Friday, December 23, 2011

Silent (Sanctum Manga) Night!

A classy gift from a good friend (head pimp-daddy of the very very very shwey indie komix gang SSM! & recent QBCCC contributor), Dark Chapel!

Yogi Fire!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The QBCCC Vol.2 launch that is. Hanging out with the QB crew is always a fun experience. Had a great time chatting with a bunch of peeps. Best time I had with anything komiks related :D

Thanks so much to Sputnik for sponsoring the venue & for selling our stuff! Thanks to our brilliant contributors, extremely talented & genuinely nice people all! Thanks to all who supported the event family, friends & fellow komikers! Much love to my QB-cohorts, Josel & Mervs!

Here's the "updated" version of my editorial strip for Vol.2...

Might do more of these "A Day in the Life..." strips.

Prepare your pitches for Volume 3 kids... :)

P.S. - The QBCCC Vol.2 is now available at Sputnik, Cubao X. 200 pesos. 164 pages. 28 creators. 17 comics. 5 articles. 4 covers.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The QBCCC Volume 2 Launch!!!

At last!!!

Join us tomorrow (December 17, 2011, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM) at Sputnik, Cubao X! Sadly, Jim Faustino & I were unable to finish our story for this volume... but we will be expanding the story & hopefully be finished in time for QB Volume 3. :)

P.S. - that's my poster pictured above... check out the other awesome posters done by our contributors here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

November Komikon 2011!

Happening tomorrow (November 19, 2011). Click here for a map to the venue.

The QBCCC Volume 2 will not be released at the event, sadly. We got sidetracked by plenty of things but it will still come out this year hopefully. The QBCCC crew will still be at the 'Kon though, so please do drop by our table & browse / buy our wares.

Was also unable to finish the second issue of my auto-bio komix, ???. Here's a preview...

Komikon 2011 komik releases from Macoy's blog! See you tomorrow!

Friday, September 30, 2011

QBCCC Vol.2 Teaser!

Our (me writing, Jim Faustino drawing) contribution for The QBCCC Vol.2! an intergalactic, behind-the-music styled, rock & roll doc(mock)umentary.

I've been trying to make my script worthy of Jim's amazing skills. so far he's making me look good. hehehe... the test art he's been sending me has been mind-blowingly awesome! but the script still needs a little tweaking & the actual pages still need to be drawn. really excited to see the finished thing. hope it'll be completed before Komikon.

one more for the road \m/

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fan Art

This made my day (2 days ago) :)

By Mike Banting, artist / co-creator of local indie komik Drop Dead Dangerous!

Baro Investigations will be finished next year! i hope... Many thanks Mike!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Geek Tragedies

Please support my QBCCC Co-Editor, Josel Nicolas for the launch of the latest issue of his (MUST READ!) komix Windmills! this Friday (Sept. 9 - 6PM) at Sputnik.

Grab a copy of Adam David's The Long Weekend & Carljoe Javier's Geek Tragedies as well!

To celebrate this joyous event, here's my version of Bear...

See you there!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Our Bloodstained Roof

Good stuff!
Click here to continue reading!

image copyright Ryan A. 2010-2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Art from the Wedding: Part 1(Save that Date)

I have been married for 51 days already & (so far) its been a humbling, surprising, fun & enjoyable experience. we have been blessed by so much ever since we started planning the wedding. thanks in no small part to those who volunteered their time, resources & talents (you know who you are! we love you!).

one of the most wonderful things about the wedding (for me) was the art works. Made for us by 2 of the best comic book guys in the country. first up is the Postcard, designed & drawn by Macoy!


my wife & i are BIG fans of Macoy. we were honored when he agreed to do this (i almost fainted, hehehehe...). he took our black & white / 40's - 50's / gangster theme and put his minimalist spin on it. the result as you can see is amazing!

thanks Macoy!

next post would be the Invitation... :)

Monday, July 18, 2011


Week 7 of the "Draw Something Once A Week" exercise... been drawing portraits for the past 5 weeks. a collaboration between my wife & i. sometimes she sketches the face & i ink & shade. sometimes, vise versa. i hate drawing faces, but its good exercise :)

this was for an office mate... weeks 4 to 6 shall be scanned soon.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

QBCCC Volume 2 Previews!!!

Check it!

Mervin Malonzo (Tabi Po)...

Dark Chapel (Silent Sanctum Manga)...

Benj Bartolome (Team Tag Team)...

Volume 2 will be coming out soon, so please watch out for it. will post the list of contributors maybe next week. we are also coming out with the 1st official QBCCC shirt! WEEEEEE!!! courtesy of Pepe & The Polygons...

Details about the shirt to follow.

Also, i am halfway thru my script for my QB contribution. will just do the writing part this time out, the fabulous Jim Faustino will handle the art chores. YEY!

That is all!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Penguin!

My dogs best friend... a stuffed-toy-zombie-penguin-zombie!

week 2 of the "Draw Something Once A Week" exercise...

previously... week 1 & week 3

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The QBCCC Volume 2! (The Last Cover!!!)

Cover 4 of 4. again, by the very very talented Laraine Gazmen!

we are currently finalizing the contents. to those who still want to submit their art / story you can still do so. deadline is July 31, 2011. send them to...
- Josel Nicolas (
- DJ Legaspi (

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The QBCCC Volume 2! (More Covers!!!)

Cover 2 of 4 by THE Manix Abrera!

Cover 3 of 4 by the very very talented Laraine Gazmen!

deadline of submissions - July 31, 2011. those who are interested email your pitches / art to...
- Josel Nicolas (
- DJ Legaspi (

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dawn & Argos

My new family :)

week 1 of the "Draw Something Once A Week" exercise...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Indiana Jones and The Yeti From Outer Space

Indy is way way way awesomer than Han! Thank you Macoy for the title of the new Indy movie. Steven & George! take note!

week 3 of the "Draw Something Once A Week" self-imposed exercise. scanned this one first. week 1 & week 2 shall follow.

be inspired! check out BOOOOOOOM!

getting married in 5 days! weeee!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Baro Investigations (V1)

It's been almost a year since i started writing Baro & it's still not finished... had a lot on my plate the last few months & i was kinda stumped with the direction of the story. but after working on another story (details, hopefully soon) ideas started coming again. since i'm sort of rewriting the story, i didn't want my Baro-drawing muscles to atrophy. so i decided to do a series of vignettes which will serve as a "window" to the world of Baro. also, the vignettes are inspired by Mavis Staples' (of the amazing Staple Sisters) album "You Are Not Alone." how did a Gospel album inspire a crime story? i don't know. i love Gospel music! here is the first one...

Monday, May 23, 2011

The QBCCC Volume 2!

Cover 1 (of 4!!!) by the very cool Mr. JP Cuison!

Deadline for submissions of art & stories would be July 31, 2011. those interested please email your entries to...
- Josel Nicolas (
- DJ Legaspi (

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A for Annoying

Thank you Mr. David Lloyd! you are a true gentleman. hope you are not still peeved at me after bothering you for 2 sketches :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Post-Summer Komikon 2011 Post...

First off! congrats to the Komikon guys for the swanky new digs they provided.

ok... the QBCCC table. we sold most of our stuff. yey!

the very cute QB peeps. from left to right, Josel Nicolas, Jim Faustino (yey! Jim is a real person!), some hairy dude with a red bag & AJ Bernardo.

got a 100 peso sketch (for a cause) of The Thing (in the new FF costume) from Harvey Talibao.

sold 8 copies of ???#1. thank you 8 persons who bought ??? & QBCCC Vol.1 as well! only got a few komiks. will review them soon. fun Komikon! yey! that is all.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Summer Komikon 2011

No QB Volume 2 sadly, but the QB crew will be there. i will be bringing copies of ???#1 as well. if anybody's interested...

there will also be other stuff on the QB table. so please drop by & check them out. check everything out at the 'Kon. Komiks!

click here for more Komikon stuff...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I Met A Live Frenchman...

...and his name was Ivan Brun. this was in Comic Odyssey over the weekend. very nice guy. got his latest graphic novel "War Songs" (which was a nice read) & look what he drew inside the book...

the Pinoy Howard the Duck, who i am now calling Jhun D. Pato (yes, clever...)

Ivan Brun holding a QB! \m/

that is all!

thanks for the pics Norbs!

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's Alive!

The March 2011 edition of Ateneo's Kritika Kultura is now ready for download! look for our (Josel, Mervin & moi) Exquisite Corpses in between the words. enjoy!

Thanks to Adam for letting us be part of this thing.

Here's another unused illustration from the project...

Friday, March 18, 2011


Been crazy busy with work & wedding preps... also, finally finished a project (a set of Exquisite Corpses with Josel Nicolas & Mervin Malonzo) for Ateneo's Kritika Kultura. which will be uploaded on their site soon-ish. yey!

unused art for the project...

made this in Microsoft Word. haha! will post more unused illustrations soon...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

The QBCCC website!

We've been planning on having a web presence even before we produced the komik. thanks to the Mervs for setting this up. expect to see some fun stuff there. some behind the scenes stuff in making Volume 1. creator process, from story idea, character designs, initial layouts, original drafts, & other creator artsy fartsy stuff. previews / updates for the next volume. original komix (maybe). and ramblings from the staff.

Clicky clicky ->

Monday, January 31, 2011


First entry of the year! yey!

Stuff to do / look forward (to) this year:
- edit (and maybe contribute to) QBCCC vol.2 (get a copy of volume 1 at Sputnik!)
- an illustrating gig for a book (this blew my mind, someone actually hired me to draw... haha!), Exquisite Corpse style with Josel Nicolas & Mervin Malonzo
- more ???
- rewrite Baro Investigations (which is turning into something else...)
- maybe do more oil paintings (specifically the Yojimbo series which i was supposed to complete last year, got re-inspired by this)
- vacation
- exercise
- stop complaining about a lot of things
- oh, yeah... get married! :)

and now...