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

Update: On Melancholy, Life, Limb and some oddly good cheer

Posted in cebu, Comic Books, geeks, SDR Comics by R.L. Bertulfo on September 9, 2010

Hello folks, I am not dead yet just coping with life’s trials and tribulations. Nothing that I can’t handle. Hey, gotta wake up and smell the carcass sometimes. Been neglecting the world, this blog and the internets for  that matter there are more pressing matters and decisions to be made and a lot of changes came thru this pathetic existence and it kinda disorients my daily happenings and mishaps. The day job demands, chronic illness threatening a lifestyle change, depression hanging around some near corner waiting patiently but  still a sliver of hope comes from expecting to join the ranks of fatherhood, a distant yet supporting family and just that nagging stubborness not to give in totally to all the negativity. Life goes on as they say, so, I better go onwards.

Haven’t really drawn in ages and a page or two I started drawing set for another Super Debil Robot Comics release I think will never see the light of day or in print. I don’t know if I my drawing mojo will ever come back. All I gotta do is wait timidly for now. The least I could do was to contribute to a collaboration I did with this guy (we did a collab piece for Sugbo Jam 1 also) and I thank him for it for finishing the 10-page lineart as quickly as he surely can. All shortcomings to be worked out (i.e. dialogues/scripting/lettercraft) are now up to me to overcome and (believe me I got much to write onto his layouts starting today) finish the story we started ready for Sugbo Jam No. 4 to come out this September 25, 201o and I do hope the SDR guys would wait on it.

Enough with my pathetic predicament and on to a more lively note, speaking of September 25th and why that specific date to release the comicbook, well, the 1st Cebu Comics Convention is finally pushing thru on that momentous day due solely to the hard work done by the great SuedeMonkey and Motmot and Bobols. Awesome guys to pull teeth to make that event possible. Salutations are in order for these guys. And we really hope to see you guys there come September 25th and witness the event. Take a look at the awesome preview of things to come below:

Makes any geek tingle in anticipation doesn’t it. Nuff said.

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.

Comics Page

Posted in comics, SDR Comics, Uncategorized by R.L. Bertulfo on May 16, 2010

For a lack of a better post and update, I finally made a Comics Section Page in this here blog’s sidebar. Click on the sidebar  link or click HERE for instant awesome. I will update the page from time to time on some sequentials that I have published in some Super Debil Robot Comics releases. For the meantime, enjoy and comments and critiques are fairly welcomed.

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Sugbo Jam No.3 is Coming!

Posted in cebu, comics, SDR Comics by R.L. Bertulfo on April 29, 2010

Hello folks! Just wanna make a quick postie (!? is this word legal?) update on the upcoming Sugbo Jam No. 3 which is due out this May 2010 and sorry for its relative delay but hopefully all goes well according to the SDR Crews megalomaniac plans. Just a little heads up, below is the cover for issue 3, drawn and quartered by the great Kat Layno, Cebuana Manga Art Goddess. Thank you ma’am for humoring our request to do the covers and might I say what a damn fine, sensual cover it is. Click on her name for the link to her deviantArt site for more of her awesomeness and also, before I forget, she has a three pager comics included in the comics which is written by the equally awesome John Amor (I never thought John would be at the writing helm). And a slew of other Cebuano artist submission for this issue. The best Sugbo Jam issue yet. So, stay tuned folks. This one is gonna be a killer. Totally psyched! Till then folks, feast your eyes on the preview below.

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Christmas in the air and then some SDR

Posted in cebu, Comic Books, SDR Comics, the works by R.L. Bertulfo on December 3, 2009

We, the SDR Boys (Me, Suede and Motmot) will be giving away this baby to selected areas in the city for FREE and yes folks this is not a typo, as a gift from us to YOU thanking everyone for the support. Available this middle of December 2009. Black and white photocopied covers and interiors. Cover art by yours truly from an original version (click here).  We will be finalizing the layout this week so everything will be a go hopefully. For inquiries email us at sdrcomics@gmail.com. A merry christmas to all of you and looking forward to another great year for the comic book scene here in Cebu. Small sure steps baby. Nuff said.

Sugbo Jam has Arrived!!!

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

For the related post click here.

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

 

Preview for Sugbo Jam Komiks Anthology

Posted in cebu, Comic Books, fantasy, inks, SDR Comics, the works by R.L. Bertulfo on August 31, 2009

Preview Page for Sugbo Jam Komiks Anthology

Preview Page for Sugbo Jam Komiks Anthology

Just wanna repost. For the full post click on —->>>here

Sugbo Jam : Komiks Anthology Variant Cover test 1

Posted in SDR Comics, the works by R.L. Bertulfo on August 31, 2009

This is a test run on a possible cover variant for the upcoming SDR Comics  Anthology me and the boys will be putting out with hopefully by the middle of September this year and it is aptly titled “Sugbo Jam: Komiks Anthology No. 1” and I am excited as always about anything SDR related. I’m still gonna tweak this up like loosing the pathetic background and definitely change the face of Lapu2x in this one, not happy with it. Nuff said, here is a preview and a test cover page for blog post sake:

Kill the Christian!!!! hhhheehe......

Kill the Christian!!!! hhhheehe......