The 2nd Filipino Reader Conference is going to be held on August 18, 2012 at the Filipinas Heritage Library in Makati. There is a Readers Choice Awards in conjunction with it, and ELMER is one of the nominees in the Comics/Graphic Novels Category. Included in this category are:
Angel Crush by Ace Vitangcol (2011, Alturia Hill)
Skyworld #3: Prodigal by Mervin Ignacio and Ian Sta. Maria (2011, Alamat)
Trese # 4: Last Seen After Midnight by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo (2011, Visprint)
High Society by Hannah Buena and Paolo Chikiamco (2011, Rocket Kapre and Flipside)
Love is in the Bag Volume 5 by Ace Vitangcol (2011, Alturia Hill)
Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan (2010, SLG Publishing)
Foldabots Chronicles Volume 1 by Jomike Tejido and Jill Arwen Posadas (2011, Jomike Tejido)
KikoMachine Komiks Blg6 by Manix Abera (2010, Visprint)
Weather-Weather Lang by Norby Ela (2010, NMN Creative)
It’s curious that the nominated edition is the SLG Edition, which is the American edition of book, usually sold outside the Philippines. The one mostly available here in the country is the Elmer 2nd Edition, published by National Book Store in 2011.
Anyway, those are the comic books that are nominated. Vote for whichever is your favorite! You can vote at an online ballot here.
For the rest of the nominees in other categories, click here.