Patricia Kyle Gillera Mendoza : Portfolio 2013

Thought to update this for those who’ve been asking. Also, yes, it’s my responsibility to keep this portfolio updated after all. The nifty image of me shot by the lovely, Faye Seña of the Boys in Skirts Club. Links, CV and other details are available upon request. Please leave a comment to make a request. Thank you!…

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Paubari’s Third Son: Dumalapdap

I’d been itching to make this… finally got the time to do it today. If you see an awkward resemblance between Dumalapdap and Vincent Valentine from the Final Fantasy series then you’re just imagining things. Shortly after Humadapnon left their home to seek revenge on Saragnayan’s family and followers, Dumalapdap embarked on a quest of…

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Four.

Four? Only four books?! However will I squeeze a Chuck Palahniuk or Tolkien into this post? They are guilty pleasures. These below are my more sensible reads, essential in shaping a lot of who I am now. 1. Love Poems – Brian Patten / Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk I still managed a Palahniuk in…

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Eight.

8 Fears to reveal… this will be fun. These songs best describe those fears, too. Well, more or less. I was trying to inject some flavor into these lists, as I’ve never been one to go all sparkly-eyed with list-making.   1. Zombie / Former cadets are all too familiar with this. I’m the one who…

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Nine.

Given that a worthwhile collection of Nine Loves would be best populated by people and places, I think I’ll limit myself to those boundaries. Though, referring to people as a group is probably some cheat code for me. 1. Tough teachers?–Of all that I had, it was Ms. E who put up with me; up…

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A fashionable 16th Century warrior-prince from the Visayas.

I’m recalling our lessons back at the academy and remembering how our Professor told us: “Warriors were amongst the elite classes, status came hand-in-hand with corresponding responsibilities.” It’s interesting to note how the times have changed. On Clothing… The bahag or G-string was the most basic of clothes, along with the malong or the tube…

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The Visayan preoccupation with hair.

Whether male or female, the Filipinos kept their hair long. Cutting one’s hair was a manifestation of deep mourning or punishment. It was only when the Spanish arrived that short hair was encouraged to further ‘tame’ the natives. When a Visayan saw another with short hair, they would commonly exclaim: “Inalotan ka!” To say that…

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Historical accounts of cat-fights.

It doesn’t really show, but I do like fashion accessories–they’re almost as interesting as hand-wraps and mouth guards–and mostly I admire these trinkets for the effort placed into their creation or the sheer novelty of the idea that it sells. While doing some research for Hinilawod comic character costumes, I was quite relieved to find…

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Up and running.

There is a lot to do and I just took a little break. Let me write more later today, when my thoughts have settled.

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They said I could be anything…

…So I became a NINJA. I just thought I’d update my picture for the ILLUSTRATOR page. I’ve always had a propensity for extra-lengthy headdress tails. As it turns out, there is historical backing for this propensity; making it accurate to portray Labaw Donggon and Datu Paubari with such windswept accessories. The pudong or turban was…

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Epic of the Three Stars 13

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page This reminds me of the days back at the academy. There are lessons that, I think, are etched into me. As much as I’ve tried to incorporate Langka Silat and Dumog into this, I think it still falls short of the actual beauty of the…

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Epic of the Three Stars 12

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Page 12 of Epic of the Three Stars I’m rereading our notes on How Should We Then Live. It’s always interesting, I’ll just update this post later for some interesting points. Chapter 1 of Epic of the Three Stars is almost done!

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Epic of the Three Stars 11

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Page 11 of Epic of the Three Stars. This reminds me of a saying that I, more or less, live by: “When the emotions are alive, the brain goes dead.” Come on Anna, stop doing a Sun Tzu on the poor boy. Labaw Donggon’s frontal cortex…

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Epic of the Three Stars 10

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Page 10 of Epic of the Three Stars with a hint of color! Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page I have to constantly keep myself from posting all of the pages at once. This is a test of patience for me and you. Please bear with it. Working on the Hinilawod comics…

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Epic of the Three Stars 09

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Page 09 of Epic of the Three Stars. Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page I have about five more pages to elaborate on this scene, keep tuned in. Anna may not be as strong as Labaw Donggon but she makes up for it with speed–and look at that hair!…

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Epic of the Three Stars 08

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Page 08 of Epic of the Three Stars. Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page I’m almost done with this chapter! Labaw Donggon does seem like a waste of a perfectly capable warrior! Where has all the silat action gone?! Let’s get this over and done with so we can have…

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Epic of the Three Stars 07

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Page 07 of Epic of the Three Stars. Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page This is getting more difficult to write with every page that comes along. Oh, Labaw, aren’t you a poet?–If you do come across some books on the Hinilawod Epic (I’ve read those by F. Landa Jocano)…

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Epic of the Three Stars 06

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Page 06 of the Epic of the Three Stars comic. Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page You know what’s really fun about this comic? The part where you’re writing the script and you’re doing your research. So, while I was drawing these pages I was with a few friends and…

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Don’t mess with Anna.

Anna‘s character is inspired by a certain bunkmate from the Labaw Donggon batch. The whole batch only had five girls… so it shouldn’t be hard to figure things out. She’s one of my favorites. I find her silhouette entertaining but I’m not too fond of her lengthy ramblings–though she always has a point. Basically, she’s…

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Epic of the Three Stars 05

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Page 05 of the Epic of the Three Stars comic. Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Dad has just discovered the connection between a new set of speakers and his iPhone–his music is louder than mine. I think it’s amusing. The same way that a puppy that can’t get up…

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