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Komikon Awards 2009: Online Voting

I’ve mentioned the on-going voting for the 2009 Komikon Awards, as well as the nominees, but for those without easy access to participating comic book stores (which is, let’s face it, everyone outside of Metro Manila) you’ll be pleased to know that you can now vote for your favorites online via two methods:

The first is through a poll on deviantart which is accessible for deviantart users. It’s not all that difficult to register on deviantart, so don’t look on that as an obstacle.

You can also vote at the official Komikon website–look for the drop down awards menu at the top of the site. Registration (on the Komikon site) is required, as is to be expected to avoid a scenario where the winners are determined solely by dint of which nominee has fans with the most free time. One difference between the Komikon site and deviantart though is that on the Komikon website, you can see the current tally of votes before casting your own.

Voting is until September 20, so I urge everyone to take the time to familiarize yourselves with the nominees before voting–try not to just vote for the nominees already familiar to you @_@. Consider it as practice for the research we’ll all (well all of above 17 that is) have to do for May 2010.

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Komikon Awards 2009: Nominees and Voting

While the Metro Comic Con takes places today and tomorrow, the Komikon (non-summer edition), which will take place in October has recently released its list of nominees for this year’s Komikon Awards.

The voting period will be from August 10 (this Monday!) to September 20, 2009. While some online voting mechanism is planned, physical voting ballots will be available in the following stores:

  • Comic Odyssey (a) Robinson’s Place, Level 3 Ermita,Manila; (b) Robinson’s Galleria, Level 3 Expansion Mall,Edsa cor. Ortigas
  • Comic Quest (a) Lower Ground Floor Bldg. A, SM Megamall; (b)2nd Floor Main Bldg., SM City North Edsa

Congrats to all the nominees! The list of nominees is a bit long, so you can find it after the cut. Good luck with the Comic Aid award guys… Lots of deserving folk there.

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KOMIKON AWARDS 2009: Nominations Now Open

Every artist likes affirmation right? God knows a lot of our wonderful creators out there deserve more credit and accolades than they are currently receiving. If you want to support your favorite komiks creators, you might want to nominate them for the Komikon Awards–only the second in history–and wouldn’t you know it, nominations just opened yesterday (July 1); hurry though as the period for nomination is only until July 15.

Here are the details, taken from here. I also found an equivalent deviantart post here with a tad more detail, but I can’t seem to get into DA this evening.

The first ever KOMIKON AWARDS was held back in 2006 on the 2nd year of the Philippine Annual Komiks Convention. It is with great delight that we bring it back in a bigger and better venue and in celebrating the event’s 5th year. Once again, let us give recognition to those who continue to pour their heart, soul and income to a said “ailing industry” that still thrives to bring entertainment to future generations.

The categories are as follows:

Best Comic

This is for the ultimate… the chosen one. This is for the best among the rest. This means that the comic has achieved its ultimate potential; it’s all that and then some. This covers the mainstream comics, published and sold in the major local bookstores. This is for those that have reached the pinnacle of comic making; it’s up there, head and shoulders above the rest, looking down on us through a magnifying glass. This is for the comic that embodies all the things that made us love comics in the first place. The Best Comic award is divided in four categories:

Best Graphic Novel / Anthology*
Graphic Novels are defined as novels whose narrative is related through a combination of text and art, often in comic-strip form. On the other hand, an anthology is a collection of stand alone comic book stories collected in one publication by a group or one author. This award aims to honor the best comic book creator or group of creators for their exemplary work.
Best Serialized Comic*
A comic series published regularly in a magazine, newspaper or comic book publication.
Best Comic Magazine
This award is given to the best comic book magazine still seeing print be it a single story or made up of several.
Best Comic Strip Compilation

Here’s a step from the day-to-day print to more lasting impressions. One strip is never enough.

Best Comic Creator/s*

This award recognizes the talents of a solo artist or team of artists in making the best comic there is.

Best Cover*

A cover dictates how people see your comic. Sales also depend on the cover. And here we salute those covers that made us look and look hard. And the effort to it took to conceptualize, pencil, ink, and in some cases, to color the cover. The award shall go to the artist or group of artists that created such masterpiece.

[More award descriptions after the cut]

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KOMIKON Summer Fiesta 2009

There was no sign or banner (that I could see) announcing to all and sundry the existence of komiks nirvana at the UP Bahay ng Alumni last Saturday, but luckily enough I saw a familiar face hanging out at the doorway:

Please don’t kill me for not buying your cool merchandise Iris @_@

I’m glad they decided to hold an additional komikon in the summer–or, in the event that they’ve actually done so before, I’m glad I heard about it in time this year. I loved the way they identified the Marshalls this year–via speech baloons which said “Marshall Ako”:

Security–insofar as making sure people paid to enter the venue at least–was a bit loopy though: and by that I mean it had quite a few holes. I came in through the side, lured by the vista of Filipino comics… when I realized that, hey, shouldn’t there be an entrance fee? By then I was already in the venue, so I made my way to the front and ponied up 50 bucks for my wife and I, but the side entrance certainly did provide opportunity for less scrupulous individuals.

As usual, the place was jam-packed. The hardest part of Komikon for me has never been finding stuff to buy–it’s trying to get to actually see the wares on the tables without engaging in elbow-acrobatics that would make ‘ol Jawo proud. Likewise because the passages between tables are so narrow and jam-packed with people, I never really get to stop and talk to the creators much because I feel guilty that I’m preventing a flood of people from moving forward–conversation usually amounts to how-much-I’ll-take-it-thanks.

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Komikon 2009: Summer Fiesta Reminder

Just a reminder to all komiks fans out there: the Summer installment of the annual convention for Filipino-made comics is just around the corner–this Saturday in fact–so better start saving those pesos. After all, wouldn’t we all rather have three graphic novels than three square meals? 😛

Here are the details from the Komikon blog and the official website:

The Hottest Komiks Event This Summer!

KOMIKON SUMMER FIESTA 2009
UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman
May 16, 2009, 10am-8pm, Saturday
Entrance Fee: Php 50.00
(*Early arrivals will get lots of freebies!!)

With Special Guests…
Wilson Tortosa (Wolverine: Prodigal Son)
and
Manix Abrera (Kikomachine)

And (from the komikon deviantart site) here’s a list of some of the contests that will be held on that day, as well as a rundown of the schedule… which, as with all official schedules, is best taken with a few grains of salt:

JACK TV COMIC STRIP MAKING CONTEST:
1. Registration is from 10am-12noon. Register at the JACK TV table (left of the entrance). Only first 20 registrants will be accepted.
2. Contest starts at 12:30 pm
3. Contestants will create a 10×3 inch strip using any existing WWE wrestler/s based on the theme that will only be revealed when the contest starts.
4. Paper and pencils will be provided. Additional drawing materials brought by the contestants may be used.
5. After the time limit of 60 minutes, artworks will be judged. Finished or not finished.

JACK TV PIN-UP CONTEST
1.Registration is from 10am-12noon. Register at the JACK TV table (left of the entrance) Only first 20 registrants will be accepted.
2.Contest starts at 1:30 00pm
3.Contestants will draw any existing Character from any of JACK TV’s animated series
based on the theme that will only be revealed when the contest starts.
4. Paper and pencils will be provided. Additional drawing materials brought by the contestants may be used.
5. After the time limit of 60 minutes, artworks will be judged. Finished or not finished.

Join the first ever “KOMIKON IDOL”
Only the first ten to register by the videoke machine located in the venue will be accepted. Registration time is from 10:30- 1:30pm.

Also come early and join our fiesta games!!!

SUMMER KOMIKON PROGRAM SCHEDULE
10:00 – 10:30 Gates Open
10:30 – 11:00 Contest registrations
11:00 – 01:00 Fiesta Games
12:30 – 01:30 JACK TV Comic Strip Making contest
01:00 – 01:30 TV5
1:30 – 02:30 JACK TV Pin-up contest
01:30 – 02:00 CREATIVOICES
02:30 – 03:30 Komikon Idol
03:30 – 04:00 Jack TV
04:00 – 04:30 Vibal / The POC
04:30 – 05:00 Guest: Wilson Tortosa
05:00 – 05:30 Guest: Manix Abrera
05:30 – 06:00 Dayo
06:00 – 06:30 SKP / PICCAF Announcements
06:30 – 07:00 Komikon Awards Announcements
07:00 – 07:30 Winners Announcements and Awarding
07:30 – 08:00 Karaoke Open Mic

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