One of the things that I regret is my being an otaku
. I’ve either thrown or given away most of my comic books and art books but I kept a select few since they are of most value (for me)
Culture Crash is one of the first (if not the first) successful animé-style comic book published locally. It's a downer that they discontinued publishing due to lack of funds. My favorites are "Cat's Trail" and "One Day Isang Diwa". I've collected Volumes 1-15. Vol1 is missing from the photo since someone borrowed but never returned it. Vol 5.5 was signed by Michael V and the whole CC crew.
I was addicted to RAGNARÖK, a MMORPG based on this manhwa (Korean comics). That addiction also led to my desire of reading the story behind that game. My ex-boyfriend gave me Volumes 1-8 (TokyoPop print). When our relationship ended, I bought Volumes 9-10 (locally printed). LoL! Myoung-Jin Lee discontinued publishing the manhwa since he concentrated on creating artworks for the game. Boohoo~
RAGNARÖK FANART COLLECTION VOL.1 :: This is one of my most-prized possessions because... (1) This is one of the prizes I got for winning the "War of Emperium" fanart contest (2) This was signed by Myoung-Jin Lee (creator of the manhwa and one of my favorite artists) (3) This is me blowing a raspberry at Alodia and friend who kept mocking my artwork but didn't win hehe~ >:)
Juicy contents~! I envy those people whose artworks got published T_T
When Central Comic Headquarters (CCHQ) opened, I just knew that I needed to check the titles that they have. I was supposed to get Weiß Kreuz art books but they were so expensive so I settled for Valkyrie Profile. These are original manga based on the game of the same title. It only has two volumes and a lot of characters from the game are missing. Regardless, the story was captured and the artwork is superb!
Before we moved out from Caloocan, one of my childhood buddies gave me a BETTY AND VERONICA comic book (that's the crumpled one on the upper left). After that, I started collecting some more copies. Although, I didn't really like it that much since it's all comedy and lacked substance.
The DARKMINDS comics were lent to me by my late James-sempai (first ever local Lupin cosplayer). I never had a chance to return these to him since he was murdered in UP Diliman. I keep these with me as a memento that there was once a devoted otaku who treated me like his beloved little sister.
I was once a collector of QUESTOR. However, I found the Internet much more useful and much cheaper than buying a printed medium. I'm only keeping this copy since it has the editors' signatures and Weiß Kreuz was their featured animé.