Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Let's Celebrate Four Years of Komikero Komiks Museum

We have a raffle going on at the Komikero Komiks Museum page on Facebook.

Like I said, this is just for fun, and a thank you for following/liking the page.

This is how we do this. Choose an image from the 15 I posted previously. Talk about technique, composition and impact to you personally. I'm not asking for an academic paper, just your thoughts. Leave it as a comment at the post.

Please, no hateful words or phrases. One entry per person. This is limited to those living in the country. I'll take care of shipping. Deadline is on September 22nd, midnight, PH standard time.

By the way, you don't actually have to follow/like the page to join, but that would be nice.

Head on over there for information on the giveaways!

Click here to join!

by Ilyn Florese-Alanguilan

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Original Inked Art

 Hello again, everyone!

A lot of people have been contacting me about original inked art pages. Yes, I'm selling them. Actually, I'm selling them all bit by bit... except for those that Gerry didn't want to because they have memories attached to them.

It's taking me a while. Things still feel quite heavy, and it's quite difficult to make decisions and act on them even when I already made one. So please, bear with me. Your patience means a lot.

I'm going to update this site, Original Comic Book Art for Sale, slowly this week until Saturday, 29 August 2020. But please note that international shipping is limited. I am using PHLPost's EPS, and as of today, these are the only countries we can send to right now:

This is true this week. It can change week by week, though, depending on the quarantine situation. So please be reminded of this.

You can browse through the pages on the site what's on offer, or if you have something in mind that's not there, please let me know.

You may email me at

by Ilyn Florese-Alanguilan

Saturday, July 18, 2020


Hello everyone.

This is just an announcement that I closed Gerry's Ebay account. Any selling in the future from a 'komikero' or 'gerry alanguilan' Ebay account will certainly not come from me.


-- Ilyn Florese-Alanguilan

Monday, February 24, 2020

ELMER Website

ELMER has a website that's been around since 2010 but for some reason, it fell by the wayside in the years that followed. Since ELMER has a new edition, I decided to update it and post some relevant stuff in it... build it up. Unfortunately, some of the old links in the blog posts aren't working anymore. Hopefully, I could find similar articles that I could link as a look-back.

So yeah, if you like to take a look or visit, it's here:

All ELMER-related news, updates, articles and nostalgic write-ups will be posted there.

by Ilyn Florese-Alanguilan

Sunday, February 9, 2020

2020 Update

Hello everyone. Ilyn here. I'll be taking over this blog as well from now on to give you updates on anything related to Gerry and Gerry's projects, as well as updates on the Komikero Komiks Museum. All his websites ( and which are both redirected to this blog, and; the numerous blogs he ran; and FB pages (Gerry Alanguilan Art and Komikero Komiks Museum) will continue to be updated as long as I'm around. His social media accounts like Twitter, Instagram and YouTube will stay up but won't be updated any longer. His FB account is memorialized.

Regarding Gerry's books, as long as I'm here and able to pay for them, Gerry's works will continue to be in print and will be available from me, and stores like Comic Odyssey and Secret HQ. As soon as I have the strength to push through, I'll slowly be updating the Komikero Shop on here and add some more 'junk' as Gerry mentioned in the Shop introduction. Komikero Publishing is still a go; it's now under my name after making my appeal why I should be able keep the name. Apparently, under the new rule this 2020,  Filipino/Tagalog terms are no longer allowed as business names according to DTI, and there's no option for me to 'inherit' the name. Ridiculous rules, in my opinion.

Also, the new international English version of ELMER is available through Epigram Books of Singapore. Click here to order:, and the French version from here:

I am still selling Gerry's inked original art pages. Click here: The blog needs to be updated as well, I know. All in due time. Let me recover even for just a bit. Right now, all I can do is one item at a time. But if you have pages in mind that are not posted there, you may email me and ask. There's no harm in asking.

Gerry and I planned to do a massive collection update at the Komikero Komiks Museum last January because someone generously donated some cash for that. Thanks so much, mister! But obviously, it wasn't possible. So, hopefully, by the time the Fourth Anniversary on August 13, 2020 comes I'll be able to make major additions to the collection over there as well. Gerry really wanted to flood that room with materials (siksik, liglig at umaapaw was what he wanted for that place). So, watch out for my announcement on this blog and the museum's Facebook page. It's still open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm.

Komikero Komiks Museum Online will continue to stay online as mentioned. Gerry wasn't able to finish updating it, so hopefully, I'd be able to. Give me a couple of years for this one as I still have a day job. I must admit that I don't have the almost encyclopedic knowledge Gerry had on our komiks history, but I lived it, and I can read, and I can easily pick up things. A friend also offered a mobile version update on the site, so hopefully that also pushes through. One at a time.

If you wish to contact me regarding any of these, please email me at, or send your message to Gerry Alanguilan Art or Komikero Komiks Museum, or slide a direct message to my Twitter here.

Gerry had a lot of things going on in his head. His mind was always so busy. He had so much plans. We had a lot of plans together. At the very least, I'll do what I can to continue his legacy.

All the best,
Ilyn Florese-Alanguilan

Saturday, December 14, 2019


It probably would be a lie to say that I'm doing OK. Well, physically that is. It's such a constant struggle everyday. I have to admit it's really difficult. Thankfully, it hasn't gotten in the way of me thinking creatively. As long as I stay in my room and not have to go out for interviews and events and things, I will have enough energy to do the work of creating comics. But sometimes it's so hard. Sometimes I have to lie down. But when I have to do that, I think of stories. I think of things to write down. I create characters. All this has really forced me to live a simpler life. Which I never thought I wanted or needed in my life. Not having to go to Manila and meet people, even here in San Pablo. Just staying home with me and my creativity. It's what I need. And I'm really starting to enjoy it.

Friday, November 29, 2019

My Last Convention

Komikon Grande 2019 was what would be the last time I attend a convention. This pretty much includes Komiket, Komikon and Supermanila. People have speculated that it's for health reasons and to be honest, they'd be 30% right. The major reason is that I have to prioritize work, the heaviest concentration of which weirdly occurs during such events. To prevent future conflicts, I decided to stop going to conventions. And yeah, it's gotten to be quite exhausting for someone like me.

I will continue to release new books of my own of course, but I will be selling them via Comic Odyssey, Paolo Herras and through the generosity of my other few friends. I will also be selling them at the museum and I can possibly sign your copies there. I don't work at the museum though, so you'll have to set an appointment ahead of time. As in a week before. From now until January though, I might not be able to meet with anyone. So maybe after that. I will continue to sell original art, also at the museum. It is entirely possible that Komikero Publishing can still be at conventions, but just not with me. It will be manned (or womanned) by either Zara or Ilyn, or both.

Thanks to the organizers of KOMIKON for the wonderful time I've had in every single event I attended, which is probably most of them. Thanks also to Komiket for being so accommodating and to Supermanila and Sandy Solis for making sure I got all that I needed and made it so easy for me.