Komikon

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Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009
The Komikon 2008 poster

Philippine Komiks Convention (Komikon) is an annual event that gathers comic book artists, publishers, and enthusiasts in the country. Since its founding, it has always been held at the Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman. The convention aims to promote the work of Filipino komiks artists and raise appreciation for the art of comics in general.

In addition to guest speakers, exhibits and art contests, the convention features various sponsor booths selling comics (local and foreign), comic-related merchandise, and original artwork. There is also the "Indie Tiangge," where independent or amateur comic artists can sell their own self-printed comics and merchandise.


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History

The first Komikon was held on 22 October 2005 at the UP Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City. It was organized by the Artist's Den, an association of young Filipino comics creators. The event marked the grand launch of the annual Komikon Awards. with the participation of Arnold Arre, Leinil Francis Yu, Berlin Manalaysay, and Reinard Santos.

The following year, the first Komikon Awards ceremony was held. The winners were: Pugad Baboy (Best Comic Strip Compilation); Fantasya (Best Comic Series); Alex Niño (Komiks Legend Award); Kubori Kikiam (Indie Impact of the Year), Polgas (Komiks Character of the Year); Philippine Comics Art Museum (Comics Aid Award); Kubori Strips for the Soul (Best Weekly Webcomic); Mythology Class (Best Cover); and Pol Medina (Humor Artist of the Year).

In 17 November 2007, the third Komikon was themed "Myriad Voices, One Medium, One Nation."

In 2009, two Komikon events will be held: the regular Komikon in October, and the Komikon Summer Fiesta on 16 May.

List of conventions

  • KOMIKON 2005: First Philippine Komiks Convention
    • October 22, 2005
    • UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City
  • KOMIKON 2006: 2nd Filipino Komiks Convention featuring Komikon Awards
    • October 21, 2006
    • UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City
  • KOMIKON 2008: 4th Filipino Komiks Convention
    • November 22, 2008
    • UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City
  • Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009
    • May 16, 2009
    • UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City
  • KOMIKON 2009: 5th Filipino Komiks Convention
    • October 18, 2009
    • Megatrade Hall 1, 5th Level Bldg. B, SM Megamall
  • Summer KOMIKON 2010
    • April 17, 2010
    • UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City
  • KOMIKON 2010: 6th Filipino Komiks Convention
    • November 13, 2010
    • Starmall Trade Hall, Edsa, Mandaluyong City

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