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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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Sugbo Jam has Arrived!!!

Posted in cebu, Comic Books, geeks, SDR Comics, the works by R.L. Bertulfo on November 5, 2009

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We are now Accepting Orders (email us at sdrcomics@gmail.com) , just give us a holler and we sure can holler back. We will be posting sightings of Sugbo Jam in this blog and here so I’ll just update from time to time. It’s an exciting week for Super Debil Robot Comics and I’m proud to be a part of it.  Buy our stuff and you get to help support the Cebu Comic Book Scene and spread some good lovin’. Nuff said!

Sugbo Jam Comics No. 1 for only Php 60.00

 

Captin N12 is now available at Sputnik Comics!

Posted in blog filler, cebu, Comic Books, SDR Comics by R.L. Bertulfo on September 3, 2009

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Captin N12 has landed at Sputnik Comics, Cubao

Captin N12 has landed at Sputnik Comics, Cubao

Its been a blast setting up SDR Comics and taking part in the making of Captin N12 Issue 1 and its awesomer that Sputnik Comics would carry the issue in their branch there at Cubao, Q.C. for access to all you Luzon chaps out there. Just a heads up. Tnx  to the very nice and charming manager of the store Ms. Chez Fidelino for striking a deal with us newbies in the local comic book industry. Much love and respect.

Comic Book Pro Harvey Tolibao gets Captin N12!!!

Posted in blog filler, geeks, SDR Comics by R.L. Bertulfo on August 7, 2009

Just want to repost this. It’s one (—>click here<—) of the coolest things happening around our SDR Comics release…awesomeness!

Free Comic Book Day

Posted in articles by R.L. Bertulfo on May 23, 2009

As the title implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day, usually held the first Saturday in May each year, when participating comic book specialty shops around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops and now it was my first time to witness such an event at Fullybooked-Ayala Center, Cebu (although it is the 23rd of May today). It is a first, so it means it is something to write home about, or in this case, blogpost about. If I am not mistaken, it is a first also for us Cebuanos to have it and thank the gods FullyBooked is finally here in Cebu and made it happen.

We fellow SDR geeks (that would be me, Motmot and Suede) decided early on that we would line up early there to get them freebies and would drag with us anyone we could find willing to come and give us what freebies they would parchance upon  and come Saturdy we did. Only us 3 and the wife (with a huge question mark on her face and some bribery) came. The place wasn’t nearly as jam packed as I have envisioned it to be (comparing to the FCBD event in Manila) it was still packed yet more loosely. Initially I thought we could get maybe 3 or 4 free comics per person as stated by some FCBD Pros online and offline as it would rightfully be but after we lined up together with them snot-nosed keeds, hostile old fanboys and the clueless like the lambs to the slaughter house we were told only to pick one freebie from a variety of 8 or so comicbook titles. It wasn’t enough but it was free nonetheless so it was still the awesomest because the first experience, like your first *censored* , is always an event etched in stone.

Comparing it to them lucky people in other parts of the world and in our nations capital on FCB Day they have guest appearances and signings of some hot shot artist and we here got none, nada, squat. They have venues and participating shops to go around with while here we got only one. I’m not complaining, mind you, just comparing and then some. I am glad I get to go on one today and hoping for another one next year with a better modus to grab all of them freebies in one go, I am a cheapskate and anything free is good.  And by the way, here’s the freebies (that’s including the wife’s stash) that I got today:

Cool huh. But I should’ve gotten the other freebies such as the Avengers, Wolverine, Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stuff and it would have been more awesome.

And here’s one TPB from one of my fave artist doing one of my fave superheroes that I bought out 20% off with much negotiation and whimpering with the wife:

All in all a very good day. The comicbook geekery in me is satiated for now and inspired to pick up them dusty pencils again and get a move on with this terribly un-updated WIP art blog again.

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p.s. -changed the blog’s theme just for kicks…commments appreciated