US author’s book on ‘komiks’ launched at RP cartoon fest
By Oliver Pulumbarit
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Posted date: December 01, 2009
MANILA, Philippines—Some of the most popular local feature films and teleseryes originally started out as komiks serials. The works of Pinoy comics luminaries were exhibited at the first Philippine International Cartoon, Comics, and Animation (Picca) Festival held recently at SM Megamall and other venues.
Various aspects of the art forms were discussed in talks, book launches, film showings and other activities. Picca founder Boboy Yonzon expounded on the importance of the event:
“We would like to give a forum for comics artists, a channel or watershed venue for them and the cartoonists. This is an advocacy intended to energize what is supposed to be a dying craft or industry. There are many talented Filipino creators; we just have to make people aware of what we can offer.”
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