MRT Moment...

Woman: (Raised voice) Aray ko! Dahan-dahan naman po!
Elderly Man: Masikip eh, maraming nagtutulakan.
Woman: (Raised voice again) Eh bakit naman kasing hindi magdahan-dahan!
Elderly Man: (Now raising his voice too) Eh masikip nga di maiwasan maitulak!
Woman: (Still with raised voice) Kayo pa ang galit kayo na nga nakasakit! Nakakahiya, pumapatol sa babae!
Elderly Man: Mas nakakahiya ka pumapatol ka sa matanda!

And thus the exchange ended.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Summer Komikon will be on April 16 2011, Saturday at the Bayanihan Center, Pioneer Street, Pasig City. It's at the Unliab compound if you're familiar with that. If not, coming from EDSA, you can get off at Boni Avenue then take a tricycle from Robinsons Forum. At the tricycle stop just walk a few steps further and you're there. More info at this link.

Also, the Bayan Knights will be having IndieXclusives at the Komikon. Each Bayan Knights team will have their own one-shot issue, so check those out. You canc heck out the titles going on sale at this link.

See you there!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Comics Creation at Discovery Summer Camp

Channel your creativity and sharpen your eye for detail. Find out how fun it is to draw just like in comic books. Learn from one of the country’s top comics illustrator. The lessons will cover basic anatomy, perspective and composition, storytelling and a lot more.

• Instructor: Reno Maniquis

• Age group: 11 -14 years old
• Course length: Five, two-hour sessions
• Schedule: Fridays, April 15- May 20, 2011
• Fee: P5,500 + book donation, fee is inclusive of Discovery Kit and basic materials

Graduation exhibit at The Podium, May 23 to 29, 2011. Graduation rites at The Podium, May 29, 2011. For inquiries, please call Michelle Lamar and Rowena Gulle at (63 2) 719.8888 / 719.6910 or email us at marketing@discovery.com.ph