Monday, November 2, 2009

Following your dream

I was talking to an officemate the other day. He was asking me on what I wanted to do in the future. So I told him upfront that I wanted to make my own comic book. I had my hesitations. Why? It's hard to enter the Philippine Comic Industry.

But it's a dream!

After this year's KOMIKON, I couldn't help it but get inspired by Gerry Alanguilan, Budjette Tan, and Manix Abrera. These are guys who are just passionate about KOMIKS.

Plus I was affected by a realization that people today have forgotten to dream big. It's a major problem of our country now. People have lost hope.

So now, I'm gonna follow my dream. I will make my own comic. My goal is by KOMIKON 2011. It's got to have a perfect story. So give me time to practice first ok? :) There, I'm announcing it. I'm gonna follow my dream :)


Gerry Alanguilan said...

AWESOME! I'm very excited for you. Looking forward to that!

JP Anonuevo said...

Hi Jiggy,

That's a nice dream. When I was a child, I wanted to be a designer. Well, I had a chance to fulfill it by joining a student fashion show. I may not be the designer I want to be (I'm a training supervisor) but at least I went for it.

I hope you come up with a really nice storyline and nice graphics. With proper marketing you can go places.

Hey, have you watched Sydney White and the 7 Dorks? There was a scene when they used comics in their campaign for the student council presidency. Maybe you can put your talents to the test by helping your uncle reach the registered voters through comics.

Just a thought...

engel said...

will you be writing or penciling? or both?

good luck Jiggy!

nyza_09 said...


Nice dream.. Can't wait for it..
Go go go...

Sonia said...

the comic book industry is're on the right track. Very admirable. Goodluck. Now, how about some spoilers? hehe!

sjnhs_bon said...

when you dreamed just aim to work for it not only for its fruit but also for its benefit to others ::::

t e i n said...

..wouw, that's very nice po!

..well, then go get and reach for your dream po!!! aha.

..i'm looking forward for your succes po, hm.

..godbles po kuya, more powers.

xoxodash said...

that's amazing jiggy! yes people have lost hope. It's a breathe of fresh air to actually hear someone like you. good luck. all the dreamers and believers got your back! =) rock on!

Clariz said...

Hi Kuya Jiggy, No worries if KOMIKON 2011, I'll be the first one to buy your comics :D haha! seriously :D

"First, say to yourself what you would be;and then do what you have to do."