Wednesday, August 13, 2008

'bagyo ang talent ng taga-baguio city!'

Ang maganda kapag may inisyatiba kagaya ng Komikon 2008 at ng kontes na ini-announce ko kamakailan lang ay may mga lumulutang na talent na naghihintay lang ng tamang venue. Matapos mabasa ang nakaraan kong blog entry ay agad nag-e-mail sa akin si Ron Ruiz ng Baguio City para sa mga detalye at kung pwede raw siyang sumali. Nang malaman niya na open lang para sa mga officially ay kalahok sa Komikon 2008 ang munting kasayahan, pero may pinaplano ako next year para sa mas malaking comicsa contest, paghahandaan na lang daw niya ang para sa susunod na taon.
Napakalaki ng potential ni Ron. At malaking factor talaga ang Komikon para magkaroon ng venue ang mga ganito ka-talented na Pinoy artist.
Hiniling ko sa kanya na i-feature ko muna ang ipinadala niyang sample comics sa akin entitled “IRKED” at pumayag naman siya. Heto ang kanyang e-mail sa akin:
Hello.
My name is Ron Ruiz from Baguio City. I came across Mr. Gerry Alanguilan's blog on his Multiply site about your enthusiasm for local indie comics and your generous support for local comics talent.
I visited your site via the link that Mr. Alanguilan posted on his site and I thought I'd give it a shot.
Problem is, since I live and work in Baguio with my wife and 6-month old daughter, I won't be able to attend the comics’ convention. So, I decided to email my 6-page comics for your consideration.
A short background on the attached comics - It was all hand-drawn and hand-lettered. I wrote the story and script (which really isn't saying much since there is little or no plot). It was done in 1999. I have always been a comic book fan and dabbled in comic book writing and illustrating ever since I was a kid. In 2001, strapped for cash, I hawked it to Pulp Magazine. It was published in December of the same year. I have had two more short comics published in Pulp in early 2002.
Originally, it was a 12-page comics. I had to compress it in half as the editors at Pulp said they could only accommodate 6 pages. Hence, my comics seem cramped and confined which, in my opinion, hampers the storytelling. The page constraints also compelled me to use formal and conservative paneling.
Lastly, kindly excuse the following "typos" and flaws:
1. (1st page, 2nd panel) - ..."I used to rid this city of IT'S scum..."
2. (2nd page, 1st panel) - ..."This is for OLD TIME'S sake!"
3. (Last page, 3rd panel) - ..."Every vein, every muscle in my body TRUMMIN' in anticipation!" I invented the word because it sounds like one.
4. Inconsistencies in Irk's narration - I had wanted Irk to talk like Bogart and The Thing, using 'EM instead of THEM, omitting the last Gs in words like TRUMMING and FREAKING, etc. But on certain panels, Irk's narration is inconsistent with my intention. For example, on the 2nd panel of page 3, Irk states: "I hope Sal ain't too shirty to do some serious stitchinG."
5. There are probably a lot more flaws and oversights that I may have over overlooked. Suffice to say, I am now more cautious with my writing. Man, I seriously need an editor.
I think I have wasted your time enough.
I planned to edit these errors before sending it to you but I decide against it at the last minute. I would really appreciate it if you find the time to check it out and perhaps, if you're not too busy give your critique and how I can improve my craft.
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AT heto naman ang malulupit niyang pages ng “IRKED” na lalong ikai-insecure ng mga insecure na ayaw magpakilala:

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

kc malupit itong artist. siya ang bigyan mo ng trabaho at huwag muna kapag hindi pa naman masyado marunong.kailngan talaga tumangap ng mali at comment ng artist,right? kapag very defensive ang artist ay lalo lang na di nagiimprove.i hope na wala na magwawala at manggugulo dito lalo na mga ayaw pakilala.tama ba ako mga pre?

-Adrian

Anonymous said...

KC,

Tama ka , mi ibubuga nga ito. A Star is Born ! bigyan mo ng break sa Buzz. Magiimprove pa ito sa mga darating na araw. Pero ugaliin lang magbasa ng mga kuro-kuro dito sa blog mo at sa PKMB.

Auggie

Planet Markus said...

Ron,

San ka sa Baguio? I'm from Dagupan and I always visit there. Your comics rock!

kc cordero said...

auggie,
palagay ko nagbabasa ng pkmb si ron coz he regularly visits gerry's site. sana maka-attend ka ng komikon, auggie.

Dennis Villegas said...

Galing ng artist na ito. Maganda ang linya at shadows pati rendering. Pang-world class.

Anonymous said...

KC,

Malabo siguro KC, nadale ako ng pneumonia, at kailangan ang long rest.Walang symptoms,lagnat o ubo man lang. Para lang akong kandilang nauupos. Gusto parating nakahiga lang dahil nanghihina. Mabuti na X-ray agad at naagapan. Nag pa-confine din ako sa ospital ng ilang araw. Nangyari na rin sa iyo noon di ba ? nagka lung infection ka rin ?
Gurang na kasi eh, humihina ang immune system.


Auggie

Auggie

arman said...

Mahusay ang artist na ito KC. Magaganda ang anggulo at kapag nahasa pa ay malayo ang maaabot nito. Dapat suportahan ang mga ganitong may mga bagong talento. Sayang nga lang at wala na ang napakarami nating traditional komiks na makapagbibigay ng exposure sa ganitong mga talento at pupulido sa kanyang mga obra. I wish na magtagumpay pa rin siya kung hindi man dito ay sa international scene. Good luck sa kanya.

Anonymous said...

Ang galing! Malayo ang mararating ni Ron sa sining na ito.

Siyanga pala, baka kilala ni Ron si Jonz, tulad niya ay talented artist rin na taga-Baguio.

-Ofelia