Sunday, June 11, 2006

Komiks Meet

I was handed this photo by komiks illustrator Abe Ocampo for posting on this site. It's amazing how a young Orvy Jundis looks a lot like Pol Medina! For a larger image click here.

Front Row Seated (left to right)
Gerry Talaoc, Rico Rival, Abe Ocampo, Tony Caravana, Filimond, Victor, E.R. Cruz
Second Row Seated
Nestor Leonidez, Manuel Carrillo, Teny Henson, Leandro Martinez, Jess Jodloman, Nestor Redondo, J.M. Perez, Fred Carrillo, Orvy Jundis
Joey Matucenio, Dionisio Roque, Ernie Guanlao, Ernie Patricio

I was invited today by a group of veteran komiks illustrators to a meeting at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in Quezon City to discuss a possible komiks project. Good thing I brought along my nifty digicam. It's always cool to hang out with artists who have been around for a long time because they have a lot of great stories, and they're quite uninhibited, animated and unrelentingly frank.

Abe Ocampo

Jun Lofamia

Jun Lofamia and Danny Acuña

Orvy Jundis

Rico Rival and Abe Ocampo

Me, Jun, Rico, Danny, Abe and Orvy

Below is a video of Abe Ocampo talking animatedly about his early career, with some interesting insight on the workings of komiks during that time.

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Today, it's my dad's turn to featured in the newspapers! Dad won a weekly contest conducted by the Philippine Star. Congrats dad!


Something I got via email from good pals at Guhit Pinoy.