Wednesday, March 16, 2005
How hard is it to spell MONSANTO?
I have always been wronged several times already ever since I started in this business. Strangely, I has something to do with my surname. Yes, my surname is MONSANTO. Simple enough to say or write don't you think? But believe it or not, my very first writing gig at a local publication (GASI), the artist got the surname wrong. Pol Niño, yup the brother of Alex Niño. got my name wrong. It became... Tada! MASANTO! Great! I thought. Now I had to show my manuscripts to my friends just to tell them and make them believe that I got published! I just don't get it, whenever I have to pay to a cashier and they ask about my surname? they go Montano? Monsato? or whatever variation most people can think of. Recently, it happened again without fail. First I got artboards through the mail from EON.com provided by John Schlim. I scanned it to show it here to you guys. What do you know, I am now Mr. Mousanto. A friggin mouse? A few days later, I got an order form from the Philippine Postal Corp., which my friend Aries Mendoza got them stamps for me, (thanks pal.) Now it says here "Darna by MOSANTO of Yonzon's Mango Comics) Aaargh! Now everyone who will read this will not know the right spelling of my name. Sigh! The frustration continues! That is the reason I call my blog Santomon's name, It always gets mixed up.
How about you? can you spell MONSANTO? :)