Love at 40

01march2014 kevinjennifer

A few weeks ago, we were lucky to witness a renewal of vows for a  cute couple married for 40 years. I dont really know them personaly but here’s a drawing of them. Cheers for more years of love and life to this couple (and to everyone else). 🙂

 

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bayabas(guava) tree

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Afternoon snacks are picked from the bayabas tree in our backyard shared with Junior the goat. – Niña

One could tell, all of my comics are screaming of home back in Philippines. First post in December!

mercedita

So we have this graphic novel anthology project in the Curtin Illustration Club and I struggled for a long time about what myth I would choose. My  first idea is a myth about a room in the Architecture building(in Curtin) which is rumored to be haunted. And then there’re heaps more from my hometown in Philippines. I couldnt bring myself to choose among these…in the end I went with the myth that I am most intimate with, about witches.

The myth is about the name of our small barangay, Pila-pila. Heresay is, there were a number of witches (mangkukulam) in our baranggay that were burned. Withces fall in long lines for their turn. “fall in line” is a loose translation of the word pila-pila. Grewing up, I hear neighbors pointing out some specific houses in the middle of the field saying, ” That’s the witches house!” And there were also dwende(elves) in coconut trees and we were to say “Tabi Po”(Pardon us/Excuse us) to pay respect to them. And there is also Mercedita, that haunts an abandoned stone house in our town. Mercedita plays pranks and fool people in boats and is said to take away the souls of young men into her world.  (reference)

For my comic I will be exploring Mercedita in a short coming of age story of a young witch. Here are some conceptualisation. The main character’s name is Niña, a girl’s name derived from Santo Niño or a Child Christ and also the name of my cute niece. (wiki article)

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Now….I’m off to the drawing board!

undas

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for my uncle, granpa,  lola apo  and all the souls in the purgatory.

 

monoke hime

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bubble head

girl study bubble head ponyo

eye head

eyeballs

He he he

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