Artists, writers, readers and enthusiasts can all march to Centris Elements this weekend for the 1st Filipino Komiks, Books & Art Market on October 3-4, 2015. From 9AM to 7PM, meet and greet over 200++ authors, illustrators and komiks creators who eagerly want to share the work they’ve slaved over the past few months.
Whether you are an avid reader or art-enthusiast, everyone loves stories. Komiks stretches the limitation of one’s experience and imagination. It offers exciting adventures other popular art forms do not venture into. Filipino Komiks aren’t limited to kids, teens or young adults. Whether you’re young or young at heart, there is a Filipino-made komiks just for you.
To name a few, some of the most exciting releases drawing early attention are: Arnold Arre’s “Halina Filipina,” Mike Alcazaren, Noel Pascual and AJ Bernardo’s zombie horror, “Patay Kung Patay,” The family of National Artist Francisco V. Coching will also be selling limited copies of his graphic novel, “Condenado,” “Lapu-lapu” and “Dumaguit”. First time creators from the 1st Comic Book Creator’s Workshop will be releasing their first komiks at the Komiket.
ARTISTS ROLL CALL!
Artists such as Manix Abrera, Budjette Tan, Rob Cham, Apol Sta. Maria, Tepai Pascual, Illustrador ng Kabataan, Lyndon Gregorio, Ben Coo and Eugene Madayag of Libreng Komiks are just some of the big names attending. School organizations such as UP Luna Rock, UP Graphic, DLS-CSB’s Animotion and BLINK will also be present.
MEET THE PUBLISHERS
All five of the major & indie publishers will be present! Visprint Inc., Black Ink, Nautilus Comics, Anino Comics and Meganon Comics will be present. Check out the titles that make it to the shelves of bookstores! It’s easy to appreciate the different stories and artworks. Komiks prices at the Komiket range from P20 to P1,000, especially if they’re full-colored and hardbound. But on average, most komiks cost P75-P150.
Since the Komiket is also an art market, expect to find coloring books for adults from Froufrou Crafts, drawing and coloring pens from Marvy Uchida and Craft Carrot, and foreign comics from Comic Odyssey. Several artists will also be selling prints, postcards, shirts, stickers and on-the-spot sketching services. Plus some surprise crafters will be present to sell their komiks-themed work.
It’s going to be a fun-filled weekend at the Komiket! Support Filipino Komiks! Tara, kita-kits sa #komiket! Tickets are only P50.