Monday, November 21, 2016

Still on a Komikon High

Winter Komikon 2016 was a blast.

 Thought I'd update this blog as well with what happened last Komikon weekend.

 Got messed up on the first day being 7 hours late because had to go to the doctor's to get my girlfriend's blood tests. Sigh.

 No worries though. We went back the next day and I sold out on 3 titles of my comic books. That is just the best feeling. I loved that a lot people were able to respond and enjoy my creations... T_T

 Also we ran into some great names in local comics and got some great advice on how to get our work out there more. 

 So thanks to all the participants and organizers of Komikon 2016 and we'll see you next con.

 Til next time, Enjoy your comics!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Inktober Catch Up : 19 - 31

All the way!

 It's here... Finally got to upload my Inktober drawings for Days 19 - 31. Apologies for the delay cuz I actually got hand cramps from making all these and my black and blue brush pens are now running on fumes :))

 Anywho, here are the new drawings :) Enjoy!

Day 19: Archon Action Pose

Day 20: Monster Rancher: Ducken

Day 21: Mushroompire

Day 22: Anarchy Inc.: Erdex

Day 23: Naruto: Nara Shikamaru

Day 24: Pokemon : Pancham and Pangoro

Day 25: Bradley

Day 26: Super Mario: Lemmy

Day 27: Batman: Mr. Freeze

Day 28: Adventure Time: Ice King and Gunter

Day 29: 'Splosions

Day 30: Batman: Mad Hatter

Day 31: Anarchy Inc.: Nocturne

 Phew! It was a good Inktober :D Hopefully by next Inktober I'll have more colored markers available and be able to have some more drawing materials for these :D

 Anyone out there done with their Inktober stint? Give me a shoutout in the comments section! Til next time, Enjoy your cartoons :)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Trying out some animation practice and such

Animation is wearing out my pen nibs :)

 Hey ya'll. It's nice to be back and I'd like to make a different post before Inktober ends tomorrow and I post the remaining Inktober drawings I made.

 So as the title suggests, I've been trying my hand with some basic character animation in hopes of making more animated cartoon projects. 

 Here's a few samples of some of my new animation clips:

Simple Chuck Bouncing in Place Animation

Sample Punching Animation

Sack of Flour Waving Animation

Pokemon Evolution Animation: Litwick to Lampent to Chandelure

 As everybody here knows, I love cartoons and may delve into creating some more short animation projects. I wish I could make some money by doing these.

 Anywhoo, I'm currently progressing through Anarchy Inc. #2. Doing some finishing touches to Page 8 and hopefully be ready for sale on November for Winter Komikon along with my friends in Eventual Empire Comics. Also our comic Anthology will be featuring a new series I've been cooking up called "Strange Tales". So check out the Eventual Empire Table and the Peksar and Friends table at Winter Komikon.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Inktober Catch up 11-18

Here's more of the Inktober stuff...

 Hey hey I'm back... And here's another dump of Inktober stuff for your viewing pleasure.

Pez from Point Break Mall as Spaceman Spiff

Sonic The Hedgehog

Hackris Portrait

Rabbit Badger Monster Mashup

Star Wars Inspired Scene

Batman in Two Tones

Dragon like Yoshi

Eustace Bagge with fun mask :D

 Also working on more pages for my comics and trying out animation because I really want to make those :D

 How's Inktober holding up in your opinion? Let me know in the comments section. Til next time, Enjoy your Cartoons :D

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Inktober Catch up 9-10

Follow up to the 1-8...

 Since I already finished them anyway I might as well post them up before I go back to the call center soon. I may not be able to post the next ones for a while again. So here's a couple of follow up works for Inktober Day 9 and 10.

Day 9: Dark Auras and Cross Hatching... I'm starting to love using my brush pen... 

Day 10: Auntie Whispers from Over the Garden Wall. I like how scary she looks :)) also she's voiced by Tim Curry. Hell yeah.

 There's an old saying about doing work that you love and how it nourishes your spirit. I like that and I'm hoping my spirits gets it's 3 squares a day.

 Calling out for Inktober artists out there. Hollah at me in the comment section. Til next time, Enjoy your cartoons...

Inktober 2016 Day 1 - 8

Here they are :D

 I mentioned in my last post that I was working on some stuff for Inktober. I must say I'm loving creating these drawings. They provide me with a sense of enjoyment and purpose. I could lose a bunch of hours just inking away. *sigh* I realized this week that I had burnout syndrome. That's why I was so cynical most of the time. I was having a hard time trying to figure out my happiness. Then here it is :D Along with my loving partner in crime: My girl. 

Anywhoo, enough self pity and on with the Inktober show:

Day 1 : A bit of a declaration drawing that I will commit to this project

Day 2 : Something I haven't drawn much. Trees. I like how serene they can be.

Day 3: Chubby Kid Self Portrait. I kinda look like a rabbi.

Day 4: Itsy from Anarchy Inc. I'm trying to work him in the next issue. Whew my workflow is a mess.

Day 5: The Elderly Gentleman Assassin. Black suits are fun to ink. :D

Day 6: Archon (Anarchy Inc.) Leaping Action pose. I forgot I had a blue brush pen til day 6.

Day 7: Jack Headshot. I loved the other headshots by other artists for Inktober. Thought I'd do one too.

Day 8 : Cave of Mystery. Thought it would make a nice story idea.

 So that's days 1-8 for now. I'm glad I was able to get an affordable leatherbound notebook/sketchpad. Only problem is the ink tends to bleed on to the back the paper so I have to put an extra sheet behind it to keep it from staining the next page. Also I can't use the pages back to back. Oh well.

 It's not too late to catch up to Inktober my dear readers. Show me your work by linking it in the comment section. Til next time, Enjoy your cartoons :D

Friday, October 7, 2016

Prelude to Inktober Posts :D

Wait for it....

 Yep we all know what month it is... It's Inktober and with that I will be filling up my sketchpad with fun ink illustrations which I will be posting up in this blog. So wait for it... cuz I haven't got a scanner and it may take some time to take pictures of all my inkwork for inktober.

 For the meantime here's some more artworks to tide you over while i get my inktober work up and running :D


This one's a profile pic for a new Anarchy Inc. villain. Bart Mensk aka Bulldozer has the power of Mega Velocity. When he starts it's pretty hard to make him stop :D

Here's another sneak preview of my short comic: Strange Tales featured in the Eventual Empire Anthology book to be released next Komikon.

A vector fan art for a video game that needs to be revived: BomberMan :D

 Anywho, Anyone else out there doing the Inktober challenges? Let me know in the comments. Til then, Enjoy your art. :D

Friday, September 23, 2016

Midseason Blues

Need to mine more minerals...

 So it's already late September and We've been living at our new apartment and I must I'm loving the new found freedom I've discovered moving out of my mom's house and living with my lovely girlfriend :D

 What I'm not loving as much though is that I'm still stuck at a dead end call center job that's been burning me out without mercy for the past 2 months...

 It's getting to be an issue... I do love talking to random strangers and creating characters out of them in my head though...

So I'm starting to gear up for Winter Komikon 2016 and I made a short comic to be included in an anthology book with my friends from Eventual Empire. I'll be posting up some preview panels for my readers to enjoy.

I'm still stuck on my Anarchy Inc. Issue #2 but I've been getting a lot of new source material for my 3rd issue of Welcome to the BPO thanks to the ridiculous situation I have at work right now.

So here are some new artwork for ya'll:

The Strange Tale of Joe Marcus Flavian preview for the Eventual Empire Anthology

The mascot of Komikon, Komet the Kosmic Kat, redesigned by me for the contest.

How I go to work every night... Crossing a wooden plank over a moat canal due to roadwork.

 Anyone out there with any thoughts on the upcoming Komikon in Manila this November? Let me know on the comments. Til then... Enjoy your comics :D

Monday, August 29, 2016


Time and Space ain't got nothin to do with it, baby!

 I have one more week before the big move to our new apartment. I also found myself a special rarity of a 3 day weekend from my "paying job". So after I caught myself up on sleep and gaming. I still had the itch to draw stuff. I'm a bit stuck on my comic books since I'm still trying to balance out the stories I'm writing. 

 But there was always something at the back of my mind that I should be learning more. That me just drawing was never gonna get me anywhere. I'd still be stuck scraping on by doing jobs that try to suck out whatever individuality you had and reduce you to a bunch of numbers. And I got scared... like most of the time when I think like that. I was scared that my work may not reach anyone at this rate. So I draw and I draw and ultimately it gets drowned out by the millions upon millions pieces of art out there. 

 Sigh... I felt helpless. So I do what I mostly do and ask the internet for help. I found some of the best TED talks to perk me up as well as an amazing documentary on comic book artists like Jack Kirby and Will Eisner. The way they and the people close to them talked about their work and their life was so amazing to me. I just realized that making my cartoons and comics are what makes me want to stay alive. I just love to make them and I should focus on that more than any despair or helplessness I see in front of me.

 Still though I need to make a bigger effort for this.. Hopefully I can get myself a gallery opening and whatnot since I work my dingy job so I can finally do what I want. It'd be a shame if I didn't put that money to use.

Anyway... here's some new artworks that may or may not make the cut for my imaginary art gallery opening nearby soon.

Bunny Doodles Collection :D

Jack Side Leap Poster :D

Kitty Fish Thug :D

 Anybody know any affordable galleries at Metro Manila? Hit me up in the comics section :D Til Next Time, Enjoy your art!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hands Tied

Up Work Home PC Bed Repeat...

 It's just gonna get heavier people. Growing up means having to compromise some things to be able to stay alive. Must not let that get the better of me though.

 So a couple more doodles for ya'll :D

Office Goblin Doodle

Leaping Jack

Random Concept: Friendly Girl

 I swear I'll make more and work on my comics as well. It's just so tiring to work at nights since I'll be moving to a new apartment soon with my lovely girlfriend and we have some needs we have to buy.

 Any artists out there who can share their stories of struggle? Let me know in the comments. Til next time, Enjoy your art!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Post Game Indieket 2016

Another Con in the wraps...

Indieket Banner with art by Gio of giosdesk

 Never go to the con without getting enough sleep. 

  Never go to the con without getting enough sleep. 
    Never go to the con without getting enough sleep. 

I know I know... The things you sacrifice just to get paid. But it really hits home when work gets in the way of stuff you love but you can't survive without getting paid for said work.

The consequences were made real yesterday at #IndieKet2016. I just got off working from 10pm to 6am. I had to finish stapling my last batch of prints before heading off to the con at around 10am. No sleep. No nap. Straight on forward.

I wanted to ask to skip work the night before but nooooooo. Apparently it's not a valid excuse to skip a day of learning how to answer a phone. *sigh* 

We got to the con late and whacked out of my mind. I couldn't focus up and kept trying not to throw up. Til my lovely partner decided we should take a nap at Starbucks. I woke up later in the afternoon and managed to sell a fairly decent amount of comics and stuff. So it wasn't a total loss.

Also huge thanks to my teammates who manned the table while I was out cold and our awesome neighbors for keeping us going. Shout out to Kuya Gio of Giosdesk and Nick the professor. 

The con itself was pretty lively with awesome features and contests. I wish I did better at the on the spot comic making contest but I was soooo out of it. Congrats to Gio and Milo for getting the cash prize :D

It wasn't as big of a turnout as the previous con since it was mainly focused on Independent Artists. However the amount of comics was still pretty awesomely staggering. Great art was everywhere even though I couldn't appreciate them all that coherently that day.

I swear by the next convention I'm gonna be more in shape for it. Thanks to all who dropped by the Eventual Empire Table and picked up my books and artworks by my team. We really appreciate it. 

Til next time. Enjoy your comics!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Got to scrape on by...


 The first week of training for yet another BPO for me... Money is hard to come by up in this town. Since the only "acceptable" way of having a job is to get a corporate one. I find it somewhat a pipe dream to be able to say I'm an artist for a living with it actually being my main source of income... Sadly nope, not all artists can have the dream that easily. A lot of us here actually have to either sacrifice our time or our dignity to be able to feed ourselves.

 But no fear... Because despite all this. I will pick up my pencil and I will continue to make. :D

Here's some of what I made too :

Slimer Fan Art poster :D

Scarecrow (Batman) Fanart Poster

Druggy Salvaged (Political Satire Cartoon)

 I'm also working on Anarchy Inc. #2 since I took a detour and finished two other shorter books for release next week at Indieket 2016 :D So I hope to see you guys there and sign a few books for ya'll :D Til next time... Enjoy your comics!