Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Rated PG Exhibit opens at 6PM this Saturday, July 6 at Cafe des Artes in Baao Camarines Sur.
The opening of exhibit is part of the celebration of  the birth of the Bicolano poet Luis G Dato.  

Monday, March 4, 2013


Last 22-23 February, more than 30 artists exhibited their works at the Xavier Hall of Ateneo de Naga University.  SOLARA or South Luzon Artists Assembly is a venue for you aspiring artists to display their craft and be inspired by other artists. 

 The main area of Xavier hall was enclosed to give way to the exhibit. There were also intermission numbers coming from a local dance group, as you can see in the picture. (hehehe)

That TLR camera has no film. I'm just posing for the DSLR in front of me. 

Sir Dennis Gonzaga of the Center for Arts and Culture is the chief organizer of the event. 

The Masters. Sir Dennis and Sir Boyet Abrenica/

My exhibit pieces. They are the original work and I have them framed. It's hard letting go of the original work but I'm wishing someone would take care of them already. 


Mula pa rin sa maikling kwento ni Sandi Blanco Ghannam na "Sisidlan", si Omar. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bertong Bulaan

Sandi Ghannam wrote a very inspiring children story "Sisidlan" that will be published by Ateneo Center for Arts and Culture this month. Here's my rendition of one of the major characters in her magical and colorful story.   Sisidlan is her entry to the Romeo Forbes Children's Story Writing Competition sponsored by Canvas.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Mother Monster

The daughter of Aswang, Oryol is the "mother" of all monster in Bikolano Mythology. I drew this last year during the Storyline exhibit.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Happily Ever After Haikus

Boys must act like men.
When pleasing the bride’s booty,
must feed the pussy.

Eggs were stolen,
Giant’s cock’s suddenly blue,
missing the old hen.

Ever after wed
I bet she’s good in bed, but
oh, she snores a lot.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Woman in the struggle

Tilad Literary Folio: KAMOOT (Call for Submission february)

Okay, sorry for not mentioning the deadline in the poster. It's on February 10, 2013. We hope to release this folio on the 15th, we will not pursue with the 14th. That's too mainstream. he he he. Well, that's only my opinion. The core group of ALA will be the one deciding. I am not sure whether the letter above is real or a bogus note written by the vice chairman of ALA Rea Robles. We accept poems, short stories, essays and artworks about the topic love. Erotic entries are also allowed. You can write in English, Filipino or Bikol and its variations. Submit them all to 

Batman and Robin

This is a fresh start for the year. I bought a new watercolor pencil set. Derwent is better than Faber Castell because it mixes well with water. On the other hand, Faber Castell eraser is ergonomic, it fits my fingers well.  My wish for this year is to have an A3 size scanner for my works. 
So here's one of my early works, my nephews Zoe and Ethan as Batman (pronounced by Zoe as Bah-man) and Robin. I love the sweetness of this dynamic duo. I hope they stay the same when they grow up.

My Shinigami

I'm a big Deathnote fan. Before the websites imposed the combination of alphanumeric characters, my password for all my social networking accounts was "arikmai" (I am kira, just inverted). My fave characters in the series are Ryuk, Quillsh and Light. I always wanted a shinigami as a friend, the same feeling I have with the minions (of Despicable Me).

Si Piyo (Story Book for Children)

I was commissioned by Sir Rizaldy Manrique to do an illustration for his children's story "Si Piyo, an aki kan bukid Asog". I'm still in the process of completing all the spreads. 

In this set I revived my old art style back in 2007. They call it the "Tim-Burtonish" style because of the eyes. They all seem to be suffering from insomnia. hehehe

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013


This is a gathering of creatives--illustrators, doodlers, photographers, graphic designers and writers in Bicol. Everyone is invited on February 22-23, 2013 at the Xavier Hall. We'll keep you updated for further details. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Kasagkoran: TILAD vol 1 issue 03

To celebrate the postponement of the end of the world, the Ateneo Literary Association brings you its second online literary folio, Tilad: Kasagkoran, featuring more poetry, stories, and illustrations from students, teachers, and alumni of Ateneo de Naga University. Enjoy.

Featured in this folio are the illustrations of Veeyah PeñeroDon RamosKen Brian Esperanza,
Paulo Papa and Van Peñaserada.

You can download your own eBook (pdf) copy here:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Guy on the couch

The Guy on the couch is a character in the movie of Dave Chapelle titled "Halfbaked". He's just a bum who loves his sofa very much that he doesn't leave it. My friend Elmo asked me to do this drawing for an album cover art of his band Unclemullet.  The original plan was to draw it like a kindergarten would do, but I enjoyed drawing it, so here it is. 

I also created a back version of the cover.

Check unclemullet 
on facebook

Tuesday, December 25, 2012