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For the past seven years KOMIKON (The Annual Philippine Komiks Convention) has been the premier event for the local comic book industry. This is where the depth and width of Filipino talent in creating various worlds and stories, from the golden age to the here and now are showcased. KOMIKON promotes the rich medium that is comic book, which can be seen through the myriad of local works drawing from influences not only locally but from our foreign counterparts as well.
KOMIKON is the celebration of the great art form endearingly called by Pinoys from all walks of life as Komiks. This was the medium that once served as our “national past time” particularly during its golden age from the '70s to the early '80s. It was an industry that gave birth to superstar illustrators and writers. Komiks opened a window for this unique breed of artists to break into the international scene. Their Komiks stories led to adaptations into other media such as film, television and radio making them part of an unforgettable part of our local tradition of excellence in art and literature. KOMIKON aims to gather its supporters and creators in one place to commemorate komiks as it deserve to be distinguished.
Come this November 19, 2011 at the Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound in Pasig City, The 7th Philippine Annual Komiks Convention proudly brings you another exciting day of comics! Join us and gather with Filipino comic book artists and fans from all over the country.
The event, which starts at 10am, will headline guests such as Tony DeZuniga (Jonah Hex), Gerry Alanguilan (Elmer), and Carlo Vergara (Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah). This November’s event highlights the awarding of the winners of the 3rd KOMIKON Readers’ Choice Awards. It will also introduce Komikon’s first ever KOMIKALYE (Artists’ Alley). The KOMIKALYE will allow fans to bring home artworks by internationally renowned local artists Carlo Pagulayan (Planet Hulk), Stephen Segovia (Ultimate Avengers VS Ultimates), Heubert Khan Michael (Vampirella), Edgar Tadeo (X-Men) and Wilson Tortosa (Battle of the Planets) for a small fee. The KOMIKALYE will be open from 2pm to 4pm only. At it’s center Komikon boasts of the sheer number of local creators that will be offering new books. It will be a grand day for Komiks.
This event is presented to you by KOMIKON, Inc. in cooperation with National Bookstore and Hero TV, in partnership with The Animation Council of the Philippines and sponsored by PSICOM Publishing, Vibal Foundation, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Hero Sausages, Studio Studio’s Angel Crush, and Comic Odyssey with media partner Inquirer Bandera.
This is a press release from KOMIKON, Inc.