Friday, April 11, 2003
Vitamin Q says, "In Manila, there is a subdivision (housing project) where all the streets are named after beauty queens."
Does anyone which subdivision he's talking about and what are the names of the streets?
Posted by Budjette at 5:29 PM
Last weekend, we launched the JUSTICE LEAGUE downloads in myGlobe. Today, we just got initial numbers of the downloads. As expected, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman were the top three most downloaded characters. Martian Manhunter was at the bottom of the list. (Poor Martian.)
When we put the ad up in the office, people would pass-by and say, "Who's the green guy?", "Is that Green Lantern? Why is he black?" Ugh! I think I gave up explaining after I got asked that for the 33rd time.
Text JL to 2375 for a quick list of Justice League icons you can get.
he he he... shameless plug
You can also take a look at the JUSTICE LEAGUE ICONS and TEXT CARDS here.
Posted by Budjette at 1:05 AM
A STAR IS RE-BORN
Just read that James Robinson and Tony Harris are working on a new Starman story. No release date yet, but looking forward to read the adventures of Jack Knight again. Got my Tony Harris-fix recently with JSA: THE UNHOLY THREE, a story that had an interesting cliffhanger at the end of the first issue and a second issue that ended almost like GOLDEN AGE... with one big fight!
Posted by Budjette at 12:53 AM
Thursday, April 10, 2003
More local comics / zines... and from the looks of it, they plan to publish something in full-color.
I met some of them at the C3CON. Glad to know they're pushing through with new
The comic book scene is alive and kick'n. (The trick is to keep it going)
Below is their intro, found in their site.
BLUE SHUFFLE WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD!!!
Arcmuch Comics presents the most diversified collection of stories ever produced in Philippine Comics/Manga!
With six titles for every book, the Shuffle aims to wreak fun for fans everywhere of all ages, recognizing the diverse comic tastes of Pinoy and World culture.
Whether English or Tagalog; set locally or internationally; with patriotic or colonial Western/Oriental flavor; be it big robots, elves, grafitti, animated cartoon, shoujo or shonen tastes. You name it, we're bound to have something you'll love.
Wonderboy is for the funny-comic reader who likes parodies of traditional superheroic antics.
Angel Eyes is for the Buffy/Charmed fan who can't get enough of magic, mysticysm balanced with ordinary barkada life.
Star Princess offers the traditional girl power, pink doll heroine that everyone loves.
IO brings in the big mecha for the tech fan.
Sanduguan brings to life modern patriots in a very hip animated style set in a future not far from our time.
Elven Way takes you to another world where medieval gallantry and contemporary wit meet.
Sumanyaa warps your senses with verigoish manga style in irreverent graffiti that'll give you a dose of how it feels to be in contemporary Japan.
Watch out for us this September at your favorite comic/book shops and in Anime/Comic events everywhere.
This 2003, we're doing the SHUFFLE!
Posted by Budjette at 8:41 PM
ATOMIC UNDERGROUND is the title of an independent comic book produced by M3 studios. The book is composed of 3 individual stories: "Mario and the SPY Incorporated" by Marvin del Mundo, "Untamed Reality" by Mark Oliver Santillan, and "The Penciler" by Michael Seludo.
GO TO THE UNDERGROUND. CLICK HERE >>>
FYI: ATOMIC UNDERGROUND won first place in the C3CON indie comic book making contest.
Posted by Budjette at 8:20 PM
Tuesday, April 08, 2003
Now listening to Barbie's Cradle PLAYING IN THE FIELDS.
I think this is what kept my sane the whole day.
(Although I did go berserk several times.)
She really has a lovely voice.
Looks lovely too. :)
Which reminds me, we still need to give Barbie her copy of WASTED: THE FINAL EDITION, which contains her intro.
Hey Gerry! When are you free to attend Barbie's next gig?
Below are the lyrics to EVERYDAY. July loves this track, which is why we have to put it on heavy-rotation here at the office. So, it's now also my favorite song. Sounds like something Kupcake would write. Ahh... I miss those guys.
You've come so far
Just to say that you love me
Oh i know yes i know
But i'd like to hear you say it everyday
When i brush my teeth
And you drive the car
Sweep me off my feet
Take me very far away everyday
Please take me high on
Your mighty wings
You know i'd really like love to fly
I'm a leaf in the sky
Posted by Budjette at 11:53 PM
Is the day over?
I wish it was.
I wish I was home getting ready to watching the next episode of ALIAS.
But I still need to get several things done here.
So, maybe I’ll be home in time to watch the 1am airing of the show.
The long weekend was spent recharging… sleeping and I only went out at night. (A flashback to my vampire days.)
Got a copy of TAKIPSILIM, another comic book project put together by the La Sallian’s Graphics and Arts Team. This is the third year they’ve been able to pull off this project. Glad that a school org has been able to keep a comic book project going. Ateneo’s HEIGHTS did once. ComicCol now has two under their wing. UP… well, UP Grail has been talking about their Portfolio project for the past two(?) years. Funny, considering there are a lot of good artists in UP Fine Arts and none of them have seemed to put together any comic book project. Maybe they’re just not into that sort of thang! Maybe we just never get any of those copies. I only found out about TAKIPSILIM because Gerry saw someone reading it on the MRT and was able to ask Cecille to get me a copy.
Went to the Comics Creation Seminar. Got a free ticket from Dennis, but I arrived late. I did get to meet David Campiti, the main man of Glass House. Wilson “Battle of the Planet” Tortosa introduced me to David and was trying to tell him what Alamat was all about and that I was part of it. Seems like my credentials didn’t really blow Mr. Campiti away. He just stared at me, blinked, and said, “That’s nice.” But it was flattering for Wilson to say that Alamat was a source of inspiration for him when he starting to get into comic books.
During the seminar, to prove a point, David paid Wilson in cash in front of all those aspiring artists. He paid Wilson something like P100,000. The crowd cheered. It was like an episode of “Laban o Bawi”. You can just imagine how all those kids’ eye sparkled with the possibility of receiving a hundred grand a month for doing something that you really, really like.
So, where was I?
Well, at least we got some stuff approved so the day isn’t so bad.
Anyway, that night at Megamall, I got to see the cover of the next issue of CULTURE CRASH. They changed their masthead. It’s now easier to read. This new issue will have a print ad of GLOBE XTM in the back. Now, if I can only convince Globe to start placing an 8-page comic book in CULTURE CRASH, at least I’d get paid to write comics. Not exactly writing for Vertigo but it’s a living.
Then again, I’d rather be writing my own book, with my own characters. Hoping to get another own published before the end of the year. Keeping fingers crossed.
Posted by Budjette at 11:20 PM