Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Oh hahahaha, my poor dearest characters Babu and his kitten Abu... Nyahahaha... Ok trust me, I'm still a silly funny girl. Wow, the weather is very hot here, it makes me feel dizzy. I keep sweating alot when I'm busy with my art projects, running errands, watering the plants, etc.
I loved doing this personal comic. I was so inspired by my long favorite comic artist Gerry Alanguilan. I'm a long fan of Gerry. As a matter of fact, my brother Jeremy, who loved comics, gave me Gerry's famous comic book, "Wasted" when I was a high school girl. Seriously. His Wasted comics are way too incredible and awesome. When I grew up, it was so hard to find Gerry's comics here in my province. In June 2006, I was surprised that I have found Gerry on deviantART thru browsing. I was super thrilled, like I was a paranoid talkative girl, "NGARRK!!! NGARRKKK!!! Gerry is here??? is he real? Oh oh my gosh! He's my favorite comic artist!! Now I'm going to talk to him! BWAHAHAHAHAHARHARHAR! Oh oh, how many years I didn't see his awesome comics???? It's so long!" Okay. Then, Gerry found my commissioned work on a cover of Wickermoss’s debut CD in the music shop and bought it after my art made him stop and look. Hehehehe! Gerry sent his note to me that he is also a big fan of me! I was super thrilled again and I screamed, "OH MY GOSH! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!! NOOO WWAAAYYYY!!!". Luckily, Kuya Gerry became my friend! Nope, I haven't met him in person yet. I was there in National Book Award ceremony where my first book got a trophy, but surprisingly, I didn't know that Gerry was there too! I would like to feature his great artworks here. I'm in awe with his great style.
Please visit Gerry's website, deviantART page and blog. He's a bad ass comic artist + writer and architect. He's a good funny hilarious talented talkative honest cool person. I really enjoy reading his blogs about his life, his blessed wife Iljn, relatives and friends, updated comics, etc. regularly. You know what, I can't believe that he's a old blogger since 1997! I recommend you guys, don't forget to buy the copies of his recent comic, Elmer. It's totally awesome and hilarious, I would say loudly, "Two thumbs up!" Many people/fans love this. Surprisingly, Neil Gaiman wrote his super special postcard to Gerry about Elmer. No joke. Thank you very much for featuring me in your blog, Kuya Gerry. I salute to you! Astig ka!
Today is May. Ah, that's my name! Do you know why my dad named me "May Ann"? Because he idolized Dr. May Ann before. I seriously wanted to become a doctor when I was a kid! Honestly, my mama really wanted my name "Pauline". Hmmm, Pauline Licudine? Err, it sounds funny. Anyway, I think April 2007 is my favorite month. Because... well, it really made me very happy. Good news, the results (look at this screenshot) of Awstats report told me that my online art website was hit by 8,072 unique visitors from around the world last April! This made me speechless. Thank you again, thank you... I can't thank you all enough. Let me send my hugs to all of you! I won't forget this wonderful moment. I'm so proud to be Pinoy. (*Mall smiles widely.*)
Wow, I'm talkative now. Okay, I'm working on my unfinished art commission for Rene Enriquez. Next post: my personal drawing, "Unconsciousness". See you soon.