Saturday, September 08, 2001
BATCH 72 now available!
(“New” Alamat Comic Book)
BATCH72 No. 1
Story: Budjette Tan
Art: Arnold Arre (of TALA STUDIOS)
Inks: Ian Sta. Maria
Ink Assists: Brandie Tan
Letters: Ka-jo Baldisimo
Cover: Arnold and Ka-jo
40 pages, black-and-white, P70.00
It’s not a dream! Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story!
BATCH72 #1 is now available at Comic Quest, Megamall!
As in, if you go NOW, you will see copies on the counter and can actually buy a copy (or copies for you and your friends and family and loved ones)! (To be distributed in other outlets within the month)
For the uninitiated, BATCH 72 tells the story of a college barkada who have super-powers.
“Yeah? So?” you might grunt.
Well, the thing is, Kupcake and her friends don’t want to be superheroes.
They just want to be a rock band!
They want their music to be heard and their friendship to last forever! But since they do have super powers, it means they get into a whole lot of super trouble.
Some of you are already very familiar with BATCH 72 and have been waiting for the past three years to see the next issue. Which is why we’re re-launching the title, for everyone else who didn’t get that first issue way back in 1998. But for those who did get that “collector’s item” issue, don’t worry, this new “No.1” is a whole new story and it picks up from the last story. Well… kinda. Oh, just go get a copy and read it!
Then come back here and tell me what you think!
p.s Join us for the BATCH72 Campus Tour!
Ok… ok… it’s not really B72’s tour, but Alamat Comics is part of the PULP “Teacher’s Creatures” Campus Tour happening this month.
So, if you’re too busy studying to go to the mall (yeah, right!), then we’ll be coming to your school!
Here’s the sched:
Sept. 14: UPLB
Sept. 21: DLSU, Taft
Sept. 22: MAPUA
Sept. 29: PSBA
See you all… wherever!
Posted by Budjette at 2:12 PM
Friday, September 07, 2001
Thursday, September 06, 2001
Sticking to the schedule
Finished sticking the corrections around 3am.
Well, they did all the sticking and I did all of the cutting. Thank you Mark, Petite, Drake, Jojo, and Brandie!
Special thanks for Yellow Cab Pizza and Coke for keeping us alive!
We'd also like to thank... uhhh... I need more sleep.
So, we're ready to roll!
I plan to get to the book to Comic Quest, Megamall by tomorrow, or early Saturday if my tomorrow get screwed up.
After that, every weekend I'll be spending in some school with the PULP campus tour.
And now the hard part... selling the book... here we go! :)
Posted by Budjette at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, September 04, 2001
Moving Day (part 2)
Well, this time I just moved a couple of steps into my own cubicle. :)
Now, I can go to sleep without the boss seeing. :)
About that "slight delay"
So, about those typos... the printing press has printed the corrected copy on sticker paper and they printed it out for free.
So, now it's up to me (and anyone else willing to) stick all the corrections on all the copies.
Hope to finish it before Friday.
"Brevity is the soul of wit."
Did I get that right?
Ay naku... been trying to crack this headline since last night.
Why can't I get it???????????????????????????????????????????
It's like learning how to write all over again.
Just when you think you've got it, turns out you don't.
And so, we go back to the keyboard and try again.
Posted by Budjette at 12:08 PM
Monday, September 03, 2001
It’s 955am on my computer clock
Need to write three things
Well more than three things
There are three J.O.’s on my desk
They’re all little jobs
A sentence or two
A headline which you just can’t neglect
Trying to find a new way to say that “it’s a new way!”
Playing eheads PLAYGROUND in the background
In inq7 today
The list of the nominees for the national book awards
Yup he got in
Well, judging by the books that came out this year, there would be more compete next year
I can already see ONE NIGHT IN PURGATORY, ISAW and THE LOST getting in
Depends what else comes out in the next three months
Just trying to loosen and stretch the old typing fingers
Jogging the grey matter to start thinking
I’m still on auto pilot
This instant coffee just isn’t kicking in
Damn I need that brewed stuff
When I was parking Brandie called and told me the cost of an I-book
And from the looks of it
If we do get it
It’ll mean a whole of giving up stuff on my part
May have to really cut down on the books and the coffee
The sacrifices we make for our craft
Took my last swig of the instant
As Elijah Snow said, tastes like a dog pissed in it.
Posted by Budjette at 10:22 AM