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. - razekiel.deviantart.com (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 :)
Deviant Art people in front row seat
Harvey Tolibao on pencils
interaction with the artists
full house venue
more panel discussions with Julius Gopez, Bonkz Seriosa, Wilson Tortosa, Dan, Ernest Jocson and Raymund Bermudez (not on pic)
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