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..had been challenging dealing with news of people I know passing away... all in span of a very few days, family and friend/acquaintances...

I think the only way I will look at it is that at least they are in a way better place than we are right now...

back to the drawing table...
  • Listening to: Mo's Goodtimes podcast
  • Reading: Song of Fire and Ice >:D
  • Eating: stuff... minus everything I love.. .T__T
  • Drinking: coffee!!! yeah I'm back n my addiction...
alrighty.. so far so good.. pretty consistent.. need to keep this up! til I can't produce artworks fast enough XD
  • Listening to: Mo's Goodtimes podcast
  • Reading: Song of Fire and Ice >:D
  • Eating: stuff... minus everything I love.. .T__T
  • Drinking: coffee!!! yeah I'm back n my addiction...
That's it, I am going to come back and fix my DA page... well, at least organize it better...

Will be slow, but I will add a lot of new art, hope you all like em : )

Now, how do I change my username??? o__ O

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Hope to see everyone there!

I should be at the DC booth, artist alley D-6 or DC panels... mostly artist alley : )

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And this time I will try to update more..

If I do not reply to your message.. that prolly means I am swamped as frak... so pardon me..

Cheers!
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Hoping to see everyone there, next week! Going to be tons of fun!

DC Booth, 3-wishes booth and artist alley..... Lotsa cool stuff and new 100pg sketchbook coming out!!! Finally!

www.mutantasians.com/2010/07/1…

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Hello everyone!

Can't believe it's been that long ago last I check my DA site... and while it's fun and all, I just cannot keep up with the updates needed on such without my deadlines blowing up...

So my good buddy decided to help me out with it and is now running my official website.. it's still new, and lots of improvements needed.. and we are hoping all you guys can come join us and help us improve it!

It will be the main place to get updates on my work and stuff.. news, conventions and chats that covers just about pretty much anything we considers pop-culture.. : )

...and did I mention that we have a weekly contest that GIVES AWAY FREE ORIGINAL ART?!? You just cannot beat that! hehe...

Anyway, it's www.mutantasians.com

I hope everyone can come check it out, join us, and help us improve! : )

Thank you very much!

p.s. oh yeah... twitter.com/philipsytan !!! hehe...
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oh man.. can't believe we got into NYT Bestseller list for graphic novels! XD

www.nytimes.com/pages/books/be…

and oh yeah.... I caved too....

twitter.com/philipsytan
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My usual hit and run update... sorry -____-

But...

Comicon next week!!!! I cannot wait! : )

Do swing by artist alley  HH-09 ( I think ) or my art rep's booth # 5393 ( hope I remember correctly! )

Hope to see everyone there!
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I was beyond excited and happy to hear ( a few days ago ) from Geoff Johns that Green Lantern issue#39 was the highest selling single issue GL since issue 25... so I am guessing in the last on and a half to two years... how CRAZY is THAT?!?!?! O___O

And I cannot thank the whole team enough, especially Jonathan Glapion to stick through all kinds of insanity with deadlines ( and finicky penciller )... for me, no inker is better than him right now!

Other news from me... sorry I am really bad with coming up with a long essay of what I want to update... so I will write it down like a grocery list instead... XD

--- Spending waaay too much time on watercolor/acrylics and dangerously getting urges to buy oil, easels and more brushes.. ><
--- Took my fiancee's digi cam since she has not used it in 7+ months.. maybe I'll start taking pictures of references... hmmm... or make short videos... I'd like to eventually make the tutorial I promised someone here in DA XD
--- Preparing for San Diego Comicon.. too many things about it to worry about.. right now I need to take care of my hotel reservations since instead of Wednesday to Monday...  they put us down from Tuesday to Sunday.. need to have that changed ... Already have one of my new prints ready!!! So excited!
--- Crazy crazy things happening with Green Lantern... man I wish I will have more opportunities to work with Geoff in the future! I LOVE LOVE LOVE his scripts/storytelling!!!! everytime I get the script I turn into a fanboy reading it in front of my computer...  wrapping up issue 41 soon... SO SAD to think 42 will be my last GL issue... at least for now T___T
---Been learning a lot of stuff again from Whilce Portacio.. Whilce lives less than 5 minutes away from me... seriously thinking about maybe organizing some kind of artist meet locally XD But alas.. Whilce and myself will probably be the last to commit to any kind of set schedule -___-
---Did I mention that GL #39 was the highest selling GL issue since #25?! XD
---Already starting to talk and plan on my next project, saw the plot already... been chatting with the editor and hopefully going to sit down with the writer ( big hero of mine ) sometime soon to chat about planning the visuals of the book! The plot alone is already very VERY dense!!! This is going to be so much fun and challenging!

That's about it.. and.... GO BUY GREEN LANTERN ISSUE# 39!!! If you have not yet... issue #40 coming out soon!!!! Please support us!!! And much MUCH thanks to everyone who did! Get more people to check it out! : )

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Oh boy..... tons of stuff to update...

Going to do quick ones... better than nothing, yes? XD

---Just wrapped up my first Green Lantern issue, should be out late March - early April... and if anyone talk smack about Dan Didio of DC or my writer Geoff Johns about this being pushed back one a few weeks... I am going to fold them into origanmi... I have heard enough negative stuff about that on many message boards and places... this one is one me! leave them alone... No excuse on it, what me and Jonathan Glapion doing in here is probably the work of our careers... and it takes forever to go back and forth trying to get every page good... and from now then our schedules should be good since we pretty much got what our goal is on the look of the style... ( fingers crossed* )and hoping that colors and print would do justice on the amount of line works we put on each page....

---Been back onto painting.. not digi art or photoshop painting.. but real.. watercolor/acrylic/gouache stuff... I sucked at it big time.. but.. it relaxes me.... mmmmmmm been bugging Whilce Portacio and Brian Haberlin about many different mediums I can try on painting... I hope they don't mind.....

---Heard about a great Filipino artist passing away yesterday... Francis Magalona... saddens me much, as I grew up with him influencing many things around me.. my generation at least... sigh.... God bless him... rest in peace.....

---I need to really, REALLY stick to an art-exercise this time... I'll bring Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and one of those muscle mags next time I go to the coffee shop to do layouts...

---Speaking of coffee shops.. I miss working in the environment for 8 hours straight... I remember not too long ago I would work ( drawing my pages ) in a local mom and pop coffee shop to a point where I almost opens and closes with them.....

---!#%@!#$%# I got too many things in my head... not counting the voices... I'll update again... next time....

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Just got back from the freezing land of NY... well.. it's just me not used to cold weather ><

Anyway, will get back soon for updates, tons of cool stuff coming  : )

Now... I am quite pissed but I do not know why I have been flooded by "click me" spams.. I didn't click em... figured it might be virus or something...

Thoughts?

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Before anything else.... I WILL attending the NY comicon this February 6th to 9th ( I think ) and hopefully if any of you guys are attending, do come and say hi ^^ )

Lunar New year just passed...

It's the year of the OX... I am not very superstitious but seems like everything I saw online has something to do with predicting how is it going to affect one's life because of certain astrological signs... is it because of the bad economy that people are now trying to turn to ancient beliefs in steering one's goal ahead? hmm.. very interesting...

On other things... aside from being horribly swamped with things to do with Orange Lantern story arc in the Green Lantern books... ( promotional stuff, designs, ideas and the penciled pages itself... ) it's just trying to get things done at the place one by one... man, getting a new place is only the start of the hard work...a little at a time I guess...

I been tuning into Filipino radio stations also, recently, thanks to my girl.... Mo Twister and gang still got one of the most entertaining shows on the airwaves there.. sure keeps me awake during deadlines!!! Man I have not listened to a Filipino radio show in 6 years... why?...

Philip <---- tech challenged.... XD

And yes, h#ll with updates.. I officially accepted that I will NEVER be consistent enough to update my DA account.... -___- but I think I rather have my work done on time though.... wouldn't you guys agree? Will try my best still.. but just not often....

I also need a new celphone... debating if I should..  

-get an Iphone? ( but I don't need teh net service, its mroe money every month and I am home now everyday.. I have my new desktop in front of me... )
-get a blackberry ( I am pretty sure it will take me 5 years to figure out everything it can do.... I am THAT bad with tech... )
-or wait for the pre from Sprint.... ( ... but thsi one's teh biggest challenge... I got NO patience... )

Oh well....
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.. even though my computer finally, after 4 years of abuse... crashed, expired and died... ( well I am hoping I can still recover datas.... )

But anyway, I am off to join my girl's family Christmas eve dinner ( I miss my family so much... they are all on the other side of the planet.. literally... ), so I will save updates and what-nots later... ( not like I was ever on time.. but.. I hope you all understand >< )

Merry Christmas to all and all of your love ones!

Here's hoping a bigger and more prosperous 2009 ahead! : )
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I am engaged.

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Ok, that was easy! Wasn't too sure what will be my latest excuse for not updating as much.. but... it helped that something did happen : ) It's actually a pretty big change in my life, happiest man on earth? Probably when we get married.., but it's pretty close! XD Though getting married seems to be still pretty far off... just too many things ahead in the near future...

Which brings me to the next topic... FC Revelation issue 4 will be out soon! Please keep check it out soon! i am guessing you all picked issue 3 up? Much thanks for all the support! Issue 4 and 5 will be delayed just a little bit... nothing crazy... but it's on the way... trying to get issue 5 done right now... all on me though, too many things happened in my life and I can't thank my editors and team enough for all their patience! But.... can't cry over spilled milk.. so, onwards!

I am probably jumping my gun if I start talking about my next project.. it was supposed to be something else, something HUGE.. well, that something is happening still ( I hope ) but there's a few road bumps so it might not be my next immediate book... but before I even got to be sad that my next book won't be this next HUGE project... I was presented something I can't turn down... now I don't know which one is bigger XD... Both are probably writers I will KILL for to work with....I really apologize for being real bad with dropping hints.... but....  insane stuff coming soon!!!

Have also been thinking a lot about my work and art style... 7 years into this biz and I am still not very happy with my work... I mean, I get excited each time I think I do something nice.. but definitely not what I think is the look I am 100% happy with ( then again, will I ever be? ).. Although I have to say, I finally realized, and accepted, one thing a good friend of mine told me long time ago. Back when I was still a noob in the field, inker extraordinaire Gerry Alanguilan ( you remember kuya Gerry? ) told me that some day I will simplify my work and all the detail and superficial stuff will just get in the way... I kind of refuse to listen to him back then ( sorry Gerry >< ) up til now... until time and time again, I would ran into deadline troubles and would speed up my work without the usual 20,000 lines in each panel and.... and see how weak my figure work and foundations are... that without the extra stuff to take attention away from the readers eye and hide my weaknesses... it cannot even look decent... Now I think I have a very clear direction in my head. Don't get me wrong, I still love works from Charest, Wrightson, Hitch, Inoue, etc... and would continue to study their works... but I am setting a goal to simplify my work while maintaining the effect of the look... it will be very VERY hard... but I think I love that challenge! And yeah, thanks Gerry!

What else happened that I haven't talked about?....

I also moved, in, with my girl.. which mean I will have many different things I DO NOT like doing to do, in between days when I will try to rest.... but then again, it's not a matter of me liking it or not anymore.. these are things I HAVE TO do XD...

And this stiff neck that is bugging me for a month already... it went away after first 2 weeks and then came back 3 days after that... dang its bugging me a lot -___-

Anyway.. it's pretty late.. if whatever I just typed in the last half hour doesn't make sense, please pardon me, need to sleep ><

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First of all, FC: REVELATION OUT TOMORROW!!!! Go pick it up! : )

And let me jump on all the artist's bandwagon here in DA...

SORRY FOR NOT UPDATING MUCH... -___- life and work happened...

Just moved, packing and unpacking was enough hell already... and then came all the stuff to take care of and responsibilities.. man.. it was madness... and then came the worst of em all...

one night I was trying to stay awake from working double time to get on top of my deadline when I tried to drink from my mug... I felt something wriggling in my mouth as U took a huge gulp of water... I immediately spat it out... it was a HUGE fly T__T... good lord.. I must be really really tired to not see it.. and the stupid fly's probably more tired than I am as it did not even tried to move or fly away -___- sigh... now every time I see a fly there's cold down my bones....

I think I totally beat every kung fu flicks out there ( maybe even the old shar brothers martial arts ones... XD ) on how to catch flies.... I used my mouth.. I should go trace my ancestry.. maybe I'm from the Frog-clan...

anyway...

the world economy is in very VERY BAD shape! Especially those in the stock market... It's not something I try to do or like to do, but I have a lot of friends who does. It's a very big gamble, and even with great experience and planning things like what's happening now can come totally unpredicted.. I just hope all of em out there is ok...

Ok, time to do more errands so I can get back to finish my day's page...

I am actually in the mood to talk about art next, I just realized I never talked about art in DA... ok lemme put my article together and I'll read you guys next time!

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Issue 2 just came out... please go grab one and tell your friends also!!! XD

Finished a killer deadline not too long ago.. and the art team is immediately stepping into another one XD pray for us....

... thank gawd for Jonathan Glapion... I will NEVER be able to pull through this one without that mad inker XD!!!

Moving this Sunday.. very tired.. but excited!!! ( Now anyone who can teach me how to tame a wolf?.. maybe I'll find one around the area....  )

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It's out since the 13th... if you have not checked it yet, go pick it up!

Very VERY proud of this! : )

Man.. might be moving soon.. this is going to be hard balancing my deadlines >< Oh well.. I'll do my best XD....

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As myself and tons of other artists out there tries to recover from SDCC 08... I am very exciting to say that the week where my new book comes out is finally here! : )

This Wednesday, Final Crisis : Revelation will be out in stores! Been a long while since I had anything on the stands... I absolutely can't wait to see it!

Greg Rucka and myself put a lot of hard work in it.. not to mention the incredible Jonathan Glapion and Jeff delos Santos... whom without this book will not even look half as good -__-

Anyway, I hope you all tell your friends to check it out and support the book!

Cheers!
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Back from the show.. well 4 days ago...

Awesome show for me, BEST one I had in the last 6 years I attended XD

Anyway, got pics.. will update again soon, too many things going on, too much life changing stuff also... all in good ways! XD

be back

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