Archive for August, 2011

CG Pintor: Dragonslayers Artjam

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On August - 3 - 2011

The incredible Filipino artists of CG Pintor (who provide the artwork for Usok) began an artjam last June. The topic? Dragon Slayers. Head over to the artjam page to see all the contributions, but here are a few of my favorites:


Solstice by K. Lapeña

Dragon Slaying… by Anton Gustilo

Lost in Time by Jun Martinez

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Week 2: Sandaang Araw ng Komiks (100 Days of Komiks)

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On August - 2 - 2011


 

The Sandaang Araw ng Komiks (100 Days of Komiks) event entered its second month yesterday, and the focus has shifted from personal creations (i.e. creators plugging their own works) to celebrating the works of other creators. Here are the guidelines for August, as per Joanah Tinio Calingo:

For the month of August, all posts will be about:

a)       Komiks artists and authors (other than your self).  Whether they’re still active or not.  It can be in a form of trivia, or  interviews (not necessarily done by you), or link to their sites.  Posters are encouraged to promote komiks artsts outside their own group (pero pwede pa rin na kagrupo kung artist posts lang)

b)       Other existing komiks.  If you have reviews, or recommendations, now is the time to post it.  It can also be in a form of links to an image of the cover or the pages. Titles for recommendations and reviews, should of course, be still available  in the shops or cons, or online (or else where where people can get them, like kindle).  Also, recommendations should be for titles outside your own comic group.

c)   The post can also be a fan art of any local komiks character (this can also be a form of recommendation for existing titles).

The goal for August is to introduce komiks artists (veterans and newbies, mainstream and indie) and their works to other people, and to your circle (since everybody in your circle already knows that you are making komiks).

This is also a chance to know other artists, their works and their contributions.  And also, to introduce the new gen artists to komiks readers.  It’s also a heads-up if you’re going to local komiks events.  At least alam niyo na kung sino sila.

Format –> 100 Araw ng Komiks: (post/link/etc.)

[Logo c/o Rommel Estanislao ]

Charles Tan Nominated for World Fantasy Award

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On August - 1 - 2011

Philippine speculative fiction writer and advocate Charles Tan has been nominated in the Special Award, Non-Professional category of the 2011 World Fantasy Awards for his tireless work at his blog, Bibliophile Stalker. Congratulations to Charles and we wish him the best of luck (and hope that he can make it to the ceremony)!

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