On Saturday, August 8, 2009, I’ll be at the Manila Comic Con at SM Megamall to promote our comics, “Palisay at Sumbling” which I pencilled. It will be the first time I would attend a comic con, so I’m quite nervous. I don’t really know how I’d react if I’m asked questions about how I draw or what’s my style. However, we at Pulang Punla Studios are really proud of our work although it’s still not done. Here are some samples of our comic. We’ll be showing some teaser pages and other cool stuff.
“Palisay at Sumbling”
Pulang Punla Studios
Writers: Joseph Kahlil Baet
Chris Alvin Yap
Penciller: Marvin Sanchez
Ink and Colors: Carlo Andrew Ferrer Continue reading
Despite its complex, unfamiliar narrative, I give Watchmen FIVE out of FIVE stars
I finished reading “Watchmen” last year, 2008. I became obsessed with comic books that year because “The Dark Knight” just blew me away. I wanted to know what else DC Comics has to offer and I after some research, I found out that the graphic novel “Watchmen” is a must-read.
“Watchmen” is a graphic novel, although the creators didn’t intend for it to be called that way. A graphic novel is a type of comic book that is usually very lengthy and has a complex, multi-layered storyline. Watchmen is composed of twelve comic books originally issued separately, and then combined later to form a graphic novel format.
The graphic novel was published between 1986 and 1987. As such, its concerns were about the Cold War, Vietnam, right-wing politics, and the degeneration of the simple ways of life through the advent of fast technology and pressing social issues. The comic book only amplified these issues through its revolutionary treatment of the concept of “superheroes.” Continue reading