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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Toy Shop visit - Vtoyz Hobby Shop



Me and Lace went to Greenhills to visit the shop of our friend Vic and it took me a year I guess to go back again in Shoppesvill, Greenhills Mall. Everything turned different and its a great development of the whole mall, from Viramall to Theater mall to Shoppesville.

I just checked out again Vic's store, Vtoyz Hobby Shop in 3rd floor, Blue Lane of Shoppesville. I just love small toys like fast food toys, gashapons,keychains and other small and cute plastic toy figures. I took photos of some toys and I posted it below.

click below to continue reading and view goodie photos of toys and action figures




there are a lot of anime figures and can't name them all.


Starscream and a skull leader VF-1S mini figures


Transformers toys


cutesy anime figures


more gashapon figures


forgot the toyline heheheheh


some super deformed figures


movie figures


pink nipples of Balrog that make Hulk really mad


Astroboy and Uran cuties


Star Wars softdrink caps


Dragon Ball Z minis


Star Wars


box set figures and plushies


figures mint in packs


Thor statue


Coca Cola toy cars


Rurouni Kenshin 16 inch figure


I'm surprised to see this figure, never heard or seen it, maybe its a China made figure
looks great and neat

I have lot of photos here in my album
Toy shop visit - Vtoyz Hobby Shop


The Incredible Hulk video game screenshots


Got a twitter news from Agent M and he shared to us this Marvel.com news on some screenshots of the upcoming video game of the Incredible Hulk, after reviewing the photos, I just imagine already the game play and the graphic art of it.

click below to continue reading


When I first played the first Hulk movie video game years ago, there was this video game exhibition in Glorietta 4 Cinema that they display a big screen, a PS2 and a HULK video game, I visit the venue everyday just to play and show off my video game skills in public, its a pogi points that day when ever you show off some Hulk-a-smash gamer attitude, but I always fail on some stage of the Hulk game, getting stranded on a level and can't find where will I go and espace that stage.

I really like the old game, its a smash and bash game vs. robots, monsters, tanks and the army.

for the upcoming Incredible Hulk video game, I'm expecting more chaos and stuff to be destroyed and battle Abomination on the end. This might be a great game for the Hulk. Been playing old Hulk games on PS1 and old Nintendo. Destroying and smashing stuff in a video game make us Hulk fans feel the gamma powered strength and the joy of being a devastator.

on the website of Marvel.com news, you can see a preview of 13 screenshots of the game. No details yet about it but its cool to see a major Hulk face lift and upgrade. Lets hope for a big berserker smash video game trailer soon.

some photos from the website of Marvel.com
The Incredible Hulk video game screenshots




Friday, March 14, 2008

the incredible hulk teaser trailer



Here are my thoughts and slight short review on the teaser of The Incredible Hulk movie, click more below to read and watch the teaser trailer in HD.



The Hulk movie become one of the most rarest of all, because we waited a long time for the release of the trailer. After seeing the teaser trailer, the new feature of the Hulk and its action completely wipe out Ang Lee's first Hulk movie, and because of it is a first attempt to introduce Hulk into a CGI designed for a full length live action movie, making Lou Ferigno a grand daddy for the Hulkamania.

My first look on the new Hulk reminds me of Mike Deodato's comic art on the Hulk comic series, and yes I totally aggree to some buddies in my twitter and other reviews online that it resembles some-look on Mike Deodato's Hulk art. I just don't mind Edward Norton's acting as Dr. Banner, but I'm more interested on seeing the HULK in action and excited to see Abomination in the flesh. Its a different look for the Abomination monster for the movie, I dont have any background for him because I less like the character in comics, but I do have an action figure of it, the first Hulk cartoon figures. And I like its figure because its a great match with the Hulk.

The Battle on the last scene of the teaser trailer really blows me in my seat. Seeing a mid battle in the middle of the city and it will put Neo vs. Agent Smith and Superman vs. Doomsday battle in movies. Some say that the battle of Hulk and Abomination will be in 26 minutes total wreck and action. wow! if they do that, then this movie will be one of the best Marvel movies.

I'm still looking forward to the rumored Iron man and Hulk movie tie in, some characters from Iron man will appear in the Hulk movie. Maybe this will be a great start in movie tie-ins.

The Incredible Hulk movie will be shown here on June 13, 2008 in the Philippines, It will be great too if they planned to make one in IMAX.

Lets wait for more teaser trailer on the coming months.

7th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention production note 5

I know that some of you are googling someone after you seen a tv feature in Bandila last night March 13, 2007 in ABS CBN. yup I'm talking about the toy customezier and Dig Deep Entertainment and Filipino sculptor Noli Coronado.

I failed to watch the tv feature last night, even that the people from Bandila reminded me about it and inquired something for the tv feature. I was sick last night and failed to watch this and also record it and also attend our meeting last night.

so for everyone that is googling the guy. you can check out an interview feature of Noli Coronado in AFHUB.com

also, I'm happy to hear that the tv news mentioned the 5th ToyCon ! wohhohoh

check out the video below as Noli Coronado finishes a life size sculpture of Superman.

click read more to continue









AFHUB: Did you take up art or sculpting as part of your education?

Noli:
No. Actually, I was planning to, but my parents were not artists. They didn’t
allow me to take up fine arts because they were not very familiar with what art
was about. They thought I might not be able to find work afterwards. They’re
cool people… They just weren’t aware that there are good opportunities available
in this field.

AFHUB: So what did you end up taking?

Noli: I took
up philosophy. My parents urged me to go into law. But I was thinking, I wanted
to be a priest - because what I really wanted at the time was for peace, inner
peace. I am a loner, an only child, so it seemed ok to me.

Continue
reading on the feature interview here at AFHUB.com website
http://www.afhub.com/noli-coronado-an-exclusive-interview/

Happy birthday to my sis Misyel

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that's her.. yung naka blue dress with white stripes

if youre asking the Mr. Clean mascot (that was me! ) eheheheh

bug her and greet her sa blogs nya

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Az meets Yeng Constantino

I was invited by Yehey.com last week for another event for bloggers and it was a meet and greet with Yeng Constantino. I almost forgot about it the past days then It suddenly reminded me when I read other blog posts of people in their blogs that they are calling bloggers and fans of Yeng have a online chat event and meet up organized by Star Records and Yehey.com.

After riding the waves of traffic from Cavite to Caloocan to Quezon City, I made it on time for the chat event and Yehey.com said that I can broadcast the event in video stream once again in my blog, its like what we did in HappySlip event but this is different because Yeng is Pinoy Dream Academy winner and singer-celebrity of ABS CBN.


I set up immediately in the table infront and Paolo and Iggy helped me to set up my laptop and internet connection, I was about to ask if Yeng is already at the venue, and then suddenly one of the people from Star Records beside me leaned at the back of her seat and suddenly introduced me to Yeng who is sitting on the other side near me. I was shocked! it was a late reaction until she greeted me and exchange hand shake till I almost forgot that the webcam I'm holding fell down.. hahhahaha - kabado si ako

then after setting up my rig, I broadcasted it live here in my blog and its great to see her fans enjoyed the view seeing Yeng chatting and talking to her fans online. There's a chatter asked me if she have an official website, but after goggling I found this http://www.yengconstantino.net/
but its a fan site and not her officiail site, if Yeng hasn't got one yet, I suggest they build one for her, or if she does have a website, you can just post it here in my comment board below.

during my webcam set up, she immediately smiled at the camera and wave to the people watching online. (you can view it all in my video blog page link located below)


After the webchat event, we proceeded to a Q and A with Yeng and the guests, bloggers, writers and music fanatics asked questions and I just learned that she is influenced by the music and writings of Alanis Morisette, glad to hear that she writes her own songs and she told us about her band and the time when they started and loss in a battle of the band competition, then she talked about her experience in Pinoy Dream Academy that she learned more about herself the music style she loves and feels.

after the Q and Am its a photo op and signing.. yeah... i got her new cd.(thanks yehey and star records)

during this photo shoot, she laughed and giggled when I told her "Rocker pose!"

It seems that she enjoyed the webchat event, she waves to the webcam and then talked to the mic, which her fans online went crazy and asking for more aahahaah.

it was a fun event!



more photos here in my album
Yeng Constantino - Star records and Yehey.com chat event/meet with bloggers

and here are some albums too from our friendly network.

Yeng Constantino - Chat Event / Meet and Greet

YENG'S ONLINE CHAT SESSION

Yeng Constantino’s Blogger & Chat Event

Yehey! Session with Yeng Constantino


click the link below for the online chat transcript
http://www.yehey.com/chat/transcript.aspx?id=86

click the link below For the Yehey.com feature articles and Yeng's gig schedule
and Q and A videos
http://www.yehey.com/chat/chatevent.aspx?id=86


and the live video recorded of the event
Az Video Blog - Yeng Constantino meet/chat/event with bloggers and fans

ok..what's next??? Gretchen Baretto mall tour ? ( crosses fingers)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Az video blog - Yeng Constantino chat, meet, signings



live in video webcam stream in my blog

Q and A with the press, bloggers and fans
for her new album

the last guy in the signing is ME.

thanks to Star Records, ABS CBN and Yehey.com

click below to watch the two other videos.



Yeng busy at the online chat of yehey.com.



smiling and chatting

Yeng Constantino Live in video stream- today!

Click Read more below to view the video chat and live stream of Yeng Constantino

watch and chat with Yeng!





click here to join chat with other viewers

if you want to join the chat with Yeng, click the button below.



Event ended at 5:00pm.
i'll upload the video live clips later in my youtube channel and also here in my blog

thanks to Star Records, ABS CBN and Yehey.com

Komiks News Now - weekly news

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Jomike Tejido’s Foldabots comics series
http://komiksnewsnow.wordpress.com/2008/03/12/jomike-tejidos-foldabots-comics-series/

its more than meets the fold!

GLASS HOUSE GRAPHICS’ 15TH ANNIVERSARY: A Look Behind The Company That’s “Behind The Scenes”
http://komiksnewsnow.wordpress.com/2008/03/11/glass-house-graphics%e2%80%99-15th-anniversary-a-look-behind-the-company-thats-behind-the-scenes/

GHG changes lives of people.. (includes me too) that's in a good way FYI :)

Sindak - horror thriller magazine (Preview cover)
http://komiksnewsnow.wordpress.com/2008/03/09/sindak-horror-thriller-magazine-preview-cover/

it is more scarier than focusing too much politics.

Kubori Kikiam interviews Taga-ilog
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BoM5zvLcGfo

Taga-ilog confessed about the lens flare photoshop effect

and...

Kare-Kare Komiks: “The Dog, the Cat and the Giant Squid”
http://www.chemsetcomics.com/2008/03/05/kare-kare-komiks-the-dog-the-cat-and-the-giant-squid/


I love SQUID !!!! they taste great to me and I love the way Andrew Drilon did for a giant squid as a pet, Now I'm thinking of getting my own giant squid as a pet. I almost cried seeing on the last part of this komiks series for the web.


Btw, I just created a FACEBOOK page for Komiks fans, readers, lovers, collectors.
you can come, visit and join in our FACEBOOK KOMIKS PHILIPPINES group.
click here http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21969023048

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New photos of Dark Knight movie for March 2008

going back to our regular programming, im a little busy at work and at home, check out this new photos released from the net.

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Batman and Joker

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Director Chris Nolan on the set

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riding the Bat Pod

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On Armor.

There's also a fake trailer circulating on the net, and the video contains Harvey Dent talking about taking back Gotham City, I just saw it and it contains Aaron Eckhart scene from the Dark Knight and other movies ( i think it was from Thank you from not smoking )

GLASS HOUSE GRAPHICS’ 15TH ANNIVERSARY: A Look Behind The Company That's "Behind The Scenes"

by David Lawrence

Homeless, a young man in tattered clothes and ratty hair steps through the trash and muck of a garbage dump. He "lives" there. Finding an old tire and a discarded sheet of transparent plastic, he fashions a makeshift drawing table and practices inking a comicbook page with whatever tools and supplies he can scrounge.

A married illustrator in a small foreign city works long hours as a newspaper paste-up artist to house and feed his wife -- weeks away from giving birth to their daughter -- on less than five dollars a day.

An unemployed commercial artist survives a tragic public bus crash where others lost their lives, only to be turned away from his hard-won job interview after arriving disheveled and bloody.

A student, poor and uncommonly thin, struggles to learn to draw comicbook pages before a congenital heart defect ends his dream and his life. His family cannot afford to have the necessary surgery performed.

Sad stories with more in common than undiscovered talent and a love for the comicbook medium, they share a happy ending called Glass House Graphics -- a company well known by editors and publishers but something of a secret to comicbook fans.

Happy Endings Are Only The Beginning

* The homeless inker became Jeffrey Huet, star Marvel embellisher on The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, New Avengers Annual, and other titles. He has bought a home for himself and his family.

* The undiscovered paste-up artist was Mike Deodato, Jr., the Marvel superstar on Spider-Man, The Avengers, Hulk, Thunderbolts, and more.

* The rejected crash survivor was Will Conrad, soon a prized inker who later became a top Dark Horse penciller on Conan, Serenity, and the upcoming Kull.

* The artist needing open-heart surgery was Wilson Tortosa, now healthy and noted for his work on Battle of the Planets, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and the upcoming Wolverine: The Manga.

All were discovered and trained by, with careers carefully molded and developed by, Glass House Graphics. But they're just the tips of the comicbook iceberg.

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary this month, Glass House Graphics is a professional service firm and agency that is home to those and 118 other artists, writers, designers, painters, and colorists hailing from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, England, Portugal, the Netherlands, Australia, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.

Founded in 1993, Glass House Graphics’ genesis came when its C.E.O. David Campiti was founder and publisher of Innovative Corp. (Innovation Publishing) in 1988. Under his leadership that little company became by 1991 the fourth largest comicbook publisher in the United States -- its success built upon adaptations and tie-ins of books, TV shows, and films, helping the company to carve out a unique niche in the marketplace. Among its most successful were adaptations of such Anne Rice novels as Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, and The Queen of the Damned. Securing the rights to adapt Rice was a coup that put Innovation on the map.

The company also published comics based on Piers Anthony's On a Pale Horse; the TV series Dark Shadows, Quantum Leap, Beauty and the Beast and Lost in Space, its biggest seller; and the seminal science-fiction movie classic Forbidden Planet, all of which Campiti personally negotiated, edited, and often wrote or co-wrote.

Those were heady days for the entire industry, with an unprecedented number of publishers producing a quantity of material unmatched since the halcyon years of the Golden Age. The extreme demand for quality artists inspired
Campiti to search far from traditional sources to fill the pages of Innovation’s expanding line of titles.

He turned first to Brazil, where a thriving market for American comics existed alongside a seamy homegrown industry that paid starvation wages to artists. His attention initially drawn there by bootleg reproduction of Innovation titles, Campiti was impressed to discover an unexpected and untapped goldmine of talent.

Among his first discoveries from Brazil in late 1990 was the now-legendary Mike Deodato, Jr., whose earliest American work was published in the pages of Innovation’s full-color painted adaptation of the cult favorite TV series Beauty and the Beast. Others, such as Joe Bennett, Luke Ross, and Joe Pimentel, followed as Campiti built connections to a rising roster of international talent.





The Birth of Glass House
By 1993 things had turned for the worse at Innovation. In spite of the company’s solid success, or perhaps because of it, squabbling investors were making their presence felt throughout the company’s operations. Before long they pushed it to the brink of ruin.

In March of that year, Campiti decided he had seen enough and resigned -- immediately launching Glass House Graphics and soon representing many of the artists he had been publishing. Glass House Graphics took only two days to secure its first assignment, a pencilling job for Joe Bennett on the Green Hornet. Innovation, sadly, was dead within a year of his leaving it in the hands of those who'd wanted control.

For Glass House, timing of the launch was perfect. Marvel Comics was publishing nearly 200 comics a month; DC Comics about 100; Image and Dark Horse were becoming forces to be reckoned with in the industry. And they all needed artists.
Soon Glass House was providing writing, art, inks, lettering, and/or coloring for up to two dozen titles a month. Mike Deodato led the charge. His eye-popping work on Wonder Woman was just the beginning. He soon caught the eye of Marvel and made his mark on virtually every character in their universe. The Mighty Thor, The Avengers, Elektra, Spider-Man, and The Incredible Hulk were just a handful of the heroes' titles to get the Deodato touch.

Meanwhile, other Glass House stars were turning heads as well -- Luke Ross on New Gods and Spectacular Spider-Man; Al Rio on GEN 13 and DV8; Ed Benes on GEN 13 and Supergirl; Joe Bennett on a half-dozen different projects in a variety of styles; Cliff Richards on a five-year run of Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and many others.

For aspiring artists and writers, Glass House Graphics was the place to be.

The House Keeps Growing
Keeping pace with the ever-growing demand for artists was a challenge. One answer was found halfway across the world in the Asian island nation of the Philippines, where Glass House first opened an office in 2000.

A flock of great Filipino artists had made their mark on American comics in the '70s, led by such artists as Nestor Redondo, Alex Nino, Alfredo Alcala, and Rudy Nebres. Though their work had mostly disappeared from the American scene, surely talent still flourished there. An old friend helped Campiti make connections. Steve Schanes, founder of Pacific Comics and one of the fathers of the comic book direct sales market, put him in touch with the Marvel Comics licensing representative for the Philippines, who helped Campiti contact artists.

There Campiti discovered a sprawling artistic scene bubbling with good young talent. He also found a situation much like that in Brazil, only worse: artists capable of producing professional quality working only earning pennies a page. It was a situation he set out to fix.

Today many of those artists are making their mark. Such artists as Carlo (Hulk, Iron Man) Pagulayan, Harvey (Ultimate X-Men) Tolibao, Wilson (Wolverine: The Manga) Tortosa, and Bong (Star Wars) Dazo are already on high-profile titles at Marvel and Dark Horse, while another surge of Filipino artists -- including Stephen (Countdown to Mystery, Vampirella) Segovia, Jonathan (Battlestar Galactica) Lau, Jinky (Banzai Girls, Avalon High) Coronado, and Lui (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) Antonio -- are not far behind.

But for many of those artists, a peculiar hurdle remained before they could find success drawing American comics: artists used to churning out piles of pages each day merely to survive had a hard time slowing down to focus and create the higher-quality work required to earn top American page rates. Gradually the message got through and, today, more than 40 artists work through the GHG Asia office.

Roughly half of the business GHG now does each year is not traditional comicbook related. One arm of the company, BigJack Studios in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, concentrates primarily on advertising and graphic design. Another, Studio Sakka in the Philippines, produces storyboards, animation, sculpting, and thousands of pages of manga each year.

Other parts of the company do book illustrations, photo retouching, specialty printing, custom comics, 3-D animation for medical clients, web design and maintenance; talent representation; and even private commissions.

What's more, GHG's tight roster of writers script not only comicbooks, but also short stories, children's books, feature articles, screenplays and teleplays, technical writing, advertising, web copy, publicity, and award-winning novels.

The Door is Always Open
Today Glass House represents 122 authors, artists, inkers, letterers, colorists, and designers. Not all are comic book artists. There are painters, digital artists, animators, web designers and sculptors, novelists, and freelance editors, as well. They are considered a professional service firm with far-reach clients both in the U.S. and abroad -- including Sony Pictures, POW! Entertainment, Hasbro, Harcourt Achieve, Reader's Digest Books, Harper-Collins, Lego Toys, and Random House.

One of the keys to the growth and success of Glass House has been an open door policy for aspiring talent. For many a talented creator, the biggest hurdle they face is simply getting somebody to look at their work.

At Glass House Graphics, it’s exactly the opposite. Every single sample and submission is carefully reviewed by Campiti and, no matter how busy he is, he always makes time to give suggestions.

The Glass House website makes submitting samples simple, too. An entire section on assembling a portfolio is filled with plenty of useful advice. Test plots and scripts feature a variety of well-known characters that hopeful artists can draw as samples and, by "leveling the playing field" with professional stories that hopeful artists can draw from, Glass House teaches by showcasing a variety of successful interpretations of those plots. Those plots are designed truly to put the artists through their paces. In six pages they include everything an artist needs to show, to work in comics. If the artist isn’t ready, the plots will expose weaknesses, showing the artist what s/he needs to improve. Links are provided to submit the pages to Campiti, and he’s found work for many artists beginning with just those samples.

Yet the question remains -- why did GHG evolve from merely a comics agency to a full-scale professional service firm? As David Campiti explains it, "Let's put it this way: IBM used to offer business computers and, later, home computers. Now they offer systems management services -- the 'soft' services, the thinking stuff -- and, by the way, they sell these computers and business systems as part of the package. We're the same way. Yes, people can come to us for comicbook scripts or art or lettering or coloring or whatever, but that's only a small part of what we can offer. Need a property from concept through printing? Done. Want to start a publishing company for comics or for books -- or both? We can handle their entire start-up, with everything from setting up their office facilities and equipment to staffing and training.

“Is somebody looking to create a new format, an unusual type of book with embossed, die-cut, fold-out, magnetic, 3-D pop-ups, and can't figure it out? That's what we're here for, to help solve the technical problems and even supply the printer.
"A medical company wanted to expand its newsletter into a 3-D DVD that showed medicine injected and flowing through a bloodstream and what it did in the human body. We scripted and animated the video, produced the DVD, handled the manufacturing and the packaging design, even did the publicity and the direct mailing. In business, it's often a strategy of 're-invent or die.' By constantly evolving, we stay ahead of the curve and anticipate services that clients will need. Yet I've done it in a way that, instead of abandoning comics, we're doing more comics work then ever."

Hands Across the Water
Yet for all that, the greatest accomplishment of Glass House is not found in the pages drawn or the jobs completed, but in the lives touched and affected. It sometimes results in intense, fierce loyalty -- Mike Deodato, Cliff Richards, and Joe Pimentel are among the artists who have been with GHG since it began fully 15 years ago. And counting.

As mentioned earlier, Wilson Tortosa, from the Philippines, is a good example of what Glass House has been able to do. He appeared about eight years ago, young, with a good heart and a desire to draw – but, ironically, it was his physical heart which gave his life its biggest hurdle. He didn't know how to draw comics, but he knew how to draw. He had an excellent portfolio, rendered on the back of scratch paper, jammed with wonderful images: a woman running through the driving rain, trying to protect her little daughter with a newspaper; a teenage boy and a teen girl flirting in a tree; a gang of kids hanging out at the mall, all with animated body language, gestures, and expressions.

For months Tortosa worked with Campiti and his team, devoted to mastering the fine points of sequential storytelling until he was ready for professional work. It was only then he revealed he had a congenital heart condition requiring surgery he could not afford; with the low wages paid in the Philippines, it was a virtual impossibility he would ever have the money. Yet less than a year after his professional career began, he was able to get the surgery and is now happier and stronger than ever. Indeed, drawing comics literally saved his life. He has even been able to buy a house for his family and a brand-new condo for himself.

Glass House has been able to expand its offices to help artists in other ways. Managed by Michelle Calanog and Rhene Principe`, with the animation division supervised by Grace Dimaranan, the new GHG building in Manila includes not only multiple floors of workspace for Glass House Asia and Studio Sakka, but an entire floor devoted to artists' personal lives -- beds and showers where they can stay, complete with kitchen and terrace. Given that many artists live far out in the provinces, some choose to stay for days at a time rather than travel back and forth. Some stay for a week or two at a time or even choose to live there, a true adaptation of Glass House to the culture of the country.

"Sometimes I feel like a hotel manager, other times like a den mother, and still other times like a strict schoolteacher with a long stick," reveals Michelle Calanog, who speaks Illongo, Tagalog, and English and has managed the Manila office for the past four years. "Each artist needs a different bit of guidance and inspiration."
With three locations throughout the largest country in South America, each GHG Brazil office brings something unique to the cultural mix.

* The primary Glass House Graphics Brazil office in Sao Paulo, managed by Vitor Ishimura, is located within a glass tower -- a perfect location, given the company name -- for upscale client meetings, television interviews, and talent reviews. "I also teach a weekly class in comicbook storytelling here in Sao Paulo," Vitor explains. "New talent comes of age every day, so the teaching is ongoing. It has to be. Editors are too busy editing to become teachers for every new wave of talent. That's what we're here for -- so the storytelling and the art will be right before it ever reaches the editor."

* The BigJack office in Belo Horizonte, managed by Cristiano Seixas and Joao Camillo Torres, is a workhorse studio in a restored, historic landmark building. It handles 3-D animation, television commercials, shopping mall photomurals, and advertising work, as well as custom comics. As part of GHG's commitment to teaching talent, Cristiano Seixas also owns an art school, which has generated some talents that have joined BigJack, as well. "As we delve further and further into television services, I felt it necessary to learn and grow as well," reveals Cristiano Seixas. "I split by time between managing the business in Brazil and attending film school in California to learn the most progressive techniques and equipment."

* The satellite GHG Brazil office, run by Will Conrad from his art studio, caters to a specific handful of artists in the northern regions of Brazil, particularly those in need of translation services. "Drawing is my passion," he explains, "but I saw how difficult it was for me to get work before Glass House came along to help. I'm passing it forward."

On a different scale, the Glass House Graphics home office in Wheeling, WV, has had a positive economic impact on a town still reeling from the loss of its traditional large manufacturing employers, and more than one employee has been saved from a life on the street, its training programs offering fresh starts to former glass painters, sign painters, and calligraphers long without work.

What's more, GHG's star-studded Creating Comics Seminars are taught annually throughout the U.S., the Philippines, and Brazil, coordinated by each office.

GHG In The Future
Next month's GHG comicbook, graphic novel, and manga book schedule includes 51 projects for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Dabel Brothers, TokyoPop, FOOM Studios, RealBuzz Studios, Arcana, Harris, and other publishers, plus a sizable load of advertising, animation, sculpting, design, web, and custom work, as well as specialty printing and consulting services.

With the first fifteen years under its belt, Glass House Graphics looks forth to an even brighter future. Having opened its doors last year to a partnership arrangement in India that has brought new art and coloring talent into its fold, guiding force David Campiti has set his sights on expanding further into Europe, with plans to open an office there later this year.

Glass House can be seen at www.glasshousegraphics.com, with Studio Sakka at www.studiosakka.com.

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GLASS HOUSE GRAPHICS
109 North 18th Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Monday, March 10, 2008

Incubus concert in Manila 2008 - photo coverage

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saw this guy wearing an event shirt at the Cubao MRT station

Here are my photo coverage from the Incubus concert Light Grenades Pacific Rim Tour that was held in Araneta Coliseum, Manila. Also I featured some bloggers and photographers who shared their photo album to the fans.

Here's my photo coverage








you can check out more of my shots here
Incubus concert in Manila 2008 ( Pacific Rim Tour ) photos by Az cam

and below are from the fans who was there last night.

click read me more below to continue reading this blog photo report.


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more at ICEJAMIH's flickr photo set



photo by Regine David


and here are some other albums from my network in multiply.com

Incubus live in Araneta Coliseum

MARCH 9 - A Tall Date with Incubus

Incubus Light Grenades Pacific Rim Tour

http://www.enjoyincubus.com/node/25941

Incubus Live in Manila (Part 1)

Incubus Live in Manila - Light Grenades Pacific Rim Tour 2008

http://carlosaiz.multiply.com/video

http://odysseylive.net/urbandub/albums/834/

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger of Azrael's Merryland. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is a full time blogger and photographer and freelance events organizer, social media specialist and marketing consultant. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves traveling, eating, watch movies, meet new people, photography and collects Transformers toys.

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