Longtime readers of this blog should know that I just love Posy Simmonds‘ work (… in fact I not-so-secretly wish to be able to do what she does, sigh) so imagine my delight when I learned that she has a new serialized strip called Tamara Drewe at the Guardian Online. What a treat!
It was really Ramon and Neva who introduced me to Ms. Simmonds via Gemma Bovery and I’ve since armed myself with what I could afford of her stuff — well, apart from the Gemma hardcover I found for half-off at Strand, it’s just this one actually (sheepish smile).
Well, I would love to build a collection of her work on my side of the bookshelf and you can help me do that by buying from my shop. (;
We were at the Komikon in UP last Saturday and it was great seeing and meeting all of Arn’s readers and fans and of course friends from the comic scene. No anime cosplays this time around, just 100% pure unadulterated Kon, and I must say it was quite well-executed — kudos to the organizers. There were contests for the best indie comics and other stuff and the highlight of the program was the Q&A onstage with guests of honor Gerry, Leinil and my Arnold. There are a few pics on our phlog.
And because I still get search hits regarding the Itchyworms via this entry, here’s an SMS message from the guys to their fans:
#8 na po ang “Akin Ka Na Lang” sa Midnight Countdown. Please help push it to the #1 slot by texting NU MIDNIGHT AKIN KA NA LANG to 2299.
From the forwarded email department: Mistula: the world’s first and the Philippines’ only doll rock band launches into a series of web updates that shall extend until December, starting this month with a redesign of the main site. [Go]