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Araw ng Kalayaan

It’s “Araw ng Kalayaan” (Independence Day) today for us Pinoys but for Gio Paredes, the occasion takes on new meaning. It’s the 2nd year anniversary for his Kalayaan comics and at the same time, the release of the 7th issue.

Yes, you read that right. Gio has managed to come up with 7 issues in just 2 years . That’s really a pretty impressive achievement for an independent comics creator, if you ask me.

For this issue, I’ve also contributed as one of the editors. Of course, it was absolutely fun to do for a fanboy like me. I mean I get to see all the artworks and read the story before other readers do, hahah!

I assure you, its a good issue - and upcoming artist Erwin Ropa rocks! His fresh take on Kalayaan for this issue just brings the title to another level.

Anyway, hang on for a “Panels and Pages” interview feature within the month in mys site - Planet Markus. I’ll be featuring Gio Paredes preety soon as well. In the mean time, those who want to grab their copies of Kalayaan #7 can go to the 8th Philippine ToyCon this June 13 and 14 at the Megatradehall in Megamall and buy their copies there.

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19 Responses to “Araw ng Kalayaan”

  1. rhiver says:

    yeah yeah!!! more power to Gio!

  2. Mark Rosario says:

    @ Rhiver, yeah! More anniversaries and more issues, I hope :D

  3. hungrynez says:

    Filipinos are being more patriotic these days. Demonstration of this extends from shirts, caps, mugs, car stickers, comics and to many more. I even got a chance to spot a Philippine Flag made of Puto Calasiao at SM Rosales yesterday. Sadly, I wasn’t able to take a picture, my camera is busted. Sigh.

  4. Gio Paredes says:

    Thanks for posting my comics here. :D

  5. Benjoholic says:

    i was just passing through your blog (blogger) and i was shocked to hear that you have to leave blogspot for good, but nonetheless im happy you got your own domain now. you deserve it. compared to you im just starting out will all your distinct materials no wonder you have come a long way to where you are right now. goodluck on your new site

  6. Mark Rosario says:

    @ Gio, you are most welcome! Hang on for the interview. hope to do that within the month. Thanks, man!

    @ Hungrynez, really? A flag-based puto?.. Wow! I’d never guess patriotism would come that far! Haha! Too bad you’re camera’s busted. Should have been a cool entry for your food blog. Oh well, there’s always the next time!

    @ Benjoholic, thank you so much for the support. Plus hey! You’ve got some cool stuff going on in your blog as well. Post lang ng post, bro!… By the way, thanks also for your recent entry about my new blog. I appreciate that much. More power to you and your blog!

  7. Kratos says:

    Cool artwork. Is this sponsored by Jollibee & BDO?

  8. Mark Rosario says:

    @ Kratos, no its not. Just a simple shout out from Gio, I guess. Heheh.. Thanks for dropping by.

  9. jzhunagev says:

    OK talaga si Sir Gio… going strong pa rin after 7 issues… sayang at hindi ako nakapunta noong ToyCon! TSk! Asaaar!!!
    Bale bili na lang ako sa Sputnik…

  10. Mark Rosario says:

    @ jzhunagev, Isa yang Kalayaan sa mga pinaka-paborito kong Pinoy indie comics. Magaling magdala ng kwento si Gio. :D

  11. jzhunagev says:

    Totally agree with you on that one Sir Markus, Issue four totally floored me… mantakin mo ayun pala yung side effects ng new-fangled power ni Kalayaan… kakaiba nga… wish ko lang sana makasulat ako ng isa sa mga istorya ni Kalayaan… haaay!
    Looking forward to reading Kalayaan 6-7…

  12. Mark Rosario says:

    @ jzhunagev,oo nga. Very unpredictable ang takbo ng story. That’s what I like the most. Me review rin ako ng Kalayaan 6 rito pero saka mo na basahin. Me ilang spoilers dun e. Heheh..

  13. Gio Paredes says:

    Hello jzhunagev,

    Why don’t you send me your story.
    You can email it at [email protected]

    Unpredictable din kasi ang takbo ng utak ko eh. :D
    But seriously, iyon talaga ang gusto ko. For the readers to keep on thinking on what is going to happen next.

  14. jzhunagev says:

    Yaan niyo Sir Gio gagawa ako. Kahit hindi niyo magustuhan basta lang mabasa niyo. Kaso I would like to familiariza my self first sa mundo ni Kalayaan. Alangan naman kasing i-drawing ko si Kalayaan di naman ako marunong magdrawing… Magmumukha lang siyang baboy sa ‘kin… nyehehehe… ^_^
    Sana magkaroon din ng forum sa Kalayaan website… para madiscuss ng mga fans ang universe ni Kalayaan tulad ng sa Bayan Knights…

  15. Mark Rosario says:

    @ Gio, sinusubukan ko na ngang i-imagine kung ano ang mangyayari sa issue 8 eh.. based sa ending ng 7. Kaso ayoko mag-speculate. For sure, iba sa inaasahan ko ang mangyayari! Hahaha.. More power, man!

    @ jzhunagev, naks! Na-meet ko na pala ang posibleng writer ni Kalayaan in the future. At dito pa sa blog ko ha? Astig! Looking forward to that. Goodluck, bro :D

  16. jzhunagev says:

    Sir Mrkus sa wakas at nabasa ko na rin ang #7, at mukhang maraming mag-ge-guest na mga Superheroes specially yung mga mula sa Bayan Knights…
    Hhhmmm… makes me want to read #8 right now… what will they do to the other Kalayaan to defeat him? Can they be a might against this mighty foe… gusto ko nang makita ang bakbakan nila ni Kalayaan… ggrrr… can’t wait…

  17. Mark Rosario says:

    @ jzhunagev, onga! Things are becoming more and more exciting now for Kalayaan.. and yeah! Mukhang me love story na sya sa issue #9 according to Gio :D

  18. mond says:


  19. Mark Rosario says:

    @ mond, syempre! Gawang Noypi e :D

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