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An anthology collecting comics from some of the best indie cartoonists in the Philippines, as well as cartoonists from around the world
An anthology collecting comics from some of the best indie cartoonists in the Philippines, as well as cartoonists from around the world
220 backers pledged $5,095 to help bring this project to life.

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Filipino Comics?

When people think of comics, they typically think of American super heroes, Japanese manga or Franco-Belgian bande dessinée. Unfortunately the world of Filipino indie comics rarely crosses the radar of the Western world, which truly is a shame. There is so much exciting work coming out of the Philippines, and we feel it is about time everyone started paying attention.

This book focuses on Filipino artists both from within the Philippines as well as those working outside of the country. It features a wide array of artists from popular web cartoonists, indie creators and even industry professionals working for big international publishers (we can't name names!) We think you will be blown-away by the talent you will find in these pages.

excerpt from "My Favorite Christmas" by Rob Cham and Mihk Vergara
excerpt from "My Favorite Christmas" by Rob Cham and Mihk Vergara

The special thing about this anthology is that it also contains work from international cartoonists from the UK, Korea, Japan, America and Canada inspired by Filipino culture, history and folklore. There are stories of Aswang - shape-shifting vampires - to autobiographical accounts of growing up Filipino-American.

We believe this book will make a fine addition to any collection, and we hope it will open the door wide open to the wonderful world of Pinoy Komiks. With your support we can make that a reality, and cross borders through comics!

excerpt from "Arapaap" by Bong Redila
excerpt from "Arapaap" by Bong Redila

Now that we have met our goal it is time to talk about stretch goals!!

If we get $3250 we are going to offer all pledges of $5 or more

We will post some sample images of stickers soon. Not good enough, you say? How about this: If we get $3750 or more, we will give all backers of $20 or more a Pinoy Komiks

Again, we will post t-shirt samples soon, but trust us - you will want them. And our big stretch goal is:

That is right - some of the submissions we have been getting are just to beautiful to convert to grey scale. Until now we planned on printing the book in B&W, and only the PDF would be in color, but if we get $4000 or more pledged to the project, we plan to print the book in color as well as increase the paper grade to make the colors shine! Here is an example:

Risks and challenges

Like any collaborative effort, a lot depends on us coming together as a team. As of right now we already have more than 80 pages of artwork submitted, but that is less than half of what we expect to get before the book is completely finished. Of course we hope to include as much work as possible to showcase all the talent we can find, but sometimes deadlines hit snares, and projects get delayed. We also are planning to use a printer from within the Philippines, especially in the disaster struck area if possible. Coordinating with a printer overseas can present its own challenges.

Luckily this is not our first go round. In a previous anthology supported by Kickstarter, we collected submissions from 5 different continents, from countries as scattered as Brazil, Germany, Japan, the UK and Mexico. We worked with an overseas printer that time as well and despite all those obstacles the book was a great success. We learned a lot through previous kickstarter campaigns, about the importance of regular updates to backers, how to better estimate things like shipping and printer turn-around schedules. With the experience of two successful kickstarter campaigns under our belt, we feel that we are more than ready for whatever surprises might spring up.

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FAQ

  • "Original artwork" refers to the original ink on paper drawings used for creating the stories in the book. "Custom drawings" refer to art created specifically at the backers request. After the funding process there will be a chance for backers to request a specific drawing from the artist they choose.

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  • Yes. We will post the sample artwork and let backers choose which artist they want pages from. We will ask backers to list their first and second choice in cases where more than one backer wants the artwork from the same artist.

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  • Just add $10 to your pledge for each additional copy you want. No need to recalculate shipping, we will cover the extra expense!

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  • Although the book is mostly laid-out, we are still considering last minute submissions. Please get in touch with us by sending a message and we can discuss submissions.

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    ・A custom drawing by our cover artist and contributor Allan Castillo Santiago
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    ・A custom drawing by Pinoy Komiks contributor Bong Redila. View art samples at: http://bongredila.tumblr.com http://fablesinmelag.blogspot.com

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    ・A custom drawing by Pinoy Komiks contributor Josel Nicolas. View art samples at: http://thebearhaspants.tumblr.com

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    ・A custom drawing by Pinoy Komiks contributor Rob Cham. View art samples at: http://robcham.me ・A physical copy of the book ・A digital copy of the book

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    ・A custom drawing by Pinoy Komiks contributor AJ Bernardo. View art samples at: kowtowkomiks.tumblr.com ・A physical copy of the book ・A digital copy of the book

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    ・A custom drawing by Pinoy Komiks contributor Carlorozy Clemente. View art samples at:
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    ・A custom drawing by Pinoy Komiks contributor and co-editor Adam Pasion. View art samples at: http://sundogscomix.blogspot.jp http://www.tumblr.com/blog/adampasion・A physical copy of the book ・A digital copy of the book

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    ・A custom drawing by 9 year old contributor Ethan Castillo. View art samples at: www.ethancastillo.com / instagram @ethancastillo05・A physical copy of the book ・A digital copy of the book

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    ・A custom commission drawing by Pinoy Komiks contributor Lisa Nguyen. View art samples at: http://ambitiouslove.deviantart.com ・A physical copy of the book ・A digital copy of the book

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    ・A custom drawing by Pinoy Komiks contributor Jason Young. View art samples at: www.buyerbeware.guttertrash.net ・A physical copy of the book ・A digital copy of the book

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    ・A custom drawing by Pinoy Komiks contributor Danielle Riña. View art samples at: cargocollective.com/galacticspacepunch - or- galacticspacepunch.tumblr.com ・A physical copy of the book ・A digital copy of the book

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    Team-up with one of our artists to create an illustration at your direction to be included in the book. Portraits, dedications or yourself as a zombie - any ideas are welcome. ・A physical copy of the book ・A digital copy of the book

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    Team up with one of our illustrators and direct your own one page comic to be included in the book. We will send you the original art along with a physical and digital copy of the book.

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