Monday, December 22, 2014

Time Capsule

"Time Capsule" is a new short story I'm working on. This is just going to be a two-paged story out on 2015.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Portrait of a Train Passenger

This creature appeared on a short comics called PNR 2AM which you can view here at this link:
http://fablesinmelag.blogspot.com/2014/07/pnr-2am.html






Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant • 1971 BBC Animation

This 1971 animation of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant  is one of the films that got stuck in my head when I was a kid. My brother and I used to watch this all the time since the local television station kept on replaying it every morning along with The Happy Prince and The Remarkable Rocket.

It has so much influenced the way I tell my stories and how I actually draw my cartoons. 




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Flipgeeks Interview

Got interviewed weeks ago. It has been so long since I did this. I think the last one was 20 years ago. So if you're interested in knowing why I love children's books, you might want to visit the site below. I would like to say thank you to the guys behind Flipgeeks. I enjoyed the talk quite so much. :)

INTERVIEW at FLIPGEEKS
http://www.flipgeeks.com/pinoy-komiks-dc-marvel-etc/lets-talk-komiks-with-bong-redila/

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lost Bunny (UPDATE)

The "Lost Bunny" found its sweet home. Its arrival was perfect just in time to say hello to Maarten's new born baby, Lola. Maarten said he'll hang the painting on the wall soon, but for now it has a playdate with Max and the Wild Things, which is actually perfect.

Again, Thank you Maarten  for supporting the Pinoy Komiks Anthology.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Sketch Bag

Here are the stuff I bring when I go out the house.

• 9" x 10" Small Messenger Canvas Bag
• 7" x 2" Tin Pencil Case
• 3" x 2.25" Altoids Mint Cased Watercolor
• 5.5" x 8.5" Sketchbook
• iPod Classic
• and an ancient Cellular Phone
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Inside the small Altoids Mints case is a #8 Round Grumbacher Brush, #2 Pencil, W&N Watercolor, and a piece of paper where I wrote down the colors of each box.  (very helpful for my colorblindness)

Inside my tin pencil box is a Pencil Sharpener, 0.20 mm Micron Pen, 0.5 Pentel Tech Pencil, and a Namiki Falcon Flexible Nib.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lost Bunny|Pinoy Komiks Anthology (UPDATE)

Here are some stuff that my backer for the Pinoy Komiks Anthology kickstarter will get. I hope he'll like them.  The blu-ray by the way contains the HighDef copy of the short 'making of' video that I did while painting the piece, which you can still watch it here: LOST BUNNY

Again, Thank you Maarten for the help and support.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lost Bunny | Pinoy Komikls Anthology

"Lost Bunny" is a piece originally intended for Borderline.  But I decided to do it in watercolor and donated it for Pinoy Komiks Anthology on kickstarter.  My heartfelt gratitude to Maarten Schilder from Holland, (one of the many backers for this project) who got both the book and this artwork. I also would like to thank Adam Pasion and Zon Petilla for coming up with this anthology. This is certainly a big help for so many Filipinos. THANK YOU.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

International Children's Book Day


It was in 2000 that I made this book for my girlfriend. The Dewgazer & The Dewdrop Fairy.

It's basically a story about how we both met composed in fairy tale fit. Divided into 7 chapters, the book was originally written as a short poem, but due to my mind's constant bothering my goodnight sleep to add more spice, sugar and a bit of colored flavoring into it. And Boy, it went on like that for a couple of nights until the short verse transformed into a 175 line Children's Ballade.

Handmade and book bound, artworks in each page were done in watercolor and ink including the written poem. I gave the finish book to my girlfriend's birthday on April of 2001.

And in 2004 I was reading The Dewgazer & The Dewdrop Fairy as a bedtime story to our beautiful daughter.



READ IT HERE

Thursday, February 20, 2014

In my Studio

http://www.bongredila.com/files/studio_animate.gif 
I could stay here all day and all night. But as I always said, I love dreaming.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Sketchbook

I've always been fascinated with Dante Alighieri and the pure love that he had towards the muse of his life, Beatrice Portinari. So this Valentine's day I am going to reread one of his masterpieces, La Vita Nuova.  This is the third time I bought this book. My first copy was borrowed by a friend, never got it back. The second copy I believe was lost.

I also did this thing called "Love at First Stop". It is an old sketch that was initially intended for "Borderline". I played around with it today with an x-acto knife and came up with the one below.





Monday, February 3, 2014

Pinoy Komiks Anthology: Kickstarter

Please Support!

Comic book artists, Adam Pasion and Zon Petilla recently launched a kickstarter for Pinoy Komiks.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324352192/pinoy-komiks

Pinoy Komiks: an anthology collecting comics from some of the best indie cartoonists in the philippines, as well as cartoonists from around the world.

"Arapaap" will be included in this collection.
http://fablesinmelag.blogspot.com/2013/06/arapaap-hopedream.html

Awesome choices to be a backer for this kickstarter. $20 and you'll get the physical copy of the book and your name on the acknowledgement page.

But I encourage you to be a premium backer. Just a few more bucks and you'll be getting an additional fabulous art pieces. I will be donating a watercolor version of "the lost bunny".