Blink and you’ll miss it

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Drop Dead Dangerous makes a seconds-long appearance in this short feature on the Philippine comics scene by GMA News. It’s really about a bunch of other people, but hey! We’ll take what we can get.

Fame and fortune, here we come! Watch the entire segment (in Tagalog) below:

If that all-too-brief brush with the national news wasn’t enough for you, here’s another piece (also from GMA News) from a couple years ago actually let us put a few words in.

Vote for Drop Dead Dangerous (Komikon Readers’ Choice Awards)

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Voting has officially begun for the Fourth Philippine Komikon Readers’ Choice Awards with Drop Dead Dangerous nominated under the “Best Graphic Novel (Grassroots)” category!

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You can vote for us (or any of your other favorites) either by logging into your Google account and filling out this form or via Facebook here. Voting is until November 3.

Drop Dead Dangerous nominated for Komikon Readers’ Choice Awards

Drop Dead Dangerous has been nominated for the The Fourth Komikon Readers’ Choice Awards! Big thanks to everyone who helped put us in the running for the second consecutive time! Voting details (as well as the other nominees) should be announced soon, so be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates.

Winners will be announced at Komikon 2014 on November 15 at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig. Visit the Komikon website or the Facebook event page for more info.

Get Drop Dead Dangerous at Summer Komikon 2014

Summer Komikon is almost upon us and it’s literally gonna be the hottest event of the summer! And by “literally” we mean “metaphorically.” Because really, it’s been pretty cloudy lately. So, you know, bring an umbrella or something.

What you shouldn’t bring though are the rainy day blues (as though they were a physical thing that you could theoretically bring around) because we’ll literally be there (not metaphorically) to set the house on fire (metaphorically)! Drop Dead Dangerous will be available for con-goers of all shapes and sizes. Check out our nifty promo.

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For more details, visit the Komikon website or the Facebook event page.

Drop Dead Dangerous gets featured at GTMACC Interactive

All this week, Drop Dead Dangerous will be gracing the cover image for the GTMACC Interactive Facebook page which you should totally join if you’re looking to touch base with the local geek scene. Our thanks to GTMACC founder Kit Perez for making it happen!

Read about the last time the last time the group put the spotlight on Drop Dead Dangerous here or check out Mike Banting’s featured artwork below.

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Our 10 most popular Facebook posts from 2013

Belated happy New Year, everyone! It’s 2014, but since we’re still in a reminiscing mood about the year that was, here’s a look at our top 10 most popular Facebook posts from 2013! If you missed out on all the fun, it’s not too late to head on over to our Facebook page and give it a like! Because we’re whores!

#1. Drop Dead Dangerous at Komikon 2013
Our most well-liked post turned out to be this photo of us next to the guys from WIP Comics (with whom we shared a table) at Komikon 2013! Read more about that here.

#2. Preview of Drop Dead Dangerous #3
We’re pleased to know a lot of people were apparently looking forward to our latest issue and were pretty happy about finally getting a sneak peek at Drop Dead Dangerous #3!

#3. Mike at the Manila International Book Fair
People were also pretty happy to see Drop Dead Dangerous artist Mike Banting attending the Manila International Book Fair to pimp his new project with Black Ink Comics!

#4. Drop Dead Dangerous #0-#3 from Komikon Indieket
Blogger J. Gi Federizo used this snapshot of her set of signed copies of Drop Dead Dangerous in her post about her experience at Komikon Indieket here!

#5. Mike and Chad at the Komikon Indieket
Drop Dead Dangerous #3 made its debut at the Komikon Indieket and we have photographic evidence to prove it!

#6. Art for art’s sake
Just for fun, some piece of art we posted for our Facebook page! Gotta get them likes!

#7. First look at Drop Dead Dangerous #3
Earlier in the year, we posted the first two pages of our third issue— and people liked what they saw!

#8. Signed, sealed, delivered
Kristopher Garello of Indie Komiks Korner posted this photo of their signed copy of Drop Dead Dangerous #3 soon after calling the series a “must-have!”

#9. 500 likes
We finally got 500 likes on Facebook so we posted about the likes and people liked it! That’s gotta be some MC Escher shit right there.

#10. Zombie Mike and Chad
We posted this for shits and giggles for Halloween without realizing how many people wanted to see us dead and decaying! Um… thanks, everyone?

Drop Dead Dangerous at Komikon 2013

Come get some!

Drop Dead Dangerous will be at Komikon 2013 and, no doubt about it, it’s gonna be the biggest local comics event of the year! We say that every year because it’s true. And we’ll be there! It’s Komikon, you guys. Get your comics on.

Komikon 2013 posterThe 9th Annual Philippine Comics Convention is taking place this Saturday at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City, and you can confirm your attendance and get more info on the specifics at the Facebook event page. You can also visit the Komikon website or check out the poster on the left.

We’ll be at table B62, which you can find in the floor plan below (click to embiggen). Find your way around the main hall using the directory here.

Make sure to visit every single table because we’ll know if you didn’t! There’ll be a quiz after. For reals.

Komikon 2013 floorplan

All issues of Drop Dead Dangerous will be available at our table and more (and by “more” we mean lap dances way, way more)! So if you’ve been missing out all this time, here’s your chance to get the whole series thus far!

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If for some strange reason you (or your friends!) still aren’t convinced, you can find some totally awesome people saying nice things about Drop Dead Dangerous here or hereYou can also check out previews of all of our issues here.

For instant updates or if you’d like to get in touch, like us on Facebook or follow us on TwitterSee y’all at Komikon 2013!

UPDATE: Thanks to Komikon Indieket for sharing this post in the November 15 issue of Filipino Indie Comics Daily! Read it here.

See Drop Dead Dangerous (and more) in this month’s RED Magazine

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Tragically, we were not included in ‘The History of Sexy.’

Drop Dead Dangerous makes an appearance in the September issue of RED Magazine! Check out Jerald Uy’s story on the local comic book scene, “What now, Komiks?” which includes some snippets from an interview with Drop Dead Dangerous’ Chad Cabrera as well as a number of other Philippine creators.

If that’s not sexy enough for you… well, there’s, like, other stuff in there too.

Take out your tissues and have a look at Drop Dead Dangerous and other featured titles in the pages below:

Hot enough for ya? Visit the RED Magazine Facebook page for more info (and saucy pictures) here.

Indie Komiks Reviews: Drop Dead Dangerous is a ‘must-have’

Filipino blog Indie Komiks Reviews has put together a list of “must-have” titles available at the upcoming Komikon Indieket— a list which includes (what else?) Drop Dead Dangerous! Blogger Kristopher Dimaano Garello writes:

“Talaga namang nakakabitin at kapanapanabik kung ano na ang mangyayari sa kwento ng mga bidang detective… Samahan nyo na lang akong subaybayan ang Drop Dead Dangerous.” 

Read his full post here and check out the first half of the list here.

Q&A with writer Chad Cabrera

Chad Cabrera talks about Drop Dead Dangerous, The Monstrous Manhunter and more in this new Q&A with Komiks Reporter Jerald Uy! Jerald writes:

Writer Chad Cabrera, with his collaborator Mike Banting, brought us to a weird, wild west with his first self-published comic book, Drop Dead Dangerous. The 29-year old writer-graphic artist also now dabbles in web comics with The Monstrous Manhunter. I had a chance to talk to him recently on self-publishing and what we, creators, need to work on in our comics.

Check it out at Jerald’s site! A portion of the interview will also be appearing in an upcoming issue of RED Magazine along with more input from some of the country’s established and up-and-coming comics creators.

Hawkers Magazine reviews Drop Dead Dangerous

Francis Concepcion of Hawkers Magazine recently weighed in his thoughts on Drop Dead Dangerous. From the review:

product_info-1Gunslingers, drop dead women, serial killers, mobile phones, and Nazis – I told you it could get weird. However, with every brand new mix, the weirdness somehow comes together in creating a sense of mystery and intrigue. For these first 2 issues, you don’t quite know what’s going on just yet, but you’re left wondering and wanting to know more about the situation that Jack and Alice, our protagonists, find themselves mixed up in.

Read on what else he had to say here!

Our first stint at Free Comic Book Day

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So we finally landed a spot at one of the selling tables at Free Comic Book Day last Saturday, and it may have been the biggest one we’ve seen yet! People sure do love ’em some free comics, as you probably could tell if you were there to brave the long lines in spite of the blistering heat. It’s a wonder how we not only got away with some free comics, but we made it out alive, too! Or did we?

Yes, yes we did. Hence, the photos.

Literally the year’s hottest comic book event! Photo by GTMACC Interactive‘s Kit Perez.

Our humble setup at Free Comic Book Day last Saturday. Thanks to the organizers for having us and everyone who dropped by and picked up Drop Dead Dangerous and Melon!

That’s us with the Punisher! Who looks an awful lot like Dark Chapel of Silent Sanctum Manga.

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Budjette Tan, co-creator of the uber-popular Trese, took some time out to stop by our table and get his hands on Drop Dead Dangerous!

You can check out more of our photos here or head on over to lifestyle website Kristn.com’s Free Comic Book Day coverage here which has the photo of us below:

Drop Dead Dangerous‘ Chad Cabrera and Mike Banting at Free Comic Book Day! Photo by Charlene Owen. See more at Kristn.com.

George S. of Behold the Geek! has also put up a write-up on the day’s events calling Drop Dead Dangerous his “favorite indie comic find!”

Mike with Sam Gungon. Courtesy of Behold the Geek!

From the blog:

To be honest, I’ve pretty much ignored Pinoy indie komiks for the good part of my comics-reading life, but it took this year’s FCBD to show me what I’ve been missing these past few years… So while it was ironic that I spent money on comics on a day dedicated to free comics, I’m happy that I got to discover new stuff to read that I would have otherwise overlooked. Pinoy indies found a new fan that Saturday afternoon!

Free Comic Book Day updates

The organizers of Free Comic Book Day – Setting the Record have just posted the floor plan for the event this Saturday. You can find Drop Dead Dangerous at the Independent Comics section, Table 12 in the image below:

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They’ve also put out this handy-dandy guide for all the day’s events:

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If you need help getting to the venue, just download the map here and we’ll see you there!

Drop Dead Dangerous at Free Comic Book Day 2013

Get Drop Dead Dangerous along with a bunch of free comics at this year’s Free Comic Book Day on May 4 at National Bookstore, Quezon Avenue! Find out how to get there with the map below:

Drop Dead Dangerous will be available as part of the Independent Comic Showcase. Find out what else they have in store at the event page or check out the official poster:

The requisite post-Summer Komikon 2013 post

Team Drop Dead Dangerous, Mike and Chad, at the Summer Komikon 2013! Please stop touching yourselves, dudes. Photo by Danry Sequitin Ocampo.

It was hot, hot, hot!

Summer Komikon 2013 finally came last April 13 at the Bayanihan Center! Thanks to everyone who dropped by our spot at the more conservative section that was the Indie Tiangge! Tickets weren’t free but the psychological scarring is priceless. Oh, and also the Slurpee was free, you guys!

Where the action is. Wink, wink. Photo by Dark Chapel.

We didn’t get to hang out with the cool kids in the main hall this time (something about being “a danger to ourselves and to others”) but we still got your eyeballs covered. We hope they’re hungry because this pixtravaganza is a veritable smorgasbord (for your eyeballs)!

WARNING: Objects in images are bigger than they appear. Ladies.

Sam and Mike don’t understand the concept of “tickets.” Also, the line is actually behind them.

That’s our spread. Look but don’t taste!

Drop Dead Dangerous‘ Chad Cabrera doing stuff… things.

Don’t let their looks fool you— behind these sexy exteriors, Silent Sanctum Manga‘s Dark Chapel and Macoy Tang are actual comic creators!

Mike ambushes Ambush Comics‘ Andrew Villar!

MATURE CONTENT WARNING! Chad with Michael David of Kubori Kikiam fame plus other fun-filled activities!

Screw this, I ain’t getting paid (at all) to caption this many nerds in one photo!

Meanwhile, back on the main convention floor, other stuff was happening. Probably.

Won’t anyone please think of the children?! Photo by Dark Chapel.

As always, you can see more of our photos here.

More Summer Komikon 2013 details

Summer Komikon 2013 floorplan

This Saturday at the Summer Komikon 2013, Drop Dead Dangerous will be available at the Indie Komiks Tiangge section of Bayanihan Center (see above) until 5:00 pm. We’ll be at Table E, #10 in the floor plan below:

Indie Tiangge floorplan

Find out more on how to make your way around the convention at the Komikon website and don’t forget to drop by our neck of the woods! You can also hit the image below and help us spread the word!

Drop Dead Dangerous is set for Summer Komikon 2013

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Our promo for Summer Komikon 2013. Share it!

Convention season is officially here and Summer Komikon 2013 is just on the horizon! You know it’s gonna be hot because we’ve been officially confirmed a spot at the event along with a bunch of other awesome, easy to stalk independent creators:

You will be able to touch and smell all of these people. ALL OF THEM.

So grab some sunscreen, get out of your cave dwellings and be there at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City this April 13! Find out more of what they’ve got in store at the Komikon website and check out the poster below.

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See you there!

Drop Dead Dangerous wins ‘Best Artwork’ at Pinoykon

Awesome news just in! Pinoykon founder Jeffrey Benitez has just announced via the group’s Facebook page that Drop Dead Dangerous has been given the award for “Best Pinoy Komiks Artwork” by the organizers of the first-ever Pinoykon held last March 2.

We are extremely grateful for the honor and extend our congratulations to Jeffrey and company for their hugely successful debut. Looking forward to the next one, guys!

Check out our photos from the event here.

Photos from the first-ever Pinoykon

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Pinoy forever! Because that’s how God-given ethnicity works.

We are fresh off our first convention appearance at the first-ever Pinoykon last Saturday and we got the photos right here! Your eyeballs have been warned: sexy, sexy pics of comic creators ahead.

It was a pretty hot day and was about to get a whole lot hotter. See the succeeding pic. 

Drop Dead Dangerous‘ Chad Cabrera and Mike Banting with Silent Sanctum Manga‘s Dark Chapel! Guess which dude’s not wearing pants this time. (Hint: it’s all of them.)

Even the ladies want their Melon! Here’s one getting hers with a free sketch by contributor and Drop Dead Dangerous co-creator Chad Cabrera.

Congratulations to the Crime-Fighting Call Center Agents team of Noel Pascual and AJ Bernardo for winning Pinoykon’s Best Comic award! Too bad we had to eat their brains to gain their knowledge but them’s the breaks.

Avert thine eyes from the Melon! Art print by Chad.

For more photos, come hither. ‘Til next time!

 

GTMACC Interactive features Drop Dead Dangerous

Drop Dead Dangerous gets featured on this week’s cover image for the GTMACC Interactive Facebook group! GTMACC stands for Gaming, Toys, Manga, Anime, Cosplay and Comics, so if you’re into any those (and who isn’t?) join the group NOW!

From the page:

GTMACC Interactive is the second facebook group of Barangay GTMACC. It is also created so as to give gamers, cosplayers, toy collectors, manga/anime enthusiasts/ comic book fans, a forum to share their ideas and meet their contemporaries. 

Members of this group are free to plug upcoming events and projects. They can also start discussions with regards to common interests. 
This group is fortunate to have renowned comic book artists, cosplayers, musicians, cartoon dubbers, hobbyists, television personalities, and gamers in its fold. 

The bottom line is this is a celebration of the undeniable creativity of the Filipino and an extensive insight into modern-day pop culture.
Redefine. 

Explore. Discuss. Interact.

Special thanks to GTMACC founder Kit Perez!

Drop Dead Dangerous in 2012: A Year-End Retrospective

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So we guess the world didn’t end in 2012 (suck it, Mayan calendar!), and with the new year almost upon us, it’s the perfect time to take a look back at the year that was. Although we weren’t able to come out with Drop Dead Dangerous #3 just yet (sorry, guys!), 2012 was still a pretty big year for us in terms of broadening the audience for the series and leaving our stamp in our own little corner of the independent comic scene.

This was the year we started this very blog, and we have since then tried our best to keep it constantly updated—in conjunction with our Facebook page—and the backlog, going as far back as our debut in 2010, as complete as possible with all of our news and prouder moments. Not least of which was the release of the digital edition of Drop Dead Dangerous #2 at DriveThruComics last March. The issue was deemed a “surprise hit,” quickly climbing the ranks at the site’s Top 100 chart and as of today is #1 in the Manga category as it has frequently ranked in the past several months. Horror comic journalist Decapitated Dan called the issue “an awesome read” in his very favorable review.

Likewise, Drop Dead Dangerous #1 also continues to gain positive reception, having scored a new review recently with Rob Wrecks of Indie Comix giving the issue a 5 out of 5. The issue was part of this year’s Hero Initiative bundle in which a number of creator-owned and small press publishers donated the proceeds to the financial support of comic creators. In October, the issue also received a recommendation from Decapitated Dan in the Halloween edition of DriveThruComics’ newsletter.

Not to be left behind, our free issue Drop Dead Dangerous #0 is still gathering some attention and has been downloaded by hundreds of readers worldwide.

Drop Dead Dangerous - Volume 1Overall, we’ve been very pleased with the response to the series (check our Reviews section for more!) and have strived to bring it to more audiences around the world. In June, we released an exclusive Amazon Kindle edition, which put together the first three issues in a single volume, followed by individual digital releases at Graphicly and Balloon’d! soon after.

We’ve also been upping our efforts in promoting the series, having done a number of interviews this year, all of which you can find here:

Komikon Indieket 2012Locally, we outdid ourselves by attending more conventions in 2012 than we have in years past. We went as far as Baguio City in February. In May, we debuted the first issue of Melon, a collaborative project with several other local artists, at the Summer Komikon and in June, attended both the Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp and the first ever Komikon Indieket where our books were named among the event’s top sellers.

Komikon 2012

In September, we were at The Road to GTMACCON 2 before going to Komikon 2012 in November, without a doubt the biggest comic event we’ve ever had the pleasure of being part of. This was also where we released the second issue of Melon which featured a whole new slew of amazing artists.

Read Lit District

Most recently, we had a slot alongside a few other comic creators at the Read Lit District at the Ayala Museum, part of the events lined up for Philippine Book Development Month.

Aaaaand that’s pretty much it for us in 2012! If you want to read more, hit the links above or check out our News archive. Now that the year’s winding down to a close, we’re very much excited for 2013 and look forward to it being even bigger and better!

Our sincere thanks to everyone who’s given us their support. We hope you stick around, because we promise you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Now where the hell is issue #3?!