Monday, November 03, 2003


Project One Hundred is almost complete, our little contribution to the local grafiction scene for this year.

The actual book title is SIGLO (the Filipino term for “century”) and it will feature ten stories across ten decades by ten primary authors/creative teams – all on the concept of freedom through the years, edited by Vin Simbulan and myself.

In addition to the regular rogues gallery of comic achievers, we invited a pair of youngblood storytellers. And that, if everything works out, is how I envision SIGLO - as an annual themed anthology with strong writing and great art by a mix of established and new storytellers (and not necessarily from the comics field).

In this maiden publication, we have Gerry Alanguilan, Arnold Arre, Honoel Ibardolaza, Elbert Or, Andrew Drilon, Jason Banico, Marco Dimaano, Vin Simbulan, Nikki Alfar and myself. In addition, the book will feature art pieces by Lan Medina (Fables, Silver Surfer) and Leinil Francis Yu (Superman: Birthright) and brandish a kickass book design by Carlo Vergara.

We’re in the exciting stage of receiving finished artwork and everything looks great.

Watch for it this December.

the devil-girl stayed at home

Yes, poor Sage had a fever during Halloween night and missed out on trick-or-treating with the rest of her cutesy clique (a princess in a golden gown and crown, a bee, a ghost and an Indian boy).

However, they all came by later and shared their loot with her, making her quite happy (though chocolate is still “yucky” since it stains her fingers when it melts).

while daddy and mommy played

Later that night, also sick, I went with Nikki to the gang’s Halloween slash Happy Birthday Jason party (happy bday, Jayce!). Vin booked a hotel room (we all suspect he’s on the board of directors with at least two hotels), Carl whipped up his special pasta with chicken and mushroom sauce, and we initiated Charles into the intricacies of Cranium – not a game for the painfully shy or someone who cannot hum a tune.

It was, as Marco mentioned, a very laid back party and I was glad since my head was filled with mucus. But despite that my team with Alex and Marco trounced the others, twice, much to the chagrin of Dino and the best efforts of Nikki to pantomime “one trick pony”.

Ah, we’re just a bunch of kids, aren’t we?

elemental evil

My latest PC game addiction is The Temple of Elemental Evil, based on the eponymous classic D&D module.

While character creation is fun (and the entire game abides with the 3rd Ed rules) and combat cool, the painfully slow screen panning is enough to drive one insane.

Still, I love it.

Ah, I’m such a sucker for shit like this.

bald truth

And I’ve given in to temptation and shaved my head again.

Will put up the old pix again soon.


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