For the first time in all my years of going to these comic book events here in the Philippines, I FORGOT to bring my camera.
Worse, the semi-official photographer for these events, world class comic book artist Carlo Pagulayan, couldn’t make it to the event as well.
And my friend and collaborator Marivi Hilos-Nepomuceno, who drew “Mitch and Mischa” for Umlauts and Atom Bombs, who is an Architect AND a professional photographer in her other life, didn’t bring her camera because she thought I would. ha! ha!
So thanks to Roi Francisco for these photos. Thanks pare! You are now officially one of my favorite photographers!
I think this one of the the first times I’m signing anything related to my stint at The Buzz Magasin for TIMAWA. Thanks to the guy who brought a bunch of these! I never thought anyone actually read these as I never really got any response.
The photo below represents my stash for the day. These are many of the new titles launched at this particular event alone. There were still many titles there I didn’t manage to get, as I was kept to my table for much of the time and didn’t get around too much.
I think that’s pretty amazing. These are almost all from people who shelled out their own cash to publish these comics. And they are also the same people doing the effort to promote and distribute their own creations. So it’s why I appreciate so much the 7 or so comic book events a year held in the Philippines to give these guys a spectacular venue to showcase their stuff.
Whoever believes Komiks is dead in the Philippines is a straggler living in a cave in a jungle who believes World War II is still not over.
Thanks to everyone who dropped by, from Facebook peeps to Twitter twits to Plurkers and everyone else who said hello. Thanks!
Congrats to the organizers of Summer Komikon, who once again pulled off a very successful event. I was horrified when they said there would be no 6th Annual Komikon in October. WhAT? *gasp* But that’s only because it’s going to be in November. aaah.
My usual photo sources aren’t present (Azrael is at another event), and many photos are being uploaded at private profiles in Facebook.
Here are a few photos from Gio Paredes. And More from Gio.
Photos from Graffista.
Lots of pictures at Silent Sanctum Manga.
More photos from Hazel Manzano.
Photos from Macoy.
Photos from Jonas Diego.
Photos from Jonas Diego. (Slideshow)
Photos from Wilson Tortosa.
Photos from Rocket Kapre.
Photos from Hub Pacheco.
Photos from Ryan.
I’ll be updating a photo coverage list as it comes in. If you know of a public gallery of Summer Komikon 2010 photos, let me know in the comments and I’ll add it here.