"Some day, I'm going to write stories and my best friend Mika is going to illustrate them."
I feel brave enough to say that now that Carlo J. Caparas is National Artist for Visual Art and Film. (Ooh and next time let me tell you about my digital fantasies too.) Comics illustrator Gerry Alanguilan has a very straightforward opinion on why the award is undeserved, here and here. National Artist for Visual Art, Bencab had scathing yet sensible things to say about it too.
I've been holding to my comic(s) fantasy for years but I haven't yet written a single story. I'm still saying I'd love to try my hand at short fiction almost everyday, like it's a mantra of some sort. (That is to say, I'm still trying to get over the fear of making the attempt.)
But anyway, I'm so happy that Mika is turning her comic(s) dreams into reality. She's churning them out in Dense Valley. Yey, Mika!