But 2009 is rather different. Venue wise that is... KOMIKON was held in Megamall at the Megatrade Hall 1. Not a bad venue at all!
First booth I saw was Budjette Tan's booth and I was able to get TRESE Book 3 signed by Budjette himself and Kajo Baldisimo! I also couldn't pass up on the Trese magnets!!! Trese and the Kambal!!! I'll probably put them on my cube at work.
There were also customized Mighty Mugg versions of the Kambal. Too bad they were only for display...
My main goal was to get a copy of Gerry Alanguilan's "Where Bold Stars Go To Die". So I found his booth and since there was a line, I chatted with his lovely wife Ilyn first. She's the better half of Mr. Komikero :) Hahahaha. Gerry's partner in crime for this book is the very talented Arlanzandro Esmena.
Gerry was also selling a new version of ELMER! This one's a collected version :)
I met up with the Ninoy Art and Essay contributors too. Besides Gerry, Harvey Tolibao, Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, and Stephen Segovia were there at the kon.
I got Francisco Coching's El Indio too. I was talking too Heubert Khan Michael and we agreed that El Indio was a must get!!! It was only fitting to get that in KOMIKON 2009!!!
The last book I got was Manix Abrera's "12". It's fully colored!!! Plus the guy is awesome!!! He sold his Pulp Hope book to me!!! Hahahaha!!!
Cosplayers this year were on the down-low. Not so much of them... It was weird. Cosplayers are a must for comic conventions in the Philippines!!! But I was glad that a lot of people were there to support the local creators!!! :) Loved this year's KOMIKON!!! A lot of awesome buys!!!
Anyway, here are scenes from this year's KOMIKON.