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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Winter Komikon 2013: An Extraordinary Komikon for an Extraordinary Cause

This year's Winter Komikon 2013 proved to be unlike any other Komikons from before. In the wake of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), komiks artists and fans unite at the Bayanihan Center not just to enjoy komiks but to help to the cause of bringing relief to the typhoon survivors. Almost every booth held up signs pledging to donate all or part of their day's sales to the cause.

The Komikon organizers themselves contributed to the cause by donating 100% of the merchandise sales and performing a Silent Auction of one-of-a-kind artworks made by famous komiks artists like Kajo Baldisimo (Trese) and Manix Abrera (Kikomachine).



All the efforts have not been in vain because at around 6:30 PM, the organizers announced that Komikon was able to get about Php 100, 000.00 overall donations! WHEE!!!

I'd like to take this chance to thank EVERYONE who made this extraordinary event for an extraordinary cause possible.
  • To the fans who did not just support the komiks industry but also the cause, THANK YOU! 
  • To the artists and merchandisers who contributed their profits and/or donated their artworks for the auction, THANK YOU! 
  • To Philippine Red Cross for coming over and sharing this extraordinary event with us, THANK YOU!
  • And most of all, the biggest of THANK YOUS to the organizers and volunteers of this year's Winter Komikon who made all of these possible!
Every single one of you had just proved that you don't need a cape, secret identity, or superpowers to become a superhero. Because each of you, through your hard work and best efforts, had just saved a life.

I salute all of you!


~The Girl with the Cat Ears
Photo collage by Fotor.com

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