from Kajo's portfolio
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
|X-MEN LEGACY #245, Cover by LEINIL YU|
|WOLVERINE #1000, Cover by Stephen Segovia|
|SILVER SURFER, Pencils by Stephen Segovia, Cover by Carlo Pagulayan|
Monday, November 15, 2010
In the first volume, Trese: Murder on Balete Drive, we are introduced to Alexandra and her team, and the second volume, Trese: Unreported Murders, showed us one peculiar procedural after another. But it is in this third volume, Trese: Mass Murders, where we find out where and how Alexandra Trese came to be who and where she is. Instead of hemming us in, Trese: Mass Murders actually opens up another world of narrative possibilities.
The rabid fan following Trese has earned is impressive, and that only adds to the fact that in Trese, Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo has crafted a testament to the limitless capacity of the Filipino imagination, as well as one of the best Filipino comic books of all time.
It is for those reasons that Trese: Mass Murders is given the National Book Award for Graphic Literature.
thanks to Ruey de Vera for sending us a copy of this citation
Friday, November 12, 2010
Elmer: A Comic Book
Gerry Alanguilan, SLG (www.slgcomic.com), $12.95 trade paper (144p) ISBN 978-1-59362-204-6
Jake Gallo is an angry young man, frustrated at his lack of employment and easily provoked by perceived slights. It is not until we are several pages into the book that we discover that he is also a talking, thinking chicken. He is no anomaly; decades earlier, all of chickenkind suddenly gained intelligence and speech; by the 2000s they are legally human. Jake's father's illness and subsequent death lead Jake to read his father's account of the early days after the change; this in turn allows Alanguilan to show the reader the often horrific sequence of events that followed chickenkind's sudden elevation to sapience. Used to seeing chickens as food or worse, humans are not shown at their best as they react, often violently, to this sudden alteration of the natural order. The gorgeous b&w art, full of lush pen work and strong expressions, takes what should be a self-evidently ludicrous proposition and somehow imbues it with plausibility, drawing readers into a brutal, blood-soaked tale of a transformed species and the outrage and savagery of their former owners. A peculiar but engaging work that deserves attention.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
The Quarterly Bathroom Companion Comics Compendium is a 100 page anthology. Inside you'll find a ten-page story from Mervin Malonzo of the webcomic TABI PO, a new Alamat ng Panget from Apol Sta. Maria, a comic book story Ammathorn, and essays by Adam David, including a reaction on Sen. Lito Lapid's proposed Graphic Novel Archive bill and (as the they always say) much, much more! Edited by Dj Legaspi and Josel Nicolas, and the indie designed by Mervin Malonzo.
Here's run down of the contributors:
Apol Sta. Maria
Get your copy of The Quarterly Bathroom Companion Comics Compendium at the Komikon, Nov 13, at Starmall. http://www.komikon.org/
Saturday, November 06, 2010
"Morpheus Etsip, Genus Animale!" With those words, the mysterious manong who sells banana-Q casts a spell on the the boy named Joe. The next day, Joe discovers that he has gained the ability to channel animals and their feral, or at times, voracious traits. Whether this is a curse or blessing, he must learn to harness and control his newfound powers if he is to survive -- for even stranger things are coming.
URBAN ANIMAL (1 of 4)
Story and art by JOHN AMOR, www.johnamorartist.com
Published by Big Ape Design Studios.
URBAN ANIMAL will be launched at the upcoming Komikon, Nov 13, at Starmall, EDSA. Go to http://www.komikon.org/ for more details.