Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Aftermath of the San Pablo Comics Festival

Maybe more than the wheeling, dealing, and planning that is involved is getting an event like the San Pablo Comics Festival off the ground, I enjoy the manual labor that is required on the actual event itself.

Cutting up stuff, putting things together, lifting heavy stuff, moving boxes...all of it.

When you’re doing the wheeling, dealing, and planning that is needed for the event I always feel that these things are written on air. Things can go wrong, deals might not push through, and even the best laid plans...well, let’s just say that I am on a first name basis with Murphy, the famous author of Murphy’s Law.

The manual labor makes me feel that I am actually doing something concrete and that I am actually getting something done.

But with an event like the Second San Pablo Comics Festival is definitely not a one man show.

They say that many hands make light work and that has never been truer in the San Pablo Comics Festival.

In behalf of KOMIKERO Publishing and JONASDIEGO, Inc., we would like to thank the KOMIKERO Artist Group and the GRAPHIC LITERATURE GUILD for helping out the with the promotions and preparations for the Festival

We also would like to thank our co-presentors (without whom the Festival would not have been possible) Simoun Ung, Davies Paints, and the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), San Pablo Chapter.

The Festival would not have been complete without our dear exhibitors. Thanks are also in order to Mango Comics, UP SOMA Soshiki, Andrew Villar, Rod Espinosa, Vibal Publishing, Hazel Manzano, Guhit Pinoy, Bayan Knights, Trese, Kevin Ang, and Comic Odyssey.

Last but certainly not the least; we would like to thank everyone who came to the festival. The people who viewed the exhibit, bought comics, and celebrated a common love for Komiks. Thank you all.

Mabuhay ang Komiks!

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