Tuesday, February 25, 2020

100 Comics to Read Absolutely at Angoulême Festival

Franceinfo released its selection of 100 essential comic books published in the last 20 years to read at the annual Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême from January 30 to February 3, 2020, and ELMER was one of them!

You can read the entire article here: Festival d'Angoulême : voici les 100 BD du siècle à lire absolument for their recommendations.

I decided to take a screenshot of it before it goes the way the other links on the previous blog posts went... poof! I still really want to see this in the future.

by Ilyn Florese-Alanguilan

Monday, February 24, 2020

Epigram Books CEO Edmund Wee talks about ELMER and Gerry Alanguilan

In this video posted on February 3, 2020, Epigram Books CEO Edmund Wee talked about ELMER and Gerry Alanguilan. Gerry was even looking forward to going back to Singapore, meet with the people behind Epigram Books, and promote the book. And even visit their Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop.

While in Singapore, you can pick up ELMER from the following bookstores: Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop, Kinokuniya, Books Actually, and Times. Or you can get it online at: https://shop.epigrambooks.sg/products/elmer.

by Ilyn Florese-Alanguilan

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Doing the Write Thing: Gerry Alanguilan

Hello everyone! Ilyn here once again. It's been a very long time since something is posted on this site. We are paying for the domain without really updating this, and it's time to change that! ELMER has a new international English edition coming from Epigram Books of Singapore, and I'm very excited to promote it so a lot more people can read this wonderful book that Gerry created. In the coming days, I will post and share about ELMER and other ELMER-related news, and where to get the various editions of the book from. And update the buttons on the right sidebar >>>! Most of the latest news, you probably knew already from his Facebook Page.

In the meantime, please visit and if you're so inclined, purchase your 2020 edition of ELMER here: https://shop.epigrambooks.sg/products/elmer
For now, let me leave you with a video we shot as promotional material for Epigram edition of ELMER three days before he passed on. He was so excited to have a new publisher for the book, and was really looking forward to sharing it with more people especially here in Southeast Asia. Gerry was able to answer the majority of the questions for this Q&A, and Epigram edited the video for him, and here it is.

And here's a related article: http://geekmatic.blogspot.com/2020/02/doing-write-thing-gerry-alanguilan.html

by Ilyn Florese-Alanguilan

Saturday, October 8, 2011

ELMER 2nd Edition Book Launching

The first Komikero Edition of Elmer has finally sold out. Not to worry, Elmer will get it's 2nd Edition, this time published by National Book Store, and will now be available nationwide through all branches of National, Powerbooks and Bestsellers.

The 2nd Edition will have its launching on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Bestsellers branch on the 4th Floor of Robinson's Galleria in Ortigas. I will of course be on hand to sign copies!

Below is the final cover to the 2nd edition. This edition will only be available for sale in the Philippines, and will be virtually the same from the Komikero edition apart from a new afterword, a script sample and artworks previously available only on the Elmer Limited Edition Box Sets.

More Nominations for ELMER!

My French publisher Serge of Editions çà et là informed me in an email about a couple nominations that Elmer received recently:
“Good news: Elmer has been selected as contender for best comic book of the year award by two French festivals which are taking place later this year: Quai des Bulles (http://www.quaidesbulles.com/ ) which is a comic book festival, and Les Utopiales (http://www.utopiales.org/index.php/fr/ ) which is a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival, with a comic book category.”

Friday, April 8, 2011

ELMER Eisner Award Nomination

Holy crap on a stick!!

Elmer is nominated in the Best Graphic Album category.

I. can't. believe. it!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Book Recommendation from Jeff VanderMeer!


Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan (Slave Labor Graphics) "“ Elmer is a window into a world where chickens have suddenly acquired the intelligence and consciousness of humans, where they can now consider themselves their own separate race. Recognizing themselves to be sentient, the inexplicably evolved chickens push to attain rights for themselves as the newest members of the human race. This is edgy stuff and in lesser hands might've been too absurd. Instead, it's riveting and thought-provoking. Originally self-published by the author in the Philippines, this is the first US edition of the book. A highly recommended graphic novel.