Sunday, December 27, 2015

Home for the Holidays 2.0


Part 2 of 3.

For part 1, please click here.
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Home for the Holidays 1.0


Part 1 of 3.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Breakdancing


Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Strategist


Intramurals Event 3

For the first event (cheering competition), click here.
For the second event (archery), click here.

In the end, all groups have one point.
Kat and Team - 1 point for chess
Rah-Rahs - 1 point for archery (much to the other team's disgust)
Fellas - 1 point for cheering
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Bullseye


Click here for the first event.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Inhuman Pyramid


I've only just realized that the colors are kinda off in the end product (of course I'll only realize that now when I have been creating and scanning comic strips for a while now!).  Maybe it's because I always try to upload a "compressed" file; I hate it when a page loads slooowly.  The downside: the quality obviously suffers...
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Auto Play




Saturday, November 7, 2015

In the Making


Saturday, October 31, 2015

How Many Jack O'Lanterns...





Question: If Kat bought the fifteen pumpkins for P5 each, how much was her profit?  Keep in mind that the cash prize is P100.

Additional question/s: I've never created a Jack O'Lantern.  Have you?  How was it?
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cheating Arrangement


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rx


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Look Forward to the Next Adventure


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Believe in Miracles


A hand lettering exercise.
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Zzzzz...


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Miss Advice


Unfortunately, inspired by a true story.
Saturday, September 19, 2015

One Entry in my Bucket List

I know it's silly (or maybe it isn't so silly... one wouldn't really aim for something if one believes it isn't doable) but a couple of weeks ago I just added this in my bucket list and I was actually thinking of how it could be achieved.  Maybe I was just having a hard time at work-- and I have never said that before, honestly.  I always have had work I liked with no reason for complaints... but now... maybe I'm just burnt out and suddenly wanted out.  But err, anybody has any idea about how retiring at age 40 could be achieved by the way?

Anyway, this piece was inspired by a hand lettering book I just bought.  I'm thinking calligraphy/hand lettering/typography is one of those hobby fads in my city, something similar to photography before.  I am seeing a lot of workshops about them and plenty of calligraphers/letterers suddenly popped out.  I'm not really into fads but it's actually kind of nice and soothing to do... especially if one is burnt out with work.
Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Labyrinth 5.0


A few things:
1.  The orange top tank is a complete coincidence.
2.  Fury's baseball bat was completely useless.
3.  "Neko" means cat in Japanese.

Part 5 of 5.

For part 1, please click here.
For part 2, please click here.
For part 3, please click here.
For part 4, please click here.
Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Labyrinth 4.0

When I inserted the zebra comment from LoveJoy, I was thinking of a zorse (horse-zebra offspring) and while I do not know much about genetics, my assumption is that horse and zebra are from the same family that's why it's possible for them to mate.  Same as with lion and tiger which produces an offspring called "liger".

But horses and bulls?  As far as I know, no.


Part 4 of 5.

For part 1, please click here.
For part 2, please click here.
For part 3, please click here.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Labyrinth 3.0


Part 3 of 5.

For part 1, please click here.
For part 2, please click here.
Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Labyrinth 2.0


And the answer is c. a hairy, scary monster (people would probably say "But the minotaur is not so hairy!" but I think he's furry a bit but ok, d. none of the above is a decent answer as well).

Part 2 of 5.

For part 1, please click here.
Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Labyrinth 1.0


What did Neko and Richie see?
a) Kap
b) the maze exit
c) a hairy, scary monster
d) none of the above

Part 1 of 5.
Saturday, August 8, 2015

The World Beyond What is Seen


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Oh Brother 4.0


Part 4 of 4.

For part 1, please click here.
For part 2, please click here.
For part 3, please click here.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Oh Brother 3.0


Part 3 of 4.

For part 1, please click here.
For part 2, please click here.

This is sort of a tribute to our country's Manny Pacquiao obsession. :-S
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Oh Brother 2.0


Part 2 of 4.

For part 1, please click here.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Oh Brother 1.0


Part 1 of 4.

Even before I made up the other characters like Jake or Kap or the trio, there was Mutya and her brother.  While I've never explicitly introduced him, in my mind he exists.  He even has a cameo on one of Jake's cartoons from waaay back!
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lost in Translation


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mom is Boss


Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Mind Machine


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Impostor


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

After 20 Attempts


Break from my usual comic strips this week.

The other weekend, another IntelliBear was added to the collection.  This is not good.  As cuddly as they are, these bears are given by a Health Insurance (called Intellicare) whenever one of their customers gets confined.  In the past year, my dad got confined five times based from the number of IntelliBears he has or in this case, I have, since he passes them on to me.

Sometimes it's hard when you realize your parents are getting older...
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Newton's Apprentice


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Horror Hotel 5.0


Part 5 of 5.

For part 1, please click here.
For part 2, please click here.
For part 3, please click here.
For part 4, please click here.
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Horror Hotel 4.0


Part 4 of 5.

For part 1, please click here.
For part 2, please click here.
For part 3, please click here.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Horror Hotel 3.0


Part 3 of 5.

For part 1, please click here.
For part 2, please click here.

Who we are and what our interests are reflect in the things that we create.  Obviously I make these strips because I like mini stories and doodling a little bit.  However other things I like get reflected, too; in this case I am really into reading and listening to motivational materials so that got thrown in.  Actually, some of the characters reflect what I like, e.g. Kat inherited my love for financial education and LoveJoy loves software programming (I have a computer science background).
Saturday, May 9, 2015

Horror Hotel 2.0


Part 2 of 5.

For part 1, please click here.
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Horror Hotel 1.0


Part 1 of 5.  I missed writing installment comic strips!
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Iris Messaging


In Rick Riordan's books, "Iris Messaging" is a type of video message that is used by the Greek gods and demigods to communicate with others using a rainbow.  The service is managed by the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris.*

But with today's technology, I would think Iris Messaging has kept up with the times as well.  It's a must for businesses afterall.

*source: camphalfblood.wikia.com/wiki/Iris_Message.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Torched


This is an idealistic cartoon-- that Zeus, Poseidon and Hades were once normal kids who get into scrapes and were then scolded by their Mom (Titan Rhea).  Alas, that wasn't so; they just somehow sprung into adult gods who thankfully still get into trouble from time to time.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Clothes Horse

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mismatched


Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Ride


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Site Background and Character Bios



For the past few weeks, people had been asking me things like "why are everybody smoking?" in this single panel cartoon post.  Or "what is that creature?" in this comic strip post.  And at first, I was "ok, my comic strips just aren't relate-able" *sad for a while*.  But now that I've thought more about it, I think it is quite nice!  When I first started creating comic strips, I know I might not be able to make completely relate-able cartoons but I was really adamant that I wanted to feature something close to my heart; something very Filipino but also open for everybody to read (thus the English language usage).  So I decided I wanted to pattern my characters after Filipino Mythological/Folklore creatures which produced these odd characters.  I realize now I shouldn't be sad about that decision, I should celebrate it!
Now, I have my character profile cards and my glossary page, but I thought it would be nice to have some sort of explanation in a single page on who and what these characters are about.  So I'll be making a brief summary here:




Kat is an entrepreneurial "manananggal".  Manananggals are the Filipino version of vampire.  During mornings they are normal human beings, but they turn into winged monsters at night.  Plus, when they're on their "vampire mode", their upper torso gets separated from their legs.  Manananggals are my favorite folklore creatures!
Like Kat, Mutya is a manananggal.  She's Kat's best friend and the first character I've ever thought of, trying to pattern her after the stereotype Filipina, if there ever is one.  "Mutya" in Filipino means "muse".
 
Kap is short for "Kapre" -- his folklore type.  They are smoking giants usually said to be living in trees.
Jake is a mummy basketball jock.  Not a Filipino creature at all since he's an immigrant!  I mentioned that in my second cartoon.
 
Richie is a half-horse, half-human being creature called "Tikbalang".  They are pranksters that make people get lost in the woods.  That's why I try to portray Richie as lightly as possible.
Lovejoy is a smart and bookish "puting dwende" or in english, a "white dwarf".  White dwarves are usually depicted as rational, helpful dwarves to human beings. 
 
Unlike LoveJoy, Anger, Fury and Contempt are triplet "itim na dwende", or in english, "black dwarves".  They are creatures who punish human beings who offended them, sometimes irrationally.  True to their type, this trio loves causing trouble!
Neko is a marketing-guru "aswang".  He also hails from a tech-savvy "lost tribe"There are a lot of aswang varieties but in my comic strips, Neko is the animorph type and I have yet to expound on this.
 
Billy, like Jake, is a mummy.  He appears rarely since he just visits Jake from time to time but whenever he visits, he's bound to get into an adventure!
Sarah is Jake's too smart, trouble-making little sister.  She's the worst charge a baby-sitter could ever hope for and so far the only one up to the challenge is Kap.
 
Stripes is Richie's "cat".
The Lion is Kap's ferocious pet... not!  He was formally living in a zoo but he took such a special liking to Kap that the zoo officials let him keep him!  The Lion is a vegetarian and has a soft heart, just like his master.


 
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