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Cebu FCBD 2010 and Renaissance Book Signing

Posted in cebu, geeks, SDR Comics by R.L. Bertulfo on May 26, 2010

Just want to share the awesome geeky happenings last Saturday. Fullybooked, Ayala Center, Cebu participated with the annual tradition of Free Comic Book Day and this was my 2nd year to get to encounter such an event and posted below are the only two comics that I got to have.

By 12:00 p.m. the only free comic books available was the War of the Supermen Issue 0 and we got there over an hour before that. Much as I’ve wanted to get all freebies, Fullybooked only limited 1 free comics for every customer present ( unlike the other branches in Manila where each person gets to have at least 3 free comics) and after which they handed out the freebies they marked you up with a stamper so that you can’t go back for more. What a pity but at least there’s FCBD here in Cebu nowadays, so who’s complaining. I would’ve wanted them two Iron Man issues and some Bongo Comics and yeah, definitely a Peter Bagge issue but we weren’t on time, but all in all still awesome. Anyways, it was a fun event. Hope to have it again next year.

After that, me and the wife then hurried over at Powerbooks, SM North Wing for the Renaissance Book Signing to get to meet and greet them awesome artist from Manila and it was fun all over. Lots of geeks here and there, waiting in line, chatting with the Pros of the Philippine Comic Book biz. As far as memory serves, the one’s I readily could identify were Heubert Khan, who was busy being doing some awesome sketches for fans, then we get to see the legendary Sir Danny Acuna who’s free sketches were hot damn awesome like he does it with little effort man, chatting here and there to his subjects then wham! before you know it, sketched finished and worth framing at that. Many waited in line for him to do their sketches and this unassuming artist guy next to Sir Danny made a wave of Hi to the wife and beckoning her that he’d don’t mind doing a sketch which she happily obliged to and that unassuming awesome artist guy was Randy Valiente and we are much thankful for him. He drew a cartoony version of the wife and unbeknownst to him, I love cartoony style drawings and this made my day and the wife’s too. Thanks Sir Randy, if you get to read this up. Here’s a pic of the both of the artist and the wife:

Late during the event was our own bisdak/Marvel artist extraordinaire Harvey Tolibao all smiles and apologetic to his fellow artist but went on the way to do some signings and sketches for them hungry awaiting fans of his. Shook hands with the guy while the great Suedemonkey introduced us briefly. Hope to see you guys soon enuf in some other comics related gathering.

And before I forget, the SDR Guys were also there to hand out our much delayed Sugbo Jam No. 3 like free comic book day to them awesome artist Pros at their table whether they like it or not. We kinda forced ourselves but what the hey, we didn’t care one bit. Grass roots promotion is the key here. Hehehehe. Hope you guys enjoyed our little comics there and help spread the word. We ever so gradually trying to make our Cebu comics better.

Last Saturday was Free Comic Book Day and the Renaissance Book signing in Cebu and Sugbo Jam No. 3’s release, so how awesome can it get. The geeky side of me was very well pleased indeed.

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  1. randy valiente said, on June 15, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    cool 🙂


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