Thursday, October 15, 2015

SALAGINTO #1 - ON SALE NOW!

Hey there, it's been-- 2 YEARS?!  Wow, haven't been here in a while.

Anyway, I just want to announce that I'm finally getting my own comic published-- online, that is.  Yes, the first issue of my very own comic book series, Salaginto, is now available through online bookstore FlipReads!


What is Salaginto?  It's a Pinoy superhero story, plain and simple, with a few twists and turns along the way, as well as a dose of satire.  It's 44 black-and-white pages of adventure, mystery, romance and humor for only 88 pesos.

I hope you'll take a chance on what my meager talents have to offer and support my initial venture into online publishing.  There's lots of cool stuff to come, I assure you.  You can purchase Salaginto #1 here.


Love.  Peace.  Respect.  Always. (^_^)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

THE MASKED SPIDER

This is how bad a procrastinator I am.  I drew the first page about 2 years ago, I finished the rest of it late last year, I started coloring (graying?) it, on and off, early this year, and I finally finished it just yesterday. And it's only a stupid 3-page strip!  I guess I could be excused if this turned out to be a profound piece of art, but...  Well, see for yourself.

So here's my crappy attempt at a Spider-Man parody.  Mr. Anonymous, this one's for you.




Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Hero a Day: VICTORY JOE

50% Filipino.  50% American.  100% Hero.

The half-Filipino son of an American superhero, Victory Joe tries to establish a crime-fighting career in the Philippines.  But this Fil-American hero's greatest challenge is gaining acceptance, as he fights for a country that criticizes him for his foreign roots.


Monday, May 21, 2012

THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED!

One year ago today, the world was supposed to end.

Apocalypse? Not.

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Hero a Day: TITAN-X

A cross between Ultraman and Greek mythology, Titan-X is the last living titan, tasked with battling the ancient beasts that have escaped from the pits of Tartarus.


I did have some trouble settling on a color scheme for this character.  I'll probably stick with the one above, but here are the rest of the color combinations that I came up with.





Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Hero a Day: CAPTAIN BALL

There was this news a few months back about an attraction in Disneyland (or was it in Disney World?) that was shut down because it unfairly depicted fat people as bad guys.  I thought about it, and yeah, in most media, including comics, fat people do tend to appear as villains.  Well, either that or comic relief.  Indeed, the few fat superheroes that do exist are usually played for humor.


That said, I guess there is something somewhat comical about Captain Ball here, but I think he is bad-ass in his own way.  He can roll himself up into a huge ball, not unlike Bouncing Boy, but other than that, he can also control his mass so as to be either as soft and bouncy as a rubber ball or as super-hard as a wrecking ball.  He also has superhuman strength and incredible agility for a man of his size.

As for the origin of the name, "captain ball" is just one of those funny-sounding words that just grab me for some reason. I used to think maybe I would use it for a superhero basketball player or something.  But then again, I know next to nothing about basketball.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Hero a Day: LONGJOHN

The term "long johns" has sometimes been used to refer to the "long underwear" or tights commonly worn by superheroes.  The idea behind this character, LongJohn, is a sort-of magical costume that gives its wearer the ability to stretch and contort his body.


Monday, April 23, 2012

A Hero a Day: LIGHTNING MAN

Lightning Man is another character suggested by my 4 year-old nephew, who described him as colored blue and can make himself long like the Elongated Man.  Instead, I just made him into a being of living electricity, and to simulate the appearance of stretching, his limbs take on the form of lightning bolts when he uses his powers.


"Lightning Man" sounds like a pretty average superhero name, so I figured someone else might already have used it at some point.  Sure enough, it turns out there have been several characters that have gone by this name, such as the future adult self of Legion of Super-Heroes member Lightning Lad, Superman himself assuming a temporary identity, and the hero of this original webcomic series.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Hero a Day: CAPTAIN LANGGAM

This character was inspired by a doodle made by my 4 year-old nephew of a superhero he called "Captain Langgam" ("Captain Ant"). Usually, when creating an insect-based hero, I tend to fall back on a Kamen Rider-inspired look, but I avoided that and opted for a more traditional superhero design. Also, his name might suggest a typical tiny superhero like Ant-Man or The Atom, but I avoided that stereotype as well. Instead, Captain Langgam possesses the abilities and proportional strength of an ant. He can also fire a powerful "sting blast" that is equivalent to the bite of about a few hundred fire ants, giving painful new meaning to the term "parang kagat lang ng langgam."*

*"Just like the bite of an ant."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy ending

There's a story behind this image. I hope to tell it someday.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Re-introducing: the Intrepid TORPEDO!

A 2-page Torpedo "origin" (more like an introduction to the character, actually) that I entered in the Bayan Knights contest they had last year. I lost. But it's all good. Though I hope to someday finally do a Torpedo story that isn't yet another origin/intro of some kind. It's getting repetitive, but I may have to do it at least one more time. Stay tuned for developments.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ROBOTS Against TERRORISM!

A very old headline from last November that I'd been wanting to do for some time.

It would've been cool if they really had these guys take care of the terrorist problem.

Sunday, February 6, 2011