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got this via cinemanila’s ML

Here’s the requirements for the store manager of Sputnik Comics!!!
-College graduate.
-Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office.
-Knowledge/Interest in comics is a bonus.

Job will entail basic accounting skills.
This will be a full-time job. store hours will be from 2pm-10pm.
These are the most important traits we are looking for.
We are holding interviews at Sputnik on Thursday 8pm.

Sputnik Comics, Cubao Expo, formerly Marikina Shoe Expo.
Gen. Romulo Ave. Feel free to drop by.
Just look for Jason (09236546191) or Lyle. Bring your resume and id photo.

Thanks 🙂


August 27, 2008 Posted by | announcement | | 6 Comments

16th Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations

The Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) calls for participants to the Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations, a biennial contest organised since 1978. This Concours is designed to discover up-and-coming, adult illustrators, graphic designers and artists in Asia (except Japan), the Pacific, Africa, Arab States, Latin America and the Caribbean, to provide an occasion at which they can present their works widely and to offer incentives for their creative activities.

The International Jury is comprised of well-known editors and illustrators of children’ s books from different countries, and the jury members meet in Tokyo and select one Grand Prize winner, two Second Prize winners, ten Runner-up winners and twenty Encouragement Prize winners. The prize-winning works are exhibited the following year in Tokyo and at the Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) in Slovakia, ensuring their exposure to a wide audience and generating opportunities for publication. All prize-winners are awarded with a medal designed by Mr. Sugita Yutaka. In addition, cash prizes are given to recipients in the Grand Prize (US$ 3,000), Second Prize (US$1,000) and Runner-up (US$300) categories. The award-winning works are presented at this website, as well as in the catalogue in book format.

The Concours is operated under the Noma International Book Development Fund, which was established in commemoration of the receipt of the first International Book Award in 1974 by the late Mr. Noma Shoichi, the then president of Kodansha publishing company and Vice-President of the Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU).

In 1983, the Noma Concours began official exchanges with the BIB, an international exhibition that focuses mainly on works from Western artists, and since then the winning works from the Noma Concours have been shown in Europe. The Tokyo and Bratislava exhibitions provide an unparalleled opportunity and source of incentive for Concours prize-winners.

General Conditions for Entry

Who can enter?

Nationals of UNESCO Member States in Asia (except Japan), the Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean, Africa and the Arab States.

What to submit for an entry?

Either one or the other of the following:
Illustrations for unpublished books
Illustrations for published books, as long as they have not been published in countries in Europe, North America, Australia, Japan and New Zealand.
Entries must be original illustrations prepared for picture books
One entry should comprise five or more separate illustrations for one story
Entrants should be above 15 years old.

When will the next Concours be?
The 16th Noma Concours has now start soliciting entries. The closing date is 30 September 2008.

For detailed information about the next Concours, please visit the web site: http://www.accu.or.jp/noma/english/about/e_index.html

source : http://www.ncca.gov.ph/about-ncca/announcements/International%20desk/intl-nomaconcours2008.php

August 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Ni Hao, Chopsticks fans!

This 2008, experience another Hopia-filled Tsinoy slice of life!  Fresh from the streets of Binondo Chinatown!

CHOPSTICKS 2: Kung-Fu Mahjong!

Now available at all leading bookstores nationwide, its a compilation of my sunday strips from the pages of Manila Bulletin.


Published by PSICOM
Only 100 Pesos!

BOOK LAUNCH will be at the Book Fair
SMX Convention Center
Sept 12 to 16, 2008
PSICOM Booth 4 to 6PM


August 25, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TRESE book 2 – now available


TRESE Cases 5-8
Creators: Budjette Tan & KaJo Baldisimo
ISBN: 971-92574-9-0
B&W comic book
SRP: P140.00

*Currently available in all Pandayan Bookshops;
this weekend in Comic Quest and Comic Odyssey branches

source : http://visprint.multiply.com/journal/item/27/TRESE_2_out_now

August 20, 2008 Posted by | komiks | | 1 Comment

Attend Forum: Are Satirical Cartoons Still Relevant Today?

Dear ALL:

The UP Jorge B. Vargas Museum will hold a forum on the theme “Are satirical cartoons still relevant today?” on 07 August 2008, Thursday, 2:30 – 4:30 PM at the Lobby of the museum. The forum is organized in line with the Muling Ptyk: Da Art of Nonoy Marcelo exhibit at the Edge Gallery. Admission is FREE.

Please click here for details: http://www.ncca.gov.ph/about-culture-and-arts/schedule-of-events/schedule_of_events.php?et=6

Reinerio Alba

Web Content Editor


The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
633 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila
Tel. 527-2192

August 19, 2008 Posted by | events, komiks | 4 Comments