Pinoy Komiks Anthology: Komiks for the Haiyan Victims

Pinoy Komiks Anthology: Komiks for the Haiyan Victims
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What is the role of an artist after a disaster? That is the question that was on the minds of cartoonists and illustrators Adam Pasion and Zon Petilla, after seeing the news about typhoon Yolanda. Doctors can help the sick and injured, engineers can help rebuild the damaged structures, but what can an artist do to help? The answer was surprisingly simple: make art. That idea took the form of a benefit anthology called Pinoy Komiks. A call for submissions went out across the internet and the response from artists was overwhelming – dozens of Filipino artists generously donated comic pages, original sketches and illustrations which are all collected in this “who’s who” of Filipino komikeros. The contributors range from Marvel Comics veterans to web comics artists and small press creators. The book focuses primarily on artists working within the Philippines, as well as Filipinos residing abroad, but due to a huge response internationally it has been widened to include artists of all nationalities, from as far away as the UK, Canada, and Korea, who have been inspired by the Philippines in some way.

 

100% of the proceeds from the sales of Pinoy Komiks will be donated to relief and rebuilding efforts in disaster struck areas. Charity partners will include US based Architecture for Humanity, and the editors are currently in discussion with local charities based in the Philippines as well. The project is currently funding on Kickstarter and is expected to launch in early April, 2014. Artists interested in submitting are encouraged to contact adam@biguglyrobot.net as soon as possible. 

Pinoy Komiks Anthology: Komiks for the Haiyan Victims






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