Thursday, May 25, 2006

Being more of an illustrator than a writer I tend to struggle with writing a dialogue that comes off more from the character than me. This is a case in point since I don't know anyone who played football (Trevor probably played in school but I never bothered to ask him about it both times when he was here on a visit and in e-mails) nor did I follow the sport closely. Although the internet proved to be a valuable resource in providing the sports terms I still had to struggle with the dialogue coming off realistically (or come of good enough a "poser" to pull this off). That's where you guys come in! So I'm asking a favor from those who play the sport or at least are knowledgeable enough to tell me if I was able to pull this off or not. In other matters, the background was taken in Intramuros, Manila. It's one of the few surviving relics from the 300 years Spanish occupation, one of the best tourist attractions around and a virtual goldmine to photography enthusiants. Kyrelle's t-shirt was inspired by Bok in Barkada Trip.
This is another retro post for a bonus strip that was finished days after I did the strip you see below. This was delayed because I wanted this to be located in Intramuros, Manila and nowhere else (it's one of those obssessive-compulsive things I have to do or else it won't work). The thing is I took a lot of time postponing the trip for one reason or another and when I finally did manage to push myself to do so I had to make two trips because I forgot the battery in my camera the first time around. It was also cloudy at the time with the look of heavy rains threatening to pour down any minute. Good thing the sun peeked out of the clouds every once in a while enabling me to take a couple of shots that mimicked, what I hoped to show as, summer time.

* This is a bonus strip.

Jonas Diego
Jerald Dorado
Reno Maniquis
Edgar Tadeo

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