I was going to make an #AskGi post, but I saw this question posted on Quora. I never even knew that there was this thing about manga or Japanese comics being viewed as better than American comics. So I checked out the first answer I saw and I was really impressed by the amount of info I got. Not saying one is better than the other–I’m not a credible source when it comes to that–but I learned from reading. That explained something about the movie (originally manga) I am Hero to me, with regards to the comics industry in Japan.
If you’re interested in this and other answers, feel free to click on the image. Then share your thoughts, whydoncha? 😉
If you’re a comics buff and living here, I recommend my buddy Andoyman’s ANG SUMPA. All you gotta do is contact him. Try his other works as well, you might like them, too. Meanwhile, grab a copy of the latest SULYAP issue — ANG SUMPA is featured, which is one of the coolest thing ever! Got my copy now (thanks, Andoyman!). Mine does seem to miss some panels so I hope it’s just mine. Nevertheless (do people still say this word?), you won’t miss too much so do buy!
As if i haven’t announced it enough, this year’s summer COMICS convention is just around the corner. Just a little more than a week to go. Okay, some stuff to expect:
I’m seeing names there that I’d like to see again, while some, I have yet to meet. Meanwhile, if you are in the Philippines and happen to visit the Komikon, drop by friend Andoyman‘s table at the Independent Komiks Tiangge room. You might want to buy this and its first chapter:
For a bit of a sample of how he draws, just click on the link I provided above. This comics is special to me because aside from knowing the artist personally, having worked with him before, I provide assistance to him here by editing his story. We hope we’re doing well. It’s in Filipino but who knows? Maybe someday, he’ll provide English translations 😉
Now from the Summer Komikon 2014 official Facebook event page: “Get to watch these awesome animated shorts from Arnold Arre and the Adaptation of Macoy‘s “Ang Maskot” during the KOMIKON this Summer.”
I’ve met Macoy and bought the mentioned comics. My friend bought the whole series of his School Run that I planned to buy also but Macoy never really went back to the next events. I hope I don’t miss the movie version since I tend to be busy going around checking out the wares and meeting artists.
I have not yet shared photos from the last Komikon (my bad) but will try to be a more diligent comics-freak like these guys:
Sorry, I have not posted anything about the last Komikon I attended. Too busy. Still busy but I can’t pass up the chance to announce the stuff I found out from the Komikon Facebook page. Summer Komikon is on April 12, 2014. Better highlight that in your activities calendar. As usual, venue is at Bayanihan Center.
So below are all-things Komikon-related PLUS one other special announcement:
A. From Sulyap Komiks Anthology: “Here’s the cover for the second batch of Sulyap. Drawn by superstar comic book artist, Stephen Jorge Segovia. Vote which background color you want it printed on.” My personal choice is white. Let them know what you prefer, too. CLICK HERE.
B. They’re asking if you’d like to star in a Komikon video. From Komikon.org: “Make a video testimonial…telling us about KOMIKON. It may be about an unforgettable experience, your personal KOMIKON collection or what impact the event had on you or the comic industry.” DETAILS HERE. Sample:
C. It’s Summer Komikon again! Komikon.org says it’s time to “Sharpen your comics drawing skills and join the Summer Komikon 2014 Comic Creation Contest!” This year, TEN is the theme. FOR MORE INFO, CHECK THEM OUT HERE.
I went to last Saturday’s Komikon again. I felt that there seemed to be less exhibitors and it really should have not come as a surprise, given the recent events in the country. Then again, it was also just probably because there was a considerably noticeable decrease in the number of fans in the morning. The good thing was they swarmed the place yet again by early afternoon. Ah, my faith in my fellow comics fans is restored.
If this seems crowded enough to you, it doesn’t really do much justice as there were much more people
I really do get where they were in the morning. Due to Super Typhoon Yolanda, many well-meaning groups have put it upon themselves to come up with events ASAP for the benefit of the victims. Last weekend alone, there were several events happening all at the same time, three of which were for fun runs alone. Ergo, people had to see where best or first to go. Personally, whatever they chose would sound just as fine. The real priority were our fellowmen needing our help. Most of the artists whom my friend Sherwin and I got to approach and even talk to were to donate the proceeds to the victims. More or less two weeks before, too, Johnny Danganan and friends already began a fundraising, allowing artists a chance to help more by donating works that were to be auctioned for the benefit of Yolanda victims. It was definitely a big success! Per his report, they were able to raise PhP54,000 in cash then and, as of this writing, PhP44,500 more to collect plus $200. Include as well stuff that people donated in kind. I say, JOB WELL DONE!!!! Well, if you guys missed last Saturday’s Komikon, you have another chance this coming Saturday at The Fort. Meet artists, purchase their comics, and maybe even have a go at bidding for chosen artworks at “ART WITH A HEART” – FUND RAISING EVENT AT THE FORT.
Relief for Super Typhoon Yolanda. For more info, kindly click HERE.
That said, kindly allow me to share some photos in my next post later. And before you get any ideas or react violently, no, this is not a case of being insensitive. This kind of issue I will have to tackle some other day.
It’s comics convention once again! And now we go to Baguio!!!…Well, not me, really. No time, no moolah, boohoohoo…BUT if you happen to be there (CAP Building), kindly visit my friend, Andoyman Komikero, at table 407. Who is he? This is the guy I interviewed.
Grab a copy as well of his newest venture, ANG SUMPA. It means something to me, too, as I got to assist and edit for him. It’s this here below:
Make sure to check out the other Pinoy artists’ works as well. You might like some stuff, you never know. Not sure yet if they’re going, but it would be nice if the guys I met before (the guys mentioned HERE) will be there as well ;p