Tonio Tikbalang Volume Six – The Final Volume?

Two years after the release of the first volume of Tonio Tikbalang, Black Ink announces the release of its “final” volume. This will be the concluding chapter of a six book story arc.

Tonio Tikbalang is a mix of fantasy, comedy, slice of life, action, and adventure. “It is mostly about an enkanto’s life disguised as a human being,” says Jake Vicente, the creator of the said series. It reintroduced the enkantos not as an entity of evil, like what most classic horror portrayed, but as an entity trying to live in their own ways and beliefs that we humans misunderstood.

Every volume is composed of three chapters.

Chapter 1: Hiwaga ng Kasaysayan

Chapter 2: Bigat ng Kamay, Tibay ng Loob

Chapter 3: May Kaibigan Ka

Chapter 4: Itanong mo sa Barbero

Chapter 5: Girl Next Classroom

Chapter 6: Urban Legend

Chapter 7: Gawaing-Bahay

Chapter 8: Ginagawa sa Loob ng Kuwarto

Chapter 9: Albularyo

Chapter 10: Stalker

Chapter 11: Ask First, Accept Later

Chapter 12: Stalk Her

Chapter 13: Part-time Student

Chapter 14: Part-time Bantay

Chapter 15: Part-time Crime Fighter

Chapter 16: Mahika ng mga Enkanto

Chapter 17: Ang Paggamit ng Kantra

Chapter 18: Ang Kapangyarihan ng Kantra

The sixth volume of Tonio Tikbalang is scheduled to be released this month of May 2016 as part of the celebration for Free Comic Book Day, a worldwide event that promotes comics on several bookstores.

The book cover and the first few pages (Preview Room) were already revealed last week. Further information are also provided in the Q and A section of the upcoming book. And another arc might be possible should there be an overwhelming demand from our readers.

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Meet Jake Vicente…

He started as an illustrator for Black Ink. The first project he illustrated was A Trip to Mierville. Then he wrote a twenty pages story entitled Ice Man and The Queen of Ice. Soon he focuses on creating the comedic stand-alone series Tonio Tikbalang, a story about a young boy who is actually a tikbalang and was trying to blend in with the humans. Then he wrote a psychological novel entitled Nox Mundo, and did a little bit of an experiment with the illustrations he included in the said novel. He also shared with us the various books that he reads and his favorite artists.

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TRIVIA: Tonio Tikbalang started out as an indie comics and was sold during the Komikon event before it was rewritten and published by Black Ink.

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My favorite western artists are Todd Mcfarlane (Spawn) & Leonardo Manco, the dark and gritty art style is really eye-gasmic. My favorite eastern artists which I also used as references are Miwa Shiro (I like the black and white style with less tones even for the shadings), Hyung Tae Kim (anatomy), Kim Jung Gi (perspective), Tite Kubo (manga art style that is both clean and somewhat gritty), Sui Ishida (his overall style in delivering his story in the manga Tokyo Ghoul).

I also read Bleach though I’m not really happy with how it’s going since the start of the Quincy invasion, I find it hard to drop as it was one of my favorite before. My current favorite is Tokyo Ghoul, I like the story and art style. Though I’ve read it as soon as the translations came out.

Nox Mundo – Task: Ouija

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Code: BIN0006
Genre: Psychological / Mystery / Drama
Price: P219.75
Pages: 272
Paper: bulky
Size: 5 x 7 inches
Status: Complete
Type: Novel

Title: Nox Mundo – Task: Ouija
Writer and Illustrator: Jake Vicente

Ano ang tunay na mundo? Ang mundo kung saan iisa ang mga nakikita ng mga tao? O ang mundo sa likod nito, mundo na puno ng mga ligaw na kaluluwa at mga elemento sa paligid?

Tama ba na sabihing mali ang nakikita ng mga tao kung mayroon silang nakikita na hindi nakikita ng iba?

Paano kung isang araw ay magising ka na may kakayahang makita ang mga bagay na hindi nakikita ng mga nasa paligid mo? Mananahimik ka na lang ba sa takot na baka isipin ng mga tao na nababaliw ka na?

Paano naman ang mga taong may kakayahang makita ang ganitong mundo mula pagkapanganak pa lang nila? Paano kaya sila nabubuhay sa mundo ng walang katapusang bangungot?

Read the excerpt of the novel here.

>>> Nox Mundo – Preview

 

 

Tonio Tikbalang (Volume 5)

Code: BIC0113
Genre: Slice of Life / Fantasy / Comedy
Price: P99.75
Pages: 64
Paper: bulky
Size: 6 x 9 inches

Tonio Tikbalang – Volume 5
Written and lllustrated by Jake Vicente

Alam natin na ang tahanan ng mga enkanto ay ang kagubatan. Pero ano ang misteryosong kapangyarihang ginagamit nila para ipagtanggol ang kagubatan laban sa mga masasamang tao?

Ano naman kaya ang gagawin nila Tonio kung madawit ang itinuturing nilang tahanan sa isang krimen na magaganap?

Hanggang saan ipagtatanggol ni Tonio ang teritoryo nila?

Preview Room: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1078619485483404.1073741972.479112765434082&type=1

Tonio Tikbalang (Volume 4)

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Code: BIC0076
Genre: Fantasy / Romance / Slice of Life
Price: P99.75
Pages: 64
Paper: bulky
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Status: Volume 4 of 6
Type: Comics

Tonio Tikbalang – Volume 4
Written and lllustrated by Jake Vicente

Ano kaya ang gagawin ng isang enkanto kung malaman niyang may nagkakagusto sa kanya? Kakausapin nang maayos o hindi na lang papansinin?

Eh, paano naman kung mabiktima ang mga enkanto ng pambu-bully? Gaganti ba sila o hahayaan na lang at magtitiis?

Alam natin kung ano ang gagawin ng isang barubal na tikbalang gaya ni Tonio sa mga ganyang eksena, pero ano kaya ang gagawin ng isang mahinhin at mahiyaing sirena na si Sera?

Maso-solusyonan kaya ito nang hindi gumagamit ng kakaibang lakas?

Preview Room: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.941138385898182.1073741940.479112765434082&type=3