The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention or TOYCON is a highly-anticipated annual event which celebrates the diversity of collecting as a hobby

which is highlighted by the launch of upcoming blockbuster movies, the latest games and gadgets, awesome advances in animation, comics, anime and manga

and the sensation of the latest releases in toys and collectibles. It is a gathering of collectors, cosplay enthusiasts, gamers, artists and musicians

all bonded by a common passion. It is simply put the biggest pop culture event in the country.

See you this June 10-11-12, 2016 at the SMX CONVENTION CENTER HALLS 1-4, SM MALL OF ASIA, Manila, Philippines



EVENT DETAILS / HIGHLIGHTS / LIVE AUCTION / COSPLAY / TICKET PHP 100

Monday, June 26, 2006

1st Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards


FULLY BOOKED in cooperation with award-winning author NEIL GAIMAN are pleased to present UNMASKED: The First Philippine Graphic Fiction Awards Night, on July 15, Saturday at the Rockwell Tent. Gates open at 10AM with an exhibition of the short listed entries. The winners of the prose fiction and comics categories will be announced at 7PM, with the grand prize of P100,000 for the first place winners.

Come in your original mask and the most creative masks will win exciting prizes!

Brought to you by Chikka Asia, Bidshot, NU 107, Philippine Daily Inquirer Super and 2BU, Meg Magazine, Hero TV, MTV Philippines, Rockwell Tent and Astoria Plaza.

Mark your calendars --- July 15, SOME DREAMS WILL COME TRUE.

New Worlds 4 : A Broken Time Machine,
The Fourth Philippine Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention


New Worlds Alliance, Fully Booked and Level Up! present:

New Worlds 4: A Broken Time Machine, The Fourth Philippine Science
Fiction and Fantasy Convention

July 16, 2006

The Rockwell Tent, Power Plant Mall

Celebrate the pleasures and adventures of science fiction and fantasy fandom with over 20 local enthusiast groups! Join us in New Worlds Alliance's fourth campaign in bringing this celebration to life!

For more info, visit us at http://www.newworlds.ph or email us at info@newworlds.ph

Friday, June 23, 2006

ToyCon 2006 comic strips

Artists' den create a toycon 2006 comic strip tribute
just click on the image if you want to view and read the comic strips



by: Ariel Atienza
http://kartoonista.deviantart.com



by: Andre Salvatierra
http://www.evergreensd.com


by: Lyndon Gregorio
http://www.beerkada.i.ph



by: Ian Walter Along
http://bugoytheman.deviantart.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Battle of the Tribute Band Winners

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1st Place - Ducklings
song title: Super Duper Song
tribute composition to: all of the underdog heroes out therelike Naruto, Rock-lee, Al and Ed (full metalalchemist) and Sakuragi

2nd Place - Himitsu Heiki
song title: A Tribute to Otakus
tribute composition to : Otakus

3rd Place - Aquajuice
song title: Fairies
tribute composition to : Tinkerbell (Peter Pan)

Cosplay contest Winners
Individual Cosplay
Best Male - Jacob Gil = Half-Demon Dracula (Castlevania)
Best Female - Stephanie Go (sumirehana) = May (Guilty Gear)
Chibi Award (12 yrs. old and below) - Jilian Agtarap = Sailor Luna (PGSM)

Group Cosplay
1st - Angel Sanctuary
2nd - Naruto
3rd - Magical Knight Rayearth

Character Creation Contest Winner
Create your own Pinoy City Superhero

1st Place - Basyo Willigart
created by: Emmanuel Cassallas


with the 2nd place and 3rd place, judged bt Ding Dong Dantes and the Artists' Den
2nd Place - D' Ultimo Barber by: Danielle Sinaban.
3rd Place - Red Bandana by: Vn Cleef Emnacen

Fan Film Contest winners

1st Place - Star Wars: Twilight Jedi
directed by: Adrian Arcega

2nd Place - What if.....Van Hellsing
directed by: John Wong

3rd Place - Stay ( Mai Hime fan film)
directed by: Rai Zanders

Best Original Story - Kujuu Mutsuu (inspired from a fighting game)
directed by: Ronald Guanzon

(photos to be uploaded soon, if you have any corrections in this post pls email me at azrael@gmail.com )

Customized Action Figures
List of Winners


A. 1/64 DIECAST CARS
1ST PLACE- 1:64 Hotwheels Lincoln Continental - Michael Ocampo
2ND PLACE- 1:64 Motormax Toyota Corolla taxi - Michael Ocampo
3RD PLACE- 1:64 Corolla 300 ZX Evo 7- Ritchie Alva

B. 1/64 DIECAST VAN
1ST PLACE - Mini Bus - Milo Pascual
2ND PLACE- 1:64 Diecast Combi Batman - Milo Pascual
3RD PLACE- Daily Delivery - Angel Lingat

BEST IN PAINT- ANGEL - DD SKULL
BEST MODIFIED- Michael Ocampo
MOST UNIQUE - Milo Pascual
BEST IN SHOW - Ryan Chu

CUSTOMIZED ACTION FIGURE
A.3 INCH-7 INCH
1ST PLACE- MOSS MAN - Randy Torres
2ND PLACE - GHOST RECON - R. Guinaldo
3RD PLACE-STORM SHADOW - C. Gomez

B.8 INCH TO 20 INCH


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1ST PLACE - 6 ARMS SENTINEL- Jojit Dantis Jr.

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2ND PLACE - ABSORBING MAN - Jojit Dantis Jr.
3RD PLACE - MUMMRA -Ronald Tan

C. MECHA

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1ST PLACE - ZAKU II- Jayaan Santos

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2ND PLACE - MG A.N.G.A.S.- Nath Barrera

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3RD PLACE - ZETA Plus 1- Jayaan Santos

D. DIORAMA

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1ST PLACE - Flight of the Griffon -Ryan Chu
2ND PLACE- Phoenix Jean Grey - Rommel Chua
3RD - Boromir Scenario - Adonis De leon


(pictures to be posted soon, if you have any corrections with this post. pls email me at azrael@gmail.com )

Monday, June 19, 2006

Toycon 2006 !!!!

thanks everyone for coming and participating with us in this year's ToyCon 2006.

for now, im still hibernating and resting after my convention burn out. Us being the organizer, host, P.A, soundsman, exhibitor, etc. in one time is not easy. and coz we love you all, and you love us, we will do that just to make everyone happy and enjoy our event.

I will post later the winners of all contest and also pictures from the event.

to all our sponsors and media partners! and to Art Asylum, thank you super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


if you have any questions just email me at azrael@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

1st Philippine Fan Film competition
FINALIST


1. STAR WARS: Twilight Jedi, directed by: Adrian Arcega

2. Kujuu Mutsu, directed by: Ronald Guanzon

3. Battle Garden R (Episode Juan, Lugi ako may sword ka), directed by: RH Quinlantang

4. The Love of Red Mask, directed by: Eman Zubia

5. What if..Van Hellsing, directed by: John Wong

6. Green vs. Green, directed by: John Wong

7. A moment like this, F4 Forever, directed by: Michelle Coladilla

8. Stay, directed by: Rai Zanders

Battle of the Tribute Band Finalist

1. Himitsu Heiki
song title: A Tribute to Otakus
tribute composition to : Otakus

2. Kite
song title: Cat Eyes
tribute composition to: Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko

3. Deadend
song title: Soaring High With You
tribute composition to : Badluck (Gravitation)

4. Aquajuice
song title: Fairies
tribute composition to : Tinkerbell (Peter Pan)

5. Armada
song title: Possible
tribute composition to: Edward Elric (Full Metal Alchemist)

6. Ducklings
song title: Super Duper Songtribute composition to: all of the underdog heroes out therelike Naruto, Rock-lee, Al and Ed (full metalalchemist) and Sakuragi


Schedule of Live Performance

Day 1
June 17th
Aquajuice - 12nn
Deadend - 1pm
Himitsu Heiki - 2pm

Day 2
June18th
Kite - 12nn
Armada - 1pm
Ducklings -2pm

Guest Performers update

We like to inform everyone that the indie band SOLACE will not be around this Sunday Toycon as guest perform ,an unexpected emergency came out this afternoon cancelling their live act.



And now filling their slot on June 18th at 4pm is FUSEBOXX, the champion of the Red Horse Beer Musiklaban , band competition 2003. Also on June 18th Musings of the Cigarette smoking man will be performing that day in line up with Neotaku, Do Ahou and Mini Moni Philippines.



The Akafellas

and addition for the Saturday guest performers are the HUBRIS band and the AKAFELLAS.
they will be performing on June 17th in line up with The Late Isabel, Etherial Anthem and Rotshreck

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Digger Mesch Autograph signing survey

please take time to answer this and email it to azrael@gmail.com

Name:
contact number:
email:
website:
toy / item you want to autograph:
any gifts you want to give to our guests:
Art Asylum product you collect:

Our guest really wants to know how many who are interested to get their items signed and autograph.

Art Asylum's Digger Mesch schedule

June 17 - Portfolio review (11Am-1Pm/2Pm-4Pm)
Autograph-signing (4:30Pm)
Radio Interview at NU107 (6:30 Pm)

June 18 - Panel Forum (3:30 Pm)
Special Recognition (4:00 Pm)

TransFormers PHILIPPINES
presents
Transforming Speed Contest

KIDS category - June 17th at 4pm
ADULTS category - June 18th at 4pm

MECHANICS for ADULTS category:

1. THIS FREE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL COMERS.

2. EACH CONTESTANT WILL BE PRESENTED A TOY TO TRANSFORM AND A MAXIMUM OF 3 MINS. FOR EACH MODE. CONTESTANTS WILL BE TIMED THE SECOND TOUCHED THE TOY TO THE MOMENT THEY LET GO.

3. THE 10 FASTEST PARTICIPANTS WILL QUALIFY TO THE SUCCEEDING ROUND IN WHICH THEY WILL ATTEMPT TO TRANSFORM ANOTHER TOY WITH HIGHER DIFFICULTY LEVEL.

4. THE 3 FASTEST PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2 ND ROUND WILL QUALIFIES FOR THE FINAL ROUND.

5. IN THE FINAL ROUND, CONTESTANTS WILL BATTLE FOR THE 2 ND , 1 ST RUNNER-UPS, AND OVERALL CHAMPION PRIZES RESPECTIVELY.

6. PENALTIES SHALL BE GIVEN FOR THE FF: A. DETACHED PARTS – 5 SEC/PART B. MISTRANSFORMED – 10 SEC C. OVER THE TIME LIMIT – 20 SEC

visit TransFormers Fans Philippines booth at the event for more info

Video Game Tournament


Game: Tekken 5
Mode: Versus
Format: Challenge the Winner

Tournament: day 1 and day 2

Tournament is hosted by: GAMES MASTERS MAGAZINE
visit their booth for more info


Rules:
Tournament starts at 10AM and ends at 630PM
Best 2 out of 3 rounds per match
Most # of consecutive matches by the end of the day wins
Handicap should be set to 0
Only default characters are usable
Gamers can join as many times as they want


For the Voltes V SOC GX 31 raffle,
all they have to do is the following:
Buy a June issue of GamesMaster on-site , and receive a raffle stub. People can buy more than one issue. Readers have to input their e-mail address Official raffle will be on June 18th, 6:30PM People need not be present during the raffle in order to win.

Fan Film and Battle of the Tribute Band update

I already got all of your entries, but some of you already sent the last entries this afternoon.
I'll pick up it all this June 14th at 1pm in Comic Alley Megamall.

thanks to all who submitted their entries.

all contestant will be emailed this thursday for the status of their entry.

I already viewed and listen all entries.
and all of it are great!!!

you can still email me at azrael@gmail.com for questions and concerns

goodluck!!!!

Volunteer Marshalls application
now closed

I like to inform everyone that the volunteer marshall application is finally closed.
we will no longer entertain any other application tru email or txt.

applicants who already sent the forms tru email or txt
will be contacted tomorrow and will be notified for their application.

there will be a meeting on thursday at 10am-2pm, megamall conference hall

All marshalls pls bring xerox copy of valid ID and resume.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Superman Returns poster

and now! check the Fudge Magazine and Philippine ToyCon 2006 exclusize.
buy a Fudge magazine at the Philippine Toycon on June 17-18
and have a SUPERMAN RETURNS Fudge Magazine and Philippine Toy con exclusive for FREE
500 limited posters will be given at the event for every Fudge Magazine buyer of June 2006 issue.





Superman Returns
showing in Philippine cinema on June 28, 2006

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Contest deadline for Fan Film contest
and Battle of the Tribute Band demos



Today is the deadline for the Fan Film contest, all entries must be submitted to the SM Megamall Branch of Comic Alley, located in Mega A, basement.

For those who have submitted their entries in Vtoyz Hobbyshop in Greenhills, I will pick up the entries tomorrow Sunday.

For those who will be late for the submission, I will be extending the deadline Monday, June 12, 2006 at 5pm. This is for the Comic Alley Megamall BRANCH only.

Good luck to you all !!!

email me at azrael@gmail.com if you have submitted any entry.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Egames promo and contest

Every purchase of a shopcard from the e-Games booth entitles the buyer to a raffle stub:

20 shopcard - 2 stubs
50 shopcard - 6 stubs
100 shopcard - 15 stubs

A dropbox will be provided in front of the e-games booth

Mechanics:

- Every hour, 5 winners will be picked from the drop box.
- The names of the winner and their prize will be announced at 1pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.
- The prizes will be inserted into the winner’s bank/inventory.

Prizes ( for every hour):

2- 1 million gold
1 - +7 dynamic armor set ( level 135 - tradable)
1 - +7 enhanced armor set (level 135 - tradable)
1 - +7 30 day premium weapon ( the highest level that the character can use - non-tradable, non-droppable)

Sample Stub:
Name: Jose. P. Ignatius
IGN: Jose
Server: Strife
Character Build and Class: Dex Swordsman
Level: 135

RAN online cosplay contest

Toy con has a cosplay event that RAN players can participate.
See toycon website for more details : http://www.toyconph.tk/

All participants who join in as a RAN character can avail of the following prizes

For all participants:
Synthesizer set
1 million Gold
RAN item catalogue

Should the RAN cosplay participant win the Toycon cosplay, he/she/they are entitled to additional rewards from e-Games:

For the winners
+7 Armor Set of their Choice
+7 30 day premium weapon of their choice
1 million gold
RAN item catalogue

Mechanics:
To avail of the RAN items, RAN cosplayer should register their name in the e-games booth during the toycon event.
Prizes will be inserted into their bank/inventory.

Phil. ToyCon 2006 event poster

Be a convention marshal volunteer


Photo: Arch-Guardians Convention Marshal volunteer 2003-2006

do you want to be part of an alternative Philippine ToyCon experience?
ToyCon needs you! ^^

the ToyCon marshal team is now accepting volunteers for the upcoming
6th ToyCon which will be held this coming June 16-17 at the Megatrade
hall 2-3

if you're interested to volunteer to be a marshal, pls. fill up the
form provided and answer a simple question and send it to
toyconph@gmail.com or txt 09275340309

Name:
Age:
Mobile No:
Landline:
Email:

Why do you want to volunteer to become a ToyCon marshal?

pls. bring a xerox copy of your valid Identification Card during the event briefing.
Event briefing schedules will be given to all marshal contact tru email and txt.

---

we are in need of people who can help us in :

5 volunteers for Stage production
5 volunteers for Band set up and technical head
5 volunteers for Production Assistants
Cosplay Marshal (slots are full)
5 volunteers for Contest Registration
10 Convention Marshals

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Battle of the Tribute Band and Fan Film contest drop points

For those who joined the Battle of the Tribute Band and Fan Film contest, you may now submit your entries in Comic Alley, SM Megamall A branch, basement.

Submit your entries before or on June 10, 2006.
we will accept entries till 5pm of June 10, 2006.

Email me at azrael@gmail.com if you have submitted your entry.

Read the contest rules again and don't forget to fill up the forms.

Battle of the Tribute Band
Fan Film Competition

Registration Form
for the Artist and Talent Search of Art Asylum


For those who will attend the Artist Talent Search for Art Asylum.
we like to request that you complete first and fill up this form we created.

you can fill up the form here

and bring your artworks and portfolio for a review by Digger Mesch and Yuri Timg.


Panel discussion and autograph signing will on June 18, 2006
pls. visit our event program schedule for more info of the time.

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Alfredo Alcala Legacy Exhibit









The Philippine Tour of the Alcala Legacy will be at the 5th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, thanks to Christian Alcala and Alfred Jr., the sons of Alfredo Alcala for participating our convention. Comics ART and comic strips will be exhibited and display at the convention.


and here are some links that we got about the Alcala Legacy


NEWS ARTICLES:
"A TRIBUTE TO ALFREDO P. ALCALA-FILIPINO MASTER
ILLUSTRATOR"
(Published twice: August 16 and August 23).

Headline: "THE ARTS: SON PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS ARTIST
DAD/He was known for comic book superheroes."

August 16, 2002 San Francisco Chronicle NEWS Article.
(with photo).
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/08/16/WB140680.DTL

August 23, 2002 San Francisco Chronicle NEWS Article.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/08/23/PN156484.DTL

San Francisco Chronicle (without photo).
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/artlist.cgi?key=WB&directory=/c/a/2002/08/16

STANFORD ART SPACES (April-June 2005)
Paul Allen CIS Building. Stanford, CA 2005.
"Philippine Art at Stanford Art Spaces"
-The largest gallery and in the Bay Area. First
Philippine Art Exhibition at Stanford Art Spaces.
2005.

STANFORD ART SPACES WEBSITE:
http://cis.stanford.edu/~marigros/show45.html

PHILIPPINE NEWS (2005)
"14 UNITED ARTISTS"
www.philippinenews.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=bdd23042294f64b001718e3612f237b5


USS HORNET (June 11, 2005)
AIRCRAFT CARRIER, Alameda, CA
ALCALA LEGACY: Father and Son Exhibit 2005.
"First Filiipino Freedom Fighters Day Celebration".
http://www.geocities.com/amn_fernandez/FilipinoFreedomFighters.html


ABOUT Alfredo Alcala

from

http://christianvolt.blogs.friendster.com/photos/art_exhibits/index.html


ALFREDO P. ALCALA
August 23, 1925 - April 8, 2000
Filipino Master Illustrator
A memory by: Christian Voltar Alcala
In this cycle of life and the tides of time, challenges come and go like famous artists that once walked the earth. On April 8, 2000 the world lost another Great artist and I lost my father. It was the turning point of my life and a challenge that I have to accept in this world of unlimited horizons.

My father had been a long contributor to the fictional realities of fantasy in the comic art world. He worked for DC Comics, Marvel Comics and other Comic book Companies with titles such as Savage Sword of Conan, Hellblazer, Swamp Thing, The Incredible Hulk, Batman, Ultraman, Masters of the Universe and newspaper comic strips such as Star Wars (Los Angeles Times), Rick O' Shay (The Tribune), and Conan the Barbarian(Chicago Tribune). He also worked for children's books such as The Lost Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, A Tale of Two Cities, Around the World in 80 Days and animations ranging from Rambo, The Centurions, Peter Pan, Dungeons & Dragons, X-Men and also designed toys for Mattel, Inc.

He worked on a book with writer/actor Henry Gibson commemorating the Centennial Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty: The Gift -An Illustrated History of the Statue of Liberty. He was also the artist for the comic book about the space flight of Apollo 12 for it's 25th Anniversary entitled: Moonshot with astronaut Pete Conrad and writer DC Agle. The book: "Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master-The Art of Alfredo Alcala" was written by Heidi MacDonald and Philip Dana Yeh with introductions by Gil Kane and Roy Thomas is highly recommended for serious art fans which was published by International Humor Advisory Council in the US in 1994.

Here's what Roy Thomas has to say: "In the late 1960's, all of us in the comic book field were suddenly knocked out to learn that there were so many talented artists, and indeed an entire comics industry, flourishing in the Philippines. And no one made a more lasting impression than Alfredo Alcala."
During the Second World War, my dad was hired by the American GI's to be a spy since he had knowledge about the Japanese language and had a powerful memory and talent, which he used to penetrate the Japanese Camps. He memorized the routes; located where the bombs are found and gave the exact locations and his sketches to the guerilla unit leader that was handed to the American GI's and then the American Bomber Planes will do the rest. His tools were his bicycle, pencil and his photographic memory.

After World War 2 he made a living doing portraits of the American soldiers and painted signboards for stores, designed chandeliers, crafted a wooden church pedestal and iron works such as fancy lamp stands. His first published works appeared in Philippine Scouting Magazine (1947) and in 1948, he was the Official Artist for the National Council of Boy Scouts in the Philippines.

His works graced the pages of Bituin Komics (1948) and later for ACE publications, which earned him the title of "The Fastest Artist" (1949) in the Philippines.

In our native country, he was known for his works such as Ukala (which was made into a feature film), Yamato, Kondor and his sword and sorcery masterpiece, VOLTAR- a Viking Saga, which my dad created, wrote, illustrated and published in his own comics Alcala Fight Komix.
In 1963 Voltar and several of my Dad's Comic Strips won several Awards both in the Philippines and the US. In that same year, my Dad was Top # 3 on TOP ILLUSTRATORS in the Philippines, which had a news article on Asia weekly Magazine.

He dominated the First Place Awards in 1962, 1964-1966, 1970-1971 at the Society of Philippine Illustrators and Cartoonists (SPIC) sponsored and judged by Jaime Zobel de Ayala . In 1971, a Voltar illustration again dominated the First Place Awards in Fantasy Art category in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Competition in the U.S. and was praised as the “Masterpiece of the Genre” in "Comics: An Illustrated History" and other books such as The World Encyclopedia of Comics, Tips from Top Cartoonists, and The Encyclopedia of Fantasy.

In 1972, his first international work appeared in the horror stories of DC Comics wherein the scripts was mailed to the Philippines and later he worked for Marvel with titles such as Tales of the Zombie, Vampire Tales, Planet of the Apes and Frank Baum's The Land of Oz with script-writer Roy Thomas (script writer for Conan the Destroyer Movie) and for other comics-magazines that was published in France and other European Countries.
In 1974, he was featured in Cartoonists PROfiles magazine as the Famed Philippine Comic Book Artist written by Manuel Auad and published by Jud Hurd which was distributed all over the US.

In March 1976, my dad arrived in the U.S. starting in San Francisco, and then New York and Los Angeles to work full time for the American Comicbook Industry and the U.S. Army PS magazine--a Preventive and Maintenance Manual published by Will Eisner.
In July of 1976, I was born wherein he and my mom named me after his masterpiece, Voltar and J.Christian Leyendecker -an artist that my father truly admired. From that time until his death, my dad never returned home to continue his passion for arts and for his fans that love his works so they may cherish it and admire. I never had the chance of seeing him alive and it was the first and the last time that I saw him which was at his funeral that was held last April 2000 in Torrance, California.

In 1977, he revived Voltar with writer Manuel Auad published in the US and that same year; he was Awarded the INKPOT AWARDS in San Diego International Comic Convention. In the following years, Voltar was published for several advertisements and was revived and serialized in the 1980's for The Rook magazine by Warren Publishing.

During my younger years, I remember him telling me that I should always look up to great artists and learn art by observing everything around me, which is the art made by the hands of God. He was fascinated with the works of Harold "Hal" Foster, Lou Fine, Franklin Booth, and deeply respected the murals of Sir Frank Brangwyn and Dean Cornwell.
Now, as I grew more accustomed to the Comicbook Industry and the Art World, I was greatly influenced and inspired by my dad and have admired Alphonse Mucha, Gustave Dore and Franklin Booth’s works.

I was a senior student Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and my father's death was the turning point of my life. I realized how his death has deeply changed my life and how I miss his voice over the phone. I'm now following my father's footsteps and will continue his legacy as I have vowed on his funeral that I shall live to see, that my father's legacy will be treasured for all the people who loved my Father's art and for the future generations to emulate and be inspired as it has inspired me.

In 1993, Cartoonometer ranked my Dad as TOP # 5 on TOP INTERNATIONAL CARTOONISTS for the COMIC STRIP category published by Witty World Books.
In 1995, he was awarded the SANDIWA AWARDS by Phil-Asia Expo, produced by the International Manufacturers and Exporters for exemplifying the Best in the Filipino Talent and for showing the way to Filipino Artists in the Field of Comics Illustration in America given at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

In 1998, his Conan art works was reprinted and published in Spanish in Barcelona, Spain by Editorial Planeta-De Agostini.

May God be with you my beloved father…although you and I are not destined to meet, but someday we shall be together in a place where music and the Light of the celestial spheres of God dwells and where we shall be entwined with the eternal hands of time.
He was born on August 23, 1925 in Talisay, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
And it was lung cancer that took his life.

I will miss you Dad...more than anything else in this world.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Do you want to Volt-IN ?

Games Masters Magazine are cooking up something that every collector and fan will love.


Voltes V Soul of Chogokin GX-31

Volt in this June 17-18, 2006 and Visit the Games Masters booth at the 5th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Colletibles Convention in SM Megamall B, Megatradehall 2

www.toyconph.tk