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Kare-Kare Komiks : “Act of Choice” is now up!

Check out Andrew Drilon’s Kare-Kare Komiks : “Act of Choice”, it is up now for the month of January 2008.

Visit http://www.chemsetcomics.com/2008/01/30/kare-kare-komiks-act-of-choice/
to read and see a new character and her choice of fate. For a pinoy you’ll relate on the character’s name in the comics. Is that some kind of soy sauce? hahahaa


January 30, 2008 Posted by | komiks, web comics | | Leave a comment

New Dollar-Pesos rate for comic books

I received a breaking news from the Alamat Ml , and according to the newsletter of Comic Quest that the equivalent of US dollar is P50 pesos. Read below the email from Charles Tan.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “charlesatan” <charlesatan@yahoo.com>
To: comicquest@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 04:24:20 -0000
Subject: [comicquest] Comics Arriving on January 30, 2008
Breaking News!

Starting immediately, the Peso/Dollar rate for comics, trade paperbacks
and hard covers of Marvel, DC and other publishers will be 50 pesos to a

For Graphic Novels, Anime, Magazines and other items please inquire.

that’s for Comic Quest only, but will ask too if it applies to other comic book shops

January 29, 2008 Posted by | announcement, comics | | 1 Comment

“By Moon Alone” webcomics is now update

the webcomics  “By moon alone” is now up and active, you can read free 11 pages of webcomics created by HAI.

visit http://bymoonalone.com/

January 28, 2008 Posted by | web comics | | Leave a comment

The Alfredo Alcala Legacy Exhibit at the JFK Library 2008

Artworks of the Master Illustrator Alfredo P. Alcala and Christian Voltar Alcala
at the
John F. Kennedy Library
505 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, CA 94589

January-February 2008
Also on display is THE EXCALIBUR SWORD.
THANKSGIVING DAY-A Native American Painting by Alfredo P. Alcala
other artworks on display:
Pulotgata (Filipino comics)
Vic Vigilante, circa 1966 (Filipino comics)
To contact the Artist/Exhibitor
Christian Voltar Alcala
(415) 902-8218
Email: Christianvolt76@yahoo.com

January 25, 2008 Posted by | announcement, events, filipino artist, international news, komiks | | Leave a comment

C2: Cartooning and Comics Workshop

Ariel Atienza posted a workshop info in his blog and at our Artists Den ML,  that he will spearhead it on February 2,9, 16 and 23. You may click the image to enlarge it and to read more details and also contact info of the workshop.

January 25, 2008 Posted by | announcement, events, komiks | | Leave a comment

Beerkada campus tour in U.P. Diliman

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January 24, 2008 Posted by | events, komiks | | Leave a comment

Kubori Kikiam interviews Syeri Baet

visit the Kubori Kikiam website or the This Youtube link for the video interview.

Syeri Baet creator of Carpool comic strip series is on the hot seat of the month at the Kubori Kikiam site.

January 24, 2008 Posted by | filipino artist, komiks, videos | | Leave a comment

Kinamay na Obra mula sa Malikhaing Imahinasyon sa Kultura at Sining

I didn’t know that the word ” KOMIKS” is an acronym of “Kinamay na Obra mula sa Malikhaing Imahinasyon sa Kultura at Sining”

I just found it out after reading an article in the net. Im posting a copy of it here, but I like to invite all to read the original source posted below

Source : The Makati Collegian

COMICS: On the evolution of time

By Merlou Cape Reniva

Liwayway, Darna, Hiwaga and Aliwan – Are you familiar with these? Most probably not because these are some of the popular comics magazines decades ago. If classical comics will be placed side by side with today’s popular comics and anime magazines, we might not be interested with such comics anymore.

Currently, Filipinos continue to support television fantasy series such as Darna and Captain Barbel and superhero movies like Lastikman and Zuma. These stories are crafted by a popular comic creator named Mars Ravelo.

What is Comics?

Comics is a reading material for entertainment and recreation. It is a favorite collection because readers are following the series of stories. It is a media for expressing sensitive and critical issues but the presentation is witty.

Kinamay na Obra mula sa Malikhaing Imahinasyon sa Kultura at Sining or KOMIKS. The masterpiece of a writer and an illustrator which is collectively coined as comic creators. It is a form of media reflecting the lives of the people. It describes things that exist in our society in which it depicts issues on politics, economics, social life as well as our culture and religion.
Comics History

For those who do not know, Dr. Jose Rizal was the first Filipino who created drawing and put letters on it. He created a fable entitled �The Monkey and the Tortoise� in 1886 and essentially made the very first Filipino comics in the year 1889.
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January 24, 2008 Posted by | feature, komiks | , | Leave a comment

Heath Ledger R.I.P.

It was a great morning wake up call for me while I watch TV and read some articles in my laptop that I saved last night, then my friend Earl texted me with a lot of disappointed saying that Heath Ledger is dead and Joker is Dead!.

I almost fell into my seat when I read that and then I immediately checked on the news in CNN if there is an update or a flash news about it, but didn’t see any news about Heath. Then I quickly went down carrying my laptop and then opened my internet and there it goes. Everyone in Multiply is already talking about his death and a lot of links reporting it also.

Here”s what I think first when I heard the news. Did he finished the Dark Knight film?

But after reading some articles, the film is finished and it will be his last movie as one of the scariest villain of all comic icons – the Joker.

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January 23, 2008 Posted by | announcement | | Leave a comment

Inquirer: Filipino comic book artists help shape mythologies

I’m sharing an article here about our local comic artists. you may click the source link below to read the article at Inquirer.net ‘s Republic of Comics.

Source: Read more here

By Oliver Pulumbarit
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Last updated 17:05:00 01/21/2008

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MANILA, Philippines—Behind some of the popular comics currently being released internationally are Filipino artists, delighting geeks of all ages with their distinct takes on different heroes—from those in form-fitting battlesuits to those in Jedi robes—and their traditionally frenetic fisticuffs.

Pinoy pencilers and inkers started getting attention for their work abroad decades back. Some comics pros, like Whilce Portacio, Leinil Francis Yu and Jay Anacleto, became sought-after talents in the ’90s. They continue to draw for major American publishers such as Marvel and DC Comics.

Not long after, other Philippines-based pencilers—Glass House Graphics’ Wilson Tortosa, Carlo Pagulayan, and Harvey Tolibao, among others—debuted and began making waves with a number of noteworthy monthlies as well. Once again,fellow Pinoys’ artistry and storytelling skills enhance some previously established fantasy realms.

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January 22, 2008 Posted by | artist, filipino artist, international news, interview | 1 Comment

Church Turns To Comics To Teach Catholic Social Concerns

Source :

ILOILO CITY, Philippines (UCAN) — A laughing demon standing above planet earth, engulfed in flames, caught Cathy Caniogan’s attention as she flipped through the pages of a comic book during a lull at work.

The 25-year-old cashier at a restaurant in Iloilo City “got interested” in reading Barangay RP (Republic of the Philippines village) comics, published by local artist Ding Logibis, after previously seeing a customer read one.

Logibis’ popular comics tackle social, political, health and other issues.

Speaking to UCA News on Jan. 11 in Iloilo City, 450 kilometers southeast of Manila, Caniogan said she came across words such as “global warming” and “greenhouse emissions” in the comics.

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January 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Remebering Funny Komiks ( some comic scans)

After surfing in the pages of PEX, got some cool scanlations of Funny Komiks. Read below for the scan comics of Nik Nok and SuperKat
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January 19, 2008 Posted by | komiks | | 25 Comments