the maskot film and DVDs seemed pretty well-received, and by that i mean no one's complained about it, except maybe for that one social studies teacher at the panel (mediated by jason inocencio of and the geek shall inherit the earth) who wanted to know why ketchup had to swear so much in that one scene. ketchup and i made long-winded explanations about maskot's pent-up rage and need for catharsis, and then direk chris just says "it was funnier that way."
people seemed excited to get two new issues of school run, and to hear that the end is in sight with about four issues to go--that's only two more releases, if i can stick to two new issues per event.
i feel rather proud of school run 6 and 7, the culmination of quite a bit of setting things up between robert and maki.
still, it feels like i've been doing school run for a decade, and it'll be good to start on something new. or some things. :)
komikon in general: with so many of this season's must-have new titles being offset-print (rodski patotski, sulyap 2) or visprint-published (abangan, tabi po) GNs, and many of the established indie folks releasing increasingly thicker, pricier volumes, i wonder if komikon isn't becoming a victim of its own success.
|ang maskot short film panel, photo by victoria velasco|
|ketchup, he's just a swell guy. what can i say?|
|it's pol medina jr.!|
a.k.a. "seatmate" heh heh