Tuesday, May 24, 2016

THE LOST JOURNAL OF ALEJANDRO PARDO


In case you haven't seen the interviews the mighty fine Jordan Clark of The Aswang Project conducted with THE LOST JOURNAL team (click here for the Writers interview, and here for the Artists interview), I had this to say at the tail end of our talk:

I imagine the possibility/reality of a Volume 2 (and, fingers crossed, beyond!) will lie in the public reaction to the first JOURNAL. (So, if you guys want to see more, then get your friends and your family to pick up their own copies and not mooch on yours!)

That still holds true, so, if you've been thinking of eventually picking up the JOURNAL, do us a solid and pick it up now (or, at the very least, ASAP).
And if you've already got a copy and have faith in our creative voices, then convince friends, family, and complete strangers to get their own copies!
Go!
Spread the Truth!
So we can all go beyond the JOURNAL!   

Thanx again to Jordan, for helping get the JOURNAL word out.

THE LOST JOURNAL OF ALEJANDRO PARDO: Creatures & Beasts of Philippine Folklore is now out (P295).



For those outside of the Philippines, it's available as a PDF from the Buqo Bookstore.

Once again, thanx to all you mighty fine folk for the enthusiasm and support.
Please feel free to spread the word and the love…

you can’t drink just six,

Dave

Thursday, May 5, 2016


¡QUÉ HORROR2016
Candidate #9

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
(March 2016)


So in mid-January, Bad Robot stealthbombed us with the trailer for a heretofore unannounced “spiritual successor” to ¡Q horror! 2008 title, Cloverfield, Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane (which began life as The Cellar, and was developed and produced under the code name Valencia).

The initial trailer--brilliantly orchestrated to Tommy James & The Shondells’ “I Think We’re Alone Now”--certainly revved up my geek engine, and I was in constant fear of getting spoiled by the Internets before I had a chance to see the film.
Luckily, I was not, and here we are, with a ¡Q horror! slot staked out in its own name.

I will, of course, not tell you anything that you can’t pick up from the trailer, other than this…
Though Trachtenberg has confirmed that “… [Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane] are not in the same timeline,” look who’s the Bold Futura Employee of the Month for February 2016
John Goodman’s Howard Stambler…
Hrrmmm…
Maybe this is an alternate reality from the original Cloverfield, and an alternate reality Tagruato Corporation…?

Whatever the case, in this reality, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a solid candidate for some ¡Q horror! love…

 

(10 Cloverfield Lane OS’ courtesy of impawards.com.)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A QUICK 'VERSE OVERVIEW



If you've always wanted a quick snapshot of the 'Verse titles, or ever wondered what the differences are between them, then this just went up.


Thanx to Ica, for helping get the word out.

you can’t drink just six,

Dave

Saturday, April 23, 2016


¡QUÉ HORROR2016
Candidate #8

KRAMPUS
(November 2015)


"Twisted fairy tale horsesh!t!"

I've talked about this ‘round these parts before, that it’s always a good thing to have go-to holiday movies.

And while there are certain go-to Christmas titles (like Go or Tokyo Godfathers), there aren’t as many go-to Christmas horror titles, except, say, Gremlins, and--but this is a stretch, as far as the horror part is concerned--The Nightmare Before Christmas.
So, thank sweet baby Jeebus for Michael Dougherty’s Krampus!
Right from the slo-mo Mucho Mart opening sequence (orchestrated to Bing Crosby’s “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas”), Krampus is a holiday horror delight, as Max (Emjay Anthony) inadvertently calls down the “shadow of Saint Nicholas,” the titular Krampus, who comes “… not to reward, but to punish.”

After giving us the ¡Q horror! 2010 title, Trick ‘r Treat--which is, as indicated by its title, all about Halloween horror--Dougherty takes very nearly the same general approach, but this time, tipping his horror hat to Christmas, and focusing on a single story.
And while titles like Sheitan and À l'intérieur (Inside) and Calvaire all sport Christmas-set horrors, they’re also definitely not my idea of “fun” holiday horror viewing.
Krampus is.*

And really, how can you resist a movie that has a dog named Thor playing one named Rosie?

“Yeah, but Ben Kuklinski is always ragging on Christmas. He even told the first graders that Santa was just a cheap marketing ploy invented to sell Pepsi.”
“Coke.”
“You know what I mean.”
“But not why you care.”
“Well, someone’s gotta…”

* Having labeled it “‘fun’ holiday horror viewing,” I feel though that I should point out that this one still gets pretty dark in a number of strategic places…

(Krampus OS courtesy of impawards.com.)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

POST-SUMMER KOMIKON POST!


Still deep in Recovery Mode from a long day at this year's Summer Komikon, but I'd just like to convey my deepest gratitude to all you mighty, mighty fine folk who passed by the table and picked up some 'Verse, or had your books (whether pre-bought copies of the LOST JOURNAL or SEROKS) signed, or helped to sell out the LOST JOURNAL stocks at the NBS booth and picked up some UNDERPASS.
Huzzah!

For everyone who asked after the possibility of a Volume 2, well, let your voices be heard by Summit, and get your friends and family to pick up their own copies!
And, you know, do the Facebook thing at the Summit FB page.

And if you still don't have a copy of the LOST JOURNAL in your hands, check out the images below for its availability.

THE LOST JOURNAL OF ALEJANDRO PARDO: Creatures & Beasts of Philippine Folklore is now out (P295).



For those outside of the Philippines, it's available as a PDF from the Buqo Bookstore.

Once again, thanx for all the enthusiasm and support, and please feel free to spread the word and the love…

you can’t drink just six,

Dave

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

THE LOST JOURNAL OF ALEJANDRO PARDO
(At 2016 Summer Komikon!)


The clock continues to tick down to April 16, Saturday, for this year's Summer Komikon, and as I mentioned before, there will indeed be a LOST JOURNAL presence there.


So, yeah, books for sale, some of the creative team present for putting their grubby paws and deathless scrawl on your personal copies...
The usual Summer Kon madness...

As I mentioned before, The 'Verse will be at Summer Kon with some new releases (full details here), so if you're at Bayanihan early, then track down the Alamat table...


... where I shall be stationed.
Pick up some 'Verse, or have your copies of THE LOST JOURNAL signed early. (Or, better yet, both!)

To the best of my knowledge, Mervin should also be lurking at the Visprint tables (to the right of the Alamat table, where copies of the SEROKS collections should also be available), so you can get him to sign your copy too!


Once again, thanx to all you mighty fine folk for the enthusiasm and the support.
Hope to see you at Summer Kon!

THE LOST JOURNAL OF ALEJANDRO PARDO: Creatures & Beasts of Philippine Folklore is now out (P295).



For those outside of the Philippines, it's available as a PDF from the Buqo Bookstore.

Please feel free to spread the word and the love…

you can’t drink just six,

Dave

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

THE LOST JOURNAL OF ALEJANDRO PARDO
(Interviews!)



The mighty fine Jordan Clark of The Aswang Project interviewed THE LOST JOURNAL team, and the interviews have just gone live!

Click here for the Writers interview, and here for the Artists Interview.

Thanx to Jordan, for helping get the word out!

THE LOST JOURNAL OF ALEJANDRO PARDO: Creatures & Beasts of Philippine Folklore is now out (P295).



For those outside of the Philippines, it's available as a PDF from the Buqo Bookstore.

Once again, thanx to all you mighty fine folk for the enthusiasm and support.
Please feel free to spread the word and the love…

you can’t drink just six,

Dave