Summer Komikon 2013: Never Too Young to Love Komiks (Komiks Are for Kids Too!)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

PRESS RELEASE:

School is out, summer is in! What better way to spend your summer break than cooling off at the halls of Bayanihan Center reading your latest collection of Filipino comics at the Summer Komikon 2013!

Come join us for another fun-filled day of buying local comics, meeting your favorite comic artists, challenging your drawing and story-telling skills on April 13, 2013 from 10 am – 7 pm at the fifth consecutive year of Summer Komikon, also from the organizers of the main Komikon held every last quarter of the year (since 2005).

For a Php 100 entrance fee, fill all of your comics’ cravings for the year in just one day! It’s FREE for 12 until 12! All kids (under 12) arriving before noon get to enter for free! So grab our Summer Komikon Tabloid: The First Edition at the entrance so you will not miss out on anything, especially the list of all the new titles being released.

Highlights will be on our kid-friendly comic creators with special guests like Jomike Tejido – creator of Foldabots published in K-Zone and Mikrokosmos comic strips, Robert Magnuson – artist of Shirley’s Pets (Junior Inquirer) and OMF’s The Great Duck and Crocodile Race and Elbert Or – creator of Bakemono High (K-Zone) and also the artist for Lola: A Ghost Story by J. Torres.

Want to see the latest in the independent comics scene? Then visit our Komiks Tiangge and discover upcoming local comics creators. Start collecting their early works, and who knows, in a few years, they’ll be one of the hottest comics superstars! Like Macoy’s work, Mascot, turned into an independent film by Directors Chris Costello and Mihk Vergara, with a sneak preview on stage!

Meet and greet the best of the best of the Filipino artists working for the International scene at the Komiks Kalye. Bring home your personal masterpieces from these international masters: Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia, Roy Allan Martinez, Harvey Tolibao, Lui Antonio, Heubert Khan Michael, Dennis Crisostomo and Jomar Bulda.

More Filipino artists are expanding to the international scene with Tintin Pantoja illustrating the manga “Who is AC?” written by Eisner Award Winner Hope Larson. Get your books signed at the National Book Store booth from 4-5PM. Beloved children’s book publisher Lampara Books and popular romance publisher Precious Pages have expanded to graphic novels with Black Ink Comics, with new titles being released this Summer Komikon.

We’ve also invited artist colleagues from Singapore: Otto Fong and C.T. Lim to talk about “Successful Comic Self-Publishing in Singapore” and the “Current Trends in Southeast Asian Comics” to see how the regional comics scene can affect and influence creators here in the Philippines.

Find out who will triumph in our Comic Creation Contest, Character Making Contest, Create Your Own Foldabots Contest and the Titus Pens Create Your Own Seven Notes Cover Contest. Winners of HBO Game Of Thrones: Join The Realm Create Your Own Family Arms Contest will also be awarded on stage.

Summer Komikon 2013 is presented to you by Komikon, Inc., in partnership with National Book Store. It is also brought to you by Lampara Books, Precious Pages Publishing, Black Ink Comics, Comic Odyssey, PSICOM Publishing, Animation Council of the Philippines Inc (ACPI) and Wacom. Special thanks to Titus Pens, Seven Notes, Quantum, Bag-iw Society, UP Lunarock, UP Grail and to our Media Partners: Hero TV, MYX.PH, Manila Bulletin, FlipReads, WhenInManila.com, ClickTheCity.com and Geekmatic.

For more information on the floor plan, schedule of activities and detailed comics release information, please visit http://www.komikon.org, like us on http://www.facebook.com/komikon.org, follow us at http://www.twitter.com/komikontweets or email us at inquiry [at] komikon.org .

Support the Filipino Komiks industry. See you there!

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