Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sandatahang Banga Panel [Teaser] x Paper Monster


Would print the first 15 or 20 copies later. I might drop by the NCAS Auditorium for Isko't Iska 2011. I only expect a certain number of friends to be interested, so just contact me if you want a copy. Or, leave a comment here, with your contact details. Or, "like" the page, then let's communicate from there. Or, wait for the next komikon, though I am not quite sure whether I'll be there or not. Distribution is quite a problem. Left copies of Lihim ng mga Lespu at Crazy Carabao's along Demarces, but some ended up stolen--as even some of the second-hand books they sell ended up stolen. At least, people are still interested in zines and books.

Anyway, let me share blurbs for Ang Sandatahang Banga. This is from Professor Emmanuel Dumlao of the Department of Humanities of the College of Arts and Sciences of UPLB:

"Windang pa tayo at naghihimutok tungkol sa mga bangang nagsusulputan sa kampus, pinagbabasag na ni Tilde ang mga ito. Sa “Ang Sandatahang Banga, o Kung Bakit Maraming Banga sa Elbi”, dinestrungka ni Tilde ang isang misteryo: ang mga banga, ang CSB, ang large class, ang OSA, at ang iba pang instrumento ng panunupil sa UPLB ay mga pintig ng iisang puso.

Walang gatol sa obrang ito ang kaisahan ng magkakasalungat: sinauna at haytek, realidad at kababalaghan, ordinaryo at pantastiko, tula at prosa. Sa pamamagitan nito, pinalulutang tayo ni Tilde sa daigdig ng mga rakstar na khalix habang pinananatili rin niya tayong nakatuntong sa ating realidad.

Naiibang mukha ito ng pagkathang nakikisangkot sa transformasyong panlipunan. Iginuguhit nito ang isang bagong tradisyon ng paglikha ng panitikan. Mabuhay ka Tilde!"

This is from Adam David, author of The El Bimbo Variations and The Long Weekend:

"Sa kasalukuyang panahon, mag-isang pinangangatawanan ni Acuña ang potensyal ng modernong komix bilang anyong pandiskursong pulitikal, mula sa tindig at indayog ng palaban na panulat hanggang sa nakakapulikat na kapraningan ng 'di-makalma-kalmang guhit-kamay hanggang sa paggamit ng mga veriteng litratong tila halaw sa pahayagan o libro ng kasaysayan. Ang sinasabi ni Acuña ay Ito ang tunay na lagay ng buhay: walang mga bayani; marami ang halimaw; ang sarili lang ang mapagkakatiwalaan; ang maaasahan lang ay patuloy na opresyon at kamatayan. Marami pang kailangang matutunan. Buksan ang mga mata at silipin ang halimaw sa loob ng banga."

This illustrated narrative would be sold at 40php. Story and art by yours truly. Most photographs are from Grekka Sarmiento and Jonallin Yang.



I think there are still a few copies of the other titles, and as far as I can remember they are sold at around the same price. Lihim ng mga Lespu @35php. Ang Engkwentro sa Palma Bridge ng mga Batang Pinalaya(s) sa Sinapupunan @35. Panayam Kay Io (O Kung Bakit Gumagalaw ang mga Estatwa sa Elbi) @40php. There may be special arrangements for bulk orders, or if you were to buy at least three titles. And, if I'd have the powers to produce stickers, you may show me your copy of any komix titles and I'd give you one, for free. Ang punk naman kasi ng ganto, lagalag-benta-bigay-etc. Not that I'm complaining. Just saying. :L

(AND, facebook mail doesn't work. Tried it. So, just leave a comment if interested.)

Another plug, I don't know which, but, I think an artwork of mine would be included in Paper Monster Press's Dream Pop Issue. Though I do not agree with their recent status message "We will not defend poetry. Poetry needs no defense." Hehe. Too lengthy na ito to discuss iyan. Anyway. Lifted from their facebook page are the cover and the list and the programme for the launch on August 27 at Espasyo Siningdikato, Dasmariñas Cavite. Salamat kay A.B. Mendoza for informing me:

"Here's the final list of contributors for Paper Monster Press's "Dream Pop Issue." Thank you to all who submitted and congratulations!

LITERARY
Jim Pascual Agustin (Tubig-alat sa Ating mga Mata)
Jack Alvarez (Chemistry)
Joyce Marisse Amon (Sending Out)
F. Jordan Carnice (Ghost)
Marella Jem Castro ("I Suppose You Are Real," said The Velveteen Rabbit)
Jose Jason Chancoco (Astral Travel)
Gigi Constantino (Light Captured)
Christa De La Cruz (Reprieve)
Danilo dela Cruz, Jr. (Ang Araw na Para sa Kanya)
Lolito Go (Sa Pagkalalake)
Eva Gubat (How Somebody Mimicking Joy Williams Would Talk One Morning)
Sinta Isaac (Espongha)
Mark Alvin Jabrica (Listen To Your Mother)
Melay Guanzon Lapeña (Continuity Study)
Veronica Laurel (Waking)
Jenni de Leon-Slater (Colin)
A.B. Mendoza (Dry As Leaves)
Patrick Quintos (1:00 a.m.)
Thirteen Salonga (Encounter #1)
Dott Seki (One Man Universe)

MUSIC
The Dunes (Going Under)
Eggboy (No Way Jose-Alternate Version)
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (Postlude to Fervor)
Identikit (Tiny Fractures)
The Informations (The Wind and The Stone)
J-Solo (Riding Waves, Passing Time)
KR-O.K (Run To Me-Beegees Cover)
Lipstick Tears (Will You Please)
Minimal Pop (Le Rêve)
Monochrome (Grey Sky Manila)
Neuter Lover (Find)
Phantom Sizemore (How To Kill a Giant Robot)
Pogs (Sticky Dreams)
The Standards (Espinosa)

VISUAL ART
Jesus Tejada
Bunny Rose
Tilde Acuña
Chris Bird
Lorna Zaragosa
Aeon Barrameda

PROGRAMME

8:00 PM
Gentle Universe
Read Our Lines
An Army of One
The Shakes
9:00 PM
Bobby Balingit
Solid Objects
Animalidad
Paper Monster Press
10:00 PM
Patrik Kintos
Elemento
Cosmopolitan Smoke Stabs
Monochrome
11:00 PM
Arvin Narvaez
Blanko
Clever Clones
Fherrond

Hosted by: En Villasis of PAPER MONSTER PRESS"


There. I shall be leaving for elbi in a while soon.

3 comments:

  1. arbeen, magkano? nasa elbi ka ba ngayon? kthnxbye.

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  2. sino ho you?! wala pa ho sa elbi at nasa blog entry ho ang presyo: 40php yang Sandatahang Banga. 40 ang PANAYAM, 35 yung other two.

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