Press Release: Komikon 2015

Two-Days of Komiks Fun at Komikon 2015

Manila, November 10, 2015 – Get ready for the last and biggest komiks event of 2015 with two days of fun-packed and over-flowing artistic creativity at the 11th Philippine Annual Komiks Convention or Komikon 2015! Head over to the Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound in Pasig City on November 14 (Saturday) from 10AM to 8PM and on November 15 (Sunday) from 11AM to 7PM to get the latest and the freshest of our locally made comics. It will be two whole days of non-stop action with the following activities:

-meet and greet of our special guests from the international comic scene – Valiant Comics artist Mico Suayan, Filipino Mangaka Ray ‘Raykosen’ Magbanua and local independent scene – Rommel ‘Omeng’ Estanislao, also a well-known clay-sculpturist, among others. Plus, group spotlight on Alamat Comics celebrating their 20 years;

-launching of the latest comic book titles by your favorite artists, with meet and greet with your favorite local comics creators at Hall A&B, plus upcoming local comics creators in the Independent Komiks Tiangge at Conference Rooms BCD;

Komikon 2015 Poster

-special comic panels: Comics Writing with Budjette Tan and Jamie Bautista; Self Publishing with Ace Vitangcol and Lyndon Gregorio; School of Comics with Emil Flores and Carl Javier; Crossing Platforms with Carlo Vergara and Paolo Herras; and Veteran Speak with Rico Rival and Danny Acuña at Conference Room E and F;

-signings and drawing commissions from your favorite international Filipino comics creators from Marvel, DC and Dynamite Comics (Stephen Segovia, Roy Allan Martinez, Ariel Padilla, Edgar Tadeo, Harvey Tolibao, Carlo Pagulayan, Heubert Michael, Jethro Morales, Geebo Vigonte, Ryan Pasibe, Dennis Crisostomo, Lui Antonio, Jomar Bulda, Omi Remalante) at the KomiksKalye at Conference Room F;

-international comics discussion and exchange of ideas with Germany’s Sascha Hommer and Spain’s Luis Perez Ortiz (together with Philippines’ Mark Lawrence Andres);

-free film screenings of Puti, the debut film of Mike Alcazaren, veteran commercial director and co-creator of new comic book series (soon to be film) Patay Kung Patay; and special episodes of Miko Livelo’s Tanods from TV5 Originals;

-awarding of contest winners: Gunship Revolution’s The Last Draw Challenge, and Komikon’s Silent Comics Creation Contest and Geek Fight: Komiks Edition;

Be sure to come in early to get freebies! Selling of entrance tickets start 30 minutes before at P100/day. Visit our website for more details, like us at and follow us at , #komikon2015. You may also email us at for information.

This event is presented to you by KOMIKON Inc., sponsored by Comic Odyssey, National Book Store and Jack ‘n Jill Chippy; with special thanks to Art Initiative,, Quantum Amusement, adobo magazine, TV5 Originals: Tanods and event partners UP Grail, Komiket, Goethe Institut Manila, and Embassy of Spain in the Philippines.

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Press Release: Komikon 2014

Ten-Ten-Te-Ten at Komikon 2014

Manila, November 12, 2014 – With Christmas just a month away, why not give the gift of reading to your family and friends? Head out to the tenth Philippine Annual Komiks Convention or Komikon 2014 this November 15, 2014 from 10 am to 7pm at the Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound in Pasig City for the latest and the freshest of our locally made comics. Continue reading “Press Release: Komikon 2014”

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”

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! ###