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Saturday, October 20, 2007

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panel moderator Az boy bato

It was a big success for the Comics and Manga Day 2007, and even that there is no such event or day celebration for comics, we had just started a new beginning to have focus about creating comics and the joys of reading it. In line with the Arts and Literature of the month at Powerbooks, Glass House Graphics and Studio Sakka gives a wonderful panel discussion, art show, exhibit and drawing demo to all. As the people says in the event, it was more on an inspirational and motivation panel talks with the artist. Discussing from the life of an artists, from the discipline and values up to the challenges and success from doing a job that they truly love.

There was also a hot topic about Manga and Japanese comics, and still many people are interested in the topic, I opened the topic about hentai, doujinshi comics, the market, about being part of the pop culture, and american style manga. and many more.

The forum was great, I learned a lot from the pros. It was an open forum, so there was interaction between the audience and the speakers. It had also been a while since I talked in front of a large crowd, this time, as a member of the audience. - (art professor)

People stayed from 1PM up to 7PM, and they didnt leave even we did a 30 minute break.
total of 60 people attended the event, plus walk in visitors. There were also Koreans who participated in the panels and also big comics readers, fans, artist and collectors who went at the event after attending a toy launch.

then at the end we raffle off Wilson's artwork and also free tickets of the comics seminar

Another round of applause to our pinoy comic artists.

During the event, I promised to them all that next year will be a big Comics and manga Day.

see you all on 2008 :)

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Deviant Art people in front row seat

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Harvey Tolibao on pencils

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interaction with the artists

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full house venue

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more panel discussions with Julius Gopez, Bonkz Seriosa, Wilson Tortosa, Dan, Ernest Jocson and Raymund Bermudez (not on pic)

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1st batch panel with Bong Dazo, Wilson Tortosa, Jay David Ramos.
Harvey Tolibao, Jeff Huet (both not on pic)

more photos at Comics and Manga Day @ Powerbooks, SM Megamall

For more information about the Comics and Manga Day 2007
email : azrael at gmail dot com

Glass House Graphics website

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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Calling all comics readers and enthusiast! Do you want to learn how to draw, color, edit and write like your favorite comics creator? Then grab this opportunity to become a comics creator yourself. Join the 5th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar and learn from the best local and international comic artists of Glass House Graphics like Jeffrey Huet, Jonathan Lau, Carlo Pagulayan, Stephen Segovia, Harvey Tolibao, Wilson Tortosa, Tina Francisco, Jinky Coronado, Ernest Jocson, Jay David Ramos, Rainier Beredo and others. The comic seminar is headed by Glass House Graphics CEO and comics agent and writer, David Campiti.

Many young Filipinos have tried creating their own comics yet some of them have very few readers. In this seminar, speakers will teach you not only how to draw the right way but also how to market your comics creations. Turn your comics from ordinary to marvelously extra-ordinary.

The Manila Comics Creation Seminar has been running even before comic-based movies and television shows became popular again. For three years, they've helped young comics creators further their knowledge and skills. This two-day seminar includes modules in anatomy, layout and story telling, perspective, manga styles, coloring, inking, penciling, and selling your comics to editors and publishers. History of comics and the do’s and don’ts in this field plus many other topics will also be discussed.

The seminar will also have a forum discussion with guest artists who will share their experiences and give inspirational lectures for the young and upcoming comics creators. There will be comic booth selling of new and back issue copies of favorite popular titles, sponsors’ booth exhibiting their comic related items, live modeling and drawing activity, raffle draws, comics-based films, and get a chance to win a brand new WACOM Tablet by joining in our illustration and sequential comics contest, and take home a one of a kind premium item from ABS CBN by joining our Lastikman pin up art contest. There will be comic art sharing and many other exciting activities for the two-day seminar.

Mr. David Campiti , international writer (Superman, Jade Warriors, Angel Heat, Exposure, etc . ), editor, publisher and global talent agent, will spearhead the instructional art convention and will conduct a one-on-one portfolio review, and talent search. Campiti will choose lucky participants to join in their international team of professional comics artists. Glasshouse Graphics Inc., represents an impressive pool of talents of over 100 worldwide, led by Brazilian artists Mike Deodato ( penciler of Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman etc., ) and Luke Ross ( penciler of Uncanny X-Men, Lost in Space, etc .); and Filipino artists in the name of Wilson Tortosa ( penciler of Battle of the Planets, Tomb Raider, etc. ), Carlo Pagulayan ( penciler of Elektra, Emma Frost, Hulk, Fantastic Four etc .) and a many more artists known for their exceptional talents in the field of Arts and Comic Book illustration.

If you want to have a FREE ticket, All you have to do is send your best sample works to David Campiti, you can send to his email for an advance review at To be eligible, simply submit a .jpeg image files of your portfolio containing 8 sequential pages and 2 cover type illustration. Submission deadline will be on October 21, 2007.

The 5th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar is set on October 27-28, 2007, 10AM-8PM at 5th Level, Bldg. B, SM Megamall Megatrade Hall, Conference Center Function Room B. The seminar fee for two days is priced at Php 1,000 inclusive of meals, drawing materials, raffle giveaways, and a one on one portfolio review with the comic artists. For reservations and ticket purchase, contact Azrael Coladilla at 0927-5340309, email or call our office at 365-2974 and look for Michelle Calanog.

You can also buy your ticket in advance in Filbars (SM Megamall, Glorietta, Viramall and Robinsons Galeria), Comic Odyssey (Robinsons Galeria and Manila), Planet X Comics (Trinoma Mall), Vtoyz Hobbyshop (Blue Lane,2nd Level, Shoppesville GreenHills)

This event is co-presented by : Fudge Magazine, Hackenslash, WACOM, American Technologies Inc., PSICOM Publishing and DC Superheroes comics.

Sponsored by : Powerbooks, Comic Odyssey, Filbars, Vtoyz hobbyshop, Planet X, Homestyle Magazine and Japan Foundation Manila. Official Online Media Partner by, and supported by Media Partners of Jam 88.3, UNTV, Jack TV, ABS CBN, HERO TV, Creative Voices Productions,,, Bread Tambayan and Lastikman.

More information can be found at the event website

Glass House Graphics Website –

Monday, October 15, 2007

Hungry na ko!

a short video blogggie before i leave my home for a meeting in megamall

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October 20, 2007


featuring artists in the field of comics and manga.
-panel discussions
-signings and autographs with the artists
- raffle prizes - seminar tickets, original artworks, comics and more..
- comics and art lectures
-portfolio reviews
-art shows and exhibits
-drawing exhibition
and more !

Also we will be giving free tickets to the 5th Annual Manila Comics Seminar for October 27-28 in Megatrade Conference Center, SM Megamall.

Just present to us your portfolio in person or in email. Free tickets will be awarded to artists who submitted their portfolios as selected by David Campiti.

for portfolio submission send it to

or come this Saturday at the event, for a one on one portfolio review with David Campiti and the GHG artists.

-- more details coming tonight.

for info or inquiries about this event.
you can email me at

This is in line with the Arts and Literature month of Powerbooks
and the 5th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar

brought to you by:
Glass House Graphics
Studio Sakka

website - and

manga art page by : Lua Bueno Cyriaco
Iron Man art by : Harvey Tolibao

thanks to Balistik Instik of for sharing the photos last saturday
i was suppose to attend the talk but it was a busy day for me facilitating the GI JOE event in Toys R Us, Im gald that B.I. went there to bring us a a great report of the lecture of Gerry Alanguilan about Philippines Comics.

I like to hear and attend Gerry's talk and lecture about comics, and my second experience of hearing his lecture was last UST comics workshop, then the first lecture I attended and involved in organizing it was during the year 2002 Comics Creation Seminar in Megamall.

hope that there will a second run :)

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more photos at