A Bilingual Filipino-English Comic Strip

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Meet the Characters


The titular character, though not entirely the hero; he has no idea how one becomes so, save for countless PC adventure-game characters played throughout his life.  It wasn't until he settled on the other-side-of-the-globe (North America) where he's had the most adventures of his life: losing cars, shelters, dough, relationships, band-members, careers, friends, hair, and a good deal of marbles along the way.

Apart from his day-job, Bodjie's a home-ground cartoonist, an occupation he often thought would earn him a sack of money someday.  It's always free to dream.


He paints, he draws, he sculpts, he shoots photographs, he smokes, he takes risks, and he slacks; which makes Dodong one of the happiest people on Earth.  He ensures not to be fooled easily with questionable relationships, to both the best and detriment of his abilities.  Dodong is everything Bodjie's not, which is why they're very good friends amongst a motley crew of bohemians around their prairie-backed neighbourhood.

He has his own commercial-art studio, something Bodjie is a bit envious of; if only because you can never blame the guy for choosing a path he couldn't have taken, otherwise.

Deidre (Dee-dee)

What happens when a musical prodigy stopped training to become one of the greatest, most-promising young drummers on the planet, just so she could follow someone else's advice on how to live her life in a world of pain, uncertainty, and disillusion for two decades?  She quits afterward, starts over, find appealing work, picks up her sticks, and goes back to training.  Life is wonderful, that way.

Deidre's story may not just be that simple; being a woman, finding a band that could accept her for her brilliance rather than her looks may probably be the right story-line for her, after all. 


Despite managing a Filipino-Canadian pop-music radio station, he rarely treats it as such.  Rather, Celso uses it more as a matter of public-service whilst milking money out of its advertising coffers; something frowned-upon deeply by its owner.  He could've long been sacked, but his broadcasting reputation, peculiar charisma, and prior media popularity brings the seemingly-underdog station the big bucks.

Celso often becomes the butt-of-jokes by his peers, also noting he's the only person in the station who still buys and read the daily papers.  Eventually it gets snatched shortly once done with it.


At some point, every hero has a relative who would become a catalyst for his own discovery of the outside world; for Bodjie, it's one of his cousins.  James' own experience having lived amongst local indie music-mongers decades ago provided Bodjie the impetus to connect yet again with music he's long-since nurtured from family and childhood.  It was purely by accident; one day, Bodjie simply asked his cousins for a place to move into, and James' old somewhat-bohemian friends quickly came to mind.

James is an architect by trade; he's always wanted to, at the very least, learn how to play the bongos.

DJ Emmy

Prior to being discovered by Celso as a radio-talent, Emmy already had her own share of the rat-race for more than a decade.  Jaded by years of paper-pushing to wine-bottle-hustling, she called it quits to become grounded with family for good.  It wasn't until podcasting appealed to her soon-after, just so she could share her own life experiences on-line.  It was, however, her in-your-face demeanor paired with a girl-next-door persona that caught the radio-station manager's attention and recruit Emmy as a late-night DJ; all whilst teaching her the tricks of the trade under his enterprising wing.

Don Fernando

Setting-up a small music-store in a Filipino community on the other-side-of-the-globe (again, North America) is Don Fernando's game, though not without serious bits of hustling along the way; like everyone else, he's in for the money.  Tired of playing the pop-music circuit for decades, he decided to fly under-the-radar and become, at the moment, a village bard of sort. Sometimes, he'd be willing to share some trade-secrets to anyone worthy of asking. Otherwise, one may have to be a little brave to do so, but that's just him.

'Don' is actually his first name; it's never a title at all. Just so you know.