Thursday, November 16, 2006

Experimental Manga Workshops at the Marikina Shoe Expo

Got this from joanah tinio... if you have other announcements regarding comics workshops, press releases, comic book launches, and new titles, please e-mail me at



The Japan Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Future Prospects Art Space and the Artists Den, presents "Experimental Manga at the Expo", a series of manga drawing workshops at the Future Prospects Art Space, Marikina Shoe Expo, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City on November 18 & 25, December 2 & 9 2006 and January 13 & 20, 2007, from 2-5 pm.

Topics to be covered are:
1) Illustrating Emotions Through Facial Features by Elmer Damaso (Nov 25) ;
2) Exploring and Expressing the Darker Emotions by Marius Cornelius Funtilar (Dec 2); 3) Alternative Media in Emotional Drawing by Nelz Yumul (Dec 9);
4) Women, Emotions and Drawing by Joanah Tinio (Jan 13); and 5) Techniques in Expressing Emotions with Drawings by Melvin Calingo (Jan 20).

Lyndon Gregorio will facilitate the initial workshop on November 18. The culminating activity will be an exhibition of the works by the participants on January 28, 2007 at the Future Prospects Art Space.

Workshops are free but participants are required to bring their own drawing materials (sketchpad/ paper, colored pens and pencils and, other coloring materials). Only fifteen slots are available per session, thus, interested workshop participants are encouraged to call and register their attendance on or before Friday, November 17. For inquiries and reservations, please call the Japan Foundation, Manila at tel. no. 811-6155 to 58.

Bambi C. Diaz
Program Officer for Arts & Culture
The Japan Foundation, Manila
12/F Pacific Star BuildingSen. Gil Puyat cor. Makati AvenueMakati City, Philippines
Tel # 811-6155 to 58 Fax # 811-6153

Monday, September 25, 2006


Artist's Den in cooperation with At The Drawing Board presents...

KOMIK KON 2006: The 2nd Filipino Komiks Convention

Featuring the first ever

With Guests of Honor:
STEVE GAN (Ang Panday)
CARLO VERGARA (Zsa Zsa Zaturnahh)

Special Guests:
RONI SANTIAGO (Planet op di Eyps, Baltic & Co.)
and many more

With Band Performances by:

October 21, 2006
10am TO 8pm
50 PhP Entrance Fee

For more information visit
Come join our forums boards at

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Join the biggest comic book creation seminar of the summer!

Glass House grand guru David Campiti and a host of GHG talents, in association with Studio Sakka,



2-day seminar workshop

Learn various advanced techniques and practical details for a profitable career in comic book and newspaper strip creation from comic book professional writer/agent David Campiti; artists lecturing at the Seminar will include Rainier Beredo, Jinky Coronado, Tina Francisco, Jeffrey Huet, Jonathan Lau, Carlo Pagulayan, Wilson Tortosa, and others, including some special guests.

October 14-15, 2006
SM Megamall, Megatradehall, Conference Hall
Function B

Limited Capacity Only!

So hurry up and sign up now!
P1000 per ticket. Good for 2 days with free meal and drinks, free drawing supplies, limited ashcan memorabilia and lots of giveaways. Personal one-on-one portfolio review by the professionals.

For more details: Pls. call our office (02) 365-2974
or mobile number, 09198436312 and look for Michelle Calanog

Send us email of your inquiries and ticket reservation
at or

Official Website Visit

Monday, August 07, 2006


The 2nd annual Komikon event is coming this October and lo and behold, this site was nominated for an award!

Thanks to that crazy person who nominated this site!

Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been out of the loop for a long time now, and I hardly know what's going on in the industry. I've been to busy changing careers. :)

Anyway, head over to and vote away! Support the local Komiks industry!


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The 1st Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards

The 1st Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards is accepting
entries for two categories: short fiction (the
Gregorio Brillantes Award) and comics (the Alex Nino
Award). For the latter, the work must be either
science-fiction, fantasy or horror; for the latter,
the theme is open and all artwork must be in

For guidelines and queries, please visit the Fully
Booked website at

Conceived by Neil Gaiman and Fully Booked, the prizes
are 100,000 pesos for the first place in each
category. According to the award-winning
writer/co-creator of popular comic Sandman, "there is
a strong tradition of realism in Filipino literature,
I want to encourage Filpino unrealism."

The deadline is Feb. 28, 2006.

Erwin Romulo
Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards