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Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009 and comics/merchandise checklist

The Hottest Komiks Event This Summer!
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UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman
May 16, 2009, 10am-8pm, Saturday
Entrance Fee: Php 50.00
(*Early arrivers will get lots of freebies!!)
With Special Guests… Wilson Tortosa (Wolverine: Prodigal Son) and Manix Abrera (Kikomachine)

Our folks at Komikon is having their summer comics convention and don’t expect convention goers in bikinis at the event, but expect the SUPER HOT atmosphere of Bahay ng Alumni this summer season, but you’ll see lots of comic characters in Bikini and don’t blame me if you see a mananaggal creature in half bikini hahahaha.

Below are super check list of komiks, merchandise and items by our friendly and creative (and cute ) Filipino comic creators and merchandise makers. I’ll be there in the first 2 hours of the event and thats 10am-12nn, in support for everyone and do a little coverage and excited to see this Komikero Comics # 1. Okay enough babble!

Read more below to see the checklist of the coolest items this hottest convention ( oh btw, this is the only comic convention that has videoke machines, kulang na lang beer! hahahaa) see ya there. If you want your comics or merchandise be included in the list, feel free to email me at azrael @ gmail dot com.

Read more at http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2009/05/komikon-summer-fiesta-2009-and.html



May 14, 2009 Posted by | events | Leave a comment

Alfredo Alcala Legacy exhibition 2009 coverage


Christian emailed me these pics and its the photo coverage of the exhibit “Alfredo Alcala Legacy Milestone of the Master exhibition 2009” that happened on March 19 in CA, USA.
Photos from the recent art exhibition of the Alcala Legacy: Milestone of the Master last saturday, March 14, 2009 in Bayanihan Center of Vallejo with guest artist Mel Vera Cruz.
Please email me at christianvolt76@yahoo.com for an art exhibition in your area, schools, universities, libraries, festivals, conventions, museums, etc.
Artworks of the Great Alfredo P. Alcala and Christian Voltar Alcala

click on this site to view more about Alcala Legacy.

more photos below

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March 23, 2009 Posted by | events | Leave a comment

Alfredo Alcala Legacy Milestone of the Master exhibition

check out the latest exhibit for Alfredo Alcala Sr. Many thanks to Christian Voltar Alcala for the invitation. you can click the image above and download it for better view and details about the exhibit.

Everyone is invited to attend the artshow of the Alcala Legacy Milestone of the Master exhibition with guest artist Mel Vera Cruz on March 14, 2009. at Bayanihan Center of Vallejo 2495 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo, CA 94590, USA.

Please click on the link:

March 9, 2009 Posted by | events | Leave a comment

Philippine International Cartoons, Comics and Animation (PICCA) Festival

bloggers commentary
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

Komikero meet up in San Pablo City, Laguna


info : http://tagasanpablo.deviantart.com/art/Komikero-January-2009-Meeting-109712297

map : http://www.alanguilan.com/sanpablo/map1/

When : January 25, 2009.

January 22, 2009 Posted by | events | Leave a comment

coverage : Mico Suayan autograph signing and Werewolf by Night #1 comic book launching at Comic Odyssey

Written by Azrael Coladilla on 5:06 AM Sunday, January 11, 2009


I went to the comic book launching of “Dead of Night featuring Werewolf by Night #1” and it is also the autograph signing of Mico Suayan, who is our penciler for that comics, published under Marvel Comics, and written by Duane Swierczynski. I just read some comic reviews last wednesday here on the net, and they say that the art of Mico here for Werewolf by Night is a little bit tone down, and because many of you are familiar with his works in Moonknight, you might get an idea here for looking a new style that Mico wants to deliver, and I just confirmed it with him awhile ago that he is working on this new style, more on realistic and not too edgy like what he did for Moonknight.

It was a great day for comics once again, and marvelous conversation with the artist, and we were joined by Edgat Tadeo and it was followed by Jay Anacleto after his comic signing event in another venut later that evening. Thanks to Comic Odyssey for event and also allowing us to hang out in the shop ahhaha. grab the book and check it out.

more photos below after the werewolf jump

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January 10, 2009 Posted by | coverage, events | Leave a comment

Tony De Zuniga : Super Heroes 2 gallery exhibit Opening event coverage

Written by Azrael Coladilla on 10:42 AM Saturday, January 10, 2009

Shanna, queen of the Savage Land

I failed to attend the opening event of Tony De Zuniga’s Super Heroes 2 at the Crucible in Megamall. I’m glad that our friend Ernest Hernandez took some cool photo coverage and shared to us. Love to see new painting artworks done by Tony De Zuniga, and from here at home, by looking at it, my favorite piece is the Shanna painting with the big cat behind. There is also Vampirella for my 2nd favorite set and finally the Red Sonja with a giant iguana, I really like his drawing on female characters, and from the look of it, very classic and sexy.

It is all comics characters for this year, compare to last year, it was a mix up of comic characters like Jonah Hex, Red Sonja and Batman, mixed with still life paintings.

The exhibit is til January 29, 2009. So visit the Crucible gallery, check it out..and you might have an interest in purchasing some of the greatest piece of comics artwork by artist extraordinaire Tony De Zuniga.

more photos below

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January 10, 2009 Posted by | coverage, events | Leave a comment