An Aftermath of the First Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009

May 16, 2009 (Saturday) - Marks the first ever Philippine Comics Convention Summer Fiesta or Komikon Summer Fiesta for 2009 and yours truly was there to enjoy the event.

christopher aquino at komikon summer fiesta 2009


I have been a big fan of contemporary Filipino comics and independent comics ever since Culture Crash Comics (the Philippines Premiere Comics Magazine) came to publication. Fast forward to the present, I have been a follower of a new convention that promotes and celebrates Filipino ingenuity, and this was Komikon which was usually celebrated at around November. That is why it is refreshing to see this event at the middle of the year, around in summer. These are the things seen and what I've experience in the Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009.

Komikon summer fiesta at UP Bahay ng Alumni UP Diliman


My day started with me waking up at around 7 in the morning and hitting the road at around 8:00 am. I arrived at UP Bahay ng Alumni at around 9:30 am where a long line of anxious comics fan wait for the official opening of the event.

comics fan at komikon summer fiesta 2009


It was not called Komikon Summer Fiesta for nothing as the heat of the sun starts to scorch down on us, the helpless comics enthusiasts waiting in line. I forgot to bring any umbrella that time so I just took out my handkerchief to hopefully block a small amount of heat from the scorching sun.

in fron of bahay ng alumni in komikon summer fiesta


ice cream vendor during the komikon summer fiesta

I took a photo of the most prominent figure in front of Bahay ng Alumni that time, "Manong Sorbetero" or Mr. Ice Cream Vendor. I wonder what's on the news that time? ehehehe


The line finally moved and by around 10:15 I think I was already inside the venue and what welcome me is a hall filled with interesting booths and stores.

komikon summer fiesta 2009 stage

The UP Bahay ng Alumni stage where most of the games and announcement took place during the Komikon summer Fiesta 2009


Here are some of the interesting merchandise and comics sold inside the Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009 as I roamed around...

komikon summer fiesta 2009 booths


komikon summer fiesta 2009 booths


komikon summer fiesta 2009 booths


komikon summer fiesta 2009 booths


komikon summer fiesta 2009 booths


stikfas at komikon summer fiesta


stickfas toys in komikon summer fiesta 2009


komikon stikfas


cute pillows at komikon summer fiesta


chopper doll of one piece in komikon summer fiesta 2009


toys for sale at komikon summer fiesta 2009


marvel comics sold at komikon summer fiesta


hatta hats sold at komikon summer fiesta 2009


masks and other accessories at komikon summer fiesta


stuff toys sold at komikon summer fiesta 2009


cute containers sold at komikon summer fiesta 2009


popular comics titles sold at the komikon summer fiesta 2009


pugad baboy comics sold at komikon summer fiesta 2009


other merchandise at komikon summer fiesta 2009


Of course, Komikon won't be Komikon without the Comics and their artists...

Budgette Tan and Gerry Alanguilan

Two of the most brilliant and creative minds of contemporary Filipino comics. Gerry Alanguilan and Budgette Tan


Budgette Tan

Mr. Alamat himself, Budgette Tan. I am also following his story Trese


Trese comic book


Bayan Knights

From the collaboration of great minds into a fully published comics, the Bayan Knights character postcards


veteran artists at komikon summer fiesta 2009

pro filipino artists in komikon summer fiesta


Veteran artists doing the portraits of komikon goers


professional filipino artists do your portrait


portfolios in komikon summer fiesta 2009

Portfolios of professional artists for display and merchandise at the Komikon Summer Fiesta


professional Filipino artists painting


indies


indies at komikon summer fiesta


independent comics at komikon summer fiesta


filipino independent comics at komikon summer fiesta


filipino indie comics on sale


pinoy indie komiks


After some time of endless and continuously taking pictures and going around the venue I decided to seek refuge at the Komikero Booth. I first met these wonderful group of people back in Deviantart and in my My Firsts: The Komikero Meeting and San Pablo Laguna Trip.

gerry alanguilan

The Komikeros are lead by the original "Komikero" himself, Gerry Alanguilan.


gerry alanguilan actually recording his bidyo

Gerry Alanguilan taking a video coverage which he will use on his Komikero Bidjo Youtube Channel


and now meet the rest of the komikeros....

original komikeros

The original founding members of komikeros


Ryan and chris A.


Bayan Knights and Komikero People


johny of the komikeros


barya lang po sa umaga komikero style


Some other booths include the new local Philippine Anime Authority TV Network TV5...

tv 5 booth at komikon summer fiesta 2009


animega on tv5 on komikon summer fiesta 2009


I also decided to drop by an old art drawing group I am part of online, the DAMEAT Booth.

dameat booth at komikon summer fiesta 2009


dameat attendace sheet in komikon summer fiesta

Also signed up for the DAMEAT attendance sheet. By the way I go by the username of CMAOTAKU on DeviantArt.


I also looked at the First Philippine-made Online Fighting Game which go by the name of BANGU-BANG MANIA...

bangu-bang mania First Philippine-made Online Fighting Game

www.bangubangmania.com/


playing bangu-bang mania


bangu-bang mania screenshot


There is also this big freedom wall where anyone can express themselves and show that they were at the Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009, the wall is then called "The King's Board"

kings board at komikon summer fiesta


komikon summer fiesta 2009 freedom wall


chris A. with mangaholix

Since my original intention to go to the Komikon Summer Fiesta was to see whether there would be a third book for "Trese" and that there is non. I decided to avail a complete issue from one up to the current of Mangaholix comics which I am currently reading right now.


patapon cosplay at komikon summer fiesta

Lastly, I saw this group of kids cosplaying as the popular PSP game characters Patapon...


patapon cosplay





...and decided to take a photo with them. Well, what can I say, I can also be a "patapon" hehehehe.

For more inside photos from the Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009 you can head over at my Facebook Album @

Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009 Aftermath


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