Monday, March 09, 2009

KSF Teaser Poster

Want some of this?

Komikon Summer Fiesta Teaser Poster

Then go to Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009!

May 16, 2009; 10am - 8pm; Saturday
UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Q.C.
Entrance fee: P50

Keep watching for updates!!!

For tables and other inquiries, email us at komikon[@]

KSF Contests: Character Creation and Comic Creation

Good news! We are announcing two contests for the coming Komikon Summer Fiesta! Check out the details below for the Summer Character Creation Contest and the Summer Comic Creation Contest.


This year’s theme is :

"Lamang Dagat"

(Create a Sea / Water Creature / Character)

  • Contest is open to all comic book artists except for professionals with published works sold in bookstores.
  • CREATE AN ORIGINAL Sea / Water Creature / Character
  • 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: SUMMER KOMIKON: Character Making Contest. Only e-mail entries are accepted.
  • One entry per person only.
  • Deadline of submission of entries is on April 25, 2009
  • 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)



This year’s theme is :

"Nag-iinit sa Tag-init"

(Create a Summer themed comic using this title.)

  • 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.
  • Deadline of submissions will be on April 25, 2009. Entries submitted beyond April 25 shall not be accepted.
  • Winners shall be announced on the event itself on May 16 and shall be notified via e-mail or phone.
  • The judge's decision is final.

Submit 3 copies of your entry via air mail to

c/o Jon Zamar at 132 a Narra Street,
Project 3, Quezon City 1102
*send us an email at komikon[@] to confirm if we have received it

or through the following drop off points which will be announced.

Additional guidelines:
  • Entries should be in the form of a comic book with the following specs: 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.

Criteria for Judging:

40% Visual narrative: Knowledge and application of the visual language of comics.

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

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

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