Two comics related events this Saturday, October 27. The first being the biggest local comics convention for the past 8 years, KOMIKON at Bayanihan Center in Pasig. It will we open from 10am to 7:00pm The second is a book signing by American comics artist, illustrator and painter Kent Williams at Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street beginning at 4pm.
This poses quite a bit of a dilemma for the Filipino comic book fan. It’s conceivable that the true blue fan can attend both events. Komikon in the morning and early afternoon, and then off to Kent Williams at 4pm. But I’m thinking most people will be able to attend only one.
I myself has been a fan of Kent Williams since the 80s after seeing his black and white work for the first time as a back up in one of the independents I bought at NBS. I’ve since followed his work on a lot of things, including a personal favorite, The Havok and Wolverine limited series called “Meltdown”.
But I have a lifelong commitment to Komikon so that’s where I’ll be. Although I will be in the Bonifacio High Street area Saturday morning for something completely unrelated to comics, I won’t have time to make a visit to Fully Booked to see what’s up.
It’s unfortunate that these events happened to be scheduled at the same time as I’m sure most fans and comics creators would prefer to go to both.