Have you ever read a comic book about fighting street foods joining a talent contest to help out their broken hearted friend forget his lost love? How about the one where call agents who moonlight as superheroes try to escape a psychopath they inadvertently gave a ride to? Perhaps you’ve read about the misadventures of an exasperating and disagreeable boy who is equal parts witty and offensive as he tries to live thru life? Maybe you came across the one where a once feared barbarian king now has opened up a barbershop and spends his days cutting hair and chatting with his friends? No? Then you’re missing a lot. That is how rich and varied the books our independent comics creators produce and now Komikon is proud to provide an event that will showcase all of it in their awe inspiring independent glory, KOMIKON INDIEKET 2012, the 1st Komikon Grand Independent Komiks Market.
From zombies, superheroes, cute girls, monsters, robots, national heroes, katipuneros, talking hotdogs, talking chickens, and anything else our own crop of comic geniuses can cook up, the depth and width of Filipino talent in creating various worlds and stories will be at the center of the spotlight. Unencumbered by editorial mandate and censorship, their imagination unleashed and armed with the freedom to produce anything they can under the sun. All of these and more are available in this year’s KOMIKON INDIEKET.
Aside from having creators at the event, there will also be talks on how to create your own comic book and to improve your skills as a comic creator. Speaker Melvin “Taga-ilog” Calingo, known for his work for Culture Crash and Seven Seas Entertainment will discuss the nitty gritty on producing your own independent comic book. Best Asian Album at France’s Prix-Asie ACBD, Quai des Bulles Award winner and Eisner Award nominee Gerry Alanguilan will be giving a talk about komiks in general. UP Professor and Cadre comic book producer Emil Flores will be on hand to give a lecture on Comic Book writing.
So if you are interested to sample the best and new crop of comics our Filipino comic book creators has to offer and perhaps learn a thing or two about comic book creation, please do join us. KOMIKON INDIEKET 2012 will be held at Hall A of Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound, Pasig City on July 14, 2012, from 10am to 7pm. Entrance Fee is Php 50. Visit http://www.facebook.com/Indieket for more details.
KOMIKON INDIEKET 2012 is organized by KOMIKON Inc., organizers of the recently successful Summer Komikon 2012. Special thanks to Cadimus Prime, Summit Media, Oh No Manga and Unilab.