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 http://komikon.blogspot.com, http://komikon.deviantart.com or send e-mail to komikon[@]gmail.com

Also visit the SKP multiply account at http://skpinas.multiply.com

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