“Buhay Indie” is a new blog that ill be featuring journal posts from different Filipino komiks creators, with the aim of giving the reader insight into their lives and artistic process. The first entry is by Dr. Carlo Jose San Juan, creator of Callous. Here’s the description of the blog from the very first post:
This is a journal about our life as comic creators and the stories behind the production of independent comic titles we enjoy reading. Making comics is never easy. Most of us manage our time, balancing everything to make one issue in time for an event. More often than not, we encounter a lot of problems while making the pages, and it takes extra effort to get the job done. And we each have our own stories to tell. Each entry will be made by a different comic creator, featuring their comic projects and updates about their comic production… in a form of a diary. The contributors for this blog are the members of Indie Comic Manila, a Facebook group composed of independent comic illustrators and writers from different comic circles. It’s also the same group behind the 100 Araw ng Komiks campaign. It’s tough being an indie creator. But we love making comics, so we do it anyway… Now we’re sharing our stories with you.