Posted by: nastypen | July 14, 2008

I’m in a Book!

Over the weekend, I flew to Cebu for a business meeting. Met up with some friends. Stayed over at a family friend’s beach house that turned out to be more than a house. I got to eat steamed rice again. But I missed the book launching of this:

My self-portrait is at the first column, second box from the top…which of course is my character for my comic strip. But my character in the strip is soooo toned down. I don’t think the public is ready for the unleashing of glamour at the comic strip pages….yeah right.

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I should inject more anger in my strip no? Perhaps I will just do that. Hahaha. I mean nobody reads my strip….like I care….so might as well rip loose the hell hounds.

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I don’t know how to get a copy of this book. But then again, I’m not one to collect my own publications. But this is great for my points for faculty accomplishments.

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But I have to thank my comic strips. They are my therapy, my source for the occasional taxi rides and, now, apparently, an accomplishment as part of the faculty. I never thought comic strips would make me look “good” in a job.

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In other “book” news: Since I was part of the Eraserheads anthology, people were asking if the reunion of that band is true. Apparently it is true. No, I don’t think I will be given tickets. No, I don’t think I will watch. I’m too old….too fat…too lazy to be in a crowd. Now, if Yano were to reunite…..well…..that’s a different scenario….

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Ok, I have been asked several times if I am going to release a treasury or collection of my comic strips. The answer is no. No. No. No. I don’t like to waste money and paper. I will release a collection of short stories in comics format or a graphic novel, but not my strips. It’s not a question of pride for my word. It’s more an issue of focus. I’d rather focus my energy and resources on other things.

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But I will release a pdf version of my strips online eventually. I already did that a couple of years ago. I was just too lazy and am too busy to follow through that. By the way, eventually can mean three thousand years from now.

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Seeing the roster book cover makes me miss the guys at SKP. It has been such a long time since I joined the meeting. It is because of my new job that prevents me having late night drinks with the other cartoonists. I don’t want to go to class early next day having a beer buzz.

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With my life right now, I can afford to be somewhat spontaneous, but there are still parameters. I wonder how my pages in that roster book look like. I hope I don’t look hilariously stupid. But then again…like I care. It’s just sad that I don’t get to see other cartoonists as often as I used to. Mabuhay ang SKP…kahit papaano….hahahahah

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