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 (komikero.com and komikero.ph which are both redirected to this blog, elmercomics.com and komiksmuseum.com); 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: https://shop.epigrambooks.sg/products/elmer, and the French version from here: http://www.caetla.fr/Elmer.

I am still selling Gerry's inked original art pages. Click here: http://komikeroinks.blogspot.com/. 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 ilynflorese@gmail.com, 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