In this episode, Mel and Ardie interviewed Eugene Madayag of Libreng komiks. Eugene AKA Toto Madayag talked about His komik book libreng komiks, His signing in MIBF experience, His komiks journey, how to get viral on social media, crowd funding Libreng Komiks, His future plans for his comics, where he gets inspiration when making comics. Bonus treat, we also did our opening spiels in the call center! With spcial participation of Manong Taxi Driver, where he shared his comics memories of the past. We also spoke with Hikaru, a fan of libreng Komiks and also a comics creator.
IKP got the chance to interview EK Gonzales, one the regular buyers of Indie Komiks during Komiks Conventions. She also make reviews of the komiks she bought. In this audio podcast episode she shared with us her first encounter with comics, Her komikon experiences, how she chooses komiks to buy and review, Her observation in the local comics scene, Her advise to upcoming comics creators and more!
EK Gonzales FB Page:
For todays post, I am uploading my digital caricatures. Superhero and normal head to chest ones. I can still remember the clients I worked with these, well, some of them. For instance, the Superman Caricature for Carrie is my first vector superher commission. Also, the one for inidigo7 made a lot of revisions before he’s happy with the caricature. It’s really nice working with various clients and just a tip, when you find one that you can easily work with, take care of him. He may be the client that will give you a lot of work in the future. All these caricatures are done digitally using Photoshop and Paint tool SAI. Please message me for commissions.
Mel’s Daily Blog:
Yesterday at MIBF(Manila International Book Fair) I met a lot of new friends. They bought #cheesyfit Booklet and some of them commissioned me for a quick caricature. They loved it! I am planning to go back there today later in the afternoon. I just have to visit the Asia Pop Comic Con, as I learned that it’s not a yearly event in the Philippines but will go to Dubai next year.
Once again here are four of the many Simpsonized cartoons I did for Steph from France. She must have had a lot of friends! One side note, I’d love to visit France in the future, it must be really gorgeous. So Far I’ve only traveled to Singapore twice, which is my first time to ride an airplane. Anyway, please send me a message if you need a similar commission.
– Mel Casipit
Mel’s Daily short blog:
I’ve worked overtime yesterday until 2 am to give me enough time today to attend once again the MIBF. We’ll be selling comics and meeting new friends. Weekends is supposed to be the day where there are a lot of buyers and we’ll do our best to sell our stuff. I am also seriously thinking of going to APCC or Asia Pop Comic Con in the World Trade Center. It’s the first event and it would be awesome to attend such event. I think I’ll just ask Kai and Naf to go with me later in the afternoon.
I’m posting 4 of the digital caricatures I did. They are from different clients from all around the world. One is a logo, another is a wedding theme and the last 2 are normal head shots. I use PS and SAI when drawing. Feel free to message me for commissions.
Mel’s Daily Blog:
Yesterday, I joined my friends at Meganon Comics to set up the booth at MIBF or the Manila International Book Fair. Today is the start of that big event and we are all excited to sell our books. Last year the sales were great and we are all praying to top that. I won’t be able to attend today but I am going tomorrow and Saturday if you have time please come by and join the fun.