Press Release: Summer Komikon 2016

The Return of Summer Komikon 2016


Manila, April 11, 2016 – From a short break, the Summer Komikon 2016 is back in one day of fun-packed and over-flowing artistic creativity! Komiks fans will be trooping over to the Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound in Pasig City on April 16 (Saturday) from 10AM to 7PM to get the latest and the freshest of our locally made comics. Get ready to heat up on the hottest komiks convention in the Philippines that will give you: Continue reading “Press Release: Summer Komikon 2016”

PRESS RELEASE: From 10 to 1: Looking Back at 10 Years of Komikon

From 10 to 1: Looking Back at 10 Years of Komikon

Manila, April 4, 2014 – A decade ago, a group of friends organized the First Annual Philippine Komiks Convention in U.P. Diliman. From one event a year, it has grown to three events in a year, attended by thousands of comics enthusiasts and creators.

Summer Komikon 2014, the sixth of this event since 2009, will be held on April 12, 2014 from 10 am to 7pm at the Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound in Pasig City. Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: From 10 to 1: Looking Back at 10 Years of Komikon”

Summer Komikon 2014 is Here!

It’s getting hot in Manila!

Get ready for Summer Komikon 2014! From 10am to 7pm at Bayanihan Center, Pasig City on April 12, 2014.

Go to the Official Facebook Event Page ( ) and confirm you are going to get the latest updates. Make sure to invite all your family and friends too!

And to show your support, choose from the following Facebook covers featuring our Special Guests (try to guess who they are). Just click on the image to download:

Cover 1:

Summer Komikon 2014 FB Cover Page 1

Cover 2:

Summer Komikon 2014 FB Cover Page 2

Cover 3:

Summer Komikon 2014 FB Cover Page 3

See you there! #sk2014

Summer Komikon 2013 Floorplan & Directory

Make sure to drop by each and every one of these booths at Summer Komikon 2013!

Some reminders:

  • Summer Komikon 2013 floor area includes the lobby, Halls A and B, Conference Room BCD, Conference E and Conference F. Make sure to visit each one to make sure you don’t miss out on anything.
  • The Lobby and Halls A & B are open from 10am to 7pm. This is the area for our sponsors and exhibitors. The main stage is also located inside.
  • Conference BCD is open from 10 am to 6pm. This is the area for our Independent Komiks Tiangge and KomikoNOOK (mini-comics library for free comics reading). Please see floorplan below.
  • Conference E is open from 12 noon to 5pm. This is the area for lectures, Screening of Animahenasyon 2012 Winning Entries, and Contest Area.
  • Conference F is open from 12 noon to 5pm. This is the area for Komiks Kalye artist sketching and signing.
  • Attendees are not allowed to bring in food and drinks inside the Halls and Conference Rooms. Please maintain the cleanliness of the whole area at all times. Food concessionaires are available at the Parking Lot side. Other food establishments are available across Pioneer St.
  • Free Parking is available at the Unilab Compound parking area. There are also parking slots at the establishments across Pioneer Street.
  • Check out the  list of exhibitors and sponsors for their specific locations.
  • Click on the image below to zoom in.

Summer Komikon 2013 Floorplan

Indie Komiks Tiangge Floorplan

Komiks are for Kids Too!


Summer Komikon 2013: Never Too Young to Love Komiks

Metro Manila, 1 April 2013 – School is out, summer is in! What better way to spend your summer break than cooling off at the halls of Bayanihan Center reading your latest collection of Filipino comics at the Summer Komikon 2013!

Summer Komikon 2013 PosterCome join us for another fun-filled day of buying local comics, meeting your favorite comic artists, challenging your drawing and story-telling skills on April 13, 2013 from 10 am – 7 pm at the fifth consecutive year of Summer Komikon, also from the organizers of the main Komikon held every last quarter of the year (since 2005).

For a Php 100 entrance fee, fill all of your comics’ cravings for the year in just one day! It’s FREE for 12 until 12! All kids (under 12) arriving before noon get to enter for free! So grab our Summer Komikon Tabloid: The First Edition at the entrance so you will not miss out on anything, especially the list of all the new titles being released.

Highlights will be on our kid-friendly comic creators with special guests like Jomike Tejido – creator of Foldabots published in K-Zone and Mikrokosmos comic strips, Robert Magnuson – artist of Shirley’s Pets (Junior Inquirer) and OMF’s The Great Duck and Crocodile Race and Elbert Or – creator of Bakemono High (K-Zone) and also the artist for Lola: A Ghost Story by J. Torres.

Want to see the latest in the independent comics scene? Then visit our Komiks Tiangge and discover upcoming local comics creators. Start collecting their early works, and who knows, in a few years, they’ll be one of the hottest comics superstars! Like Macoy’s work, Mascot, turned into an independent film by Directors Chris Costello and Mihk Vergara, with a sneak preview on stage!

Meet and greet the best of the best of the Filipino artists working for the International scene at the Komiks Kalye. Bring home your personal masterpieces from these international masters: Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia, Roy Allan Martinez, Harvey Tolibao, Lui Antonio, Heubert Khan Michael, Dennis Crisostomo and Jomar Bulda.

More Filipino artists are expanding to the international scene with Tintin Pantoja illustrating the manga “Who is AC?” written by Eisner Award Winner Hope Larson. Get your books signed at the National Book Store booth from 4-5PM. Beloved children’s book publisher Lampara Books and popular romance publisher Precious Pages have expanded to graphic novels with Black Ink Comics, with new titles being released this Summer Komikon.

We’ve also invited artist colleagues from Singapore: Otto Fong and C.T. Lim to talk about “Successful Comic Self-Publishing in Singapore” and the “Current Trends in Southeast Asian Comics” to see how the regional comics scene can affect and influence creators here in the Philippines.

Find out who will triumph in our Comic Creation Contest, Character Making Contest, Create Your Own Foldabots Contest and the Titus Pens Create Your Own Seven Notes Cover Contest. Winners of HBO Game Of Thrones: Join The Realm Create Your Own Family Arms Contest will also be awarded on stage.

Summer Komikon 2013 is presented to you by Komikon, Inc., in partnership with National Book Store. It is also brought to you by Lampara Books, Precious Pages Publishing, Black Ink Comics, Comic Odyssey, PSICOM Publishing, Animation Council of the Philippines Inc (ACPI) and Wacom. Special thanks to Titus Pens, Seven Notes, Quantum, Bag-iw Society, UP Lunarock, UP Grail and to our Media Partners: Hero TV, MYX.PH, Manila Bulletin, FlipReads,, and Geekmatic.

For more information on the floor plan, schedule of activities and detailed comics release information, please visit, like us on, follow us at or email us at inquiry [at] .

Support the Filipino Komiks industry. See you there! ###