Thursday, October 23, 2008

Komiks 101 At UP Fine Arts Auditorium

KOMIKS 101 - a talk

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

Including Comics into the Curriculum
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gerry Alanguilan
Gilbert Monsanto
Elbert Or
Emil Flores

November 17, 2008 (Monday) at the UP FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM

For more information about the event please contact Rikki of LUNAROCK at 0915-4269190 or email us at komikon[@]


KOMIKON 2008 with UP LUNAROCK and UP GRAIL has scheduled week long activities from November 17-21 to be held in the UP Campus. Watch out for further announcements.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

30th Anniversary of SKP at Komikon 2008

You see their works in newspapers and various magazines every single day. Comic strips are works of art that are made up of one to four panels that bring joy to a reader by making light issues of life. Many comic strips have come and gone and little is known about the artists who make them. It’s high time to re-introduce them into this new generation.

The Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas now celebrates its 30th anniversary. The group was founded on March of 1978 by artists such as Larry Alcala (Slice of Life), Hugo Yonzon Jr. (Sakay and Moy, Little Toto), editorial cartoonists Edgar Soller, Boy Togonon, Edd Aragon, Pol Galvez, Tito Milambiling (Kusyo at Buyok), and Roni Santiago (Baltic and Co., Planet Op Di Eyps). The group worked with various NGO’s, government leaders, malls and restaurants, and schools. Annually, members have been sent to Japan to join a forum for Asian cartoonists. Under the current president, Boboy Yonzon III, SKP has a long list of activities planned such as publishing art books; attending conventions abroad, holding local events, exhibits and contests for its members. With the changing times the group wishes to expand its membership especially with the growing number or online comic artists.

Learn more about the rich history of the lives behind the comic strips. The 4th Philippine Komiks Convetion (KOMIKON) highlights the Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas on November 22, Saturday at the U.P. Bahay ng Alumni, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. Get to know the artists and grab the opportunity to have caricatures drawn. The limited edition Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas Roster Book published last July will be available at the event (Php 500 for hardbound, Php 350 for paperbound).

So come and celebrate with us at the KOMIKON 2008!!! For more details about the KOMIKON visit, or send e-mail to komikon[@]

Also visit the SKP multiply account at

Komikon 2008 Contest Updates

Please take note that the deadline for submitting entries to the following contests is on October 31, 2008. For more details, please visit the respective contest pages:

Comic Creation - Theme is: Mga Kahindikhindik na Tagpo
Make The Page - Participants must turn the given script into a 2 page comic
Character Creation - Make your original Horror character

For the Comic Creation and Make the Page, submit 3 copies (please don't send your original works) via AIR Mail* to:

c/o Patrick Jungco
2 Ruby Street Southville, Don Antonio Heights,
Diliman, Quezon City 1127

*send us an email at komikon[@] to confirm if we have received it

or drop them off at our designated Store Partners:
  • COMIC ODYSSEY in Robinson's Place, Level 3 Ermita,Manila;
  • COMIC ODYSSEY Robinson's Galleria, Level 3 Expansion Mall, Edsa cor Ortigas;
  • PLANET X Trinoma, North Edsa
  • PLANET X 2nd Floor, Cyber & Fashion Mall, Eastwood City Cyberpark;
  • PLANET X 3rd floor Glorietta 4 Ayala Mall
Character Creation entries must be emailed to komikon[@] with the complete information.

Indie publishers might also be interested to join KC Cordero's Contest.

See you at UP Bahay ng Alumni on November 22, 2008 (Saturday).

Monday, October 06, 2008

Komikon 2008 Character Creation 2008

This year’s theme is :

Mga Kahindikhindik, Karumaldumal at Kagila-gilalas na Tagpo

Create a Horror themed character using this title.

  • Contest is open to all comic book artists except for professionals with published works sold in bookstores.
  • Write a short write up about your character.
  • Entries can be digitally of traditionally rendered.
  • 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[dot]com with the subject: KOMIKON 2008: Character Making Contest. Only e-mail entries are accepted.
  • Include a picture of the original character. Please create your ORIGINAL character.
  • One entry per person only.
  • Deadline of submission of entries is on October 31, 2008
  • E-mail should include the following information:
a. Name of Character:
b. Short description:
c. Name of Artist:
d. Age:
e. School/occupation:
f. Contact information (mobile no./e-mail)