Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Pages from Hope: New Orleans

I've just finished inking five pages of the 10-pager story for the Hope: New Orleans antho in which Ronin will be releasing. Here are 2 preview pages. It's intitles Pillars, written by Richard Evans about two old guys trapped in an elderly home during the Katrina flood. Click the image to see bigger drawing.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Remembering Vincent Kua Jr.

I just found out today from other' artist blogs and forums that the great filipino artist VINCENT KUA JR. passed away. Vincent was considered a superstar in the Philippine komiks scene before the industry crashed in the late 90's and lately been an in-house artist for ABS-CBN's magazine "Nginig". His drawings and stories are one of my influences in drawing growing up. I have never known him personally but I really felt a loss within me. Another master of the art succumed to the Grim Ripper's blade.

My condolences to Mr. Kua's family and relatives. Sir, salamat sa inspirasyon at alay ninyong talento. Magsisilbi kayong gabay at alab sa puso naming mga artist na naghahanap ng kanlungan at silbi sa masalimuot at magulong mundo ng sining.

To those people who have never been previleged to see a Vincent Kua masterpiece, you can see some at his website: http://www.freewebs.com/vincentkuajr/gallery.htm

A sample of Mr. Kua's work:

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Super Fergus

Watching your son grow up is really one of the best things that fatherhood brings. My son, now two, is becoming more and more interested with superheroes and comicbooks. He's crazy about Batman, Superman, Spiderman and The Power Rangers. He even is starting to draw so i bought him his own drawing pad. Now he can draw a batman figure more than write his alphabet.

1. in Superman suit (or shall i say "Superboy"?)

2. Power Ranger!!!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Hope Anthology

Ronin Studios will be publishing a comic anthology titled "Hope Vol. 2" in which proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross for the benifit of the Hurricane Katrina victim. I am contributing a pin-up and will be doing the art for a 10-pager story. I am still working with the sequentials, but I'm done with the Pin-up. Thomas Mauer, the book's editor and lead writer, has already approved this one. So this will be going to the colorist/ grayscaler for final touch up and background.

Here's the pin-up:

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Mammoth monsters
Yet act as parasites
Sweet words they say

Honey- laden rotten promises

Branded as heroes
When all they did was smile
Wolves who like state dinners
Spending public money and debts

Self- proclaimed prophets
Economist and clever merchants
Super brains they said they are
They’ll deliver us from dearth

Enjoying the clouts of authority
In expense of us brothers
Staging phony rebellions
Enacting surreal chaos
Just to hold on to power

Monday, October 03, 2005

Chelsea Defeated Liverpool

I watched sunday night football and it really turned out to be very frustrating. I was talking about the match between Premier League big guns Chelsea and Liverpool. Though I admire the style and individual players of the former(and their very vocal portuguese manager), my heart has always been a Red fan. When Frank Lampard netted through Liverpool defense, i thought it would be the beginning of the embrassment. But Gerrard did equalize in the 36th minute and the scoresheet remained even up to the half break. I thought it wasn't so bad afterall, if Liverpool cannot beat Chelsea, then at least a 1-1 draw is all the fans can hope for (similar to the two team's champions' league clash last week that produced a lacklustre 0-0 draw). But Damien duff ruined my early celebration in the second half when he found the net. Then Joe cole and Geremi completed the humiliating 4-1 trashing.If you're a chelsea fan, it could have been fantastic seeing your favorite club crush the European champions like that. but then again, if you root for the Merseysiders, you would have a feeling like mine after watching the match. But then again, it was a good game of football. And irregardless of who's side I am, i still enjoyed a top- notched game worth watching.