It's been a while since I did one of these drawings, but since I am going to be at the Manilatown HeritageFoundation Komiks Expo [link]
this Saturday, I got to reminiscing about the time when I was a little kid. Way back in the late 70's, early 80's sometime. I was at my buddy, Alfred Balajadia mom's house. It was a Filipino party; Uncles in the back drinking beer, Aunties in the kitchen talking, kids running all around and the aroma of delicious Filipino food filled the house! Then something magical happen, that I will never forget. One of my Auntie's nephews showed up and he was an artist. My Aunt asked him to draw the Stars Wars for the kids. And he sat down, grabbed a white piece of paper, used a Yellow Pages book for a backboard and a Navy Ballpoint Pen (remember them?). And he started to draw the Star Wars poster! He drew everything, except for the faces, because he said he wasn't good at drawing faces. But everything else I remember it being so awesome! I was 7 or 8 back then and this memory has stuck with me, many, many years later. I hope that next Saturday, when I am at the Expo, that there will be kids who will be so inspired and take up a career in animation and/or comics and years later they will recall and draw that moment. Hopefully, they'll draw me taller with more muscles! If you are in the Bay Area, stop on by. Give back to the community! Hope to see you guys there!