Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More of my political Comic-book illustration my PASSION! this time with Melissa Roxas!

All written by Melissa Roxas then Illustrated by Franz DG.
JUSTICE FOR MELISSA ROXAS!!!! and all the victims of human rights violations!!!
for more information please visit www.habi-arts.org

Comic book Project DEADLINE SOON -_- zzzZZZ

Rough layouts with the help of Riko Maniago for a comic-book called Pamboy D' Tomboy Issue 4 Written by Bonifacio Ilagan
Project by Tatsulok Komiks and publish by GALANG! be posting the clean pages soon! :) enjoy!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 29th confirmed! Franz DG guest artist with SAND ONE's first solo exhibit!

SAND ONE Presents:
"Bow Ties Sand Chikz"
A week long exhibition showcasing new mixed media works by LA's youngest female street artist.

Los Angeles- From corn carts and taco stands to the Art Basel walls of Miami, this pint sized artist continues to leave a larger than life mark in every town she visits. In only two years Sand's signature mob of buxom female cartoon characters, known as "Sand Chikz," have taken the art community by storm....

Join us in celebration of Sand's first solo exhibit, on April 29 starting at 6pm, at Casa de la Cultura located -1711 Mariachi Plaza De Los Angeles,between 1st St and North Boyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Sand's first solo exhibition, "Bow Ties," will feature her signature ultra-feminine and hood "Sand Chikz" in a different light. Each Sand Chik will be dressed in a tuxedo, symbolizing class, authority, and power; three characteristics often associated with masculinity and wealth. In "Bow Ties" Sand One's objective is to liberate the gender biased restrictions often imposed on women while also questioning the relationship between street and fine art.

Guest Artists:
Franz Garcia

The show will feature girls who embody the spirit of "Sand Chikz," as well as music and refreshments.

Gift bags including Sand One Prints and bows will be given to the first five guests wearing bow ties!

Sand's artwork featured in "Bow Ties" will gladly donate part of the sales proceeds to benefit the Venice Public Art Walls, managed by In Creative Unity-a graffiti arts advocacy group and leaders of the movement to preserve the walls as a living memorial to high quality graffiti style art.

Studies and doodles for pandaguan comic-book project

Folk tale of Pandaguan why people die.

My rendition of the Pilipino folk tale Pandaguan graphic novel style. This will be a 15 pages comic-book using ink and brush target of the release and exhibition is July 8, 2011. Stay TUNE!!

Oplan Bayanihan Under Philippine President Benigno Aquino III

Read more about Oplan Bayanihan on Nato Reyes’ blog entry “Oplan Bayanihan: Grand psywar scheme and continuing violence against the people” Part 1 and Part 2.

My political Illustration my passion! Enjoy the visual attack!

Ericson is a cultural worker and writer and a former UP activist. During the ‘90s, he served as editor of the Philippine Collegian, UP’s official student publication. He is a former chair of the student cultural group Alay Sining, a former chair of the campus alliance STAND-UP and member of the UP Amnesty International. His works as a writer, poet, thespian, singer and songwriter have remained relevant especially to the succeeding generations of UP activists in and out of the university. His bias for the poor and oppressed dates back to his campus days. Last February 13, soldiers in San Jorge, Samar arrested him on mere suspicion that he is a member of the New People’s Army. Ericson was unarmed and in the company of a local barangay official when he was arrested without a warrant. He was held for three days without charges and subjected to continuous tactical interrogation by the military. He has been charged with illegal possession of explosives and is detained at the Calbayog sub-provincial jail. His rights continue to be violated each day he remains incarcerated. The fabricated charges are intended to keep him under government control and scrutiny. His frail appearance in the photo released to media by the AFP heightens concerns for his health given the conditions in jail. The road to genuine and lasting peace cannot be paved with government’s continued iron-fist policy of arresting its perceived enemies on mere suspicion. It behooves the Aquino government to forge favorable conditions in the conduct of its peace efforts by releasing political prisoners. Ericson has dedicated his life to serving the people. We, his friends, colleagues, family and supporters, call on the Aquino government to effect his immediate release by dropping the trumped-up charges. FREE ERICSON ACOSTA NOW! RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!