Ready, get set, let’s go to Komiket!
Once upon a time, bangketa komiks were extremely popular. Each issue was snapped up hordes of eager readers who just can’t wait for the next chapters of their favorite komiks stories. It would be common to see the young and old alike sitting on street benches, hunched over their komiks.
Today, komiks are making a comeback. If the distribution centers used to be the news or komiks stands on the streets, now these are the social media pages of our komiks creators or komiks events that connect creators with readers. One such event is going to happen this weekend.
The Filipino Komiks Art Market (KOMIKET), happening from October 14 to 15 at Centris Elements, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, is open to all.
Over 450 komiks creators, illustrators and writers, ready to share their newest works, will be present during the event. Meet and greet Komiks Superstars Arnold Arre, Gerry Alanguilan, Pol Medina Jr., and Manix Abrera, social media heavyweights Hunghang Flashbacks, Sskait and Libreng Komiks, art market favorites Gwapings ng Komiks, Ilustrador ng Kabataan, Patay Kung Patay, first-time creators from the 3rd Comic Book Creator’s Workshop, among others.
Herstory:This set of komiks will be part of a talk moderated by the book club Flips Flipping Pages. Photo by Cecille Francisco
The first 1,000 attendees will get a free copy of KOMMUNITY, a komiks collection from some of the creators of the local komiks community. Artists and readers will unite at the KOMIKET TALKS: Readers Meet Creators. At least ten book club communities will meet and discuss with the creators for the first time. Get first dibs on the latest releases and bring home stickers, postcards, prints, zines and books in this affordable art market.
Tickets are priced at 100 pesos each. Check out the Komiket Facebook page for more details.
What komiks titles are you looking forward to seeing at KOMIKET? Let us know in the comments!