Posted April 26, 2012 by Jerald Uy in Comics

Creators, Retailers Join Forces to help DeZuñiga on Free Comic Book Day

Get your free comics, buy a sketch and help an ailing legendary Filipino artist.


Comic Odyssey and Comicxhub have agreed to open their doors for a simultaneous sketch drive for Tony DeZuñiga on “Free Comicbook Day,” May 5.

All proceeds of the sketches that  only cost at PhP 300 minimum. For the international artists, their charge is PhP 500 each. All will  be donated to DeZuñiga’s medical costs. The wife of the co-creator of Jonah Hex informed Flipgeeks that they spend P40,000 a day for medicines and hospital bills. Tina DeZuñiga said her husband has remained unconscious since suffering a mild stroke two weeks ago.

Creators lending a hand on the sketch drive at Comicxhub are the contributors of the free “Komiks All-Star.”  The shop is located at the third floor of Bloomingdale Plaza in Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City, a jeepney ride from Shaw MRT station.

  • Carlo Vergara (Zsazsa Zaturnnah sa Kalakhang Maynila)
  • Sherry Baet-Zamar (Carpool)
  • Gio Paredes (Kalayaan)
  • Heubert Khan Micheal (Unstoppable)
  • Rod Espinosa (Neotopia)
  • Yasmine Surovec (Cat vs. Human)
  • Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldisimo (Trese series)
  • Joanah Tinio Calingo (Cresci Prophecies)
  • Ariel Atienza (Class Comics)
  • Dr. Ernest Cartitativo  (The Marvelous Mega Woman: Ang Bituing Kay Ningning)
  • Stanley Chi (Chopsticks)
  • Dr. Carlo Jose San Juan (Callous Comics)
  • Paolo Fabregas (The Filipino Heroes League )
  • Hannah Buena (High Society)



Over at Comic Odyssey in Robinsons Galleria,  the participating creators contributed stories for the “FCBD Komiks 2012. “

  • RH Quilantang  (Manila Man, Defender of Whatever)
  • Rommel Estanislao (Bruho Barbero)
  • Manix Abrera (Kiko Machine)
  • Ed Tadeo (Jacara Zar)
  • Macoy (School Run)
  • Amos Jan Villar (No Parking Comics)
  • Mel Casipit (Baboy)
  • Kai Castillo (Patintero Comics)
  • Silentsanctumanga Ssm Famile (SSM! Comics)
  • Freely Abrigo (Kapitan Tog)
  • Ace Enriquez (Bathala:Apokalypsis) & Gabriel Chee Kee (Parokya ni Edgar)
  • Gilbert Monsanto (Bayan Knights)
  • Patrick Rawwrr Enrique (Amoy ng Kupal)
  • Julius Villanueva (Life in Progress)
  • Teddy Pavon & Hub Pacheco (WIP Comics)
  • Carlo Villanueva (Boy Bakal)
  • Lyndon Gregorio (Beerkada Comics)
  • Kristoffer Agustin Franco (Quipino)
  • Greco Milambiling (Aha Hule Komiks)
  • Tepai Pascual (Maktan 1521)
  • Norby Ela (Weather-Weather Lang)
  • Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldisimo (Trese series)
  • Andrew Villar (Ambush Comics)

Not only do free comics and rare shop talks with creators offset the price of the artwork you would buy, comics enthusiasts would  also be given the opportunity to help an artist who has brought pride to the country.

It’s your turn to be a hero to a hero.

Jerald Uy