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Posted April 13, 2012 by Norby Ela in Comics
 
 

USAP-USAP LANG with Maika Ezawa’s MARK 9Verse47

Hello all. I’ve been busy these days and after a 2-hour “power” nap. I finally had the inspiration to edit this chat interview of a local female ‘komiks’ writer – Maika Ezawa. She’s the writer of her co-creator-owned comic with Tepai Pascual: MARK 9verse47. One-third founder of MEGANON Comics, she chats away with her komiks, the closing issues of the MARK 9verse47 series, and a possibility of her wanting to have a webcomic series.

For this kind of interview. I intended this format to be loose and casual. Coz she’s basically a good friend in the local komiks community and a kind of person that I can joke around with. This interview was taken – February 13, 2012.

Norby Ela: Hey Maika
Maika Ezawa: Norby!

Norby: Kamusta ang komiks?
Maika: Ginagawa pa lang yung susunod na chap ng Mark (9verse47). Kamusta na?

Norby: I’m ok. I’m writing something for Flipgeeks.
Maika: Nabasa ko na gagawa ka ng freelance komik?

Norby: Yeah. Someone offered me to write a six page script na simple lang. He needed it today.
Maika: Wow, rushed. In demand na?
Norby: Yeah. I dunno. Naswertehan lang ako. Hehehe. Pero nabasa mo na ba ang interview ko kay RH (Quilintang)?
Maika: Hindi.
Norby: Well…
Maika: Ganda ng Weather-Weather Lang ah.
Norby: We are having one right now. Hahahaha. Nabasa mo na?
Maika: Anong ‘one’? Interview? Nabasa ko na yung WWL.
Norby: Yeah. You said maganda. kindly explain. Hehehe. Para ma-clap ang ears ko today. Haha.
Maika: Well… yung combination mo ng setting at characters ay iba.
Norby: (ears clapping) Hehehe.
Maika: Based ba ‘to on true life?
Norby: No. Sami nagtatanong sakin nyan. Hehehe
Maika: Hindi ba? Eh, di mas ok.
Norby: ‘Di true story.

Anyway, pwede ka for interview?
Maika: Ok. No prob. Ikaw pa. Hahaha.

Norby: So… ano plans nyo (ni Tepai Pascual) for your komiks this year? Hehehe.
Maika: Well… hopefully Chapter 8 ng Mark 9verse47 ay marelease namin this Summer Komikon. Tapos volume 2 ng Mark this year.

Norby: Any revelation going for your main characters na lalabas sa new issue or more mystery pa?
Maika: Well, ang Chapter 8 ay ang conclusion ng backstory ni Visdei. More on revelation?
Norby: Hehehe. Yeah. Parang padagdag na mystery. Lam mo naman, uso ngayon mas dumami ang layer.
Maika: Ayaw naman namin nun.
Norby: Ah. Bakit naman?
Maika: Malapit-lapit na rin matapos ang Mark eh.
Norby: Ah.
Maika: Mahirap ang information overload

Norby: Bakit tatapusin nyo ang series? Napagod na kayo? Maghihiwaylay kayo (ni Tepai Pascual)? May controversy ba? Hahahaha.
Maika: Hindi naman.
Norby: ‘Revelations’ yan.
Maika: Ahahaha.
Norby: Haha.
Maika: Teka si Norby ba ito? Parang showbiz ah. Hindi naman. Maikli lang talaga yung Mark 9verse47.


Norby: So you said maglalabas din kayo ng vol 2, right?
Maika: Yup
Norby: Uso na ba these days magkaroon ng collected editions sa komiks?
Maika: Well, may mga tao talaga ng ang preference ay ung mga nakacompile na. I guess para hindi masyado mabitin.
Norby: Tingin ko, ganun pupunta ang readers natin ngayon. Makakasave ba tayo ng pera? Hahaha.
Maika: Haha, nakadagdag rin siya sa readers namin. Pero hindi pa rin nawawala yung per chapter. Kailangan ng reader ng bagong update. As much as possible, ayaw naman namin maghintay sila ng matagal.

Norby: You said maiksi talaga ang Mark, ganun ba talaga nung nastart nyo ang series o biglang nadecide nyo on the way na hanggang ganito na lang tayo sa story?
Maika: Yup. Ganun talaga siya. Pinag-iisipan pa kung itutuloy. Pero stick muna kami sa original plan.
Norby: What’s the ‘original plan’?
Maika: Maiksi ang Mark 9verse47.

Norby: What next after that series?
Maika: Next plan, wala pa naman masyado. May mga ideas na pumapasok, note down na lang muna. Focus na muna sa Mark.

Norby: Will we see them in print this yr?
Maika: Kalat-kalat pa eh. Malamang wala pa naman this year. Mag-sawa muna kayo kay Visdei. >8D


Norby: About Tepai, her being affiliated with Neverheard Comics, gusto mo ba rin magkaroon ng webcomics sa sarili?
Maika: Tempting.
Norby: Would it be a webseries with Tepai or just you? Or with another artist?
Maika: Ewan… wala pa naman akong maisip for webcomics eh. Not much planned right now. Actually, wala pa akong masyadong nababasa.
Norby: Ows?
Maika: Yup. Nasira pc ko eh. Nakikihiram lang ako ng laptop.
Norby: Wow. Too bad.
Maika: Hindi ko pa masyadong inaayos eh. Feel ko sa processor
Norby: Ah.
Maika: Hindi ko matanggal yung fan. China kasi eh. Tsk.

Norby: I have last two questions – Ano ang feeling dapat maramdaman namin after reading the last chapters of mark verse?
Maika: Malungkot kasi tapos na siya at wala na kayong aabangan. Ahaha (last chapter yun).
Norby: Last question: madami ba nagkakamali sayo sa pagkasabi ng last name mo from ‘Ezawa’ sa ‘Ozawa’? Haha.
Maika: (FACEPALM!) Basta alam ko mahilig sila kung nabasa nila yung apelido ko as Ozawa. >8D
Norby: Hahaha. Plus factor din ang last name mo sa pagbenta ng books.
Maika: Ahaha, tae. Sa susunod may warning na komiks namin: DOES NOT HAVE ANY PORNOGRAPHIC CONTENT.
Norby: Fin.


Norby Ela

 
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