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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Maker Faire Manila | Sights of Innovation

06.23.2019 – Maker Faire is a celebration of arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself mindset that promote young minds to be inspired and pursue their dreams that would be future engineers and innovators. It also helps have children explore and experiment that makes this event an interesting place to visit.

The two-day event is FREE at the Mind Museum courtyard, where you’ll interesting inventions and creations. You also get to meet some interesting artists with some Universities participating in what courses being offered. This is a best time to bring your kids outdoors with this type of event that will end this Sunday.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Asia Pop Comic Con 2019 | POSTPONED

06.20.2019 – By now everyone must have accepted the bitter news that has been officially announced that has been going on for the past few weeks even in months. The Asia Pop Comic Con Manila has been canceled to much fanfare of this international event this comes not much big news for some.

Conventions come and go in other countries but this is not the first time an event did not push through for this year. There were rumblings behind-the-scenes and some even speculate too much that the bottom line for this happening now is part how business works in the Philippines why this event did not last this long.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

TRU Exclusive | World Peacekeepers

06.18.2019 – In the modern era of toy collecting there’s so much diverse brands and properties out there. From construction toys to superhero theme range of action figures and some would say that’s not enough diversity for you to sink your teeth in. But you’ll be surprised that there are some who are lowkey to the hobby.

Most of these enjoy the casual hobby and are not about the big brands but appreciate the little things. You can say there are action figure collectors out there, but not the ones you expect and most these individuals are old school and then there’s the "World Peacekeepers," a toyline about military figures, vehicles, & sets.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

McDo PH | 'Toy Bazaar' at Robinsons Galleria

06.16.2019 – McDonald’s Happy Meal toys have been a hit or miss in the past months that whatever is released in Southeast Asia is limited by the properties that are only offered to this particular region. Besides that, you can’t buy the toys separately unlike in Western countries as most Asians would end up buying the toys than food.

Basically, there’s a rarity in buying only the toys unless it is applicable to all countries within Southeast Asia. But with the Philippines, it can only happen when one selected branch or store decides to clear their storage space and that’s when McDo Toy Bazaar happens, which has been a rare occurrence and not all stores do it.

Monday, June 3, 2019

SM Manila + Kenkoy | Meet & Greet Filipino Artists

06.03.2019 – The 90th Anniversary celebration for Kenkoy has begun. If you missed the weeklong celebration that began in FEU last month there’s still a chance you can catch the pocket tours that not only to celebrate the character’s first comic strip. But also meet a few local artists and illustrators.

SM Manila and Kenkoy collaborate not only to celebrate the first Filipino komiks, but ahead of the Philippine Independence Day. Get to know the grassroots of the local komiks scene and check out their past and current works. It’s going to be an experience that Filipino Komiks is still here!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Zyterical Sea by Albert Isip

05.21.2019 – There have been so many illustrated/visual abstract stories that don’t define by panels of tradition comicbooks, but convey more about what the author is trying to say in these published works.

Zyterical Sea is one of those books that are making their narrative through no specific layout or process of panels that tell the whole story.

It’s mostly wordless illustrations and sometimes combined with poems and prose. The independent self-published works that thrive with Filipino Komiks genre is expanding that thought through illustrations in a different way in telling a story.

Originally released in Komikon 2017 there was not much noise when it became available, but through word of mouth from friends and fellow creative it gained traction behind the scenes that had people praising this as one of the best works to come out that express emotion through its art

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Comic Signings | Dexter Soy & the Fansiders

05.19.2019 – Comic Odyssey is on the roll during the past three Saturdays events with FCBD on the rear view and the successful launch of the “New Agents of Atlas #1”, which is a tie-in for the War of Realms saga that launched not only new characters that would represent Asian heroes, but a special variant cover featuring Wave.

This time of course is the support to Filipino artists making waves on his own and that is illustrator Dexter Soy, who has been consistent work at DC Comics’ Red Hood and the Outlaws continues with the debut of Batman and the Outsiders #1!