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I’m such a sucker for puns. xkcd was my introduction into the world of webcomics and I think that’s a pretty good start into it. I’ve always admired artists who make them because it requires a lot of discipline—something that I personally still need to work on. But, I know that in time it’ll come. 

I’m such a sucker for puns. xkcd was my introduction into the world of webcomics and I think that’s a pretty good start into it. I’ve always admired artists who make them because it requires a lot of discipline—something that I personally still need to work on. But, I know that in time it’ll come. 

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I’ve recently had to purchase a different brush pen (Pentel Pocket Brush Pen on the right) because my nameless one (on the left) has begun its gradual deterioration. I DON’T LIKE IT. After a couple of hours of use, the brush began to split like a lizard’s tongue and I had 5 more pages to ink. It was incredibly frustrating having to turn it around constantly but the lizard tongue did produce a cool 3-D effect. 
#firstworldproblems

I’ve recently had to purchase a different brush pen (Pentel Pocket Brush Pen on the right) because my nameless one (on the left) has begun its gradual deterioration. I DON’T LIKE IT. After a couple of hours of use, the brush began to split like a lizard’s tongue and I had 5 more pages to ink. It was incredibly frustrating having to turn it around constantly but the lizard tongue did produce a cool 3-D effect. 

#firstworldproblems

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I’ve recently read Peter Blegvad’s The Book of Leviathan and was immediately curious by the chair/table mentioned and I found these little beauties. Where does one acquire such useful things? I’m not entirely sure how functional this would be as a chair, personally, because, let’s be honest, all of my crap will probably just be piled on top of it. Unless, I have a sudden burst of passion and flip the table out so that I can sit on it. 
Anywho, I really liked The Book of Leviathan. A lot of things were cleverly executed, specifically the parts where the “tyrant” writer (represented by a hand holding a pencil) interacts with Levi or when Levi tries to break away from the page and come to life. I think it’s a much more successful way of transposing the character into a whole different dimension as well as reminding the reader (as well as the characters) that they’re currently immersed in a fictional world. Often times, such things aren’t so successful and becomes incongruous with the rest of the work.

I’ve recently read Peter Blegvad’s The Book of Leviathan and was immediately curious by the chair/table mentioned and I found these little beauties. Where does one acquire such useful things? I’m not entirely sure how functional this would be as a chair, personally, because, let’s be honest, all of my crap will probably just be piled on top of it. Unless, I have a sudden burst of passion and flip the table out so that I can sit on it. 

Anywho, I really liked The Book of Leviathan. A lot of things were cleverly executed, specifically the parts where the “tyrant” writer (represented by a hand holding a pencil) interacts with Levi or when Levi tries to break away from the page and come to life. I think it’s a much more successful way of transposing the character into a whole different dimension as well as reminding the reader (as well as the characters) that they’re currently immersed in a fictional world. Often times, such things aren’t so successful and becomes incongruous with the rest of the work.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the things people carry and it reminded me of people literally moving houses in the Philippines. Never actually had the chance to witness it but it’s nice to know that it’s still a thing. I’m not really sure if this is going anywhere but I like it so far.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the things people carry and it reminded me of people literally moving houses in the Philippines. Never actually had the chance to witness it but it’s nice to know that it’s still a thing. I’m not really sure if this is going anywhere but I like it so far.

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This is the first time I’ve ever drawn a cover for any of the comics I’ve done so far. It’s an image of a bangka (a fisherman’s boat in the Philippines) and it’s the first image I thought of before starting the comic. I suppose the cover was conceived out of stubbornness since I refused to let go of this image (I just wanted to draw a boat! Dammit!). I’m glad I stuck to my gut because I’m really proud of it and everyone seems to have liked it too.

This is the first time I’ve ever drawn a cover for any of the comics I’ve done so far. It’s an image of a bangka (a fisherman’s boat in the Philippines) and it’s the first image I thought of before starting the comic. I suppose the cover was conceived out of stubbornness since I refused to let go of this image (I just wanted to draw a boat! Dammit!). I’m glad I stuck to my gut because I’m really proud of it and everyone seems to have liked it too.

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It’s so strange seeing copies of “finished” work. I’ve only really shown the drawings for critique and never a printed version. It’s very surreal and a bit overwhelming but I like it. I hope that never goes away. It’s so official looking! Kinda scary (but that’s ok too!)
Here’s to the beginning of Taglish!

It’s so strange seeing copies of “finished” work. I’ve only really shown the drawings for critique and never a printed version. It’s very surreal and a bit overwhelming but I like it. I hope that never goes away. It’s so official looking! Kinda scary (but that’s ok too!)

Here’s to the beginning of Taglish!

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Comics has always been a medium that I’ve been interested in as a way of sharing a story. It’s only recently that I’ve realized it’s also a way to share mine. This discovery was influenced by my own discovery of Lynda Barry’s One! Hundred! Demons!  and reading it has given me the biggest “AHA!” moment so far in my life. I’ve realized a lot of things about myself, my childhood and my future as a creator and I remember feeling a deep sense of admiration after finishing it because of its honesty and sincerity to the reader and most importantly, to the author. Ever since then, I’ve given myself a chance to explore my own narrative instead of fearing it and at the same time, remembering that drawing can still be fun. 

Comics has always been a medium that I’ve been interested in as a way of sharing a story. It’s only recently that I’ve realized it’s also a way to share mine. This discovery was influenced by my own discovery of Lynda Barry’s One! Hundred! Demons!  and reading it has given me the biggest “AHA!” moment so far in my life. I’ve realized a lot of things about myself, my childhood and my future as a creator and I remember feeling a deep sense of admiration after finishing it because of its honesty and sincerity to the reader and most importantly, to the author. Ever since then, I’ve given myself a chance to explore my own narrative instead of fearing it and at the same time, remembering that drawing can still be fun. 

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post-Valentine’s day is always more fun.

post-Valentine’s day is always more fun.

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"Look at me, I will never pass for a perfect bride, or a perfect daughter…"
On Mondays I like to refer to myself as Mulan and on Tuesdays, Meryl Streep (only on good days). I’ve been worrying a lot about my future lately. It’s become this thunderous cloud looming over me, which has created new as well as reinforce old insecurities. I get so lost just thinking in the bathroom that I forget there are people waiting. Sorry, roommies. 
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, please give me a job after college. 

"Look at me, I will never pass for a perfect bride, or a perfect daughter…"

On Mondays I like to refer to myself as Mulan and on Tuesdays, Meryl Streep (only on good days). I’ve been worrying a lot about my future lately. It’s become this thunderous cloud looming over me, which has created new as well as reinforce old insecurities. I get so lost just thinking in the bathroom that I forget there are people waiting. Sorry, roommies. 

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, please give me a job after college.