This is the 3rd Komiket to take place since the the celebrated komiks and art market first began. The next Komiket will be held later this year, Oct. 14-15.
This year’s Komiket went down from Feb. 25-26. The first day was held at Centris Elements, where both established and up-and-coming comic creators congregated as equals. There were industry veterans like Studio Studio of Alturia Hill Publishing; student-run groups like BLINK from Ateneo; independent collectives like Pockets Fulla Pillz, Vanillapensive, Art Sundays, and The Milk Box, selling years of hard work in a form you could hold in your hand, from comics to stickers to large-scale illustrations. They even had Komiket’s Komiks Cum Laude anthologies being sold, which featured the works of graduates of the Comic Book Creator’s Workshops. Whether you’re a superhero fan searching for back issues at the Comic Odyssey booth, an otaku scouting for fanart of your current shounen obsession, or just somebody who happened to stumble in, you’re probably going to find something at Komiket to take home with you.
This year’s Komiket also nominated a handful of releases to recognize some of the best comics, writers, and artists this year. Look out for the following names: Victoria Tadiar, for Sagala; Alane Alulan, for Cadilily Quins and Gioseppe Custodio, for No Pun Intended.