Now for something that I've missed for a long time: SUMMER KOMIKON!
Summer Komikon 2012 was AWESOME! I was absent from it for almost a couple of years and that was the first time I went to the new venue. Suffice to say, it's a lot more comfortable there with full centralized air-conditioning and lotsa space for everyone.
I had the chance to station myself at Jonas Diego's booth where I had some of my kits and minis displayed. Later through the day, I managed to get a lot of komiks/comics that I'm not quite done reading them all yet as of now.
The 'Kon had a lot of surprises. First up was when local film and TV actor appeared onstage to pomote their new comic and digital movie called 'Tiiktik: The Aswang Chronicles'.
|Yours truly, peddling funny book pr0n|
|With Starchild and Jaganath creator Kevin Valentino|
Surprise #2 was a short film tribute to komiks legend Tony De Zuñiga who passed away not too long ago.One of sis numerable works include Jonah Hex which was turned to a film quite recently.
But the biggest surprise was the appearance of acclaimed writer MARK MILLAR who dropped by for a meet and greet that afternoon! It was known that Millar was supposed to be at his own signing event the day after (for his new book SUPERCROOKS) but it was a welcomed surprise nonetheless. He was accompanied by the whole Supercrooks team Leinil Yu (penciller), Gerry Alanguilan (inker) and Sunny Gho (colorist).
|Some were selling just prints, which were equally rad.|
|Original character custom figures.|
|Rommel Estanislao's craftwork at par with his komik|
|Signings! and more!|
|Can you see The FLASH?|
|BAYAN NIGHTS table|
|Andrew Villar and his family.|
|TRESE's Budjette Tan and Kajo Bladisimo with Filipino Heroes Leauge's Paolo Fabregas.|
|Elmer Damaso proud of his Cat's Trail 'light novel'|
|The National Bookstore's booth|
|BIG GUNS! (L-R) Mico Suayan, Carlo Pagulayan, Leinil Yu|
|♫ When Carlo PAgulayn throws his mighty shield! ♫|
|Gab of PAROKYA NI EDGAR! Geeking out too!|
|Of course, there's toys too|
|Tepai and Mel Caispit busy signing too|
|Gerry Alanguilan and Johnny 'Balbona' Danganan on stage for an auction|
|'Oh Johnny BEHAVE!!!'|
|What's plamo and minis doing in a Komikon???|
|For some reason, I am sad...|
For me, its the BEST KOMIKON I had as of recent memory. Its the first time an international comics writer dropped by an I'm really hoping that others would follow suit.