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So I did this to my blogspot account and I decided maybe it’s time to put a geek twist into it πŸ™‚

So the Q&A with Jiggy is back πŸ™‚ You can ask all the geek-related queries you have.

Why am I doing this? Well, I want to interact with my geek followers on twitter!

Whether it be why I read comics, what gadgets I use, why I love Spider-Man, why am I a geek, etc… ASK AWAY!

I’ll leave the questioning open until Sunday! πŸ™‚


What is THE BEST Backstreet Boys song???

Asked a question on Twitter and the Backstreet geeks voted. But we have to make it formal…

So to all the Filipino fans…

Poll ends in a week!!! πŸ™‚


Lola: A Ghost Story by J. Torres and Elbert Or

I saw this and I just had to get it. Oni Press got 2 Pinoy Talents in Eisner Award nominated writer J. Torres and Elbert Or. It’s about a kid named Jesse and his Lola (grandmother) just died. Jesse can see dead people… His Lola told so many stories about the creatures that bump in the night.

The setting is based in The Philippines and Jesse came from abroad. I don’t want to give away much but this book is about unfinished business and family. The art by Elbert Or is fantastic. I like the cartoon type drawings and it made the comic easier to digest since it’s a ghost story and all. Elbert Or was taking his masters when I took the comic book elective in Ateneo de Mania. Now he’s teaching there. I think it’s pretty cool Elbert Or got this project. His art matched well with J. Torres’ storytelling.

I specifically admire J. Torres for being one of the few Pinoy writers who made it to mainstream comics. He wrote for DC with Teen Titans Go! and he got nominated for an Eisner for crying out loud!!! You have all sorts of artist names but you never hear the writers. J. Torres is THAT GUY who makes us Filipinos prouder!!!

If J. Torres or Elbert Or ever get to read this, THANKS FOR THE AWESOME COMIC GENTLEMEN!!! Loved every page!!! πŸ™‚


Tallying the movies.

2010 movies. I haven’t been keeping count. I’ve been just so busy.

1. The Rebound

2. Sherlock Holmes

3. Paano na Kaya

4. Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

5. Miss You Like Crazy

Can one actually watch 100 movies in a year? Are there 100 good movies in a year?

Up ahead… Alice in Wonderland.


Making Mine Marvel

I will tell you why I am a Marvel Zombie. I am not here to bash the Distinguished Competition.Β  I am here to tell you why I MAKE MINE MARVEL.

1. Characters are more realistic.

Marvel Comics gives you more of the human perspective of the characters. You get to see how they deal with their problems. You tend to connect with them since you feel what they’re feeling more or less.

Peter Parker can’t get a date, Wolverine’s jealousy of Cyclops getting Jean Grey, Bruce Banner trying to remain calm, Captain America being different, Tony Stark having everything and nothing at the same time, Sue Richards not feeling the love from Reed, etc…

2. They live in the real world.

Marvel’s Universe is basically put in New York City and not some generic sounding city name. You get to see buildings that really exist!

3. Passionate writing and awesome art!

Bendis. Brubaker. Fraction. Millar. Aaron. Hickman. Diggle. What more can you ask for? The Marvel writers are just too frikkin cool!

Yu. McNiven. Coipel. Deodato. Caselli. Lafuente. Lark. Immonen. I can go on and on with the artists!

4. Spider-Man.

Greatest. Hero. Ever.


New acquisitions – February

One of the things that really gets on my nerve is when things you like are sold out. You keep on checking other stores and when you ask when the next shipment will be, it’s always “we don’t know”.

So thankfully, I tried my luck earlier today in Fully Booked High Street to check if The Lightning Thief was available. They had 2 copies left. One was the movie cover and one was the original cover. I went with the original of course! (I always like the classics!)

I’m amazed with all these authors. It’sΒ  just one BIG idea!!! The imagination of JK Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Stan Lee, etc… Wow! They all made it big!

Upon seeing the latest trailer of Percy Jackson, I was definitely intrigued. The teaser trailer wasn’t that good. But after the full version,Β  I wanted to read the books! They were sold out most of the time though.

Maybe I’m in luck now πŸ™‚


Next on my acquisition list is Dave Mazzucchelli’s Asterios Polyp. CBR said that it was the best comic book of 2009. I have to give it to my brother. He got it before this book hit it big.

I’m just happy I have my own copy now πŸ™‚

I love independent work. I love creator owned work. Mainstream will still be the cool versions but the indies have something different to offer. I like how these creators do it for the love of creating πŸ™‚ All the ideas brought to life with dedication and love.

I love being a geek πŸ˜€



To all Filipino fanboys and fangirls, it can’t get any bigger than this!!! Renaissance is a fundraising event for the Ondoy/Pepeng victims organized by the Filipino artists. You have the best of the best of Filipino Talent. You have Philip Tan, Gerry Alanguilan, Whilce Portacio, Ed Tadeo, Harvey Tolibao, Carlo Pagulayan, Kajo Baldisimo, The Luna Brothers, etc… THE LIST GOES ON AND ON!!! You have all these artists drawing a piece of the famous Fililpino Superheroes during the typhoon. I saw Alexandra Trese by Kajo, Timawa by Gerry A., and a Darna piece done by The Lunas! They were all awesome!!!

A book of all the artwork will come out and an auction of the different works of art will be done during the event.

The artists of our heroes are doing their part being heroes.

Please do support this event.

Mabuhay tayong lahat!!!


For over six decades, Filipino Artists have been making jaws drop around the world, by creating and enhancing popular art thruout the world with a diverse yet distinct Pinoy visual style.

Many of our local talents have influenced the way local Komiks and international Comicbooks are drawn for over sixty years, and are now being given credit for breathing life into many unforgettable characters not only in comics, but in animation and gaming and films. In fact many have become Pop Icons for their role in the creation of many of today’s popular media. Name a popular movie, animation, comicbook, or game and you will most likely find Pinoys proudly lending their artistic talents to these efforts.

To be able to see many of these Influential Great Pinoy Artists of yesterday, today, and tomorrow – come together in one room for a historical charitable event – would have maybe remained a dream. But sometimes, and usually when we least expect it…


Get ready – the Renaissance is upon us!


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