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Team Philippines at the Singapore Toys and Comic Convention 2008

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here’s the first photo coverage by our team Philippines, they will represent for the Philippine Toy Convention, Transformers Philippines and LEGO Philippine Bricksters (thats our group here in Manila), and since I can’t attend the event, I just told them to represent for me and use my gate passes of the event.

Mico and Victor just uploaded the preview night from yesterday opening of the event for Guest VIP, and I’m glad that they made it. Also Dash our Singapore pinoy resident for Transformers Philippines will upload some photos of the event itself later.

thanks so much to PI Events for the invitation!

so cool! they met the creators of Devil Robot and Toki Doki!

i’ll go next year!!!!!!!!! wahhhhh!!!
to know more about the event, visit http://www.sgtoyandcomiccon.com/

more photos and photo album here


June 27, 2008 Posted by | events | | 2 Comments

The Saturday Group 40th Anniversary Show-Homage to MALANG

Start: Jun 28, ’08 6:00p
Location: Art Center SM Megamall, Bldg A, 4th floor.

The Saturday Group members takes inspiration from Malang’s works and interprets them in their own individual styles. Borrowing his favorite subjects, colors and style, members of the group explores the various possibilities that they can conjure while retaining their own artistic style.

posted and from : http://budsconvo.multiply.com/calendar/item/10018/The_Saturday_Group_40th_Anniversary_Show-Homage_to_MALANG

June 27, 2008 Posted by | events, filipino artist | Leave a comment

Carlo Pagulayan and Stephen Segovia @ Building Comic Book Character(s) – Inquirer.net

After drawing a variety of X-related titles (“Emma Frost” and “X-Men Unlimited” among them) and the all-ages “Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four,” Pagulayan landed the penciling slot in one of Marvel’s iconic titles, “The Incredible Hulk.” He was psyched to be with the not-so-jolly green giant: “Overjoyed and overwhelmed and still in disbelief,” he describes his reaction. “It’s something my friends and I grew up reading and now I’m part of the story creation.” Then it got better. Pagulayan was on board when series writer Greg Pak took the Hulk literally out of this world with the gladiator-themed Planet Hulk story arc, garnering readers and accolades.

Segovia cut his teeth on local comic books then moved on to international assignments such as Image Comics’ “Tokyo Knights.” His big break happened when he landed one of the penciling roles in the supernatural DC Comics title “Countdown to Mystery.” He got the coveted gig after submitting his portfolio to DC’s editors and was surprised to get a call just a week later. “It’s a dream come true,” he admits. “It’s just like I won in a lottery.” Now he lands yet another top shelf assignment as he dispenses art for the series “Wolverine: Origins,” which stars Marvel’s favorite claw-equipped mutant.

read more here at http://globalnation.inquirer.net/features/features/view/20080625-144663/Building-Comic-Book-Characters

June 25, 2008 Posted by | filipino artist | Leave a comment

RIZAL’s the monkey and the turtle comics exhibit in SM MOA

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The replica of Rizal’s comics is on exhibit at the SM Mall of Asia, near the ice skating rink, 2nd floor of the mall.

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more photos at RIZAL’s the monkey and the turtle comics exhibit in SM MOA

June 21, 2008 Posted by | events, komiks | | 1 Comment

The TurfSite Manila Book Give-away Contest Part II

check it out this cool new contest by Bob Reyes!

The contest can be found at http://www.bobreyes.com/myblog/2008/06/17/the-turfsite-manila-book-give-away-contest-part-ii/

I am giving-away a copy of the graphic novel Hackerteen: Volume 1: Internet Blackout (Hackerteen) from O’Reilly (valued at US$19.99). Open to all bloggers (read as: Multiply-ers).

June 17, 2008 Posted by | events | | Leave a comment

Mariel Rodriguez as VARGA

Read more at http://www.starmometer.com/2008/06/17/mariel-rodriguez-bags-the-role-of-mars-ravelos-varga/

June 17, 2008 Posted by | komiks | | 2 Comments

My last dance for the Philippine Toy Con

and because that I’m no longer comfortable working for the event that I’m nursing it for almost  5 years already.

its time for me to say Good bye for the Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention aka Toy Con.

its been a good year handling the big event and thus dubbed as the local version of the Comicon San Diego, and its a great event that I learned more on how to become a professional in handling and managing, its a big learning ground for being proactive in everything.

I want to leave, because that I’m no longer happy in organizing it and no longer comfortable if I’m going to do another one for next year.. My big decision is final.

this 2008 will be my last Toy Con.

so for this year, lets make it big.. the greatest and the grandest convention in the Philippines ever!

after doing for AnimeXplosion 2000 : 1st Philippine Anime Convention and Komikon : 1st Philippine Komiks Convention.  its now time for me to close my book for the Toy Con : 1st Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention.

My energy is gone, but maybe a new spark might come out soon.

June 13, 2008 Posted by | announcement | | Leave a comment

Todd McFarlane and Brian Holguin return to the pages of ‘Spawn’ with artist and Image founder Whilce Portacio

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got this info and pic from Whilce

Spawn gets a massive makeover in October when a brand new creative team dons the suit come issue #185—a creative team consisting of writer Brian Holguin, Image founder Whilce Portacio and Spawn creator himself, Todd McFarlane.

“We’ve just been talking with everybody involved about what we can do to see if we can inspire the readers,” McFarlane said. “One of them was to just take the book in a different direction in terms of the storyline, and then the other one was maybe take it in a bit of a different direction artistically, too.”
[EXCLUSIVE!] McFARLANE REUNITES WITH ‘SPAWN’Image founder Whilce Portacio (Wetworks) gets behind the wheel to drive the book in that new artistic direction with McFarlane riding shotgun as creative director. The pair work in conjunction with one another—McFarlane often describes the scenes and Portacio pencils in his own twists and turns.

“Having Todd by my side is fantastic because he gives me all the texture he’s been trying to place in his stories,” said Portacio. “As the artist, I get to say, ‘Okay, let me grab all of this stuff that’s oozing out of your head and let me see if I could make it visually pleasing.’ For me, that’s the most fun part.”

read more at http://www.wizarduniverse.com/060608spawnannouncement.html

More pics Here!

June 13, 2008 Posted by | filipino artist, international news | | Leave a comment

Manga Kissa : 1st Pinoy Manga cafe is now closing

from their blog :

Please be informed that effective June 15,2008 we are permanently closing our business books will be on sal (entire volume japanese only).50php per book.Please visit our store for more information or call 845-03-65


June 11, 2008 Posted by | komiks | | 1 Comment

Looking for cartoonist

got this post from nico and katwo

We’re looking for cartoonist who can create pugad baboy characters to be animated. no need for animation skills, just good illustration skills for print.

If interested, or know anybody, email me samples of your work at info [at] 2720 [dot] tv. thanks!

June 7, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

a super-team from the Philippines is introduced called the Triumph Division

from Reno’s blog

In the latest issue of Invincible Iron Man (#2, to be exact), a super-team from the Philippines is introduced called the Triumph Division…

June 5, 2008 Posted by | international news | 1 Comment

FUDGE MAGAZINE Free Comic Book Day coverage

here’s a message from Mark Torres

hey guys, the newest, fresh out of the oven issue of that darn funky magazine FUDGE is upon us again, and it comes in 2 delicious covers…take your pick from Jack Black/KungFu Panda or The Incredible Hulk…either way, you’re getting another dose of yumyumyum features, pictures and promos.

oh, shameless plug here, but another great reason to get the issue is the special feature on the last month’s Free Comic Book Day event at Comic Odyssey Galleria…written by none other than yours truly. with lovely pictures provided by that ever hyper rascal, Punky Taguines.

so yeah, go run, don’t walk, to your nearest magazine/newspaper/bookstores/hobby shops and grab the June issue of Fudge Magazine. yeah, yeah, yeah!!!

June 5, 2008 Posted by | events, komiks | | Leave a comment