A celebration of Pinoy komiks

A celebration of Pinoy komiks
KRIPOTKIN By Alfred A. Yuson
(The Philippine Star)
October 05, 2009

Hugo “Boboy” Yonzon III and his ever-equal partner Guia have based themselves in Tagaytay for over a decade now, but they remain in the forefront of preserving the wealth of Filipino comics and cartoons as well as animation, and expanding the international awareness of this treasure trove of delights.

This month of October, their efforts come to full fruition with the staging of The First Philippine International Cartoons, Comics, and Animation (PICCA) Festival, which formally opens on Oct. 15 and lasts till Oct. 18.

On Oct. 18, PICCA will co-present the “Komikon” or comics convention at the SM MegaTrade Hall — featuring comic book sellers, indie and veteran artists, game designers, publishers, and various other involved or interested parties.

PICCA was co-founded by Boboy Yonzon with artists Gerry Alanguilan, Gilbert Monsanto, Sherry Baet, animation producer Mimbi Eloriaga, and writer Orvy Jundis. More information is available at www.picafest.com.