Thursday, June 14, 2012


Here's a second stab at a Marvel try-out. You see, the first time I tried out I intentionally avoided looking at the original artist's work - which was a mistake. I should have looked because his pages were so much more awesome.

In these pages, I knew the level that I had to reach and hence, I believe there's been a big jump in quality. That and, well, I've been experimenting with new techniques since I drew the last pages.

I'll be applying these new techniques on FHL book II. That's why there's going to be a delay in the release of the second book. I'll make it as good as I can possibly make it.

Now all I can do is hope that my sample pages are good enough.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I just had the comicbook-thrill of my life.

C.B. Cebulski, the head talent scout of Marvel, liked my work on FHL enough to ask me to send him sample pages using Marvel heroes.

To that end, he sent me four sample marvel scripts to see how I'd handle them.

Once I received his email, I just couldn't sit still. I felt equal parts fear and excitement -  like a teenage boy on the verge of telling his crush that he liked her.

The four scenes were challenging to say the least. The samples came from X-force, two different Daredevil comicbooks and a Secret Avengers script.

The X-force script had a bunch of a characters that I was unfamiliar with, the Secret Avengers was difficult to understand which left me with the two Daredevil scripts. 

The first one was Daredevil versus Captain America and the the second, Daredevil versus the Spot at a wedding.

I decided on the wedding scene just to give myself an easier time. It may sound like a copout but my nerves were already on high-alert and I needed to find a way to "level the playing the field," as it were.

The first page was the most daunting but once I got over that hump, things ran a little more smoothly. It took about three drafts - yes, I know, it's such a simple page but when you're drawing with such high-stakes, believe me, it's intimidating.

Then I just kind of hammered out the rest. I sent them as quickly as I could because, even though C.B. didn't give me a deadline, I didn't want to take longer than a week to get back to him. The paranoid part of me imagined a secret deadline.

And now it's done. It was thrilling and incredible to be so close to your childhood dream. Even if I don't get a gig at Marvel, which is most likely the case given the level of talent out there in the world all clamoring to enter Marvel, this week drawing Daredevil was truly amazing.

Now back to FHL Book II - which is now a week behind.

Monday, April 16, 2012

A cool Review

A pretty cool review of the Filipino Heroes League. Makes me kind of scared that I'll be disappointing the writer in the second book.



Friday, March 23, 2012


Just some fun with Daredevil! He's always been one of my favorites.


I just had an awesome experience over the weekend. I got to meet Senior VP of Creative & Creator Development of Marvel Comics, C.B Cebulski, for a possible gig at Marvel.

For my portfolio, I just submitted some pages from FHL and I didn't have any time at all to draw any Marvel heroes.

I was shocked that he actually wanted to see me because I didn't think that my style was something that they'd be looking for.

Needlessly I was as giddy as a little girl. This is the output of that giddiness. More silliness to come.

And don't worry, I'm still working very hard getting at Book 2 completed. I've completed 115 fully-inked pages. I've got 35 to go. It should be out about July.