From 10 to 1: The 10 years of Komikon

Perhaps one of the things that are left unsaid about me is that I am actually a drop-dead fan of Pinoy Komiks... especially Zuma Series, that creep got me big time.

The sixth of this event since 2009, Summer Komikon 2014 will be held on April 12, 2014 from 10 am to 7pm at the Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound in Pasig City. 

This event will commemorate the very first Komikon starting with their special guests from 2005. First guest is international comic superstar, Leinil Yu, artist of Marvel titles such as Secret Invasion, Indestructible Hulk and the co-creator of Super Crooks and Superior. Comic creator Arnold Arre makes a comeback with his new book, Rodski Patoski: Ang Dalagang Baby, collaboration with Gerry Alanguilan. Arre also returns with two animated shorts, “Milky Boy” and “Andong Agimat: Kanya ang Kalye”. Third guest is Macoy Tang, an independent comic book artist, featuring his comic book “Ang Maskot”, which has been adapted into an Indie short  film directed by Chris Costello & Mihk Vergara. Both animated shorts of Arre  and the Indie movie of Macoy will be shown during the event.

Komikon will also be releasing their second publication, Sulyap 2. This is the 2nd anthology featuring nine of the freshest creators who regularly release their own comic titles during past events and have won in Komikon contests. Komikon’s KOMIKALYE, their very own lineup of local international stars features regular stalwarts: Stephen Segovia (Redhood & the Outlaws), Heubert Khan Michael (Vampirella), Lui Antonio (Deja Thoris), Jomar Bulda, and is joined by first timers: Mico Suayan (Thor), Jim Jimenez, Kim Jacinto (Thunderbolts), Elmer Damaso (Voltron Robotech). Conference rooms C & D houses a showcase of new talents in the Indie Komiks Tiangge as well as the KOMIKON Nook, a place to read local comic books.

Cool stuff to excite you:

Manix Abrera's Kikomachine Komix Blg. 10 Sanduguan ng Sangkalawakan!

David Hontiveros and Alan Navarra's Seroks: Iteration 2

Abangan, the annual anthology of the best Philippine komiks. Co-edited by Rob Cham, Adam David, Carljoe Javier, and Elbert Or.

People behind Komikon is also opening their event for your own stuff!

1. Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration is now open - http://goo.gl/IT1xS8
2. Indie tiangge registration is now open - http://goo.gl/oJPci0
3. Volunteer registration- to be announced

Komikon Complete Schedule:

Be sure to come in early to get freebies! Gates open at 10am. Tickets are P100. Visit their website www.komikon.org for more details, like us at http://www.facebook.com/komikon.org and follow us at @komikontweets with the hashtag #sk2014. You may also email us at inquiry@komikon.org for information.

* This event is presented to you by KOMIKON Inc. and BUQO, sponsored by Comic Odyssey, National Bookstore; their official newspaper sponsor, The Manila Bulletin; their official cable TV sponsor, Hero TV; their online media partner, wheninmanila.com; and thanks to items sponsored by Pickld and Art Initiative. Thanks to their Contest Sponsor – Quantum Amusement & their event partners – Cosplay.PH, Iloilo Con and UP Grail.

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