Crest Hut Butt Shop Online Diary Comics by Gerry Alanguilan (Started on May 7, 2007)

Friday, July 13, 2007

Crest Hut Returns

My diary comics returns on Monday, July 16! Although I have to revise the schedule and make it only 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. That's because in recent strips, it's taken me longer and longer to do. Much longer than an hour which I had alloted to do one per day. It was already eating up into the time I've reserved for my other work.

Also, the strip will use photographs more exclusively. Don't worry, I'll be keeping photographs of me at an absolute minimum.

Additionally, I've decided to run Wasted as an online strip, also beginning on Monday. You can read all about it here.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I'll Be Back

Sorry webring buddies, I'm afraid I have to bow out for a while. For more info, read my main blog. Although I won't be blogging for a while, I'll continue my webcomics as soon as I'm able. Hopefully, it won't be too long.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

No Sunday Strip

There's no Sunday strip today, as I pre-empt it to continue my series on Sleep Paralysis. I would I could have planned that so that the series ends on a Saturday so I can start fresh with a larger Sunday strip, but like many things I do with this webcomic, it's just spontaneous, whatever I do. And I felt it would be inappropriate to break the series in the middle with a goofy Sunday strip. It will return next Sunday.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Sleep Paralysis Series

Without meaning to, I began a rather long series on a personal experience of mine. I planned to do only one installment. But after doing the first one, I realized I really wanted to talk about it. I realize I rarely spoke about this to anyone before, and as always, I feel it's much better said in comics form.

If you've read the series, it actually begins with this installment, posted on June 20. Yes, I do know that it's scientifically referred to as "Sleep Paralysis". I've been aware of the term for quite a while. Researching the Internet 10 years ago on any information on my experience, I came upon a site that surveys people who have had similar experience. As far as I can tell, it was a completely scientific survey. I didn't know whatever became of the study, but after several years I've realized that it's a more common affliction than I first thought.

Already, two of my friends have offered similar experiences after reading mine. And I think comics writer/artist Rick Veitch has similar experiences, so much so that he has made a comic book, "Rare Bit Fiends" that talks a bit about it. I have an issue, and he talks a lot about his experience in the letters column.

Because of other circumstances that I have yet to relate in the strip, I believe that it's not triggered completely biologically. I believe it to be something more. But that's just what I believe.

PS. I'm sure my experience has nothing to do at all with listening to Paul McCartney's "Red Rose Speedway". It was just what I was playing when it first happened, and I'm sure it would still have happened no matter what I was listening to.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The WEBCOMICS Republic

The WebComics Republic is a small group of Filipino webcomickers attempting to spread awareness about the Filipino presence in the online comics world. The second of such groups that Jonas Diego attempted, the group consists of the following five writer-artists and their comic:

The Blurb!
Jonas Diego
Delivering your comic book goodness on a daily basis!
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Adult

Crest Hut Butt Shop
Gerry Alanguilan
An online daily diary webcomic by Gerry Alanguilan.
Genre: Humor, Real Life

Class Comics
Ariel Atienza
School has never been this good…or this mad!
Genre: Humor

Rey Villegas
Fantasy, action, and high adventure…the good stuff!
Genre: Fantasy, Action

Kathang Isip
Laguna Teddy Pavon
The story of a people in search of freedom.
Genre: Fantasy-Adventure, Action, Drama

Membership for the Webcomic Republic will be closed for a bit while we establish our groove (though we will be soliciting new members…eventually). Meanwhile, check the sites out! Some of the guys have already uploaded their comics and, in fact, have a considerable archive that you can read while waiting for the formal launch next week.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Online Offline

Actually, my phone and Internet came back yesterday noon. But I've already uploaded these strips (June 15 and June 16), expecting my phone won't be back so soon. I'd hate not to post two perfectly OK strips so I'm just letting them be. Apologies to PLDT for a couple more days of unfounded ranting, since you did bring back my phone so quickly.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Sunday Strips

I love doing the Sunday strips because they're bigger and I have more space to do stuff. It's also an opportunity to depict activities all in one go, without having to cut out too much of what I wanted to say. This particular day we went to Manila was quite a nice one.