Interview with a Komikero REWIND #AskWednesday

And we’re back!!! Got quite a lineup for interviews with a horticulturist, a singer, another martial artist, and hopefully, a dancer (she doesn’t know it yet, he he). Incidentally, I’ve noticed that so far, I’ve got all girls. I did send a message to one guy and because he doesn’t seem to be the active kind of Facebook user, he hasn’t yet seen my message at all. For today’s hash, though, I am sharing excerpts from my initial interview with comic book artist (komikero) Andoyman.

Andoyman, Andy for those of us who know him personally, is the owner of Andoyman Komiks (obviously) and the creator of ANG SUMPA, a local detective story with some forensics stuff thrown in. He’s been doing some other stuff and he currently draws for Rappler, too. A lot has happened since this interview so I will do an update interview sometime soon (he also doesn’t know this yet, ha ha!!!). Meanwhile…

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INTERVIEW WITH A KOMIKERO

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Excerpts from the original interview:

J.Gi: “Andoyman”…Why Andoyman? Why not Andoy, or your nickname Andy?

Andoyman: Andoyman kasi ’yan yung itinawag sa akin nu’ng isa kong kaklase noong college noong humihingi siya ng favor sa akin. (“Andoyman was the name a classmate in college called me by whenever he asked for favors.”)

J.Gi: (So now we know he’s a pushover, but I won’t tell him that, at least not until I post this) How about your alter ego’s “caricature”? What’s with the farmer-look? And why the mask?

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This is the farmer-look

Andoyman: Farmer-look, ‘cause it’s simple, and my inspiration before was the picture in my first year high school Filipino book. There was a poem with it titled Takada ni Islaw Palitaw by Lamberto Antonio and that’s my favorite poem. Come to think of it, I just realized its significance. A farmer is hardworking and persevering in planting crops, patiently waiting for months for the harvest. Parang pagko-komiks lang. (“Just like making comics.”) So, for every drawing of panels, of characters, of places, of emotions, of the story on every page, it takes a lot of time, maybe days, weeks, months, years! That’s before you finally finish your comicbook, before you harvest.

As for the mask, I felt lazy drawing the face. Just three circles, voila! You’ve got a face – I mean a mask! At saka di ko lang trip magpakita nang mukha. (“And I’m just not keen on showing my face”)

J.Gi: Did you already know you were going to make comics when you were young?

Andoyman: Actually, no. My first dream was to become a doctor, then an architect, then an engineer. But all that time, I was already fantasizing about doing a comic novel.

J.Gi: When did you find out you wanted to really do this?

Andoyman: Several months after I graduated from college. The frustration of finding a job related to my course (degree) caused something to snap inside me. It made me cry and feel regret for not trusting the thing I loved to do with all my heart, the thing closest to my heart, and that was doing comics.

J.Gi: I just had to ask as it’s common knowledge that being an artist does not necessarily translate to getting a bigger salary. Di ba, there’s a term called “starving artist.” Do you believe that?

Andoyman: I believe all artists go through that stage…Sir Pol Medina, Jr. said (about that): Magpursigi lang kayo kasi magugutom kayo sa una, tiisin n’yo lang ‘yung gutom nang kaunti, at kung natiis n’yo ‘yun, ibig sabihin may passion kayo sa ginagawa ninyo. (“Keep on persevering though there will be hunger at first, bear with the hunger just a little bit more, and if you are able to bear it, that’s what passion for the craft is really all about.”) And I think every artist should remember what Sir Medina said.

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J.Gi: You said you love to draw and tell stories. Which do you prefer more? and why?

Andoyman: Creating comics because I love both.

J.Gi: …you don’t mind doing collaborations with others writing the story instead of yourself?

Andoyman: Yes. For me, it’s exciting. I have actually done my first collaboration with my first idol in writing, Doc Ronibats. We did Palimos ng Kulangot (“Begging for Booger”) and was released and distributed for free during the Summer Komikon, then later posted online, on his website.

J.Gi: Kindred spirits having a mutual understanding…So which is harder, coming out with your own drawn story, or drawing somebody else’s ideas?

Andoyman: Drawing somebody else’s ideas, because they’re not my own in the first place. Somehow, I’d like that person to be pleased and satisfied with my interpretation of his words, of how I think he sees the story, and I want to give justice to his intentions and story.

J.Gi: Detective stories, mysteries…Can you tell us about this indie comics that you’ve been posting about for so long, you’re killing us with the suspense??? [Ed. We were talking about ANG SUMPA]

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ANG SUMPA is a detective-mystery comicbook that dares to be different. Story and Art by Andoyman, Edited by SuperGi. Copyright © Andoyman Komikero

Andoyman: Ah, yes. It’s about the fictional President of the Philippines who is found dead in his private house with a few capsules of some sort of drug beside him. Everyone thinks he committed suicide. “But did he really commit suicide?” is the question in the mind of the protagonist, an NBI investigator as well as a childhood friend of the president. The mystery gets deeper and darker as he discovers secrets and conspiracies while one by one, his friends and people in power are dying, either through suicide or accidents.

J.Gi: What makes this different from the usual stuff you do?

Andoyman: Everything must be logical. The investigation, the crime, the events must be convincing then progressively suspenseful and exciting. This is not a one-shot comics, by the way. What makes it fun is it forces me to think hard and imagine what should happen next. That’s what I love about it, the thinking, the creativity that comes with the imagination. It is hard for a newbie like myself to do something like this, but I love everything about it. I love the challenge it brings.

J.Gi: Thanks for the interview and don’t forget me when you’re famous.

Andoyman: Who are you again?

J.Gi: Thanks, Andoyman!…I think.

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[Read the whole interview HERE]

 

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Hope you liked these excerpts.  Go ahead, click on the link above to see what else we talked about.In the spirit of transparency, and I have shared this several times already, I am the one editing the story of ANG SUMPA. And, BTW, all images copyrighted to him.

If you want to see more interviews, check out The NBSB Interview, where I was the interviewee, and The TKD Princess. More to come!

Summer Komikon 2016

If you’re a comics buff and living here, I recommend my buddy Andoyman’s ANG SUMPA. All you gotta do is contact him. Try his other works as well, you might like them, too. Meanwhile, grab a copy of the latest SULYAP issue — ANG SUMPA is featured, which is one of the coolest thing ever! Got my copy now (thanks, Andoyman!). Mine does seem to miss some panels so I hope it’s just mine. Nevertheless (do people still say this word?), you won’t miss too much so do buy!

The Art of Komikonation #atozchallenge2015

If there is one thing that I have come to realize in my adult life, it’s that I’m a late-bloomer in a lot of things. I need not go into more (read: boring) details about it, but in relation to my topic of the day, it is only now, in my later years, did I realize that I really, actually love comics.

K of A to ZI don’t have hundreds in my collection, not yet anyway, nor do I have any of those cherished and expensive first editions of famous American comics or Japanese manga. I didn’t start collecting until several years ago when I learned from artist Jonas Diego that we actually hold local conventions now. Komikons, they have called these local gatherings, and they have successfully put “komikon” in the modern Filipino dictionary.

By that time, I was already aware that I could draw a little. Well, sketch, really. Learning about artists now gathering and holding conventions kind of made me regret I did not practice and improve on my visual artistry. Maybe I would be already joining them and marketing my own comics had I pursued learning the art, who knows?

Attending Komikon has become a part of my annual routine. I have been unable to attend some events in the past, but I have at least made it a point to be in one of the three major ones. I’ve been enjoying and, I guess, celebrating the new artists of this era who have made making local comics cool again.

I know of people who seem to look down on local comics, whether they admit it or not. The problem is they don’t even try to consider attending komikons or to simply check out samples. They have become mentally colonized to even dare think that local comics are worth their time. They either have forgotten or have no idea at all that many Filipino artists have actually been a part of various DC and Marvel series. Ever the peaceful guy, a friend of mine said it’s just probably because they already get to read manga on the net for free. But he completely missed the point. That said, I was not about to lose friendship over it; I was not the one missing something good, anyway.

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A sample from Kiko Machine. What immediately drew me to this when I encountered the strip in the dailies was it not only obviously showed bits and pieces of the Pinoy way of life, but the campus scenarios, though made all funny, gave the artist away, that we’re from the same alma mater. It’s not really bias on my part, just that it’s like reminiscing your school days 🙂

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I read the copies my friend owns and am really hankering to buy my own copies of the series. I like the drawing, but I really appreciate the story-telling and the fact that they — the Damaso couple — create “rewinds” to give readers more ideas as to the background of the story. They have also created the comic book Dragon Breed, which I like as well

school-run-sample-drawing

From the site: “in the post-zombie apocalypse, just getting to school in the morning can be a real killer. welcome to the worst day in the lives of a school bus full of children.” I would love to see a movie version of this! Oh, and this was even before “World War Z” came out

If it’s not obvious already from my past posts, I already have several favorite titles that I like to follow: Kiko Machine, Cat’s Trail, Drop Dead Dangerous, Espiritista, Sulsi (and the other IKOS comics), School Run. I would like to follow Trese, Fallen Ash, Bathala, Dragon Breed, what else….? I really liked, too, the book Elmer and the short Ang Maskot that later became a short film, plus, Kapitan Tog provides comic relief, pun maybe intended 😉

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The Alphario Team…Photo credit is theirs

Having bought a story from them, I think I should also try checking out titles from a certain group whose name escapes me for now. Meanwhile, I have to say that I really like the enthusiasm and the efforts the whole Alphario Team always puts into marketing and promoting their comics during the event and even pre-event.

Of all the titles, though, I really am very partial to Ang Sumpa (by Andoyman). Not only does the artist himself pours his heart into it, but so do I. When Andy asked me to serve as editor, I also ended up sharing my ideas, as far as the forensics side is concerned (expert-wannabe). That’s probably why it says “Story Assist by…” on the cover. Still, it’s his story, not mine, his characters, his plot. I, on the other hand, is just happy to be a part of the comics industry, even in just this way. Admittedly, I am now inclined to write my own story or stories — I can’t do the drawing, but I can write the story, right?

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They did not hold the usual Summer Komikon this year. But rest assured that the Indieket’s happening soon. I plan to go so hopefully, things will go as planned. If they do, see you there, folks! Support the local comics industry!!! Time to KOMIKONATE  😀

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Ang Pagpapatuloy

Just want to share the site for Andoyman’s comics ANG SUMPA, which story I just help edit. You might want to check out his art. Unfortunately for non-Filipinos, the dialogues are in Filipino/Tagalog, with just a li’l bit of English thrown in…ENJOY!!!

Summer Komikon 2014 Here We Go!!! #atozchallenge2014

As if i haven’t announced it enough, this year’s summer COMICS convention is just around the corner. Just a little more than a week to go. Okay, some stuff to expect:

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I’m seeing names there that I’d like to see again, while some, I have yet to meet.  Meanwhile, if you are in the Philippines and happen to visit the Komikon, drop by friend Andoyman‘s table at the Independent Komiks Tiangge room. You might want to buy this and its first chapter:

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For a bit of a sample of how he draws, just click on the link I provided above. This comics is special to me because aside from knowing the artist personally, having worked with him before, I provide assistance to him here by editing his story. We hope we’re doing well. It’s in Filipino but who knows? Maybe someday, he’ll provide English translations 😉

Now from the Summer Komikon 2014 official Facebook event page: “Get to watch these awesome animated shorts from Arnold Arre and the Adaptation of Macoy‘s “Ang Maskot” during the KOMIKON this Summer.”

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I’ve met Macoy and bought the mentioned comics. My friend bought the whole series of his School Run that I planned to buy also but Macoy never really went back to the next events. I hope I don’t miss the movie version since I tend to be busy going around checking out the wares and meeting artists.

I have not yet shared photos from the last Komikon (my bad) but will try to be a more diligent comics-freak like these guys:

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Are you going to the next Summer Komikon? See you there!

BTW, this post is part of the…

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Summer Komikon 2013!!!

It’s comics convention time once again! Tomorrow will be my second time to attend a comics-related event, my first being the Komiks Festival in San Pablo City (mentioned in (Almost) Komikon Newbie in da Haus) more than a year ago. But officially, it’s going to be my first time ever to attend an actual comics convention tomorrow. I figure, they won’t be too different from each other, but who cares? ;p Just hours to go and I’ll be off to Bayanihan Center, yipee!!! Reblogging comics guy Andoyman’s post. Please buy his stuff, especially ANG SUMPA. I kinda helped with that. Here’s my interview with him: Interview with a Komikero.

Interview with a Komikero

It was not really clear to me what his job description was except he took care of the graphic stuff at the office where we both worked before. It was not easy to place him because he seemed to be the silent, serious type one moment, the office clown the next. We didn’t really hit it off considering that we were both on the creative spectrum of the small company (I was writer-editor). One day at lunch, I overheard him and some others discuss about the drawing or cartooning workshop he was attending and I joined in the discussion.

That was the start of our occasional tête-à-têtes. I got him more interested in the world of forensic science (my interest), he got me more interested in comicbook-making. He shared an idea for a comicbook he wanted to work on, on which he wanted my “forensic” opinion. He started work on it in 2011 and now, our little exchanges have led to a sort-of collaboration. “Sort of” on account of it being his brainchild and his visual artistry. I provided a so-called expertise owing to the fact that I’ve been a forensics-crazy fictionist longer than he has.

But that’s really jumping ahead. Meanwhile, I thought I’d introduce this up-and-coming artist more to the world and take credit for being the first one to interview the guy in case he becomes famous *wink, wink*

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The artist likes to use this supposed cartoonized version of his alter ego, Andoyman Komikero. Image Copyright © Andoyman Komikero

J.Gi: “Andoyman”…Why Andoyman? Why not Andoy, or your nickname Andy?

Andoyman: Andoyman kasi ’yan yung itinawag sa akin nu’ng isa kong kaklase noong college noong humihingi siya ng favor sa akin. (“Andoyman was the name a classmate in college called me by whenever he asked for favors.”)

J.Gi: (So now we know he’s a pushover, but I won’t tell him that, at least not until I post this) How about your alter ego’s “caricature”? What’s with the farmer-look? And why the mask?

Andoyman: Farmer-look, ‘cause it’s simple, and my inspiration before was the picture in my first year high school Filipino book. There was a poem with it titled Takada ni Islaw Palitaw by Lamberto Antonio and that’s my favorite poem. Come to think of it, I just realized its significance. A farmer is hardworking and persevering in planting crops, patiently waiting for months for the harvest. Parang pagko-komiks lang. (“Just like making comics.”) So, for every drawing of panels, of characters, of places, of emotions, of the story on every page, it takes a lot of time, maybe days, weeks, months, years! That’s before you finally finish your comicbook, before you harvest.

As for the mask, I felt lazy drawing the face. Just three circles, voila! You’ve got a face – I mean a mask! At saka di ko lang trip magpakita nang mukha. (“And I’m just not keen on showing my face”)

J.Gi: A-ha!…Shy???!!!!! If you’re so bent on keeping a low-profile identity, what’s up with that current human profile mug? Do you predict it will boost the sales of your comics???

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The “mug” in question. Hey, his pic, his copyright, okay?

Andoyman: My Facebook profile pic? He he. Just tripping…I do wish it boosts sales of my comics, ha ha!!!

J.Gi: Eeer…Okay…Now, MULTIPLE CHOICE. Many cartoonists/comics artists use aliases…

( ) because it’s cute…aaaww… =>
( ) because they can, so there, nyeh!!!
( ) as defense mechanism in case nobody buys their work and if anybody actually does, he can’t create a viral hate campaign against the artist
( ) I don’t know, I’ve never cared to ask
( ) because coming out publicly will have its dire consequences
( ) kasi trip-trip lang — walang basagan ng trip! (“just for fun – no killjoys!”)

Andoyman: (x) because coming out publicly will have its dire consequences”

J.Gi: Did you already know you were going to make comics when you were young?

Andoyman: Actually, no. My first dream was to become a doctor, then an architect, then an engineer. But all that time, I was already fantasizing about doing a comic novel.

J.Gi: When did you find out you wanted to really do this?

Andoyman: Several months after I graduated from college. The frustration of finding a job related to my course (degree) caused something to snap inside me. It made me cry and feel regret for not trusting the thing I loved to do with all my heart, the thing closest to my heart, and that was doing comics.

J.Gi: Closest to your heart??? HA HA HAAAAA!!!!!! From what I know, girls are the closest to your heart! ;p Has being an artist helped you get the girls?

Andoyman: Hahahaaa…(Editor: Nervous laughter…well, I could imagine nervous laughter…This interview was done via Facebook PMs) I don’t think so. Hehehe… (Editor again: See? Nervous, thus the need for redundancy)

Ako ay may lobo... Art by Andoyman Komikero

While what usually comes to my mind when I hear “komikero” is comedian rather than comics artist, I often find Andoyman’s work quite sentimental. This particular drawn rendition reminds us of our childhood and we sing that time-old children’s song, Ako ay May Lobo. I mean, what regular Filipino kid hasn’t had a balloon escape from his grasp and didn’t feel that innocent sadness upon realizing his loss? Image Copyright © Andoyman Komikero

Philippine justice denied...Art by Andoyman Komikero

Andoyman is not oblivious to political and social ills either, as can be gathered from this panel. Image Copyright © Andoyman Komikero

J.Gi: So what happened to your dreams? to Doctor, Architect or Engineer Andoyman?

Andoyman: I just loved to draw and tell stories. Plus I didn’t like memorizing all those difficult medical terms, or computing numbers…Too troublesome for someone like me. Unlike drawing and writing stories where I am free to explore through imagination, to take an amazing and unexpected journey inside my universe and share the stories I have collected.

J.Gi: I just had to ask as it’s common knowledge that being an artist does not necessarily translate to getting a bigger salary. Di ba, there’s a term called “starving artist.” Do you believe that?

Andoyman: I believe all artists go through that stage. I would like to re-tweet what Sir Pol Medina, Jr. said about that: Magpursigi lang kayo kasi magugutom kayo sa una, tiisin n’yo lang ‘yung gutom nang kaunti, at kung natiis n’yo ‘yun, ibig sabihin may passion kayo sa ginagawa ninyo. (“Keep on persevering though there will be hunger at first, bear with the hunger just a little bit more, and if you are able to bear it, that’s what passion for the craft is really all about.”) And I think every artist should remember what Sir Medina said.

J.Gi: (And I should have remembered to tell you this is WordPress, not Twitter. You don’t ‘re-tweet’ in WordPress, LOL.) Passion! That’s very important. You can’t call yourself an artist if you’re not passionate about your art. In a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest. What rate would you give yourself? How passionate are you about this craft?

Andoyman: Hmnn…To be honest, I give myself a 6 because I’m still not that committed to my passion. I still tend to complain a lot – though I keep it to myself. I’m easily distracted, out-of-focus, and lazy. Hehe. “I am still my problem. XD

J.Gi: You said you love to draw and tell stories. Which do you prefer more? and why?

Andoyman: Creating comics because I love both.

J.Gi: Not fair, playing safe! Okay, let’s rephrase the question. If you were left with no other choices except to draw and to tell stories, which would you choose?

Andoyman: Hahaha.

J.Gi: ‘Cause while they work together, they’re still two different things!

Andoyman: Hmnn…Okay. It would be drawing since it’s my first love.

J.Gi: So you don’t mind doing collaborations with others writing the story instead of yourself?

Palimos ng Kulangot. Story by Ronibats, Art by Andoyman Komikero

This comicbook, “Palimos ng Kulangot,” is a collaboration between Andoyman Komikero, the cartoonist, and Dr. Ronnie Baticulon a.k.a. Ronibats, the storyteller. Click on the link to see and download the comicbook’s PDF for free. Meanwhile, read the whole story HERE,

Andoyman: Yes. For me, it’s exciting. I have actually done my first collaboration with my first idol in writing, Doc Ronibats. We did Palimos ng Kulangot (“Begging for Booger”) and was released and distributed for free during the Summer Komikon, then later posted online, on his website.

J.Gi: (Title is eeew-much., but I did get to read it before and it actually has sense and real meaning. Good thing.) So how did this collaboration happen? From what I understand, he wrote the story long before you drew it.

Andoyman: When I commented on his (Ronibats’) post, he had just gone back to writing again after a long absence from the blog world. Then he said he should create comics and of course, I said yes. It was really unexpected. He asked me what story I wanted to work on and I decided on Palimos ng Kulangot because it was the first story I ever read from peyups.com, how I was introduced to his writing.

J.Gi: Kindred spirits having a mutual understanding…So which is harder, coming out with your own drawn story, or drawing somebody else’s ideas?

Andoyman: Drawing somebody else’s ideas, because they’re not my own in the first place. Somehow, I’d like that person to be pleased and satisfied with my interpretation of his words, of how I think he sees the story, and I want to give justice to his intentions and story.

J.Gi: What kind of stories do you like to create? I’ve read your first comicbook, FoodCourt, and I thought it mirrored you a bit, the hopeless, shy romantic. Most comics artists draw manga or superheroes nowadays so I thought you would, too.

Andoyman: Yes, Foodcourt is me. About a guy who likes to daydream. I actually can’t see myself doing superheroes and even doing manga. I really want to create a comicbook that I can proudly say is my story, my creation. I prefer to do detective stories, mysteries, unusual love stories, stories for children and for all ages, comedy even though I’m corny, he he,…Stories that, though not necessarily dramatic, touch the hearts of people from all walks of life and make them tear up a bit.

Andoyman Komiks Foodcourt and Sumpa

Andoyman Komikero’s (1) first offering, and (2) well, a teaser of his work in progress

J.Gi: Detective stories, mysteries…I heard you were creating something of the sort? *uh-hurm* Can you tell us about this indie comics that you’ve been posting about for so long, you’re killing us with the suspense???

Andoyman: Ah, yes. It’s about the fictional President of the Philippines who is found dead in his private house with a few capsules of some sort of drug beside him. Everyone thinks he committed suicide. “But did he really commit suicide?” is the question in the mind of the protagonist, an NBI investigator as well as a childhood friend of the president. The mystery gets deeper and darker as he discovers secrets and conspiracies while one by one, his friends and people in power are dying, either through suicide or accidents.

J.Gi: What gave you this idea for a story?

Andoyman: Because of Death Note, I think. Having read it, it inspired me to create something that defines good and bad. My first idea was to have a killer come from an alternate universe, but my comics workshop teacher laughed at it. I changed my whole story’s approach, drew a web diagram of its plot, and voila, that’s it. Then it grew on its own.

J.Gi: What makes this different from the usual stuff you do?

Andoyman: Everything must be logical. The investigation, the crime, the events must be convincing then progressively suspenseful and exciting. This is not a one-shot comics, by the way. What makes it fun is it forces me to think hard and imagine what should happen next. That’s what I love about it, the thinking, the creativity that comes with the imagination. It is hard for a newbie like myself to do something like this, but I love everything about it. I love the challenge it brings.

J.Gi: Will we get to see it soon during comics conventions?

Andoyman: Unfortunately, no. Financial matters. But everyone will be able to read it online soon.

SUMPA cover. Story and Art by Andoyman Komikero, Edited by SuperGi

SUMPA is a detective-mystery comicbook that dares to be different. Story and Art by Andoyman Komikero, Edited by SuperGi. Copyright © Andoyman Komikero

J.Gi: Who influenced you to make you really consider becoming a comics artist?

Andoyman: It was more due to the Shogun Comics that I read and animes I saw when I was a child. It was like, “I want my story to be on comics, and published, and read by people” or “I want my story to be an anime someday.”

J.Gi: Ten years from now, do you see yourself doing comics full-time?

Andoyman: YES.

J.Gi: Do you think the comics industry will continue to improve?

Andoyman: Of course, yes. New talents means new stories and new audiences. It just needs more exposure.

J.Gi: Okay, since I can sense that you’re already sleepy ‘cause I’m clairvoyant that way, last question: what is your biggest, personal dream in this new and exciting endeavor into the world of comics?

Andoyman: To become a full-time comics creator and support myself through my works.

J.Gi: Thanks for the interview and don’t forget me when you’re famous.

Andoyman: Who are you again?

J.Gi: Thanks, Andoyman!…I think.

Andoyman Komikero waves goodbye

Find Andoyman Komikero  here at WordPress. See more of his works at DeviantArt (he used to be at i.ph where he put most of his stuff, but that site closed down) — lately he’s been doing lots of doodling and experimenting with TitusPens. Catch him as well on Facebook, Tumblr, and I think he’s got a Twitter account as well.

Our friend is quite elusive but he does attend comics conventions once in a while.

See you all at this Saturday’s Komikon (October 27, 2012), guys!!!