the dong: How do you spend your freetime?
Pol: Most of my freetime arte spent with my kids. I try to squeeze in a little Aikido once in a while.
the dong:What are other things that you enjoy doing other than making comics strips?
Pol: I'm into racquet sports and martial arts.
the dong:How many comic strips do you finish in a day?
Pol: I used to make two, even three a day. With my kids running around me all the time I can only manage one a day.
the dong: How do you manage what strip to put on the newspaper? Do you have someone who picks the best strip or you simply pick the one thatclosely relates to todays issues?
Pol:You mean how do I pick material for my strips? I watch the news and read allthe time. I also hang out with funny people.
the dong:Who are your influences in drawing?
Pol:Dick Giordano and Jack Kirby--both comic book artists. I used to draw like them. Cartooning was not my thing then.
the dong: If ever someone will offer you to do a pugad baboy series in english for international release (although pugad baboy is released internationally in tagalog) would you accept it? And would you consider changing the title?
Pol: I'd accept it but I won't change the title.
the dong: How is the comic industry in the philippines?
Pol: Beats me. I don't believe in stats and surveys.
the dong: Have you experience someone from the showbiz industry or just from the ordinary people who asked you to include them as a character in Pugad Baboy?(other than your neighbors and relatives whom most of your characters were based)
Pol: Nope. I suppose they don't need the extra exposure.
the dong: How does it feel now that you finished 14 issues of pugad baboy and allother special issues?
Pol: I always feel like I'm just starting out. That way I retain the passion I have for my craft.
the dong: What are your plans for next year?
Pol: The same as last year-make more books.
the dong: How do you see pugad baboy in the next 10 years?
Pol: I never look that far ahead. I try to reinvent myself everyday so no one cantell me that I've gone full circle.
the dong: thanks Pol.
Pol has now finished 19comic book collection.
more power to the filipino artists.