Pocket-Sized Jose Rizal

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YES, I’M ALIVE. And have a ton of blog backlog! LOL yeah, I had to focus on a bunch of projects recently, which meant that I ended up with a stack of daily unfinished/unposted doodles. But I think things are easing up a bit, or at least I’m getting the semblance of a schedule together, so hopefully I can get back on track. >_<;;

Anyway, here’s chibi Jose Rizal. LOL I seem to have taken it upon myself to make a whole bunch of hero chibis since I’ve been enjoying it quite a bit. So yeah. 😀

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Chibi Supremo: Andres Bonifacio

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‘Atapang ‘atao!

LOL. Yeah, still working on some post backlogs. XDD

Anyway, Chibi Lapu-Lapu got me started on this whole thing (thank you, Tepai!), so I figured it prolly wouldn’t hurt to do a few more cute-fied national heroes. Heck if it can make a kid or two take interest in our national heroes, I think I’ll be pretty happy with that, haha!

So anyway, here’s our dear Supremo, Andres Bonifacio, showing everyone how much he hates that cedula. =)))

Belated Happy Birthday, Gabriela Silang!

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Phew. Just got back home from a long day out (yes, I actually do leave our house sometimes…) and I’m just posting this before I collapse into bed again LOL.

I kinda got into the groove after yesterday’s Lapu-Lapu doodle, so I decided, why not make one for Gabriela Silang? Another Filipino national hero, I always enjoyed reading about her story when I was in primary school, because she just seemed so bad-ass. I also figured that she deserved a chibi since a.) March 19th was her birthday, and b.) my family’s roots are also in the province of Ilocos Sur, so yeah. It seemed apt.

And with that, I’ll go into coma now. Yes, I still owe this blog a ton of posts, and hopefully I can get around to that soon. Good night. X__x;;

Maktan 1521: Chibi Lapu-Lapu

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YES. I AM STILL ALIVE. X__X

LOL sorry for the break in posts. I actually have a bunch of doodles that I’ve been doing everyday, but this week has just been INSANE, so I haven’t been able to sit down and color/post/write. X__x;;; So yeah, expect more catch-up posts from me within the next few more days. ^_^;;

Anyway, here’s a chibi version of Lapu-Lapu, one of our national heroes, who was the first guy to resist colonization, and was the guy who totally kicked Magellan’s butt. On top of that, he is also the hero in the graphic novel /indie comic Maktan 1521, a creation of awesome Filipino artist and friend, Tepai Pascual (GO CHECK IT OUT, EVERYONE).

In the meantime, I’ll just go rest a bit for now, and then panic and flail later (hey, I’m learning to schedule).

Trese at home

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Phew. It’s been a long, busy day, and needless to say, I’m pretty exhausted LOL.

Anyway, I was relaxing a bit and I kinda absentmindedly picked up one of my Trese graphic novels off my shelf and started flipping through it and rereading it. My brain automatically asked, “Do you think Trese wears pajamas to bed, at the end of her day?” and this is what happened. =)))) Just Trese chilling for a while with the Kambal and Santelmo before she turns in for the night, haha!

In the meantime, I should also turn in. Good night. X__x

PS: In case you haven’t yet, go check out the Trese books. It’s an awesome piece of work from local artists Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo (whose artwork I ADORE). It revolves around Filipino folklore, and best of all, IT’S IN ENGLISH! So yes, even my Italian fiance enjoys it. 😀

Random Doodle: Wrong valley, girl…

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LOL Feeling a little under the weather today… and I’m not sure if the fact that I blame the crazy weather  these past few days will now officially turn that into a literal statement. So yeah, I don’t really have much energy right now.

Anyway, today’s doodle is a depiction of something I encountered this afternoon on the way to the convenience store to pick up some supplies. This obviously-Filipina lady was talking obnoxiously/loudly to her friend, in this fake valley girl accent, complaining about how hot it is in Manila, unlike so-and-so city she’s supposedly been to. How I wish I could say that this was some sort of funny act she was putting up for her friend. All this was happening while the two of them were standing in front of a fishball cart, sipping soda in little plastic bags through flimsy plastic straws.

I was annoyed (I was already not in a good mood to begin with, since I was kinda sick), but I wanted to laugh right then and there and let her know how it was so hard to take her seriously while she was hungrily munching on a piece of betamax. It just seemed so surreal, you know?

Going back, after naming as many cities as she could in one breath, her friend suggested that they duck inside a nearby coffee shop since it had air-conditioning. What came next was a litany of reasons on why Little Miss Jetsetter couldn’t have coffee at that place, which basically boiled down to “I have no money.”

THEN, I laughed. I dunno if this was just extra-funny because I was already loopy to start with. But yeah. Affectations. Gotta love ’em.

ANYWAY, TIME FOR SOME BIOFLU.