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Sorry for the lack of updates. Things have been really crazy right after the last journal entry (a.k.a. a bit of soul searching here and there in between work). Right now I'm just expanding the visibility of my artworks to include social networking here - www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art… (which you can "like" if you like) and kartoonista.tumblr.com/ for some general weirdness and new photographs that I took.

That's it. I'll try to update whenever I can.

Thanks for standing by!





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Bah.





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You can now see and choose the nominees for this year's Komikon 2011 Awards:
:bulletred: Nominees for Best Comic Series

:bulletred: Nominees for Best Comic Strip Compilation

:bulletred: Nominees for Best Filipino International Artist

:bulletred: Nominees for Best Graphic Novel

Voting starts 15 September to 15 October 2011! :D



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BE AN EXHIBITOR!

EARLY BIRD RATES:
Artist Exhibitor (individual or group artists) - Php 2,500 / booth
Non-Artist Exhibitor (companies, stores, etc) - Php 3,000 / booth

REGULAR RATES:
Artist Exhibitor (individual or group artists) - Php 3,000 / booth
Non-Artist Exhibitor (companies, stores, etc) - Php 3,500 / booth

:bulletgreen: Exhibitors will receive a 2x2 meter space, including 1 table, 3 chairs and 3 IDs. Komikon reserves the right to assign locations.

:bulletgreen: Early bird rates are valid if the full amount is paid on or before July 31, 2011.

If you wish to be a sponsor, or should you have any questions or other suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us at business@komikon.org.





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Dreadful news. I woke up to the sight of my external hard drive on the floor, my cat apparently, being a frisky one at that at his age, seemed to have accidentally pushed it off the table and now it's not working. I'm trying not to make a mental account of what it contained and what I lost lest I fall into depression. Right now I'm trying very hard to be philosophical about it, admitting that I won't be seeing those new files of artworks I did, photographs accumulated all these years, installers, downloads, mp3s, clip art, textures, reference photographs, videos, etc. ever again. I have no idea yet how much material I can get from old CDs I backed up when the old computer conked out three years ago.

All the artworks I can start from scratch but the others, well, that's that.  






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Thanks to all our sponsors, exhibitors and fellow artists who supported us this summer.
Thanks to all our great women guests,
Thanks to Mr. Tony de Zuniga who graced our event with his attendance.
Thanks to our Indie Tiangge participants! Mabuhay kayo!
Thanks to a very good batch of volunteers. we hope you can help us out again.
Most of all THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE SUMMER KOMIKON!

We do hope that you can help us by posting your comments about the event.
What did you think of the venue and what else we could do to make things better?
Feel free to share links to photos, videos and articles about the 3rd SUMMER KOMIKON.

Until November!

...but before that...

SEE YOU ALL ON MAY 7,2011 for the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Comic Odyssey in Robinson's Galleria!


* More announcements and acknowledgements here.






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I wanna go back to drawing comics again. WAAAAAAHHHH!!!


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3rd Summer Komikon 2011
Location: Bayanihan Center (see map here komikon.deviantart.com/art/Bay…)
Time: 10:00AM Saturday, April 16th






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This year's theme is: EPIC ADAPTATION
Create a comic based on any FILIPINO EPIC STORY. (Ibalong, Lam-ang, Aliguyon, etc...www.google.com.ph/search?q=epi…)

Rules:
- Contest is open to all comic book artists except for professionals with published works sold in bookstores.
- Contestants / groups are limited to only one entry.
- Entries submitted by groups are required to submit the names of the individuals involved in creating the indie. Group entries with professionals on board are automatically disqualified.
- Entries should adhere to the given theme. Entries deviating from the theme shall be automatically disqualified.

- Submit 3 copies of your entry via air mail to

SUMMER KOMIKON 2011: COMIC CREATION CONTEST
KOMIKON, INC c/o Lyndon Gregorio
18 Esteban Street, Brgy. Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City 1550
*send us an email at komikon.contests[@]gmail.com to confirm if we have received it

Drop-off points at: Comic Odyssey
:bulletgreen: Robinson's Place, Level 3 Ermita,Manila
:bulletgreen: Robinson's Galleria, Level 3 Expansion Mall,Edsa cor. Ortigas

- Deadline of submissions will be on APRIL 1, 2011. Entries submitted beyond APRIL 1 shall not be accepted.
- Winners shall be announced on the event itself on April 16 and shall be notified via e-mail or phone.
- The judge's decision is final.

Entries should be in the form of a comic book with the following specs:
- Make a summary of the chosen epic.
- 8.5 X 6.5 (long bond paper, folded, and stapled twice in the middle)
- Entries should be placed in a short brown envelope with their name, address, phone number, and e-mail written legibly at the upper left hand corner.
- Stories must be 4 to 12 pages long (excluding cover)
- Please note that entries are non-returnable. Entries should be reproductions only. (originals will not be returned)
- Colored and/or black and white entries are accepted.
- There are no restrictions as to the genre or art style that can be used as long as the comic book follows the given theme.
- The story should be in the form of a one-shot title. It should be whole in itself, with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Multiple comic stories in a single entry (anthology) will not be allowed.


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3rd Summer Komikon 2011
Location: Bayanihan Center (see map here komikon.deviantart.com/art/Bay…)
Time: 10:00AM Saturday, April 16th

FOR INTERESTED EXHIBITORS please visit this link:
spreadsheets.google.com/a/komi…





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Finally updated the page with new artworks, Aaaaand arranged the CLASS comics by including those directional arrows below each strip and artwork so readers can easily follow where they appeared and what it's all about. The long awaited book compilation is still in the works (with a targeted 100+ pages, half of which are new material) which will hopefully be released in time for KOMIKON this November.


Take note of these UPCOMING EVENTS we will be participating in:

:bulletgreen: :iconkomikon: KOMIKON 2010, November 13, 2010 at the Star Mall, Mandaluyong City.




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April 17 at the UP Bahay Ng Alumni!

And I still haven't put anything in this site. I hope I could rectify the situation before the month ends.





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Sorry for the extended silence. I'll be posting new stuff when the new year rolls in.

Merry Christmas to all of you too! :D        





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I've no book of my own to sell at this year's Komikon, however I will be selling small art prints of photographs I've taken in my travels which I encourage you all to purchase because all the proceeds from this sale will go to help friends and colleagues displaced by the recent floods. Advance orders for other art prints is also accepted on the condition that these will be surely picked up by you on Sunday's event.

Caricatures done on the spot on Sunday and even after are also accepted, the proceeds of which will also go to the disaster victims.

Thank you.        





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You can now cast your vote for your favorite artist, comics, scenes, etc. here

Don't forget to cast your VOTE FOR ME if you like what you see and read in my gallery. Thanks a bunch in advance.

Non-DA members can cast your votes here.


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B&W Artists for a Graphic Novel and Full time artists for a small design agency still needed.





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The voting procedures will be announced later.

For inquiries about the awards, please feel free to comment or direct your questions to komikon.awards@gmail.com


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The first ever KOMIKON AWARDS was held back in 2006 on the 2nd year of the Philippine Annual Komiks Convention. It is with great delight that we bring it back in a bigger and better venue and in celebrating the event’s 5th year. Once again, let us give recognition to those who continue to pour their heart, soul and income to a said “ailing industry” that still thrives to bring entertainment to future generations.
The categories are as follows:

Best Comic
This is for the ultimate… the chosen one. This is for the best among the rest. This means that the comic has achieved its ultimate potential; it’s all that and then some. This covers the mainstream comics, published and sold in the major local bookstores. This is for those that have reached the pinnacle of comic making; it’s up there, head and shoulders above the rest, looking down on us through a magnifying glass. This is for the comic that embodies all the things that made us love comics in the first place. The Best Comic award is divided in four categories:

:bulletred: Best Graphic Novel / Anthology*
Graphic Novels are defined as novels whose narrative is related through a combination of text and art, often in comic-strip form. On the other hand, an anthology is a collection of stand alone comic book stories collected in one publication by a group or one author. This award aims to honor the best comic book creator or group of creators for their exemplary work.

:bulletred: Best Serialized Comic*
A comic series published regularly in a magazine, newspaper or comic book publication.

:bulletred: Best Comic Magazine
This award is given to the best comic book magazine still seeing print be it a single story or made up of several.

:bulletred: Best Comic Strip Compilation
Here’s a step from the day-to-day print to more lasting impressions. One strip is never enough.

Best Comic Creator/s*
This award recognizes the talents of a solo artist or team of artists in making the best comic there is.

Best Cover*
A cover dictates how people see your comic. Sales also depend on the cover. And here we salute those covers that made us look and look hard. And the effort to it took to conceptualize, pencil, ink, and in some cases, to color the cover. The award shall go to the artist or group of artists that created such masterpiece.

Best Cartoonist*
The award acknowledges the countless comic strip artists whose works are published in newspapers, tabloids and magazines. Some might say that comic strip artists don’t get the props that they deserve. They give us the simple delight of a smile, a chuckle or an all-out laugh. They’re one of those everyday things we tend to pass by, yet they’re sometimes important as their humor is sometimes the only solace in those dreary days.

Grassroot Award*
This award is for those countless photocopied mini-comics that we now fondly call “indies”. That among those countless black and white comics stood out and proved to be the one with the most Oomph! of them all. This is for the indie that made the biggest dent among the populace be it good or bad, it made enough noise for people to look and take notice. It made enough of a statement that people actually stopped and listened. It brought something new and fresh that has never been done or seen before. Be it the concept, the art, or the story, it was a breath of fresh air among the masses of photocopied, folded in half and stapled twice in the spine comics. This is meant for those who dreamt of making a mark on the comic industry, and have succeeded, quite magnificently at that.

Best Webcomic*
A lot of effort goes into the webcomics we see and enjoy on the net. And they do not get the credit they deserve. But that’s why we are here, to give props to those under-appreciated webcomics, to give to where it is due.

Komiks Character of the Year
This award is for the most memorable, the funniest and most unforgettable komiks character. It could be male, female, a robot, an animal…anything. This is for our respective favorites, villain or hero.

Best Comic Scene
Who would forget that first kiss, that most tragic death, that most exhilarating fight, or even that scene that brought you to tears or made you curl up in laughter?

Comics Aid Award
Komiks would have not been possible if creators did not have any help. This is for those who have helped take comics from concept to fruition, from the little things to the humongous tasks. For all those who helped from photocopiers to publishers, family and friends, for artists, fans and fellow believers who continue to spread awareness about the industry, this is for those who have helped make what we see before our eyes.


NOMINATIONS
* Different titles created by a single artist/group can be nominated in one category.

:bulletblue: Nominated works, whether published, independent, or web comic, should have been released from 2006 until May 2009.

:bulletblue: Artists and works that have been nominated during the first KOMIKON Awards can still be nominated considering that their work/s is/are still being published during the nomination period.

:bulletblue: Nomination period will begin on July 1, 2009</b> and end on July 15, 2009.

:bulletblue: E-mail your nominations to komikon.awards@gmail.com with the subject: KOMIKON AWARDS NOMINATION. Only e-mail nominations will be accepted.


VOTING


:bulletgreen: Voting period will be from August 10 – September 20, 2009. The voting procedures will be announced.

For inquiries about the awards, please feel free to comment or direct your questions to komikon.awards@gmail.com


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Graphic artists who want to work on a full time basis for a small agency post your thoughts here or pm me your email address. The office is located in the Ortigas area.

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Will be at ToyCon this weekend in case anybody's interested to know that.





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WHO: Open call for artists (comics, graphics, photography, etc.) who're brilliant, not afraid to experiment in pushing their art to the next level in translating a book into comic book format. Limited slots available.

WHAT: The book is of Norman Wilwayco's MONDOMANILA: Kung Paano Ko Inayos Ang Buhok Ko Matapos Ang Mahaba-Haba Ring Paglalakbay (MONDOMANILA: How I Fixed My Hair After A Rather Long Journey).

This revived project came way before the indie film directed by noted indie film director, Khav De La Cruz, came out. This is on a purely voluntary basis, each artist will be asked to work on  to draw one chapter each with each one providing his or her own translation of the text into English. Credits and acknowledgments will be given in the book for the artists involved.

You can view my contribution to this project here or here.

WHERE: This is open to all interested artists as long as you're able to follow deadlines.

WHEN: ASAP

WHY: Because it rocks and being involved in a project with award winning indie movie director, Khavn De La Cruz and Palanca Award winner, Norman Wilwayco attached to it will look good in your resume. :D

Send me your emails by PM if you're interested.





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We're all looking forward to next year's Komikon!

You're all great! :D




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Right here. Right now.

See y'all later at the con! :D




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THE FOURTH ANNUAL PHILIPPINE KOMIKS CONVENTION with UP LUNAROCK and UP GRAIL brings you a week long KOMIKON 2008!!!

Besides the convention proper on November 22, 2008, there will be activities held from November 17 - 21 at the UP College of Arts and Letters and in the UP College of Fine Arts for KOMIKON. Our schedule is as follows:

November 17 (Mon) KOMIKS 101 Talk
venue: UPFA Auditorium

"KOMIKEROS FOR HIRE"
Filipino Comic Artists Working for Companies Abroad
Time: 10:00am - 12noon
Panelists:
Harvey Tolibao
Wilson Tortosa
Gilbert Monsanto
Melvin Calingo

"KOMIKS IN EDUCATION"
Including Comics into the Curriculum
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Panelists:
Gerry Alanguilan
Gilbert Monsanto
Elbert Or
Jose "Chong" Ardivilla
Emil Flores

November 18 (Tue) OPENING of EXHIBIT at UP Faculty Center Galleria 1
"Comic Making for Writers"

time: 2:30-4:30pm; venue: UP College of Arts and Letters*
Speaker: Jonas Diego

November 19 (Wed)
"Old Comics to Modern TV Adaptations"

time: 2:30-4:30pm; venue: UP College of Arts and Letters (Rm. 506)
Speaker: Gilda Olvidado

November 20 (Thurs)
"Comic Writing for Artists"

time: 2:30-4:30pm; venue: UP College of Fine Arts (Drawing Room)
Speaker: Gerry Alanguilan , Elbert Or and Jamie Bautista

November 21 (Fri)
"Publishing Comics: Mainstream and Independent"

time: 2:30-4:30pm; venue: UP College of Fine Arts*
Speaker: Boboy Yonzon, Ian Cang, Lyndon Gregorio, Michael David

IMPORTANT NOTE
* This is open to the public. Classrooms to be announced, limited seats available. First come, first serve on-site registration.

For more information about the event please contact Rikki of LUNAROCK at 0915-4269190; Roja of UP GRAIL at 0919-3354089 or email us at komikon@gmail.com

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For more information and latest event developments visit komikon.blogspot.com/
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Start: Jul 11, '08 2:00p
Location: National Press Club Bulwagang Plaridel

The Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas celebrates its 30th anniversary with the launch of the SKP Roster Book featuring the works of its more than 30 members representing all major newspapers and comic books. :D

source:
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