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Philippine International Cartoons, Comics and Animation (PICCA) Festival

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check out the 4 days festival on Philippine komiks. Its great to see this event now evolving, we really need more like this here in our country. We need to educate, let the people be aware, about art, komiks and the benefit of it. Recognize our artists and also make komiks live more and be active again in our industry. feel free to repost this and let’s wait for October 2009.

This is the first! A colorful ambitious event celebrating the arts of cartooning, comics creation, and animation. Four days of exhibits, competition, workshops, talks, caricature sessions, book launching, recognition awards, spiced up with music and dance. ( read more below)

When: October 15-18, 2009

Where: SM MegaMall Atrium, SM MegaMall Art Galleries, PowerBooks, Poveda

DAY ONE, October 15 Thursday


Opening of Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas and Friends Exhibit

Opening of Competition Entries Exhibits

Start of Talks on Cartooning and Comics


Continuation of Talks on Cartooning and Comics

Cartoon Workshop for Children

Launch of “One Hundred Years of Filipino Comics” coffee table book


Parangal sa mga Tagapaglikha ng Komiks

DAY TWO, October 16 Friday

Whole Day

Samahang Kartunista and Friends exhibit

Competition Entries exhibits

Caricature Sessions at the Atrium

Talks on Animation and Intellectual Property Rights

Screening of “Urduja: and other animation shorts


Awards and Culture Night

DAY THREE, October 17 Saturday

Whole Day

Trip to Tagaytay for foreign guests and Cartoon, Comics, and Animation VIPs and friends for a taste of Pinoy cuisine and holding of on-the-spot sketching and caricaturing

The exhibits at the SM Megamall continue

DAY FOUR, October 18 Sunday

KOMIKON More exhibits, comicbook launches, merchandizes

Last day of exhibits at SM Megamall

NOTE: More details to be announced soon. There might be slight changes in the activities as the Festival days approach

source : Hugo Yonzon’s blog


February 27, 2009 Posted by | events | Leave a comment

Arnold Arre Book Signing at Powerbooks Trinoma

Arnold Arre is Powerbooks’ Author of the Month
Meet Arnold and get your copies of his latest works signed!
Feb. 28 2009, Saturday | 3-6 PM
Powerbooks Trinoma
Arnold Arre is the author of Martial Law Babies,
Ang mundo ni Andong Agimat, The Mythology Class,
After Eden, and Trip to Tagaytay and is the
illustrator for Private Iris & Cast.

and check out the video trailer below for the book signing

you can also RSVP for the event via Facebook Events

yeah! I will be there! ehheheh.. kita kits doon!

February 21, 2009 Posted by | events | Leave a comment

Facebook Comic Con present..a chat event with Gerry Alanguilan

Gerry Alanguilan sez… LET’s CHAT!
Ask anything you want and I’ll answer… maybe.

Monday, February 16, 2009
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Facebook Chat

Hey guys! This is Gerry Alanguilan! Let’s hang! I’ll be loitering around the chat room at the time listed below (that’s Philippine time). You can use this nifty tool to check what time that would be in your area:

You can ask me, in real time, whatever you want. Of course, I’ll answer as truthfully I can but honestly, I’m a bit of a liar so there.

This event is in conjunction with the great Facebook Comics Convention!

source : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=50412343485

February 15, 2009 Posted by | events | 2 Comments

Indie comics creator launches a benefit concert and exhibit at Conspiracy Bar


The Closing and Acoustic Interlude for TSJ : Chaos, Panic and Everything in Between and Ambushed!

At the Closing Exhibit of Chaos and AMbushed, we will be hosting an acoustic interlude for our father, Tony Santos Jr., on February 28, 5-9pm at the Conspiracy Bar in Visayas Ave.

It’s a benefit concert to help raise funds for his medication and continued therapy.  Tickets are at P250 each.  It’s an informal jamming with friends and family.   Featuring Charmaine Piamonte, LIto Crisostomo, and more.

Ambush and Chaos shirts will be available during the event and Ambush indie comics number 2 (featuring: The Astonishers). Jam with us and enjoy our art.

February 11, 2009 Posted by | events | Leave a comment


Alex Nino

got this info from romiworks

Start: Feb 17, ’09 5:00p
End: Feb 17, ’09 9:00p
Location: 12th flr. SDA Campus, DLS-CSB 950 Pablo Ocampo St. (former Vito Cruz) Malate, Manila

Everyone is invited to “A Talk with Alex Niño and Hans Bacher.” These two giants in the comics and animation industry will share their experiences in comics and animation, among them, their collaboration in Disney’s animated feature film “Mulan.”

The talk will be on Feb. 17, 2009, Tuesday, 5:00 – 9:00pm at the SDA Cinema, 12th flr. SDA Campus, DLS-CSB 950 Pablo Ocampo St. (former Vito Cruz) Malate, Manila.

This activity can be credited as one(1) seminar point for MMA and Animation students.

There will be an entrance fee of Php100.00 for CSB students and Php 150.00 for outside guests. Payment will be accepted at the entrance of the cinema during the event. Please register to Ms. Even (call 5366752 loc. 137) or Ms. Nitz at the SDA office since seating slots are limited.

February 3, 2009 Posted by | events | Leave a comment

War of Kings: Darkhawk 1comic book launching event and signing with Harvey Tolibao and Jay David Ramos at Comic Odyssey


Just saw this e-flyer from Jay‘s blog.

Comic Odyssey  invites you to the War of Kings : Darkhawk # 1 comic book launching and autograph signing with Harvey Tolibao and Jay David Ramos.

On February 7, 2009. Saturday. 2pm-4pm at Comics Odyssey, Robinsons Galeria

Harvey and Jay will be signing copies of Darkhawk#1
You can reserve your copies now!

The first 100 reservations will receive a mini-print created just for this event. Harvey will also be accepting a limited amount of sketch requests. Sketches will cost Php500 each and will be restricted to advance reservations only.

Reserve your slot today.

For more info, please call 914-0040
or write us by simply sending an email to nixshop@gmail.com


February 1, 2009 Posted by | events | Leave a comment