Wednesday, April 21, 2010

komikon 2010 indies quickies

i'll be going through my indie stack slowly over the next few days, but here are some of the ones i've really liked so far:


skin art - a strong debut from kay aranzanso, where she adapts a short story by angela pasion into a wordless comic. it's bittersweet, touching and very well-told visually.


plague - writer fidelis tan headlines this mini-anthology about the human toll of a mysterious plague that turns people into brittle shells (it's not a zombie plague). especially loved sunday morning and the title story plague for their succinct, lyrical storytelling.


bellboy and the hotel universe: pie in the sky - the little prince meets classic hanna-barbera cartoons in this wonderfully-drawn comic about an outer-space bellhop and his t-rex pal. some storytelling wrinkles could use some ironing out, but i'm definitely watching out for the next issue.


kubori kikiam 7 - a contender for best kubori kikiam story ever. it's the kikiams vs. survival reality show host "bur grills", and you know that guy eats anything. 16 pages of gut-busting laughs. michael david is a sick, twisted genius.


the elbimbo adaptations - josel nicolas' most ambitious and challenging work yet. a comic based on a book based on a song--so meta it makes my head hurt. virtuoso comics-making.

7 comments:

dj said...

we were going around the kon for like 2 hours. bat di ko napansin yung iba? tsktsktsk...

macoy said...

baka late dumating yung artist...

dj said...

dun kami around 1:30 i think. yung Umlauts nga di ko na inabutan. sold out agad.

Cat said...

Hello! Thanks for the nice mention on Plague. You can read one of the stories, Sunday Morning here; http://sloppyperfectionist.deviantart.com/gallery/#Sunday-Morning .

Thank you! Wish I was able to attend the con. XD

macoy said...

hey cat! thanks for dropping by.

Lorra said...

Hindi ko nakita yung Skin Art ah. Mahanap nga sa next con.

macoy said...

naalala ko na! nandun kasi sila ni green reaper sa lunarock table, hiwalay sa indies.

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