Monday, September 25, 2006

Bulong Coming Soon

Here's the preview for the novel "Bulong" by Picasso Dela Cruz. I did the cover and the Illustrations.

Here's the link for a bigger look of the cover:

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Lead Slinger Challenge

Here's an add from Jonas Diego, please take a moment to check this one out.


The contest is now officially open.

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We're accepting submissions for the LEAD SLINGER CHALLENGE happening at the KOMIKON this October 21, 2006 at the U.P. Bahay ng Alumni in U.P. Diliman. Following are the rules for the contest.

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Spread the word around. Feel free to use the images and post them in your respective sites and blogs. For those of you who prefer something a bit more petit...

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Friday, September 15, 2006

PaperClip Komics

The blog for the PaperClip Komics is up and running. Please do visit it for infos on indie comic releases at this link: PaperClip.

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Friday, September 01, 2006

I Need Help...

I would be selling some of my comic collections w/ a discounted price... I'm a bit short of cash right now and in dire need of it (to pay for present obligation)... Below are the titles (I would be selling them in bundles because I'm a bit attached with these comics so it's a pity to sell them individually, at least for me) and their corresponding prices:

- Ultimate 6 #1 to #7 (starring The Ultimates and Ultimate Spider-Man) for Php 891.00

- High Roads #1 to #4 and #6 ( I can no longer find the #5 and #6 was signed by Yu, Alanguilan and Tadeo last dec 2003 during the san pablo comic fest) for Php 800.00

- Supreme Powers #1 to #12 by Straczynski, Fran and Sibal for Php 1,944.00

- Uncanny X-Men #429 to #434 (The Draco 1 to 6) by Austen and Tan for Php 729.00

- New X-Men #146 to #150 (Planet X) by Morrison, Jimenes and Lanning for Php 675.00

- Wolverine Netsuke #1 to #4 by George Pratt for Php 864.00

- Mekanix #1 to #6 starring Shadow Cat by Claremont Borillo, and Sosa (signed by Tadeo for colors) for Php 972.00

- Emma Frost #1 to #6 (Higher Learning) by Bollers, Green, and Ketchum for Php 810.00

- Emma Frost #7 to # 12 (Mind Games) by Bollers, Pagulayan, and Crisistomo for Php 945.00

- Emma Frost #13 to #17 (Bloom, the last part of the story is not availble - #18) by Bollers, Melo, Parsons, Pagulayan, Crisostomo and Conrad for Php 810.00

- Superman Red Son #1 to #3 (Else world) by Millar, Johnson, Robinson, Wong, Mounts, and Plunkett
I would also be selling some TPB's...

- Xtreme X-Men Invasion TPB by Claremont and Larroca for Php 1,080.00 (some probs w/ the binding)

- Xtreme X-Men Destiny TPB by Claremont and Larroca for Php 1,078...

Just send me a note or contact me thru 0915-744-2769 if you are interrested or know a person who would be interrested...


Series of Unfortunate Events

Last Wednesday (08/30/06), I've been encountering a lot of problems and it seems that it won't ever end. I've been delayed in paying the school, I've had problems with the output sheet at the office, end of the month is just a day away (meaning I have to pay the bills), I found out that my ex-gf already have a new bf (I'm happy w/ her though I got a little bit pang of jealousy, even if I'm in a relationship too), and some issue w/ my family. I was really stressed. That day seemed not to end at all.

After office and school I went to Baclaran (about past 12 mn) for my weekly novena (which by the way my panata to ask Mama Mary to help me ask God about some favors). After the novena I ate and went to 7/11 for slurpee. Then, it's time for me to go home since it was 2 am already. There were 2 buses in queue, though in my heart I wanted to ride the 2nd bus but my mind told me that it's already 2 am and I need to go home fast. So I choose the 1st bus on the line. Then it started it's engine. Off we go.

The journey went well except when the bus stop in Ortigas (Crossing) to fetch passengers. It's been 10 minutes already and yet the bus still stayed there (even if the buses behind have been pressing their horns to tell the bus to go already). Finally the bus started to go but there were about 6 guys entered the bus hurriedly and the seated differently and been staring at each other from time to time. I tried to look back at the passengers behind me because there were too much noise. Then I saw one of the guy been clasping something and trying to hide it. I began to worry so I seated more closer to the window. But seeing the guy and knowing that he might do something to the other passenger (who by the way is not part of the guys who just entered hurriedly at the crossing) seated at the back, I look back again to know if he's ok. This time I saw one of the guy (not the guy I saw holding something) already stood up and holding a knife and he saw me staring at him so he went to me instead of the other passenger. He tried to grab my back but I've been holding it tightly he were not able to get it away from me. He then pushes me into the aisle and the other guy (I saw earlier holding something in his palm) hold me by the shoulder and 3 other guys stood up from the front side of the bus. They hold my legs and twist my wrist (I've been covering my pockets to prevent them from getting my stuffs). The other guy tried to get my shoe and their hands are alover me in no time. They were able to reach inside my pants from foot to knee. Then they fled (near MegaMall Bldg. A) leaving me standing at the middle of the bus, startled and disoriented. People staring at me as if I'm a lunatic w/o offering any help nor assistance.

So I took a seat and found out I've already lost my phone, my wrist sores and my foot hurts. The first thing that crosses my mind is that I thank God for keeping me safe because some other victims are not lucky enough to be alive after that kind of situation.

I've been thinking, for the rest of the journey, that why the other passengers didn't offer any assistance upon seeing the obvious. I've been complaining the whole incident that I'm hurting yet they just don't respond. Is that a common occurrence that they are already used to it? Or they just fear that they might be hurt if they lend a hand? After my stop, I take a last glance at the people at the bus, they just go on as if nothing happens.

Luckily, I still have another phone which I recently brought back to life after buying a spare battery but I lost all my contacts (and it's b/w and doesn't have a camera nor memory card but I'm still lucky, aren't I?) I still have my bag and my wallet (which is empty by the way, hammy do they have a way of knowing if it's empty or not?) and my sanity still there.

I send an SMS to my mom and told her what happen. She just said, "Thanks that your OK." I'm quite well now though I'm still having a flashback on what had happened that day. I still believe that it happens for a purpose and God would provide me what I've lost and so much more. I'm happy that I'm still here and be able to share this unhappy yet very informative event. So just always be ready and don't try to struggle. Just give them what they want if it meant drying if you won't.


I've had a couple of problems with that area before. One would be the rugby boys and girls who makes the area under the overpass a haven of their addiction. Almost every afternoon I've seen lots of kids having a rugby (not the game) session. I've already told the authorities about it yet nothing happens. God, why do they have to be so blind about it. They know it yet they pretend they don't. For Christ's sake, it's their damn duty and obligation. They when I reported the incident to my boss, I found out that there were a lot of us in the office who have been victims of the same kind of robbery. They also report it and yet victims seems to add up in numbers in days. And yet the authorities remain silent w/o doing a damn thing. Sad? Yes? Funny? Definitely not.