Spending the day getting ready for the 7th Annual KOMIKON, the Philippine Komiks Convention. I can’t believe it’s already seven years running. Not only is this thing still going strong, it’s even expanded to include a special Summer Komikon every May or April for the last couple of years. That’s two KOMIKONs a year! That’s not counting Metro Comic-con and the other events all throughout the year outside of Manila. There was one in Los Baños, another in Baguio, another in Cebu, and in December, there’s one right here in San Pablo. I’ll be posting the life out of that one after Komikon.
So much new KOMIKS coming out at Komikon. Here is but a sampling of Macoy’s site. If anyone out there still thinks Komiks are dead in the Philippines, then they’re just plain STUPID.
Although I’m still promoting Elmer and selling Bold Stars, I do have new stuff coming out. And it’s crazy. It’s the return of Johnny Balbona!
Johnny will be making an appearance in Komikero Komiks Anthology #8, to be sold at Jonas Diego’s table. Oh yeah, here’s a map of the venue itself so you can much more easily find us.
Here’s Ariel Atienza and Lyndon Gregorio, two of the Komikon organizers in a radio appearance yesterday, promoting the event.
Video by Mark Cerbo
As I mentioned, the amount of komiks coming out is INSANE. I wish to buy them all, but of course, I wouldn’t be able to. If I don’t buy your comic book, it’s nothing personal. Keep in mind that there’s only so much I can buy and there are specific things that I really wish to get. I’m really looking forward to Edgar Tadeo’s Jacara Zar, Gio Paredes’ Kalayaan Volume 1 TPB, Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s Trese Book 4, Gilbert Monsanto’s new stuff…. and so many more.
I wish I have a bit of time to go around. Since I don’t have a new release, I think I can afford to wander the venue a bit. Yes, I’m really excited for today! See you all there!
More info on Komikon (What, where, when): http://komikon.org
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