Thought to update this for those who’ve been asking. Also, yes, it’s my responsibility to keep this portfolio updated after all. The nifty image of me shot by the lovely, Faye Seña of the Boys in Skirts Club. Links, CV and other details are available upon request. Please leave a comment to make a request. Thank you! […]
I’d been itching to make this… finally got the time to do it today. If you see an awkward resemblance between Dumalapdap and Vincent Valentine from the Final Fantasy series then you’re just imagining things. Shortly after Humadapnon left their home to seek revenge on Saragnayan’s family and followers, Dumalapdap embarked on a quest of […]
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Ten Secrets. We’ll be counting down to one in the next days. I’ll have to talk about 10 secrets and It’s been difficult, haven’t I laid out everything in this blog?–Or I assume too much? Also, I’ll try to relate them to recent events, in the spirit of the previous post. Here it goes: 1. Color - […]
I’m recalling our lessons back at the academy and remembering how our Professor told us: “Warriors were amongst the elite classes, status came hand-in-hand with corresponding responsibilities.” It’s interesting to note how the times have changed. On Clothing… The bahag or G-string was the most basic of clothes, along with the malong or the tube […]
Whether male or female, the Filipinos kept their hair long. Cutting one’s hair was a manifestation of deep mourning or punishment. It was only when the Spanish arrived that short hair was encouraged to further ‘tame’ the natives. When a Visayan saw another with short hair, they would commonly exclaim: “Inalotan ka!” To say that […]
It doesn’t really show, but I do like fashion accessories–they’re almost as interesting as hand-wraps and mouth guards–and mostly I admire these trinkets for the effort placed into their creation or the sheer novelty of the idea that it sells. While doing some research for Hinilawod comic character costumes, I was quite relieved to find […]
Ancient Visayans had a form of decorative dentistry: filed or stained teeth. Ancient Visayans believed that this practice differentiated them from wild animals, whose teeth were bare and white. Anipay root would be chewed to give them a black color. At times tapul, a tar-based coating, would be applied to the teeth to make them look […]
Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page This reminds me of the days back at the academy. There are lessons that, I think, are etched into me. As much as I’ve tried to incorporate Langka Silat and Dumog into this, I think it still falls short of the actual beauty of the […]
Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Page 12 of Epic of the Three Stars I’m rereading our notes on How Should We Then Live. It’s always interesting, I’ll just update this post later for some interesting points. Chapter 1 of Epic of the Three Stars is almost done!
Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Page 11 of Epic of the Three Stars. This reminds me of a saying that I, more or less, live by: “When the emotions are alive, the brain goes dead.” Come on Anna, stop doing a Sun Tzu on the poor boy. Labaw Donggon’s frontal cortex […]
Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Page 10 of Epic of the Three Stars with a hint of color! Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page I have to constantly keep myself from posting all of the pages at once. This is a test of patience for me and you. Please bear with it. Working on the Hinilawod comics […]
Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Page 09 of Epic of the Three Stars. Previous Page – Comic Archive - Next Page I have about five more pages to elaborate on this scene, keep tuned in. Anna may not be as strong as Labaw Donggon but she makes up for it with speed–and look at that hair! […]
Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Page 08 of Epic of the Three Stars. Previous Page - Comic Archive – Next Page I’m almost done with this chapter! Labaw Donggon does seem like a waste of a perfectly capable warrior! Where has all the silat action gone?! Let’s get this over and done with so we can have […]
Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Page 07 of Epic of the Three Stars. Previous Page - Comic Archive – Next Page This is getting more difficult to write with every page that comes along. Oh, Labaw, aren’t you a poet?–If you do come across some books on the Hinilawod Epic (I’ve read those by F. Landa Jocano) […]
Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Page 06 of the Epic of the Three Stars comic. Previous Page - Comic Archive – Next Page You know what’s really fun about this comic? The part where you’re writing the script and you’re doing your research. So, while I was drawing these pages I was with a few friends and […]
Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Page 05 of the Epic of the Three Stars comic. Previous Page - Comic Archive – Next Page Dad has just discovered the connection between a new set of speakers and his iPhone–his music is louder than mine. I think it’s amusing. The same way that a puppy that can’t get up […]
Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Page 04 of the Epic of the Three Stars comic. Previous Page - Comic Archive – Next Page It’s early in the morning again. Me and Tiapson are working… we’re missing Salem and Yang, so we had all the veggies and left nothing for them. Tiapson keeps on trying to guess who […]
Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Page 03 of the Epic of the Three Stars comic. Previous Page - Comic Archive – Next Page So, I keep wondering IF this is how a guy would phrase his thoughts. Maybe when I meet up with Yang and Salem tomorrow I’ll ask their opinions and I might change the script […]
Previous Page - Comic Archive - Next Page Page 02 of the Epic of the Three Stars comic. Previous Page - Comic Archive – Next Page Thank you Yang and Salem for the insight into the male mind.