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Whilce Portacio in Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

“I am happy to announce that Whilce is going back to Canada! He will be attending the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo on APRIL 26” – Whilce

Read more here


February 24, 2008 Posted by | filipino artist, international news | | Leave a comment

Fan Art invites for a local Horror Magazine

Kc posted in his blog that a horror magazine that they are making is stated to be released on March 2008 and it is on experimental stage, For those who like to contribute a horror fan art you may submit it via email.
you can read more  about the instructions  here

February 23, 2008 Posted by | announcement | 1 Comment

Short stories and Horror for Caparas Komiks

“In addition to their five titles already in print, Carlo J. Caparas – Sterling Komiks will be coming out with two new titles”


February 23, 2008 Posted by | komiks | | 1 Comment

Hiligaynon Komiks at the Student Paper Presentation

“Vicnel Ann Napolereyes and Rainier Factuar both senior Broadcast Communication majors from the Division of Humanities of the College of Arts and Sciences talked about the social and political realities reflected in Hiligaynon Komiks at the Student Paper Presentation on 18th February 2008 at the Interactive Learning Center of UPV Miagao.

Their study focuses on the two-page Hiligaynon Komiks found in Hiligaynon Magazine from the year 1998 to 2000. It aims to identify the social and political realities reflected in their selections, determine the prevalent social and political realities, discuss the realities found in the komiks, and know the relationship of the komiks
depicted to its contemporary time.” –

Read more here

February 23, 2008 Posted by | komiks | | Leave a comment

American Komikeros- The Documentary’s Blurbs

thanks to Budj for the twitter news 🙂
I haven’t seen yet a documentary film about Filipino komiks, I guess this might be the first that will start it all.
I was told by Alfredo Alcala Jr.  about an old documentary film about our Filipino artists and it features a great interview
with our comic artist masters, but too bad that there’s no other copy of the film. Also I saw a short documentary and interview with Tony Velasquez, comic creator of Kenkoy komiks in Knowledge Channel, I sent them a note years ago to replay it, but its sad that I haven’t receive any reply from them. But the docu film American Komikeros is a great start to archive it and save it for future references.


American Komikeros ©2007, LeRoid E. David

For over 30 years, hundreds of Filipino comic book artists (also known as “komikeros”), from major to independent publishers, have been contributing their amazing talents to the American comic book industry. Beginning in the early 1970s, Tony DeZuniga became the first Filipino artist to break into the American market starting with DC Comics; he is the co-creator of DC’s Jonah Hex and Black Orchid. Tony also led the first wave of Filipino immigrants to work for American comic books.

Get to know his story along with many other fellow Komikeros- Alex Nino, Ernie Chan, Danny Bulandi, Whilce Portacio, Philip Tan, and Leinil Francis Yu. This short documentary project will introduce some of the history and profiles of these underappreciated Filipino artists, past and present, America and abroad. Plus insight from some of today’s biggest names in the comic book industry- Frank Cho, Mark Wheatley, Jose Villarrubia, Brian Philippson, Alex Saviuk, and more!

Directed and Produced by LeRoid David with Matthew Abaya.

February 23, 2008 Posted by | feature, komiks | | 1 Comment

Ultimate source for Filipino Superheroes now uploading


Do have any pictures, posters, old comics, movies, etc. of any Filipino Super Hero? If your answer is yes, please do send me an email…


just found  this blog news over at Pinoyblogosphere.com
sounds cool to see another website/blog to feature our original superheroes

February 23, 2008 Posted by | komiks | | 10 Comments

Andre Estillore Komiks

read his komiks work samples here , found a link of it from my multiply page and you’ll read 3 komiks samples.
Ang Aplikante  (The Applicant), Repentance and Faith, Kayamanan (Treasure, published in Nightmare komiks).

February 21, 2008 Posted by | komiks, web comics | | 1 Comment

Rateeg featured in ToyFare, hooray to all pinoys

ur TFPH buddy Rateeg is featured in Toyfare Magazine. Maubhay ang mga Pinoy!
Rateeg aka Don Razon is one of the finest custome toy figure builder in the Philippines, won many times in the annual Philippine ToyCon customized toy figure contest and also he is the main man for the toy group Action Figure Philippines.

featured in the HOMEMADE HEROES article.

“Hello folks.
If you grab a copy of TOYFARE issue #128 this month of February, you might wanna see one of my customs being featured in the HOMEMADE HEROES article.
Thanks to Mr. Adam Tracey (editor in chief) for picking my custom Thundercats TYGRA as one of the homemade heroes in Toyfare magazine.

It’s a big honor carrying the Filipino Pride on this one, as our country was there written also besides my name.
here is a closer look of the write up: ” – Rateeg

Check out more photos and discussions here

February 19, 2008 Posted by | filipino artist | | Leave a comment

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #12 cover by Carlo Pagulayan

click image to enlarge

Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by ROGER CRUZ
“Hey! What’s up with Cyke getting a whole issue to himself? Where’s the Angel love?”
“Oh uh, yeah, Warren. We were just getting to you. A whole book, all you.”
“Yeah, number 12. Oh, can we borrow a thousand bucks?”
“It’s on my dresser! Woo-hoo, the ALL ANGEL issue!”
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99


February 19, 2008 Posted by | filipino artist, international news, preview | | Leave a comment

Ryan Orosco’s new project

its cool to see Ryan’s new work and I know he will be surprise when he see this post, I just saw it in some blog dude!.

Ryan style in creating creatures and monsters give me the creeps, I’m not really sure were he gets some idea and I know its a part of those imaginary things that run in his head heehee, sometimes it creeps me whenever he narrate some of his nightmare stories.

for more info of what he’s working on check this blog that reached my inbox for updates.

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

Ilonggo Comics and Animation : A Lecture Series on Developing Local Content

just browsed this info from John Becaro’s deviantart page. If I have just prepared for this, might attend it and cover it, but its already outside Luzon and its impossible for me to fly on that date. Cool to see comic lectures are now being

Attention: Western Visayas Komikeros, Animators, Writers,
Pop culture enthusiasts, Print/broadcast media, UP faculty
and general all-around komiks aficionados.:


Introducing Ilonggo Comics and Animation
A Lecture Series on Developing Local Content in Comics and Animation

21-22 February 2008
Training Rooms 1 & 2, 2nd Floor, GCE Building, UPV, Iloilo City

Guest Lecturer : Gerry Alanguilan
, Master -Komikero, of San Pablo City.

Day 1
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 – 9:45 am Character Blendering 101: Basic 3D Character Modelling in Blender Jonathan Jurilla Assi. Prof. UPV
9:45 – 10:15 am Open Forum
10:15 – 10:30 am BREAK
10:30-11:15 am Fluid Simulation in Blender Francis Dimzon Assi. Prof. UPV
11:15-11:45 am Open Forum
1:30 – 2:15 pm The making of Selected 3D shorts Redd Nuñez & Comp Sci Class UPV
2:15 – 2:45 pm Open Forum
2:45—3:00 pm BREAK
3:00 – 3:45 pm Legend of Tibud: The Making Dimbox Studios
3:45 – 4:15 pm Open Form

Day 2
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 – 9:45 am The Art of Comics Gerry Alanguilan
9:45 – 10:15 am Open Forum
10:15 – 10:30 am BREAK
10:30-11:15 am The Development of 2D Animation from the Traditional to Digital Animation. Benjie Marasigan, Animation Prof. La Salle-St. Benilde
11:15-11:45 am Open Forum
1:30 – 3:00 pm Free-for-All: Artists’ Interaction and Exhibition


February 18, 2008 Posted by | events | | 1 Comment

Hans Bacher “Dream Worlds” Book Signing at Fully Booked

I just saw this event posted in Facebook and I’m interested to check it out and also meet the artist.
I don’t know personally or familiar with the name Hans Bacher, but the animation and movies he worked on as a production designer really made me interested to come and see him at the event. These animation give inspiration to me during my youngling days, from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Fantasy and many other animated movies.

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February 18, 2008 Posted by | events | | Leave a comment