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Saturday, October 07, 2006

4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar
production note 17

the official poster is here!

The poster is now printed and we already distributed it in Megamall, Comic Quest, Filbars and Comic Alley. Megatrade also will place the poster in all different areas, and all entrance gate of

Azrael outside the PSICOM office waiting for the Glass House Graphics team.

in so much excite! they allowed me to place a poster in one of the branch of Jollibee.

after all the poster delivery, me and Lace meet up in Robinsons Manila, there we dig Ice Monster, it was a very tiring day for me and there will be more Im sure next week.

VOTY radio
Thanks to Poncho Gonzales of Creative Voices Production for they will broadcast the comic seminar tomorrow in their radio program "Voice of
the Youth sa Radyo!" in DZME 1530 Khz, tomorrow Sunday at 10 am.

also thanks to the following people and website for putting up the comic seminar infront of their website and event links.

Ronald Guanzon

Wacom Philippines


AND also to HERO TV
when I woke up awhile ago, I turned on the TV and switch to HERO TV , there I saw the HERO TV Alert promoting the comics seminar! Im glad that we discovered last night that we already have cable tv. I think theres another commercial ad of the comic seminar, Now I have to tune in more to HERO TV to watch all those clips.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Tent's and Milenyo

Yesterday the president of PSICOM called me and said that their looking for a new venue for this upcoming event (all DC event) and they ask me if I know any. and then I was surprised to know that the Le Pavillion tent and NBC Tent were damaged by the typhoon Milenyo. Yesterday on the way home I saw the Le Pavillion and it looks like a mess, the tent is gone!!!! you can only see the frames and walls of the venue. I tried to imagine about NBC Tent but it seems that it receives the same damage like the Le Pavillion. Im glad that Arnel called me and told me about the postponment of the Commdap event, and because NBC tent is under renovation, it will took long for it to go business again.

now the problem is that Megatrade Hall is fullybooked and im not sure if Rockwell Tent survived the typhoon. But there are other venue like the Star Mall Trade Hall and the Robinson's Galleria Trade Hall, and also the World Trade Center.

the typhoon really affects a lot of business....I experienced it and its a headache

for related articles you can read it here
"Despite being the oldest among the industry’s five, the NBC Tent miraculously survived 130-plus kilometers per hour of Typhoon “Milenyo” winds that, a few blocks down the road, blew into smithereens another but much newer tent, built by a tiangge group.

Over at the bayside area where the tents were exposed to Milenyo’s full fury, the Metrobank group’s Le Pavillon and that of the Philippine Plaza’s were reduced to tatters in a matter of minutes when the howler’s Signal No. 3 winds slammed ashore."

Thursday, October 05, 2006

4th annual Manila Comics Creation
Seminar production
note 16

I'm now in super busy mode,

posters are already in print and ready to post it and deliver it to megamall.
thanks to PSICOM for all the print service

registration booth

I just made already a layout and design of the interiors and I really enjoyed making these designs and floor layout. but its only a visual guide for all of us to where is which we will put all our materials and equipment.

I went to Megatrade again for an ocular inspection, there we finalized it all from layout up to how the event goes, I took photos of the venue and areas that we will use, in order for me to plan and visualize the event by staring at the photo and use my imagination.

After that Megatrade, I went to Comic Alley Megamall to replenish the tickets, and I was surprised the ticket is almost sold.. yup, only 5 tickets were remaining and It was a good timing to replenish the tickets. Im a little bit worried of -what if we ran out of tickets and people-walk ins are still more.. right now, Im looking for a jam pack , jambolayah event

Ads !! are here !!!!
thanks to Buy and Sell Magazine for the 1/2 page of our poster!

also check out FUDGE Magazine's October issue.
5th ToyCon's cosplay winner photos are in there!!
and also check out Gerry's comics of Humanis Rex. its WAR !!!!

The future of 3D has arrived:
Autodesk presents the first M3 Launch in Asia Pacific

Join us to explore the powerful new features of Autodesk® Maya® 8, Autodesk® 3ds Max 9® and Autodesk® MotionBuilder® 7.5 software, specifically designed to meet the demands of next-generation productions.


Venue: SGV Conference Hall, 3rd Floor, Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
Conference Center, Benavidez corner Trasierra Sts.
Legaspi Village, Makati City, 1200 Philippines
Date: 27 Oct 2006 (Friday)
Time: 1.30pm - 5pm

Learn more about the new features:

Autodesk Maya 8:
Create breathtaking 3D

Autodesk 3ds Max 9:
Create stunning 3D in less time

Autodesk MotionBuilder 7.5:
Killer animation. Breakneck speed

//been to one of their launch years ago and I say it was the best demo ever !!!
too bad that 3DS requires a powerful PC !! I already signed up and Im thinking now study more the use of this powerful software. Everyone is using it already, but Im more after the new features of this software and the tutorials.

I'm a Pick pocket victim

badtrip! my bag was opened by someone when I went down in a bus, and it seems that these pick pocketeers took advantage of a dark night and busy sidewalk.

Im glad that they didn't took anything valuable.

but damn! what the heck are they going to do to my school ID.
thats right!, they took my ID and maybe they mistaken it as a credit card.

valuable items in my bags that Im glad they are still safe
-usb drive 1 gb, 256, 128
-columbia shades
-umbrella (yup! its important)
-spiderman shirt
-reading glasses.

now I know that there are side walk criminals in near SM Bacoor.
I must wear my mask and costume to catch those pick pocketeers.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

another free sms messaging service

I just observed that free sms services is now popping out from out of the can and this is very good, coz its a good benefit whenever you dont have a load and have internet access, or if you want to try to become mysterious and txt your crush with love notes, or you just want to hide and send massive messages to your enemy. ha! free txt revolution is here!!!!

but we shouldn't abuse its service coz if we saw the disadvantage of it, the service might be cancelled or might loss a lot of bandwidth.

SendSMSnow is a web based free txt service, just like to old service last 5 years( i forgot the name of that website) that you should sign up first and then you can send many txt as you want.
the only different is that the service has a lock with SMART. I tried sending a message to my phone (im using GLOBE) but until now, the message didnt make it. or perhaps delayed. or no longer there. I txted my sister who uses SMART, but I will wait for her reply later if it really works.

for now is now delayed and last week the website was under maintenance, but now it is already back, but the message is still delayed. I went back to and it seems that the service is already OK. the message is less a minute delayed.

but for me. is one of the best, but it is a good use of if you want to send SMS using your email, or try the others, whenever one of them is under maintenance or delayed.

tip if you want to know how long the message will reach a person's phone.
1. first send a message to your recipient
2. then send a message to your self
3. if you received your message in your phone, then you can make an estimate calculation on how long the message was delivered

this tip is best using
but try it also in other free sms service

Arcana Studio’s Kade: Sun of Perdition #1 Goes To 2nd Printing!

In a year where comic fans have been asked what side they are on, much to Cap and Shellhead’s dismay, a growing number of fans have answered Kade’s. For the first time in since Ant #1, Arcana Studio is going back to press for Kade: Sun of Perdition #1.

After an enthusiastic release, Sean O’Reilly’s Kade: Sun of Perdition #1 is going into its second printing. Debuting at the San Diego Comic Con and hitting shelves shortly after, the series is quickly becoming one of the hottest comics on the indie scene thanks in part to breathtaking art by Stjepan Sejic, who wowed fans earlier this month in the Darkness vs. Wolverine one shot from Top Cow Comics. When asked on the reason for the sellout and second printing, O’Reilly commented that the delays in some of the major summer titles definitely helped out indie publishers and Kade was one of a couple books where orders came in higher than expected, and reorders poured in, because of the delays.

To commemorate the occasion, Ben Templesmith’s variant which was only offered as a retailer incentive will get a new color scheme for the release and retailers and readers can now get a RED BEN TEMPLESMITH COVER. Future incentive covers for the series will showcase artwork from Liam Sharp, Nat Jones, and Ashley Wood.

Graham Crackers and Elfsar/Happy Harbor Comics are two retailers who ordered limited edition covers before the big sellout and both covers can be ordered online or at their stores.
Kade: Sun of Perdition is a four issue mini-series dealing with the balance between light and dark. During the Black Sun and under the Eye of God, angels may fall to Earth.

These Fallen Angels leave the grace of God and act without consequence. Many try to spite their Creator by possessing the anemic spirits of those who are morally corrupt, using them as their demonic servants. As a Child of the Black Sun, Kade is the balance that tips the dark scale back towards the light, as he hunts the demons and The Fallen.

Sun of Perdition is just one of many stories O’Reilly has in store for his timeless warrior. Shiva’s Sun is the follow up series, where Kade will be pitted against the Fallen during the Golden Age of India. Stjepan Sejic will once again be manning the art chores.

Now that Kade is selling out comics, what’s next for the gothic warrior? Arcana’s flagship hero is set to headline a line of busts to be released in 2007. In addition, a handheld video game from Jump Games is in the works. Could Hollywood be just around the corner?

For more information on Kade: Sun of Perdition please visit Arcana Studio:

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

4th annual Manila Comics Creation
Seminar production note 15

In FEU SB 4th floor

its the week of the comic seminar ads, and Im so happy to see the ads in the pages of Manila Times and Manila Bulletin, Im still waiting for other ads of the comic seminar to other broadsheets, to the editors and writers - thank you so much for posting our PR's and image of the comic seminar. Even the typhoon delayed all the deadlines and workloads, we still managed to push through everything that is planned.

Manila Times, Oct 1, 2006
thanks to Manila Times and

tomorrow more stuff to submit for the ads and marketing gimik for the event, I just hope that the Typhoon Neneng will not be threat to my work and event.

many thanks to Joey Alarilla for posting our PR at YOU Republic of Comics
the full story here

and also to

watch out this week too, in, Buy and Sell and PSICOM's comics

movie monsters @ The Departed movie premiere

fooling around infront of the elevator

we got the ticket !

yesterday was a surprise to the both of us , I just won 2 free tickets to a movie premiere of THE DEPARTED, starring Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Leonardo Dicarpio, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin.

I got the txt message at 4pm and the movie will be at that night too, that was last nigth.
I txted Lace and informed her that we will be watching a free movie.

we claimed our winning ticket at 6pm, a post in the ticket said that the movie will start at 7:30pm. so we didnt wasted anytime travelling and walking to the busy street of Makati just to get the ticket. and after claiming our ticket, they offered us to take some more tickets if we have other companions who like to watch the movie, too bad that Marc Cerbo is now in Pampanga, I offered him a free tix but its already impossible for him to go.

we arrived at the theater armed with Burger King meals.

Lace forced me to join in the K-lite and Virgin cola contest on stage, and it was very funny and damn me that Im not ashamed of my self when I did that spelling the word VIRGIN using my BUTT. I was beaten by a chinita girl and lots of audience who yelled and cheer are guys hahhaha.

but its okay! I got to take home a collectible THE DEPARTED notebook.
thanks to K-lite and VIRGIN cola.

The movie is one gun tooting shooting drama. Its a story about 2 differnt lives of 2 cops that their life revolves around a Gang boss, it is one thrilling action, I even forgot to fart using my ass when I watch that movie, people are aim very much to the story and also it gives a little comedy side whenever the actors do some bad mouthing lines.

its a good movie., even that I didnt liked diCarpio, but his character is one important role, sometimes I felt that who's the main character of this movie... but for me its the RAT !!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

// hooooooo boy...we have another one..coming..

Another storm coming

86% of electricity supply in Meralco area now restored; ‘Neneng’ enters RP’s area of responsibility


Coming on the heels of typhoon "Milenyo," tropical depression "Neneng" has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced yesterday.

"Neneng" is expected to be in the vicinity of Central Luzon, approximately at 550 kms east of the area, by Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier, PAGASA weather branch chief Nathaniel Cruz warned that "Neneng" was on track to hit Central Luzon "including Metro Manila."

In a bulletin issued yesterday, the weather bureau located "Neneng" at 1,020 kms east of the Bicol region, packing winds of 55 kph near the center and moving west-northwest at a speed of 11 kph.

PAGASA said no public storm warning signals had been raised as of yesterday as the weather disturbance is "not expected to directly affect any part of the country in the next 24 hours."

"However, a surge of strong winds is expected over Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao starting today," the weather bureau said.

According to the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) service institute, mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected over the Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao today due to the looming weather disturbance as well as the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the weather system currently affecting the Visayas and Mindanao.

The rest of the country, however, will experience partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, "Neneng" is expected to move closer to the country, particularly in the Bicol region, this afternoon.


Another Az and the ghost

'Az and ghost' art by: Noel Tuazon

here's another ghost story for you all, this is a special ghost story for Noel Tuazon, a comic artists based in the USA, the one who pencils the comic Elk's Run, he likes to read my true ghost story here in my blog. I was supposed to write the story last night and then when I recall all the events and scary experience, i chickened out writing the story last night hahahaaha, also I want Lace to share her own ghost story, sometimes we experience it when we're together.

There was this time that I was so tired and everything in my surroundings are weird, you just want to rest and close your eyes and every energy in your body regenerates for the energy you need the next day, but it seems that whenever we are left energyless, my theory is that sometimes we can experience some eerie things that seems hard to explain.

one time I was resting using the PC and I felt that all my energies are sucked up by the whole day activity, i managed to fix my self and plan to sleep early, I was sleeping alone that time inside a one room, in floor with a soft mattress. I began to lose my self and in my mind I know I fell asleep. It was 12midnight or 1am that I began to wake up and half asleep. The room is visible even it is dark, the light outside made my room visible, I just notice that someone came through the door, wearing a black cloth covering its self and it walks infront of me(while typing this, my hair began to stand up).

i began to close my eyes and then turn my back off and I just wonder that It maybe my girlfriend walks down and plans to sleep beside me, but It took long that I waited if my gf will lie down in bed with me,then when I turn my back again infront I saw just black figure standing and it walks again and it passess through me. I was shock and began to open my eyes clearly. then this figure wearing a black cloth began passing through me, to the library books and it circles me and then it exited right through the door.

It freaks me out! even when im so sleepy, but instead of running away from it, (because I dont want to go out of the room, that ghost might be infront of door waiting for me) but then I decided to sleep and recall the experience the next morning. I began to discuss this event with the people here but I just told them not to believe it, coz they might get scared or something.

a few days after the incident, i was watching TV and it was 8pm or maybe 7pm. that time Im tired and resting in the couch, everytime when theres a tv commercial I began to look around and getting aware of whats happening in here, in the kitchen or in the living room, then when I look on the other side. I saw this figure of a man very X-files ala twilight zone moment that he began to stretch his figure upwards and downwards, I even saw its face. very horrifying, its like a human being stretch and its face turn like in the illustration above, and i can stil see the color of his clothes, red, blue and white. and then when I saw that in split seconds, it began to move very fast and disappear.

I still have lots of ghost stories to tell, but some of them are already black out from my mind, maybe If I remember it, I will post it here again.

by the way, check out soon the Trade paper back of Elk's run, I hope it will be release this month, coz Im itching to read some new comic books.

Do you remember your first kiss? The first time you drove a car?

How about when your friend was killed or the first time you saw your father murder someone? John Kohler’s coming of age story is unlike any you’ve ever read. He’s growing up in Elk’s Ridge, West Virginia, a once thriving mining town now cut off from the rest of the world, its secrets hidden for years. But when local police and FBI agents begin to investigate the town, the citizens of Elk’s Run will be forced to finally stand by the ideologies they choose to adhere to, no matter the cost.

Elk’s Run is the new 8-issue miniseries at the heart of which is the intense action of a family at odds, set against each other due to circumstances and torn apart by the events around them. Each issue is told from the perspective of a different key character forcing the reader to understand that, in the town of Elk’s Ridge, nothing is ever as it seems.

32 Pgs, Full Color, Standard Comic Size By Joshua Hale Fialkov, Noel Tuazon, and Scott A. Keating, with a backup by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Nate Bellegarde
Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. 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 the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collect Transformers toys.
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