2016 KOMIKON REPORT by Ruel de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer
Look at all these people. From its amazing origin in 2005, Komikon has evolved into the most important event in the Philippine comics scene. In the two-day Komikon 2016 last Nov. 19 and 20, it seemed apparent that it has evolved even further: It may just be the most important event for Pinoy geekdom, period.
Komikon has uncannily grown to twice its size and twice its duration; it is now held at the Bayanihan Center in Mandaluyong City. While in the past, Komikon tables have been filled with back issues (foreign comics) and new issues (local comics), this year’s tables were full of merchandise: magnets, sketches, postcards and lots—lots—of T-shirts (the coolest of the cool being Art Initiative’s “The Mythology Class” shirts and Evil Genius’ “Trese” Kambal shirts). Look at all these well-dressed people.
Now, it seemed apparent that Pinoy fans were not just willing to read or , they were now ready to wear and proudly show off their fandom.