Saturday, September 23, 2017

The New Charge


Kap is taking sitting seriously nowadays!  This makes the third(?) comic strip the past few months with him sitting...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I am Ninja

My parents taught me how to be the best ninja.

Even when I'm feeling slow they say I am the fastest girl in the world.  That's why I always try to do my early exercise.

 


Sometimes I feel weak but my dad told me it's all in the mind.  And he said I could even cut ten bricks with my bare hands if I really I wanted to!




They also told me that a ninja must always be brave for themselves but never forget that everybody needs love and help from their family, too.  




And that despite hardships and challenges, ninjas are always positive and never forget to pray at night.




But like other brave warriors, my mom told me that I'll be going on a journey of my own one of these days.




She told me to be brave and that even though we will be apart, the stars will always mean they are with me and I am with them.




So when the time came for me to go, I was very much prepared.  My parents were crying so hard but assured me they'll be alright.

 


Ninjas might sometimes be scared but they persevere.  And I felt at peace while my parents held me as I say goodbye.

 

-The End- 
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P.S. People battling terminal illnesses are warriors and ninjas in their own right.    
Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Capiz Colts




Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Hair Stylist




Wednesday, September 6, 2017

McDonald's in the Sky

I woke up clutching my seat with the seat belt tight across my chest.  For a minute I blanked out... where was I again?

Oh right.  My name is Evie and I'm a mission specialist aboard the Amphitrite, a space ship going to Neptune.  So far we just passed Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon.

I willed my muscles to relax.  What had me tensed so?  I unbuckled my seat belt and approached the window.  The stars and dark space have always soothed me.

And then I saw it... a McDonald's cup floating near the window.


What?  How did a McDonald's cup got its way near Jupiter?

I craned my neck and saw dozens of other McDonald's junk-- cups, french fries holders, napkins.  It looked as if a McDonald's trash compactor exploded in space!


"Are you seeing what I'm seeing?" Nicky, another mission specialist, asked, running to me.  "How did McDonald's products wound up here?"

"Let's follow the trail," Gina, our commander, said decisively, appearing behind us.  "There's got to be a reason for this."

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After 30 minutes of traversing through the sporadic garbage trail, we couldn't believe when we saw the culprit: a moon with a humongous McDonald's sign on it like a beacon.


"This is impossible," Gina said.  "I'll tell Rocco to land."  Rocco is our pilot.

"If there's truly a McDonald's here, I'm going down," Nicky said, going for his space suit.  "After a long time of eating space ship food, I need some real food."

"Nicky," I frowned.  "McDonald's in outer space?  It screams aliens all over it.  You don't want to eat alien food, do you?"

"Everything is odd today Evie," Nicky said, his face scrunched up as if he was working out a puzzle in his mind.  "One other odd occurrence wouldn't make much difference."

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Before we knew it, our ship came near the moon's surface.  What we saw was staggering -- levitating car-like figures on the moon's crater-y surface.  And in the middle of these was what looked like a normal McDonald's building, just like how it looked like in earth.



Nicky, Gina and I prepared our descent, well aware of the dangers of being outside but prepared to face whatever will happen.  As we walked on the moon's surface, we passed other creatures who don similar-looking suits just like ours.

"Look," Nicky poked me, pointing at a creature who waved at us.  It looked just like a little girl holding her mommy's hand.  Amazing!


We entered the so-far-normal-looking McDonald's and went to the counter.  A perky girl greeted us, "Hello.  Welcome to McDonald's!  You've entered the safe zone and could take off your suits.  How may I help you?"



"How may I help you...?" Gina sputtered.  "You may help us by telling us why there's a McDonald's in this moon and why you could speak English."

The cashier looked at us stupefied.  "Huh?"

"I asked what is a McDonald's restaurant doing here near Jupiter?"

"We aren't anywhere near Jupiter," the cashier explained.  "We're indeed in the moon but it's the Earth's moon."  She looked at us as if we were crazy.  "And I speak English because I grew up in an English-speaking country."

Gina, Nicky and I made a three-way look.  My stomach fluttered... something's definitely wrong.  There's a memory... a flashback... something I have to remember...

'You guys look pale," the cashier said.

"My name is Gina dela Rosa, commander of The Amphitrite," Gina said, her voice shaking.  "Does that mean anything to you?" 

Good question.  If this woman is from Earth, she will know The Amphitrite and, possibly, its commander.  Our voyage to Saturn was well-known worldwide.

"The Amphitrite?" the cashier said.  "Isn't that the spaceship that went missing a couple of hundred years ago?"

Huh?

"It's like the Titanic of spaceships, right?  The hypothesis is it got sucked in a black hole or a wormhole or something like that.  It just went missing near Jupiter, never to be heard from again.  That's what the history books say anyway.  Were you referring to that Amphitrite?"



I could feel blood rushing from my face and I remember how I sat on my seat earlier with my heart racing and my hand clutching the seat tightly.  Memories came rushing through my brain, unwelcome.  I remember seeing the blackhole so near The Amphitrite, running to the nearest seat and holding on for dear life...

NOOOOOOOO!!!



I walked with shaking legs to a window and gazed out at a world I do not recognize.  Is this really happening?



"Times has changed, hasn't it?"  Nicky said softly as he moved beside me.  "I'm just remembering bits and pieces of what happened.  Our minds must have forced out the trauma and the memories.  And who would have thought we'll be alive to see a time so much into the future that there's even a McDonald's franchise in the moon?"

I heard Gina moving beside us.  "We traveled too near a blackhole for a long time.  Or at least a long time in Earth hours" she said.  "And somehow, we got out of it.  Maybe we encountered a wormhole along the way which deposited us near earth.  Or something.  The universe is a strange place and we're just beginning to crack it."

We just stared in awe at the wonder of it all.  And we held hands as we gazed at the bluish-white orb 238,000 miles away from us... the orb we used to call home.


-The End-



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Disclaimer:  I am not a science expert so I know nothing much about space stuff.  I just watched too many scifi movies, most recently Interstellar which was the main inspiration of this story.  And yes, McDonald's is everywhere!
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Monster is as Monster Does


And here's an alternate ending--



Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Clone



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cycle of Life... and Pizza

My name is John and here's me and my parents in a pizza joint near our home.  I was ten.

My dad became sick and a decade later it became just me and my mom.

Unfortunately, when I turned 25 I asked God why He took my mom away, too.

But I learned that life goes on and I met Emily when I was 30.  <3

And our son got born when I was 35.

And of course, my family became complete with the arrival of my daughter.

But kids don't stay kids for long and my son got engaged a few years later.

By the time I'm 65, Emily and I are having regular play dates with our grandchildren.

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My name is Emily and I'm continuing John's picture book.  He passed away when he was 75. 

And up to date, he is being missed still.



Saturday, August 19, 2017

The New Babysitter in Town


Acckk... what did I just do to the colors. *sobs*

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Huff and Puff


Once again a splotchy comic strip.  :-S

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Lady From the Sea

When I was a kid, I heard of a story about a land beneath the sea, where mermaids dwell and a civilization thrive.


Since then, I long to see their inhabitants whom some say go up to land and befriend and play with humans.  I still remember the day I waited by the shore in case they make an appearance.

So I waited...


... and waited...


... and waited.


After years of waiting, should I even hope?

But one day, just when I was to give up, I saw movement from behind the rocks.  Could it be...??


But when I drew nearer it was gone.


The next day I took my chance and my boat out again.

And in the same spot she was waiting for me!


She was such an angelic creature that I was entranced.  This time I drew near enough to reach her and yet she didn't shy away.


And then I realized why...


... she decided I'M FOOD!




Saturday, August 5, 2017

Scared to the Bones


Medusa is, hands down, the most used Greek Myth character in my comic strips (Or maybe Zeus.  I dunno).  Maybe it's because she's so well known so I know people would understand what I'm writing/drawing about.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Ugly Duckling




Saturday, July 22, 2017

Library Rendezvous




Saturday, July 15, 2017

Paranoia




Saturday, July 8, 2017

The New Girl in School

A few years ago, I did a comic strip regarding the Swamp Monsters where Richie first saw these "monsters".  I loved them and for a while I thought of creating a stand alone series called the "Swampies" centering on these monsters.  So I created a couple of comic strips about them (which have gone missing?) but I felt that I don't have much material to go on.  Will the cartoons be centering on the life of the monsters?  Will they be funny or something else?  How different will they be from the current cartoons that I'm creating?  I don't know the answers so I shelved that idea.  From time to time, I will still think about the Swampies but never really know what to do with them.  But now, a comic strip idea pop out where I want them involved and they're making a comeback.  So here they are once again and I hope they'll be staying for good. :)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Difference Between a Cyclops and Cerberus

... besides how they look like, that is!




 
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