Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Philippine KOMIKON Awards!
Best Graphic Novel / Anthology: Martial Law Babies by Arnold Arre
Best Comic Series: Cast by Jamie Bautista, Nautilus
Best Comic Magazine: Mangaholix by Groundbreakers, Inc.
Best Comic Strip Compilation: Pugad baboy by Pol Medina Jr. Best Webcomic: Kubori Strips for the Soul by Michael David (www.kuborikikiam.com)
Best Cover: Cast issue 11 by Arnold Arre
Best Comic Creator/s: Arnold Arre
Best Cartoonist: Hazel Manzano, Callwork
Best Komiks Character: Michiko of Ninja Girl Ko!, Mangaholix
Best Comic Scene: Ces’ Poem from Will, Cast issue 10 by Jamie Bautista & Arnold Arre
1st place: Life as Viciously Impossible by Daphne Martinez (Lambchild)
2nd place: Nurse Macho Origins by Mangaholix
3rd place: Kalayaan by Gio Paredes, GMP Comics
Comic Aid Award: Elbert Or and Japan Foundation Manila
WHERE BOLD STARS GO TO DIE Written by Gerry Alanguilan, Illustrated by Arlanzandro C. Esmeña
UNDERPASS featuring Sim by Gerry Alanguilan, Judas Kiss by David Hontiveros, Budjette Tan and Oliver Pulumbarit, Katumbas by David Hontiveros and Ian Sta. Maria, The Clinic by Budjette Tan and Ka-jo Baldisimo.
THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF PHILIPPINE KOMIKS and CARTOONS by John A. Lent
Published by Yonzon Associates
Francisco V. Coching’s EL INDIO
KOMIKERO COMICS #3 Created and Published by the Komikero Artists Group
TRESE 3 Mass Murders by Budjette Tan and Ka-jo Baldisimo
Manix Abrera’s “12”
Lyndon Gregorio’s “Go Beerkada Rise of the Jhologs”
Bayan Knights issue 3
Plus check out the indie tiangge for fresh indie comic goodness!!!
Ondoy has left a lot of fellow artists with almost nothing – their homes submerged in flood water. There’s Melvin Calingo, Carlo Vergara, Gilbert Monsanto, Jay David Ramos who lost everything. Rico Rival, Danny Acuña, Jun Lofamia, Clem Rivera, Noly Zamora and Steve Gan.
Gerry Alanguilan brought to us his idea to help.
Mr. Alanguilan will be auctioning original artworks at the KOMIKON 2009. All proceeds shall be distributed to the artists affected by Ondoy.
We encourage other artists who have artworks or other items they would like to auction during the event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you wish to contribute to this cause.
We shall be accepting donations in cash or kind as well at the KOMIKON table if anyone is able and willing to help our fellow artists.
We hope that everyone who will attend KOMIKON 2009 will participate in this cause!
As announced during the Summer KOMIKON, we’ll have a tie-up with The First Philippine International Cartoon, Comic and Animation Festival. This event will be from October 15-18, 2009 and is organized by Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas (SKP), The Creative Media Professionals Guild of Asia and the Pacific, MarketingWorx, and Yonzon Associates.
Join their contests: (open for students) LARRY ALCALA CARTOON COMICS CONTEST
HUGO YONZON CARICATURE CONTEST
Deadline of submission of entries on September 30,2009. Announcement of winners will be at the KOMIKON 2009
For contest details, activities and their respective schedules, please visit their website: www.piccafest.com
CHARACTER CREATION 2009
This year’s theme is : “Hi-tech!”
* Contest is open to all comic book artists except for professionals with published works sold in bookstores.
* CREATE AN ORIGINAL PINOY ROBOT / ANDROID / MECHA
* Write a short write up about your character.
* Entries can be digitally of traditionally rendered.
* Entries are to be submitted online with a canvass size of 8 1/2 x 11 (letter size) and having the resolution of 150 – 300dpi. E-mail entries to email@example.com with the subject: KOMIKON 2009: Character Making Contest. Only e-mail entries are accepted.
* One entry per person only.
* Deadline of submission of entries is on September 30, 2009
* E-mail should include the following information:
a. Name of Character:
b. Short description:
c. Name of Artist:
f. Contact information (mobile no./e-mail)
Comic Creation Contest
* Contest is open to all comic book artists except for professionals with published works sold in bookstores.
* Contestants / groups are limited to only one entry.
* Entries submitted by groups are required to submit the names of the individuals involved in creating the indie. Group entries with professionals on board are automatically disqualified.
* Entries should adhere to the given theme. Entries deviating from the theme shall be automatically disqualified.
This year’s theme is : “Sa Kaibuturan ng Aking Puso” (a pinoy romance) – to create a romantic / dramatic pinoy comic.
* Submit 3 copies of your entry via air mail to
KOMIKON 2009: COMIC CREATION CONTEST
c/o Patrick Jungco at 2 Ruby Street Southville,Don Antonio Heights, Diliman, Quezon City 1127
*send us an email at komikon[@]gmail.com to confirm if we have received it
or through the following drop off points: Comic Odyssey
-Robinson’s Place, Level 3 Ermita,Manila
-Robinson’s Galleria, Level 3 Expansion Mall,Edsa cor. Ortigas Comic Quest
-Lower Ground Floor Bldg. A, SM Megamall
-2nd Floor Main Bldg., SM City North Edsa
* Deadline of submissions will be on September 30, 2009. Entries submitted beyond September 30 shall not be accepted.
* Winners shall be announced on the event itself on October 18 and shall be notified via e-mail or phone.
* The judge’s decision is final.
Entries should be in the form of a comic book with the following specs:
* 8.5 X 6.5 (long bond paper, folded, and stapled twice in the middle)
* Entries should be placed in a short brown envelope with their name, address, phone number, and e-mail written legibly at the upper left hand corner.
* Stories must be 4 to 12 pages long (excluding cover)
* Please note that entries are non-returnable. Entries should be reproductions only. (originals will not be returned)
* Colored and/or black and white entries are accepted.
* There are no restrictions as to the genre or art style that can be used as long as the comic book follows the given theme.
* The story should be in the form of a one-shot title. It should be whole in itself, with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Multiple comic stories in a single entry (anthology) will not be allowed.
Criteria for Judging:
* 40% Visual narrative: Knowledge and application of the visual language of comics.
* 30% Story: Concept and integration of the given theme in a cohesive and entertaining tale.
* 20% Presentation: Expertise in comic book production. This includes legibility, quality of reproduction, and overall tech savvy.
* 10% Overall impact: This refers to how all of the elements unite to form a solid comic book
Hugo “Boboy” Yonzon III Publisher Boboy Yonzon believes in the Filipino’s ability to produce top-caliber stories and art. He believes in comics as a legitimate art form, and is intent on raising the bar for Philippine-produced comics, and, consequently, other forms of entertainment. Boboy is the President and CEO of Yonzon Entertainment Syndicate (YES!), Mango Comics’ mother company. He has been the president of the Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas (SKP) and the spearhead of the upcoming First Philippine International Cartoon, Comic and Animation Festival.
Orvy Jundis He is a comic collector and historian having written numerous articles about comics internationally. Orvy is one of the core members of the KOMMIX Veterans, supporting veteran comic artists and teaching children and young adults in Angono, Rizal about the art of making comics.
Komikero.com is a website created by the comic artist Gerry Alanguilan. It hosts video blogs, articles on comics and includes The Philippine Comics Art Museum, an online museum featuring Filipino vintage comics and articles on veteran comic artists.
Comic Odyssey one of the very few comic stores in Metro Manila that carries local independent comics, owned by Mr. Sandy Sansolis. Comic Odyssey has 2 branches located in Robinson’s Place, Level 3 Ermita,Manila and Robinson’s Galleria, Level 3 Expansion Mall, Edsa cor. Ortigas.
Elbert Or is currently finishing his thesis as a final requirement for his MA in Education while teaching in Ateneo de Manila University. There he regularly incorporate comics and graphic novels in his freshman English Literature classes, and teaches comics production classes for their Fine Arts Program. He’s been conducting workshops and seminars across the country for Nautilus Comics, where he served as editor-in-chief for a couple of years.
Visual Print Enterprises has been publishing a large number of great quality local comic books such as Manix Abrera’s Kikomachine, Freely Abrigo’s Kulas, the graphic novel Trese by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo and Carlo Vergara’s Ang Kagila-gilalas Na Pakikipagsapalaran Ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah. Hopefully more publishers will follow suit.
Gilbert Monsanto is a writer, an artist and a publisher of local comics. He owns the Sacred Mountain Publications which published titles such as Tropa, Rambol and Bayan Knights. Gilbert formed the Bayan Knights calling on independent comic creators who wants their characters to be recognized by forming a unique league of Filipino superheroes. He is also known internationally, working on different comics abroad.
Ayala Foundation for Bayan Knights#2 The Ayala Foundation works to extend the benefits of recent technological developments to a greater number of men, women and children. Through these new technologies, the Foundation continues to work for the cultivation of Filipino ingenuity and talent, as well as the preservation of our rich culture, history and traditions. With this in mind they have helped in the production of Bayan Knights 2 to promote good values in comics.
Japan Foundation Manila The Japan Foundation (JF) aims to promote and encourage cultural exchange and cooperation between the Philippines and Japan. The Japan Foundation has been holding “The Asian Cartoon Exhibition” (one-cut and multi-cut cartoons) annually since 1995 for the purpose of capturing Asian society, culture and customs of daily life through the medium. They have sponsored a number of local artists, bringing them to Japan to be part of exhibit, some of which are Pol Medina Jr. (Pugad Baboy), Elizabeth Chionglo (Loveknots) and Lyndon Gregorio (Beerkada).
U.P. Vargas Museum recently opened its doors to comics holding the Panel Collective Art Exhibit last March 22 to July 12, 2009 at the Edge Gallery.
UP Shopping Center houses a number of shops that caters to every independent comic need. Surely it has given birth to a number of great of indie comics.
U.P. Bahay ng Alumni The home of the Philippine Annual Komiks Convention (KOMIKON) for the past 5 years.
The Manila Bulletin the longest running newspaper in the Philippines is also a great supporter of local comic strip artists having its comic page the most number of locally made comic strips.
Intellectual Property Office opened The Alab Art Space, the first exhibit area in an IP office, to provide a venue for the country’s creative industry to showcase their works. It hosted Sining, Kamalayan at Paglikha, an art exhibit featuring over 30 artworks of the Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas whose members are foremost cartoonists from the country’s leading newspapers and magazines last October 20 – November 20, 2008. The IPO is currently active in activities such as these to promote more awareness about protecting people’s intellectual rights.