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

Summer Komikon 2014 Poster

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.

Summer Komikon 2014 PosterThis event will commemorate the very first Komikon starting with our 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.

Read the Full Summer Komikon 2014 Press Release.