The Pencil Pushing Area — One Man's Work-in-Progress

Digital drawing is a pain and I’m not quitting…

Posted in IMHO, sketches by R.L. Bertulfo on April 13, 2012

Last night I’ve finally made an attempt to fire up my aging graphics tablet (w/c I dared not use for relative reasons emanating from this post) and take a shot again with drawing/sketching things digitally because I was feeling the mojo and all that shit and mebe save some trees and shit along the way by not using paper and pencil and stuff. I was having illusions of grandeur by attempting this 2012 as doing my (terrible) sequential art the digital way a continuation of sorts to my new years resolution. Oh boy, was I reminiscing my failures and inabilities again. Like I said awhile back that I’m firing up the old pen tablet, I bought it years back when them Wacoms were still not available locally around 2008 and tried my darned best at working it out but failed at it miserably at that and decided to shelve the bastard up in the attic, if I ever had one. So, last night I decided upon a whim to get it off the dust bin and connect it to my equally older laptop and give it a good go. It was hard like the last time, them hand and eye coordinating thingee still plagued me. I know, I know that I have to keep at it and keep at it I will as far as I can muster, so help me and may the gods fare me well on this one. I was trying to doodle some batman here and there and finally ending the night with almost a dozen unsaved files and the one  above to cap things off (and mirroring/summarizing how I felt at swaying this beast called digital drawing) as a testament that I did try and will try again tonight and with it some improvements. Wish me luck guys 🙂

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2011, Roughly

Posted in IMHO by R.L. Bertulfo on January 4, 2012

(Note: I am terribly not an original, this post was inspired by this post, tnx man.)

Roughly, my 2011. In any order:

1.Joyfully welcoming my son to the this world.

2.Reaping the joys of fatherhood.

3.Bought a new phone.

4.Bought some cheap running shoes.

5.Discovered the joys of Android.

6.Participated in the 2nd Cebu Comics Convention.

7.Got back into running (or jogging, or whatever) daily.

8.Participated in 2 fun runs.

9.Got promoted with my day job.

10.Started writing and drawing comics again.

11.Stopped writing and drawing comics again.

12.Participated the NanoWriMo but failed at the first 200 words or so.

13.Written my second Shortest (Vignette)Short Story.

14.Engrossed with Books 1 to 5 of the Song of Ice and Fire all year round.

15.Attended in a wedding and a funeral.

16. Attended my High School Batch/Xmas Party Reunion.

17.Met some good old friends, miss some and made some new ones too.

18.Neglected updating this blog mostly all year round.

19.Preoccupied by mostly holding back two of my very close friends Mr. Diabetes and Mr. Hypertension.

20.Did 3 Death Metal gigs with the band.

21.Miss the company of alcohol and drinking buddies.

22.Syncoped twice 🙂

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What a Wonderful World : Neo Nazis

Posted in IMHO by R.L. Bertulfo on August 15, 2011

WTF! Hail, Hitler??

Starting today, I’ll be posting a series of events, things, persons and other matters that I find terribly interesting and/or things that piss me off  as of the moment and I’ll start with this one.

I’ve been meaning to post something of this subject for some time now. They are becoming rampart and it pisses me off to see them pop up from time to time be it stickers, t-shirts, murals a.k.a. consented vandalism, flyers and even FB post from.

Look at the picture above. Look at it. Gouge your eyes if its still unclear. What do you truly see? Disturbing, isn’t it?

True story, I was in some mall over the weekend with the wife and we were picking something up for my kid at the Kids Department area and this cute little brown cap was perfect for him but to one minute detail that made me cringe instantaneously. A Neo Nazi print !? WTF! man, jeeezus H christ. What has the world gotten into? No, let me rephrase that, What has the Pinoy gotten himself into this time? Can’t they see the significance of what the F they are doing? Do I live in a rock or something that being Neo Nazi is the next hip thing here in the Philippines? Why don’t they just kill millions of helpless Jews again while there at it. That was what Hitler was good at the last time I heard. Was the store promoting to the kids and teach them Hail, Hitler! early for the good of humanity? I was going to report it to the manager and asked him if they were aware of the product but the wife told me to leave them be because we were going somewhere else and we were going late.

And Its not just this purely innocent kid baseball cap that I happen to see them blazing Swastikas flaunting around, I tell ya, from friggin’ stickers to effing emo kids wearing their shirt proud with the look of innocently not knowing what them sigils mean in the first place, I even asked one time some snotty nosed kid wearing it and said he just dig the design man and when I told him what the symbol was for, he just stared at me blank and stupid. I could have kick his behind but I was outnumbered and I only asked him off handedly.

If the Nazis were still in power, we Filipinos could have been next on their genocide list after the Jews. Last time I check, we are not blue eyed, white skinned Aryans. When someone flaunts the symbol because he thinks its just cool to look at, pucker up and kiss the truth for once, do your share, do your research. Get to know something first before donning it up and let it be part of your lifestyle. It will only make you stupid and be a target of ridicule. But all in all, to each his own as they say, and this is just my humble f#@kin opinion. What a wonderful world this has become. Nuff said.

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