Friday, July 21, 2006

Guest for Komikon 2006

Our Guest

Elizabeth Chionglo...

Jowa and Jaja of Love Knots by Elizabeth Chionglo

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She is the artist of one of the longest running strips in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Loveknots.

It was first published in that broadsheet in 1988. She is also the artist of Nini Liit, which was published in the People's Journal in 1981. Her other works include Pipo, Bobita, and Tres Chicks. When asked about what she thought about the comic strips in the newspapers today, she says, "What I can say is that most of the authors of our comic strips are very young, and some strips are written in english...ibang-iba during our time."

Elizabeth is a Fine Arts graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas. Get to meet this great artist this coming October 21st at the KOMIKON!!!!




Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Indie Comic Contest

An Indie tiangge will be available for all those who would like to sell their independent comics on the day of the event subject to terms that will be specified upon notification of intent to join.

Being part of the indie tiangge entitles the work to be an official entry to the contest.

Judges will be judging all the works in the tiangge on the day itself.

Artist must set aside two (2) extra copies of their indies for the judges.

Indie comics that have previously been submitted in any similar contests are automatically disqualified.

To join, send the following details to metal_the_mulisha[at]hotmail.com with the subject: KOMIKON 2006: INDIE COMIC CONTEST.

Artist/group name:
Indie titles to be sold:
contact numbers:
e-mail:

On-the-Spot Comic Strip Making Contest

Rules:

1. Register on the day of the event at the designated area that will be announced, between 10 a.m. until 12 noon.

2. Each participant must bring his or her own drawing materials. Paper should be letter size (8 ½ x 11).

3. The contestants will draw a comic strip based on the theme to be announced on the day of the event.

4. The standard size of the comic strip should be 3 x 10 inches. The numbers of panels are unlimited.

5. The contest will be from 1pm to 3pm at the designated area.

Speed Drawing Contest

Rules:

1. The contest will be held any time through out the day of the event.

2. Materials will be provided.

3. An illustration of any guest artist will be shown to the contestants. They must replicate the illustration in the given time limit. The one with the closest resemblance to the original artwork will be declared the winner.

Character Making Contest

RULES:

1. Character should be a “Kosmik Komik Karakter”.

2. Entries can be digitally or traditionally rendered.

3. Entries are to be submitted online with a canvass size of 8 1/2 x 11 (letter size) and having the resolution of 150 - 300dpi. E-mail entries to komikon[at]gmail.com with the subject: “KOMIKON 2006: Character Making Contest”. Only e-mail entries are accepted.

4. One entry per person only.

5. E-mail should include the following information:

a. Name of Character:
b. Short description (300-500 words):
c. Name of Artist:
d. Age:
e. School/Company:
f. Contact information (mobile no. & e-mail)

Note: The information above should be separate from the artwork.

6. Deadline of entries is on September 30, 2006. Entries submitted beyond this date are disqualified.

Editorial Cartoon Contest

RULES:

1. The cartoon should be based on the Theme: “May Pera Ba sa Komiks?”

2. Entries are to be submitted on a legal sized (8 ½ in. x 13 in. or 8 ½ x 14 in. ) paper, mounted on a ¼ illustration board. Strictly pen and ink rendering only.

3. The entry should be labeled at the back of the illustration board containing the following information:

a. Full name:
b. Age:
c. School/place of work:
d. E-mail address:

4. One entry per person only.

5. Entries should be properly wrapped and labeled “KOMIKON 2006: Editorial Cartoon Contest” and submitted through:

a. air mail:
KOMIKON 2006: EDITORIAL CARTOON
c/o Jon Zamar at 132 a Narra Street,
Project 3, Quezon City 1102

b. Submit entries through the following stores:

- Comic Quest in SM Megamall, Building A, Basement (update as of Sept. 4, 2006)

- Comic Quest in SM North EDSA, 2nd Floor (update as of Sept. 4, 2006)

6. Deadline of entries is on September 30, 2006. Entries submitted beyond this date are disqualified.

Comic Creation Contest

Rules:

1. Contest is open to all comic book artists except for professionals with published works sold in bookstores.

2. Contestants/ groups are limited to only one entry.

3. 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.

4. Entries should adhere to the given theme. Entries deviating from the theme shall be automatically disqualified. This year’s theme is : “Pinoy Movie Clich├ęs”

5. Submit 3 copies of your entry to:

KOMIKON 2006: COMIC MAKING CONTEST
c/o Jon Zamar at 132 a Narra Street,
Project 3, Quezon City 1102

Or Submit entries through the following stores:

- Comic Quest in SM Megamall, Building A, Basement (update as of Sept. 4, 2006)

- Comic Quest in SM North EDSA, 2nd Floor (update as of Sept. 4, 2006)


6. Deadline of submissions will be on September 30, 2006. Entries submitted beyond September 30 shall not be accepted.

7. Winners shall be announced on the event itself on October 21, 2006 and shall be notified via e-mail or phone.

8. The judge’s decision is final.

9. Entries should be in the form of a comic book with the following specs:
o 8.5 X 6.5 (long bond paper, folded, and stapled twice in the middle)
o 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.
o Stories must be 8 to 20 pages long (including cover)
o Please note that entries are non returnable. Entries should be reproductions only. (originals will not be accepted)
o Colored and/or black and white entries are accepted.
o 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.
o 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.

10. Criteria for Judging:
o 40% Visual narrative
§ Knowledge and application of the visual language of comics.

o 30% Story
§ Concept and integration of the given theme in a cohesive and entertaining tale.

o 20% Presentation
§ Expertise in comic book production. This includes legibility, quality of reproduction, and overall tech savvy.

o 10% Overall impact
§ This refers to how all of the elements unite to form a solid comic book.