i didn't have time to buy all the titles i wanted, but at least i got free stuff from chapel and josel nicolas. also did tradesies with mel casipit (baboy 2), hazel manzano (callwork 2: proud callboy), lady storykeeper (dragon kid 2) and michael david (kubori kikiam 7):
pop culture maven adam david remarked on the quality and variety of this year's indie releases. it's an exciting time!
my setup, with the school run cover going camo against the red tablecloth. the indie tables were arranged in a circle and situated in a corner this year, so anyone who got there late had to face the wall, just like in kindergarten. i lucked out because gio paredes gave me the spot beside him--we were front and center. salamat gio!
heubert khan michael (at left) lent a touch of world-class talent to our motley collection of komiks aspirants.
hub and teddy, creators of the work in progress webcomic, which is about an aspiring comics artist.
my proofreader/editor/production manager (i.e. wife) cherry picked me up at around 8pm and we had dinner at a favorite thai place and then stayed up late watching voltes v on vcd. best. day. ever.
UPDATE: reports are coming in of really good sales this year, with josel, omeng, joanah, rhiver, mel and kc cordero's indies selling out or nearly selling out. i know zombies in manila was selling like gory hotcakes, too. that's right, philippines! show your komiks love with your wallets!
haven't had time to get started on my komikon reads yet, except for gerry alanguilan's umlauts and atom bombs. it's a hell of a concept--he published two short stories, an old one from '96 and a new one illustrated by marivi hilos-nepomuceno, both having simlar themes (star-crossed lovers). each story stands well enough on its own, but when mirrored against one another they set off mental fireworks. awesome stuff.