Wednesday, July 1, 2015

(Details) Borderline • Event No. 070115

Here are some more details for the new Borderline piece. If you want to see the whole image, please visit this link: b. redila's Borderline.

Thank you.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Interview | by Lauri Fortino

Early this month I had a short chat with children's book writer and a good friend Lauri Fortino.  She is the author of the picture book I illustrated The Peddler's Bed, which will be published by Ripple Grove Press and will be available on September 1st.

You may visit Lauri's blog at Frog on a Blog and know me a little :) Thank you:

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ang Kahon + PIKO: Anthology of Comics for Children

Last year, I was invited by Josel Nicolas, a good friend and a fellow artist, to contribute for his project PIKO: an Anthology of Comics for Children published in the Philippines by Anino Comics, an imprint of Adarna House Publishing.  You can purchased PIKO online at Adarna House website.

And so I came up with Ang Kahon (The Box).  I already had the story in my mind for quite some time now.  Originally, Ang Kahon is a project I've been planning for a short cut-out paper animation like my old project called "When I was a Bata". Maybe next time. :)

Here is a film version of Ang Kahon. First shown on the night of Chamtamaria's 8th Reading Komiks (Anino edition) at Uno Morato, April 19, 2015. Since today is the initial release of PIKO plus it's Free Comic Book Day, I've decided to share this as well.

(Apologies for the bad audio. While editing this, my computer was dying on me.) I still think it's kinda weird hearing my voice doing the narration, specially when it is intentionally conceived as a silent comics. Nevertheless, hope you'll enjoy.

(Special thanks to: Josel Nicolas, Rob Cham, Carljoe Javier, Adam David, Anino Comics, Uno Morato, and to all the contributors)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Help for Nepal

The world is in mourning for all the citizens of Nepal due to Saturday's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. As of today, April 27, 2015, at least 4,400 people were confirmed dead and 8,000 injured. It is so sad that while nearly a million Nepalese children crucially need assistance, humanitarian workers say medical supplies are reported to be in short supply.

Below are some links where you can help:

Facebook / International Medical Corps -   

Global Giving -   

Unicef -   

American RedCross -  

International Medical Corps -   

UN World Food -  

Salvation Army -   

Doctors Without Borders  - 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Book Reading at Uno Morato | Anino Comics

A poster I did for a pal's book launching / reading / signing event.

Click here for the event's Facebook site 

Joint Book Celebration for Piko, a children's anthology of rad local comic artists, edited by Josel Nicolas, and Light launching!, Rob Cham's first published graphic novel, all from Anino Comics, the comics imprint of Adarna House.

Book signing(?) and hanging out with artists starts at 6 and event starts at 8pm!

Featuring: (readers from Piko and Light)

Marlon Hacla & Apol Sta Maria
Trizha Ko

Mervin Malonzo & Adam David

JP Palabon 

Josel Nicolas

Dani Go 

Rob Cham


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Making Borderline Event No. 013015

Here's a bunch of images I took while making the new piece for Borderline. You may visit the BORDERLINE page to see the finished piece and some other more.

I usually start with a quick drawing on my 5 x 7 sketchbook.

Kneaded eraser is useful, not just for erasing but also for making small models whenever I needed one.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pen Only Challenge

Tagged by my good pal and fellow artist, Mark Rosario,  for a Pen Only Challenge that went around Facebook. The rule is to draw something using only a pen. (NO pencils, NO erasures etc.)

So I did this. It is about a kid I used to know who told me she never had nightmares yet. Not until she turned 14, Mr. Nightmare finally caught her and became insomniac for the rest of her life.

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