Manila, November 3, 2017 – Get ready for the biggest komiks event of 2017 with two days of fun-packed and over-flowing artistic creativity at the 13th Philippine Komiks Convention or Komikon 2017! Head over to the Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound in Pasig City on November 11 (Saturday) from 10AM to 8PM and November 12 (Sunday) from 11AM to 7PM to get the latest and the freshest of our locally made comics. Prepare for two whole days of non-stop action with the following activities:
1. Listen to an up close and personal interview with our special guests – online comics icon Ivyree Rosario of Little Things PH,
socio-political comics creator Emiliana Kampilan of Dead Balagtas and international comics artist Jethro Morales of Green
Hornet, Vampirella, Dejah Thoris and more; plus, group spotlight throwback with the creators of Exodus Comics – Gilbert
Monsanto, Roy Allan Martinez, Jim & Jay Jimenez at MK Tan Hall auditorium;
2. Find out the winners of the 5th Komikon Readers’ Choice Awards and Komikon contest winners at the MK Tan Hall auditorium;
3. Grab a copy (or two) of new comic book titles to be launched by your favorite artists such as Kikomachine XIII by Manix Abrera, Bakokak by Gerry Alanguilan and Kevin Ray Valentino, Doorkeeper: A Graphic Novel by Scott and Ethan Chua, Hari ng Komyut and Sandali by Anino Comics plus many more, with meet and greet of your favorite local comics creators at Hall A&B;
4. Attend and learn from special komiks panel talks: Building Your Portfolio with Jonas Diego, For Adults Only with Kay Aranzanso, Michael David and Oliver Pulumbarit, and Creating and Constructing Concepts vs Writing Stories by Singapore based creator Jerry Hinds at MK Tan Hall, plus workshops on: Cartooning by Barry Jose and Andrew Villar and From the Veterans with Rico Rival and Danny Acuña and On-The Spot Coloring Contest by Meganon Comics at Conference Room E;
5. Commission sketches and drawings from your favorite international Filipino comics creators from Marvel, DC and Dynamite Comics (both days: Mico Suayan, Ed Tadeo, Ryan Pasibe, Eman Casallos, Miguel Mercado; Sat only: Roy Allan Martinez, Jomar Bulda, Geebo Vigonte; Sun only: Elmer Damaso) with the Komiks Kalye at Conference Room F;
6. Visit the pop-up shop of Comic Odyssey with guest artists: Frany, Saowee, Rian Gonzales, Koi Carreon, Randy Valiente, Elmer Santos and Donato Santos at Conference Room B & C and special Tabi Po set up by Cignal TV with Haliya Publishing at Conference Room D.
Be sure to come in early to get freebies! Selling of entrance tickets start 10AM (Sat) / 11AM (Sun) at P100/day. Visit our
website www.komikon.org for more details, like us at http://www.facebook.com/komikon.org and follow us
at http://twitter.com/komikontweets , with hashtags: #komikon2017 #komikonph #komikonawards. You may also email us at [email protected] for information.
This event is presented to you by KOMIKON Inc., sponsored by Comic Odyssey, National Book Store, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN, Evil Genius, Meganon Comics, YourComicShop, Summit Books, Cignal TV, Sari Sari Channel, DV Technologies with special thanks to Art Initiative, Anino Comics, Beyond the Box, Quantum Amusement and our event partners UP Grail and UPLB Graphic Literature Guild.