Cresci Prophecies

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Cresci Prophecies is an ongoing indie komiks series written, illustrated, and self-published in photocopied format by Joanah Tinio Calingo. It is released under the indie group Point Zero. The series is a trilogy composed of 3 story arcs that tell the fulfillment of the Prophecies, the first of which is the Book of ARCEN.

The Story

Set in the fictional universe of Gods called Accaides, Ceredion (the protagonist) is haunted by visions and premonitions about an unborn mortal woman's death, showed to him by his counterpart, Myste. Disturbed by the premonitions of the mysterious girl (and later after finding out about the girl's destructive power), he finds a way to meet the girl thinking that she would be a threat to him and to all of Rohedien (Cosmos).

In a nutshell, the story is about a god, a mortal, and a forgotten prophecy that talks about someone's downfall. A prophecy which looms throughout the series.

Cresci Prophecies was created way back in 1996. The series was supposed to be a part of a 4 titled comic collaboration project during the author's college years. The project didn't push through, but the series was continued as part of the author's hobby.

It was initally released as a 5-page teaser in the 2nd issue of Point Zero's early title Point Zero Premier in 1999. The first issue was also released the same time as the teaser. It was later released in a shop called Anima Anime on 2002. Cresci Prophecies made its convention debut during C3Con, held by the staff behind the comic magazine Culture Crash.

There are currently 3 hard-bound compilations available in selected shops and comic conventions, containing 24 chapters (20 released as singles). The remaining 4 chapters in the Arcen story arc is yet to be released as a part of the 4th volume.

Pangitain screen shots, chalk on black board


While the series was still being drafted, the author used a portion of Cresci Prophecies' third issue as an animated college school project. The animated short was titled "Pangitain", and won several local independent film awards, including Gawad CCP for Alternative Cinema and Videos (3rd place, animation category, 1999). The full filmography can be seen in the extra content of the 3rd volume of the compilation.

"Pangitain" can be viewed in Joanah Tinio-Calingo's DeviantArt Gallery.

The series was nominated for Indie Impact of the Year category for the Komikon 2006 and for the Grassroot category of the Komikon Awards 2009 and 2011.




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