Last October 18, 2009 held the 5th Komikon (Filipino Komiks Convention) at the Megatrade Hall 1 in SM Megamall.
Komikon is the gathering of Filipino comic book artist from the past up to the present which featured art galleries of old Pinoy Komiks and booths of upcoming Komiks from the new generation.
Originally the Komikon was set at the UP (University of the Philippines) Bahay ng Alumni at UP Diliman, but for the first time, they venued at the SM Megamall
Komikon also held their wnd Komikon Awards were they give recognition to the talent comic book artist in the local industry, here are the winners:
Best Graphic Novel / Anthology: Martial Law Babies by Arnold Arre
Best Comic Series: Cast by Jamie Bautista, Nautilus
Best Comic Magazine: Mangaholix by Groundbreakers, Inc.
Best Comic Strip Compilation: Pugad baboy by Pol Medina Jr.
Best Webcomic: Kubori Strips for the Soul by Michael David (www.kuborikikiam.com)
Best Cover: Cast issue 11 by Arnold Arre
Best Comic Creator/s: Arnold Arre
Best Cartoonist: Hazel Manzano, Callwork
Best Komiks Character: Michiko of Ninja Girl Ko!, Mangaholix
Best Comic Scene: Ces’ Poem from Will, Cast issue 10 by Jamie Bautista & Arnold Arre
1st place: Life as Viciously Impossible by Daphne Martinez (Lambchild)
2nd place: Nurse Macho Origins by Mangaholix
3rd place: Kalayaan by Gio Paredes, GMP Comics
Comic Aid Award: Elbert Or and Japan Foundation Manila
Here are some pics from the recent Komikon 2009
Until next year for Komikon 2010