There is a renaissance going on with Filipino comic books. At the vanguard is Visprint with their flagship series Trese written by Budjette Tan and illustrated by Kajo Baldisimo. There are others like Skyworld which is only enlivened when Trese shows up. Filipino Heroes League is not so exciting but a valiant effort. Elmer a one of by Gerry Alanguilan is impressive. This one http://www.tabi-po.com is absolutely free and will become a Visprint title soon. There are others that might be followed here http://www.rocketkapre.com
On the flip side there are a slew of mangalike stories like Ang Diary ng Panget. The most famous of this genre are the Bob Ong books written probably by many ghost writers under one alias. I was suckered into buying the former, thinking it was a comic. Which would’ve been okay if I was a 14-year old girl which I am not. Which is acceptable because they were probably written by them. I’m not looking down on this genre, in fact I absolutely support and admire them, I just won’t read them… yet.
And there is one more thing I have yet to attend, a Komikon. This year it’s happening on April 12, Saturday at the Bayanihan Center at the Unilab Compound in Pasig. Gates open at 10am and close at 7pm. 100 pesos entrance fee.