The 3rd Filipino Komiks Art Market
Are you a fan of comic books? Did you know that we have a lot of talented local artists that have their own comic book series with their own original characters? Well, if you haven’t seen some of our local comic books, you can familiarize yourself with them in the next Filipino Komiks Art Market!
The Filipino Komiks Art Market, or Komiket, will be holding another session on October 14 to October 15, 2017. This will be held at Elements at Centris. The Market will be bringing in over 450 local creators for you to meet and greet. By attending the Komiket, you’ll be able to get ahead of the rest and claim first dibs on the creators’ latest releases. You’ll also have access to a lot of their merchandise like stickers, postcards, prints, zines, and books. All of which have been made more affordable during this event.
What is the Komiket?
The Komiket is an affordable comics and art market that aims to promote the local art community in the Philippines. It was organized to discover new comic book creators as well as to spread the word out regarding their work. Komiket also aims to increase the popularity of locally made comic books to the Philippine Market. They also support the local community by holding the Komiket Awards which help out up-and-coming comic book artists to produce their comic books. This year, their offering komikstarter grants to help print comic books.
What can you expect in Komiket?
First of all, Komiket will be giving out free komiks to the first 1000 attendees that make it to the market. These komiks will be from the works of their guest creators! That in itself is quite a catch! If that’s not enough for you to pass by, Komiket will be bringing in 450 local creators, both established and newbies, that you can meet during this art-filled weekend. Komiket strives to promote the work of these creators. By making the creators’ merchandise more affordable during the event, Komiket hopes to help their work more available to new readers.
The creators will be holding panels wherein the attendees can ask them all sorts of questions. Are you curious about how they started out or what made them decide on making comic books? Or are you more focused on getting the inside scoop regarding their next projects? Komiket will give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with these creators, giving you a chance to ask them all the questions you could possibly desire.
Who are some of the artists whose works will be featured in Komiket?
“Ardie Aquino is an artist from Malolos City, Bulacan who has finished a degree in Nursing. Though equipped with a science related knowledge, he made his way to learn more about his passion – ART. Follow him as he conquer the world towards his dream of becoming a man of Art.” –Ardie Aquino’s Facebook Page
Komiket also chose Ardie’s design for their Kommunity Cover Art Contest. His most recent work is called “MIMIC : Art cards ARGHHH! Vol.1”. Here, he turns iconic and loveable characters into creatures of terror. You can follow Ardie Aquino on Facebook (@ArdieChikiAquino) and Instagram (@ardie.aquino).
Ian Sta. Maria
The art community knows Ian Sta. Maria mostly for his work with Skyworld, Kadasig, and Sixty-Six. So you can say that this guy knows what he’s doing! Ian Sta. Maria started drawing ever since he was little. He mentioned in his interview with FHM that his classmates loved his drawings. They often asked him to draw characters for them. Soon after, he started charging them for his drawings. That’s when he first experienced making commissioned artwork.
After making a name for himself in the country, he moved to Denmark. He currently works as a Senior Concept Artist for LEGO.
Arnold Arre is considered a comic book heavyweight in the local scene. He is most known for his work on the graphic novels The Mythology Class and Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat. He also worked as an illustrator for Eureka Productions’ publication Graphic Classics. He contributed art for the Jack London (1, 2), H.P. Lovecraft, Louisa May Alcott and Western Classics issues. Aside from illustrating and writing comic books, he also taught himself how to animate. He finished his first animation, Andong Agimat: Kanya ang Kalye, in the year 2011.
Be sure not to miss this exciting event!
EDSA corner Quezon Ave., East Triangle, Quezon City will be the venue for this Komiket.
Tickets will cost 100php each. This is a small price to pay for all the benefits you’ll get!
The event will start on October 14 and end on October 15.
The event starts at 11:00 AM and ends at 7:00 PM on both days.