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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How to catch a body kick.

This is how you catch an opponent who’s threatening to kick the side of your body. Hmmmm… it’s not the best representation; considering, in the frame before this, Labaw Donggon had already been hit. This is what is supposed to happen, were this an ideal Muay Thai spar session: 1. Opponent kicks to side of…

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Three days of chanting the Hinilawod.

Taken from Hinilawod.com, please visit the website for more information. Hinilawod is an epic poem written by the early inhabitants of a place called Sulod in central Panay. The word means tales from the mouth of the Halawod River. Hinilawod is not just a literary piece but also a source of information about culture, religion…

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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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Getting Halo-halo after lights out.

After having spent the whole day drawing, I was up to my neck in need of Halo-halo… or want. It was past 2100, so most of the malls were closed. It’s good that Cebu now has a lot of places that open 24/7. So I dragged my very willing brother along and we went on a…

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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 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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Epic of the Three Stars 04

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Page 04 of the Epic of the Three Stars comic. Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page It’s early in the morning again. Me and Tiapson are working… we’re missing Salem and Yang, so we had all the veggies and left nothing for them. Tiapson keeps on trying to guess who…

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Epic of the Three Stars 03

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Page 03 of the Epic of the Three Stars comic. Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page So, I keep wondering IF this is how a guy would phrase his thoughts. Maybe when I meet up with Yang and Salem tomorrow I’ll ask their opinions and I might change the script…

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Epic of the Three Stars 02

Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Page 02 of the Epic of the Three Stars comic. Previous Page – Comic Archive – Next Page Thank you Yang and Salem for the insight into the male mind.

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Saragnayan in highschool

It’s 4:11am on my watch… and I’m still hyped. I need to get some sleep because I have an appointment later at 10am. Anyway, the next time I want to be this awake I’ll just take a tall americana after Muay Thai practice, hopefully it will work the same. Here’s another wallpaper that you can…

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Labaw Donggon at age 13

Here’s a smug looking, 13 year old boy. This would be the teenage version of Labaw Donggon from the Hinilawod epic. If you were to be uprooted from your royal comforts like him, you’d have that expression on your face, too. And the piece of cloth around his neck is not an ode to Harry…

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A Princess for your wall?

You throw caution to the wind and take a gamble. They say that life is about security and stability, I think those are very important. When I turn 50, however, and have had time to look back on my life, I’ll be glad to have thrown some years into uncertainty. I’ll never know the meaning…

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He ran towards the machine guns.

When you do your research on war heroes, it may or may not be advisable to have it after Muay Thai class. Reeling from MT last night, I found myself searching for heroes whose only end was death itself. Your shins hurt from all the kicking, thighs are sore from the splits, the core exercises…

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Pencak Silat: an odd-looking dance

No, it’s not the Indonesian Monkey Dance. This is called Pencak Silat… And Pencak Silat, as I’ve learned is a collective term for martial arts in the Malay Peninsula. The interesting part to this odd and deadly martial art is that it is an influence to our own Eskrima. The Majapahit Empire of Indonesia, at…

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