Carljoe Javier - updates

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A crash course on fiction writing

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Learn the fundamentals of fiction writing during this workshop on November 18

After Napoles

Sep 02, 2013 - 9:53 AM

We have to see this as a crucial point where we can reassess our understanding of the function of public service and government

Beyond the cliche: Women in comics

Aug 05, 2013 - 11:00 AM

We start in our classrooms we start by encouraging more people to try their hand at the medium regardless of sex or gender

SPACE FOR THE SUPER LADIES. It’s so much more common now to see bookshelves at the stores that have women’s comics work

Best of PH Speculative Fiction: Highly selective

Aug 05, 2013 - 8:13 AM

This collection brings out the best in all possible worlds

A MUST-HAVE. 'The Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction 2005-2010' is your ticket into this realm of the fantastic, the strange and the extraordinary. Cover image courtesy of Gabriela Lee from

Lively cast fuels 'Turbo'

Jul 21, 2013 - 1:58 PM

DreamWorks fastest snail also geared up by humor and a lot of heart

RACE TO A DREAM. 'Turbo' is charged up by voice acting and character work. Poster from the film's Facebook page

Why don’t we pay artists more?

Jul 15, 2013 - 3:31 PM

One of the things that is commendable about our local creators is that they keep creating

MORE INCOME, BETTER PRODUCT. We have to let go of this glorification of the starving artist and we have to reward the efforts and sacrifices that our creators make to produce work

Comics writing 101

Jul 08, 2013 - 4:41 PM

Our comic book expert shares his game plan for his comic book writing class

SCOTT MCCLOUD'S 'UNDERSTANDING COMICS.' Plain required reading for anyone who likes comics, because it provides us with a framework through which to read and think about comics. Screen shot courtesy of Carljoe Javier

'Four Sisters and a Wedding': No special occasion

Jun 30, 2013 - 3:07 PM

Or how this eye candy could have looked better

CHEESE. From its great cast, this could have been a really great film. Photo from the Facebook page

Reading with Flips Flipping Pages

May 13, 2013 - 12:01 PM

While curling up with a book and a mug of tea is a wonderful solitary activity sometimes hearing what other people have to say about a book is a refreshing change

CO-MODS. Head moderator Honey de Peralta and co-moderators Florianne Jimenez and Carljoe Javier. All photos by Rhett de Jesus

FCBD 2013: Long lines and love for comics

May 08, 2013 - 3:23 AM

I think at the heart of all geekery is a passion and love for something In its best manifestations this translates into a desire to share that passion and love with more people

ANG PILIPINO KOMIKS SA KASALUKUYAN. With its Gerry Alanguilan cover and eclectic mix of creators, it was clearly a collector must-have. Photo by Carljoe Javier

Free Comic Book Day 2013: Comics overload

May 03, 2013 - 6:08 PM

Love comics? Don’t know a thing but want to start? Either way this day’s for you

LINE UP, GET COMICS. Best of all, you can have your comics signed by the artists and authors themselves! Image from the Free Comic Book Day Facebook page

Why Summer Komikon 2013 was a blast

Apr 18, 2013 - 11:51 AM

A comic book fan shares why Summer Komikon 2013 was a blast and why you should attend it every summer

TICKET TO HEAVEN. A ticket to Summer Komikon 2013 cost P100. All photos by Mariella Bustamante

Comics, costumes, crowds: Summer Komikon

Apr 17, 2013 - 7:45 PM

Comics are a great medium that crosses age and class divides

COMIC GEEK HEAVEN. Kubori's Michael David, 'Bagsik' Marco Ho (aka Bogart the Explorer) and Carljoe Javier. Photo courtesy of Michael David

Interesting story, amazing visuals in Oblivion

Apr 12, 2013 - 1:29 PM

After Summer Komikon keep your sci fi mood revved up by watching Oblivion

BRACE YOURSELF. Olga Kurylenko and Tom Cruise in 'Oblivion.' Photo from the 'Oblivion' Facebook page

Homestretch to Summer Komikon 2013

Apr 12, 2013 - 11:12 AM

We’ve got to keep our comic book community alive and the best way to do that is to buy their comics and support these creators

BE THERE AT SUMMER KOMIKON! There are so few opportunities to see so many local Komiks available in one place. Image from Facebook

Marvel Unlimited: Navigate the universe

Apr 08, 2013 - 7:17 PM

Considering that it lets you read comics meant for standard size pages on such a small device it’s a good thing

ONE STOP SHOP. The Marvel Unlimited app may be the perfect way to navigate that universe. Screen shot from

Pax Romana: Timely and striking

Mar 29, 2013 - 11:49 AM

Rappler reviews a philosophical comic book on the Roman Catholic Church

QUESTION OF HUBRIS. Pax Romana keeps us asking questions and challenges us to think. Screen shot courtesy of Carljoe Javier

GI Joe Retaliation: Quick action fix

Mar 27, 2013 - 5:41 AM

Rappler reviews the second movie in the GI Joe franchise

FALLS SHORT. 'GI Joe Retaliation' is for viewers looking for a quick action fix. Photo from the 'GI Joe Retaliation' Facebook page

New Avengers and juxtaposition

Mar 25, 2013 - 7:02 PM

Comics expert Carljoe Javier critiques the New Avengers comics

DIFFERENT WAY OF STORYTELLING. How a comic book takes you through the journey is dependent on the artwork, words, and pacing. Screen shot courtesy of Carljoe Javier

'Admission' is admittedly funny

Mar 24, 2013 - 12:30 PM

In the mood for a different kind of rom com? Here s a good weekend movie suggestion

TWO WORLDS COLLIDE. Tina Fey's Portia Nathan and Paul Rudd's John Pressman meet. Movie stills from Focus Features

Comic book history the fun way

Mar 18, 2013 - 5:33 PM

Our comics expert reviews a comic book on the history of comic books

THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS. Great book for anyone who has an interest in comics, books, or publishing history. Image by Rappler from the author's Comixology copy screen grabs

A collector speaks: Comics commitment

Mar 11, 2013 - 12:54 PM

Are you a comic book collector? Can t live without comics? You ve come to the right place

HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE COMICS? How much do you commit to your passion? Our expert shares his story with us. Image from Batgirl #18 at the DC Comics Facebook page

What if the ending is a mess?

Mar 08, 2013 - 3:05 PM

Have you ever loved a film and hated its ending just as much?

FINDING 'FORGIVENESS.' Have you ever loved a film all throughout but hated its ending? Our expert shares his thoughts. Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

'Jack the Giant Slayer' is a fairy tale spectacle

Mar 04, 2013 - 7:55 PM

This movie is not only for kids it s for adults who loved and grew up with Jack and the Beanstalk too

CLIMBING TO ADVENTURE. Fresh from the success of 'Warm Bodies,' Nicholas Hoult is back as Jack, the boy who climbed a beanstalk to a giants' world. All movie stills from Warner Bros Pictures

'Lincoln': Story, actors take over

Feb 20, 2013 - 5:17 PM

The top Oscar contender is finally screening in the Philippines

OUTSTANDING ACTING. Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln has not been winning the Best Actor trophy in this year's awards season for nothing. Photo from the 'Lincoln' Facebook page

Revisiting 'Paris When It Sizzles'

Feb 15, 2013 - 7:29 AM

Here is our Retro Review for the Valentine s Day week

WRONG THINGS MADE IT RIGHT. Audrey Hepburn as the sprightly Gabrielle Simpson in 1964's 'Paris When It Sizzles.' Screen grab from YouTube (Arthur Black)

#FilmFriday: The diminishing theater experience

Feb 08, 2013 - 7:00 PM

Do you remember what it was like to watch films in theaters when we were young? It was each time a whole new world

OLD MOVIEGOING EXPERIENCE. Before, there were the people who spoke too loudly in the theater. Today, there are those who do not put their phone on silent mode and who speak loudly on their phone. Screen grab from YouTube (LoneTreeVideo)

Film review: 'Mama'

Feb 06, 2013 - 6:29 PM

Is it good? Is it scary? Here s our review

'MAMA, YOU PROMISED.' Strong acting, quick scares, predictable story. Photo from the 'Mama' Facebook page

#FilmFriday: Action -- More fun in the PH?

Feb 01, 2013 - 9:45 AM

I think we ve got some great martial arts some great martial artists and with the global market so receptive to action flicks why not show the world what we can do?

WHERE HAS THE ACTION GONE? Jeorge Estregan as Asiong Salonga in 'Manila Kingpin.' Image from the 'Manila Kingpin' Facebook page

#FilmFriday: The dream theater

Jan 25, 2013 - 12:18 PM

A film critic tells us about his idea of an ideal cinema Read and let us know if you agree

Pinoy Komiks goes to the UK

Sep 21, 2012 - 3:54 PM

Get to know the Pinoys at the 1st Global Conference on the Graphic Novel where our komiks made a bid for academic renown

ANA MICAELA CHUA, ONE of the 3 'heroes' of Pinoy komiks. Photography by Shaira Luna