Thursday, July 30, 2009



Thank you to all who participated in nominating the following artists and works in their respective categories. All nominees were screened by the organizers and here is the OFFICIAL LIST OF NOMINEES for the KOMIKON AWARDS 2009. Congratulations to all who made it in the list!!!

Kalayaan by Gio Paredes
Sanduguan Himagsikan by Gener Pedriña
GradS Tayo: The Kolokoy's Colloquium by Ian Walter Along
Nurse Macho Origins by Mangaholix
Ang Maskot by Macoy Tang
Unstoppable by Heubert Khan Michael
Trese (issue 1-7) by Budjette Tan and kajo Baldisimo
Pasig (issue 16) by Melvin Calingo
Life As Viciously Impossible (issue 1) by Lambchild
The Metro (issue 1) by Jerome Jacinto
Atomic Underground by M3 Comics
Komikero Komiks 1 edited by Gerry Alanguilan and Jonas Diego
Kapitan Tog by Freely Abrigo
PAG-ASA by Erico Calimlim
GOG 1 and 2 by Borg Sinaban, REVEL Productions
Ambush by Andrew Villar
Girl Who Turned into a Fish by Mary Rañises
Cresci Prophecies by Joanah Tinio-Calingo
Bayani Nights by POINT ZERO

What the Cigarette Said by Andrew Drilon
Moon Alone by Hai Ibardoaza
Kubori Strips for the Soul by Michael David
No Need For Kaide by Andre' Salvatierra
Fifty Peso Ninja by Lico Reloj

Boy Ipis of Bayan Knights, by Paul Michael Ignacio
Bertong Badtrip of Kikomachine, by Manix Abrera
Michiko of Ninja girl ko!, Mangaholix, by Marco Dimaano and Kriss Sison
Tomas of Pugad Baboy by Pol Medina Jr.
Ambrosia of Pugad Baboy by Pol Medina Jr.
Alexandra Trese of Trese by Budjette Tan and kajo Baldisimo
The Kambal of Trese by Budjette Tan and kajo Baldisimo
Maliksi of the Tikbalang Tribe of Trese by Budjette Tan and kajo Baldisimo
Kikiams of Kubori Kikiam by Michael David
Kapitan Tog of Kapitan Tog by Freely Abrigo
Kulas of Kulas by Freely Abrigo
Elmer of ELMER by Gerry Alanguilan
Mina of Pasig by Melvin Calingo
Bakal A of Bayani Nights by POINT ZERO

Keon vs. Kraust (Mangaholix Issue 2)
Michiko fights Kamao Vendors (Mangaholix Issue 6)
First strip of "Pamilya Sabaybunot" (Pugad Baboy 21)
Unstoppable’s late father, Mr. Unstoppable, was revealed to be just an actor in a hit self-titled TV series (Unstoppable Issue 1)
Rules of the Race - The Alberto and Maliksi Car Race (Trese)
Ces' Poem from Will (Cast Issue 10)
Will and Lel's kiss (Cast Issue 10)
“Manny’s new face” (strip no.170 of Kubori Strips for the Soul in kuborikikiam. com - [link])
The Bayan Knights in an epic battle against the endless battalion of wolf-monsters, called “Sipakas” (Bayan Knights Issue 2)
Kalayaan flying off in shame on discovering that he was sterile (Kalayaan Issue 4)
Boy Bato throws flames at the enemy (Andong Agimat)
Pinakamakabayan, Bakal-A, Maskulado and Jaguar turn the tide against the janitor fishmen. Bouyed by the super nationalistic fervour of Manny Pacquiao's song, Pinakamakabayan grows into epic proportions to put the beatdown on the south american fish pests. (Bayani Nights:Rise of the JanitorFishmen 12) [link]

Hugo “Boboy” Yonzon III Publisher Boboy Yonzon believes in the Filipino's ability to produce top-caliber stories and art. He believes in comics as a legitimate art form, and is intent on raising the bar for Philippine-produced comics, and, consequently, other forms of entertainment. Boboy is the President and CEO of Yonzon Entertainment Syndicate (YES!), Mango Comics' mother company. He has been the president of the Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas (SKP) and the spearhead of the upcoming First Philippine International Cartoon, Comic and Animation Festival.
Orvy Jundis He is a comic collector and historian having written numerous articles about comics internationally. Orvy is one of the core members of the KOMMIX Veterans, supporting veteran comic artists and teaching children and young adults in Angono, Rizal about the art of making comics. is a website created by the comic artist Gerry Alanguilan. It hosts video blogs, articles on comics and includes The Philippine Comics Art Museum, an online museum featuring Filipino vintage comics and articles on veteran comic artists.
Comic Odyssey one of the very few comic stores in Metro Manila that carries local independent comics, owned by Mr. Sandy Sansolis. Comic Odyssey has 2 branches located in Robinson's Place, Level 3 Ermita,Manila and Robinson's Galleria, Level 3 Expansion Mall, Edsa cor. Ortigas.
Elbert Or is currently finishing his thesis as a final requirement for his MA in Education while teaching in Ateneo de Manila University. There he regularly incorporate comics and graphic novels in his freshman English Literature classes, and teaches comics production classes for their Fine Arts Program. He’s been conducting workshops and seminars across the country for Nautilus Comics, where he served as editor-in-chief for a couple of years.
Visual Print Enterprises has been publishing a large number of great quality local comic books such as Manix Abrera’s Kikomachine, Freely Abrigo’s Kulas, the graphic novel Trese by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo
and Carlo Vergara’s Ang Kagila-gilalas Na Pakikipagsapalaran Ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah. Hopefully more publishers will follow suit.
Gilbert Monsanto is a writer, an artist and a publisher of local comics. He owns the Sacred Mountain Publications which published titles such as Tropa, Rambol and Bayan Knights. Gilbert formed the Bayan Knights calling on independent comic creators who wants their characters to be recognized by forming a unique league of Filipino superheroes. He is also known internationally, working on different comics abroad.
Ayala Foundation for Bayan Knights#2 The Ayala Foundation works to extend the benefits of recent technological developments to a greater number of men, women and children. Through these new technologies, the Foundation continues to work for the cultivation of Filipino ingenuity and talent, as well as the preservation of our rich culture, history and traditions. With this in mind they have helped in the production of Bayan Knights 2 to promote good values in comics.
Japan Foundation Manila The Japan Foundation (JF) aims to promote and encourage cultural exchange and cooperation between the Philippines and Japan. The Japan Foundation has been holding “The Asian Cartoon Exhibition” (one-cut and multi-cut cartoons) annually since 1995 for the purpose of capturing Asian society, culture and customs of daily life through the medium. They have sponsored a number of local artists, bringing them to Japan to be part of exhibit, some of which are Pol Medina Jr. (Pugad Baboy), Elizabeth Chionglo (Loveknots) and Lyndon Gregorio (Beerkada).
U.P. Vargas Museum recently opened its doors to comics holding the Panel Collective Art Exhibit last March 22 to July 12, 2009 at the Edge Gallery.
UP Shopping Center houses a number of shops that caters to every independent comic need. Surely it has given birth to a number of great of indie comics.
U.P. Bahay ng Alumni The home of the Philippine Annual Komiks Convention (KOMIKON) for the past 5 years.
The Manila Bulletin the longest running newspaper in the Philippines is also a great supporter of local comic strip artists having its comic page the most number of locally made comic strips.
Intellectual Property Office opened The Alab Art Space, the first exhibit area in an IP office, to provide a venue for the country's creative industry to showcase their works. It hosted Sining, Kamalayan at Paglikha, an art exhibit featuring over 30 artworks of the Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas whose members are foremost cartoonists from the country's leading newspapers and magazines last October 20 – November 20, 2008. The IPO is currently active in activities such as these to promote more awareness about protecting people’s intellectual rights.

• Voting period will be from August 10 to September 20, 2009

*Voting Ballots will be available in the following stores:
Comic Odyssey
•Robinson's Place, Level 3 Ermita,Manila
•Robinson's Galleria, Level 3 Expansion Mall,Edsa cor. Ortigas
Comic Quest
•Lower Ground Floor Bldg. A, SM Megamall
•2nd Floor Main Bldg., SM City North Edsa

*ONLINE VOTING POLLS to be announced

Winners will be announced at the 5th Philippine Annual Komiks Convention (KOMIKON) this October 2009!!!

1 comment:

Markus said...

Congratulations, Gio. You deserve the nomination.. and goodluck! Nasa likod mo kami! :)