kalayaan comic review

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i recently met with sir gio paredes, and i finally got to grab copies of his comics and here is what i think..
the character kalayaan is awesome.. i know i use that word a lot but he is. the look, his costume, his powers, it just captivates you and just makes you wanna know more about the guy. the storyline in kalayaan is even more captivating, it is fast-paced and it takes you through twists and turns (i tell you, i didnt expect what was gonna happen on issue 4), the emotion is captured fully in paper. the storyline is also pinoy in nature. you could relate to it, see it happen on day to day filipino life and u cannot mistake this as non-filipino. u feel proud of being one just by reading it.
aesthetically, the covers are well made, and the artwork on every pagework well, its not as good as i would've wanted it but putting in mind that sir gio is an independent comic artist and one with inexperience, you think well, this linework is good enough.
all in all i think gio paredes is like most of us who enjoy comics, love reading them and try drawing them on paper. he grew up having this dream like most of us to create his own comicbook. what makes him different is that he just got up and did it. i don't think i have the guts to do what he is doing,i mean i'd probably tell myself, "i can't do it." "i can never be as good as a stan lee or a mcfarlane", "i cant do colors" or "my linework looks cheesy." this guy just did it. he believed in his ability and his character and he just did it. he embodies the dream of every guy who loves to draw, and for that i salute this guy. i love watching him get better after every issue.
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radioactivespider1's avatar
been referred here by [link] herself.

hhmm.. pretty interesting review.

i really need to get my own copy of all 4 issues.
jaybhoi's avatar
oh yeah she's a friend... thanks for dropping by and thank you so much for the add... i appreciate it.
radioactivespider1's avatar
Yay!.. Finally got my copies of all 4 issues.. Blew me away :D
storyseamstress's avatar
Spot-on review Jay! I enjoyed reading it :) So you see now why I said the issue raises tough questions? Gotta admire Gio for pulling that off.

And like you, I love seeing how each issue improves from the last. There's a man who believed in his dream, stuck with it, and is down to earth enough to admit he's constantly working on doing better.

I think a lot of the artists I've met on DA have displayed that trait, and that's why it's such a huge honor to be around here with all of you :thanks:

Anyways, I'll have those Sanduguan issues headed your way by early next month. Have a good weekend ahead! :sun:
jaybhoi's avatar
wait, sanduguan issues? as in more than one?!?! woah.. kontento na ko sa isa. kakahiya na sayo.

um, yes, si gio kasi ung tipong mahilig lang magdrawing since birth, hobby hobby lang, until he thought, "why not?" i can appreciate someone who pursues a dream that some may think is ridiculous. i admire that. and it honors me to be around u too. :)
storyseamstress's avatar
:aww:

I've got to get you the two issues otherwise bitin, di ba? ;) Doncha worry about it. After all, it's also my way of supporting my kumpare. Think of it na lang as a kind of art exchange, di nga lang akin yung art. Eheh.
jaybhoi's avatar
hahaha, thank you so much robin.. kulang ang fan art ko para sa ginagawa mo. :)
storyseamstress's avatar
Eheh, no pressure. This is supposed to be fun after all ;)
wansworld's avatar
heheh very nice very nice!!!! I agree with your comment on the story!!!
jaybhoi's avatar
parang "what the f*&^" kaagad reaction ko after reading issue 4.. hehe.
wansworld's avatar
same here!!! hehehe nung una nga lang!
rhardo's avatar
very well said kaibigan! very inspiring indeed. maswerte ka nga cos you got copies of his comics. hehehe...
jaybhoi's avatar
hahaha, yeah, i'm keeping those copies man.. magrequest ka ng kopya mo kay master gio.
rhardo's avatar
magkano isa? malayo ako eh... magastos masyado... pero titignan ko... salamat bro...
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