Sunday, April 18, 2010

hot, hot summer komikon 2010

thank you all you beautiful people who dropped by the indie tiangge and bought my stuff at yesterday's summerkon. school run #1 sold out, both the "DVD copy" (inkjet print) and "kuha sa sinehan" (photocopy) versions. you guys are awesome. look out for the second chapter at metrocon in august.

i didn't have time to buy all the titles i wanted, but at least i got free stuff from chapel and josel nicolas. also did tradesies with mel casipit (baboy 2), hazel manzano (callwork 2: proud callboy), lady storykeeper (dragon kid 2) and michael david (kubori kikiam 7):


pop culture maven adam david remarked on the quality and variety of this year's indie releases. it's an exciting time!

my setup, with the school run cover going camo against the red tablecloth. the indie tables were arranged in a circle and situated in a corner this year, so anyone who got there late had to face the wall, just like in kindergarten. i lucked out because gio paredes gave me the spot beside him--we were front and center. salamat gio!

the sleazy side of toy customization. the look on kalayaan's face is priceless.

chapel and the rest of the SSM crew up to their usual shenanigans.

here's josel and mimi manning the squirrel monkey robot... robo monkey nut... here's josel and mimi manning their table.

heubert khan michael (at left) lent a touch of world-class talent to our motley collection of komiks aspirants.

jom, tiffany and ruen

arvin and czari cosplaying as private iris

hub and teddy, creators of the work in progress webcomic, which is about an aspiring comics artist.

black lantern aquaman says little nemo really liked taal volcano monster vs. evil space paru-paro. hardly any cosplayer presence this year.

aaand finally a shot of gio with john lapuz a.k.a. sweet, who is apparently a big kalayaan fan. he sought gio out by name and bought a complete set, all 9 issues. is kalayaan hot? don't lie to me!

my proofreader/editor/production manager (i.e. wife) cherry picked me up at around 8pm and we had dinner at a favorite thai place and then stayed up late watching voltes v on vcd. best. day. ever.




UPDATE: reports are coming in of really good sales this year, with josel, omeng, joanah, rhiver, mel and kc cordero's indies selling out or nearly selling out. i know zombies in manila was selling like gory hotcakes, too. that's right, philippines! show your komiks love with your wallets!

haven't had time to get started on my komikon reads yet, except for gerry alanguilan's umlauts and atom bombs. it's a hell of a concept--he published two short stories, an old one from '96 and a new one illustrated by marivi hilos-nepomuceno, both having simlar themes (star-crossed lovers). each story stands well enough on its own, but when mirrored against one another they set off mental fireworks. awesome stuff.

28 comments:

Miko said...

I got the DVD copy of School Run, both Sarah (my gf) and I enjoyed it very much :D At ang galing mo palang mangbitin... Although we both share the same sentiments: don't kill off the kids :p

By the way, what's the last name of Mang Karl? Is it 'Caparas'? :D

I also got Kevin Ang's Zombies in Manila. It's like his story happened first, being Pinoys not yet that organized; then yours happened next, with all the fortifications, etc.

I also enjoyed the Taal Monster. And I'll remember to be quiet whenever I'm in Tagaytay...

Jom XX said...

Wawawi! Nandito kami!^_^ Bili ulit kami ng mga indies mo, sir Macoy! DVD copy FTW! -Jom

macoy said...

miko,

wow para pala kaming the terminator at the matrix ni kevin :) if you want the kids to live, to the sidebar with you and vote!

caparas? sino yun?

tagaytay: okey lang mag-inagy dun, wag lang sa mismong bulkan, hehe. me plano na 'kong sequel para kay taal monster...

macoy said...

jom,

salamat! pareho ba kayong taga-laguna ni teddy? lumuwas pa kayo para sa komikon?

dj said...

This was the best Kon yet. Got sooo much stuff, kinailangan pa kong awatin ni dawn. haha!

Congrats on the sell-out sir! Well deserved. You've outdid yourself on School Run. Very enjoyable & mahusay ang cliffhanger. Pinapasabi paa ni dawn na bilisan nyo daw po ang pagtapos sa part 2 :)

Miko said...

Re: Caparas - defined as a comic character that should be killed off whenever it's featured in any comic medium; preferably, it should be done in a horrible fashion as this character richly deserves.

Hey, Taal Monster sequel! If this will come out by August, I'll have no choice but attend Metrocon for 2 reasons: Taal Monster and School Run 2 :D

Anyway, I'll go and vote now...

Hazel Manzano said...

macoy congrats! ganda ng school run!

Anonymous said...

oi, congrats, kmcoy!

at syempre, mawawala ba pagka-jologs ko - wala ka bang hinirit kay john lapuz?

bwahahaha!

- lucy

Jayson said...

Hi Sir Macoy!

Ako po yung jerk na bumili ng dvd copy ng School and dare I say effective ang red cover! Galing!

Sa lahat ng komiks na nabili ko ngayon School ang pinakapaborito ko tapos ang bagong issue ng Kalayaan...

isa sa mga gusto ko sa school run ay ang composition niyo ng page 17... ang galing talaga ng suspense non... Nanalo po ba kayo sa cover-remake ng araw na yoon? Nagustuhan ko po ang version niyo ng cover ni Captain Barbel...

Sana mapaage ang release ng School Run part 2... sana may advance reader's edition... panigurado unang-una ako sa bibili non!! ^_^

macoy said...

dj,

nakakailang basa na ako ng comment na "best komikon ever", kahit iilan lang ang major releases (callwork, life in progress, etc.). it's a testament to the quality of our indie creators, i think. glad you liked sr1! there are 2 reasons for the cliffhanger: nagahol na ako sa oras at aawayin daw ako ni cherry pag may pinatay na akong main character sa issue 1! kasi dapat mamamatay sa sana si...

macoy said...

miko,

ang last words nga nya sana ay "god have mercy on my soul!"

macoy said...

hazel,

salamat salamat!

macoy said...

lucy,

di, no. baka mamaya di pa siya bumili.

sayang nga di ko siya nabigyan ng complimentary copy.

macoy said...

jayson,

maraming salamat!

hindi nanalo yung cover ko, matitindi yung kalaban :)

baka matagalan pa ng onti yung sr2, hihintayin ko pa yung feedback kung ilan ang ipapakain ko sa zombie. pero magpopost ako dito ng maigsing preview pag tapos na.

dj said...

tama, the quality of the books ngayong Kon was exceptional. sana its an indication na lalo pang huhusay ang mga creators natin.

susubaybayan namin sir ang part 2. excited na kami :) sana lumabas na before pa November...

macoy said...

^sa mcc sa august, dj!

dj said...

awright!

Alex loves Robots said...

The number of quality comics this year is amazing! And! Eeeeee, You grabbed a copy of Pie in the Sky <3 <3

josel nicolas said...

BEST KOMIKON EVER! worst curse aftermath so far. XD ewan ko ba, 12am ng monday kami hinabol ng malas . XD

Pero it's amazing how well everything sold! Im so happy it wasn't just me that had the good fortune of selling out. Saya saya! More School Run!!! :D

HUB PACHECO said...

Hi sir Macoy! just dropping by to say 'hey!" again and thanks for the support!

I finished Ang Maskot, btw, and I REALLY REALLY LOVED IT! Props to you, sir!

Kitakits sa August!

macoy said...

alex! i took one look inside your indie and knew i had to buy it, staples be damned. i love the whole exupery-meets-hanna-barbera vibe, and the visuals are wonderful! not updating your drawing blog is a crime against humanity, seriously.

macoy said...

josel,
congrats then, your streak remains unbroken. :p

hub,
salamat din! kitakits!

Alex loves Robots said...

Master Macoy, it shall be done. I'll make it my life's mission to update as frequently as possible. @_@;

Duly noted on the staplers, mistake on my part.

Vicktuh said...

gulat nga ako me mga tsiks din pala dun sa kon. too bad i didn't see the private iris cosplayer. hahahha...

macoy said...

@alex: well, i meant it as compliment anyways. is the arvin in your comic the same arvin in the pic with czari?

@vicktuh: taken na yon.

Alex loves Robots said...

@Master Macoy: Yeah, he is! We're both fans of your work.

macoy said...

alex,

well, whaddayaknow. and i read on your blog that czari has her own title too! trade-trade tayo sa susunod :)

and enough with the "master", please, or i'll have to start teaching you my kung-fu.

Alex loves Robots said...

okay, okay XD

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