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Posted October 20, 2010 by Norby Ela in Comics
 
 

PICCA Festival 2010


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This weekend, PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL CARTOONS, COMICS and ANIMATION will have their 2nd PICCA event on October 22-25 at SM CITY NORTH EDSA (The Block, Annex and the Sky Garden)

There will be:

INTERNATIONAL TALKS
“Creation and Production of Anime” by Mr. Tatsutoshi Nomura and Ms. Emi Matsumoto of Japan
“How to get into Canada Animation Industry” by Trevor Bentley and Mauro Caselese of Canada
“How the Chinese Government Supports the Creative Industry” by Liuyi Wang of People’s Republic of China
“Comics in Southeast Asia through the Years” by John Lent of the USA
“Indie Comics” by Gerry Alanguilan and Carlo Vergara of the Philippines
“Women in Cartoons” by Filipina cartoonists
“Comics on Web” by Zach Yonzon of the Philippines
“The Potentials of the Gaming Industry” by Jeff Agala of Canada
“The Magic of Voicing for Animation” by Pocholo Gonzales of the Philippines
“Preserving Your Artworks Done on Paper” by June Dalisay
“The Guiyang Initiative: Revolutionizing Animation Software” by Johnny Lau of Singapore

CARTOONS AND COMICS EXHIBITS
Group Exhibit: “Slices of Life: A Tribute to Larry Alcala” by the Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas, the 33-year-old organization of cartoonists from major Philippine newspapers and magazines co-founded by cartoonist-educator Larry Alcala who was also its first president.
Student Comics Competition Exhibits
Photo/Video Documentation of “Pintado” Body Comics Painting Contest
“Kakaiba ka, Kababaihan”, an Exhibit by Filipino Women Cartoonists and Illustrators
“24 Hour Comics Challenge” Winners

ANIMATION SHOWINGS WITH PRODUCTION NOTES
Showing of “Dayo” (The Outsider) and “Urduja”, the first two animation feature films in the Philippines
Showing of works by Nomura and Matsumoto
Showing of works by Tuldok Animation, an NGO composed of young people dedicated to social advocacy through animation
Showing of samples by Atomic Animation, Canada
Open forum will follow

COMICS COMPETITION
“Francisco Coching Awards” Comic Creation Competition, dedicated to the dean of comics illustrators, open to PICCA members
“Hugo Yonzon Jr. Awards” Caricature Competition or Caricathon, caricature-marathon, professional and student categories
Kiddies On-the-Spot Comics Drawing Competition
“Comic Challenge 24 Hours” online, done
“Pintados: Comics Body Painting Contest”

ANIMATION COMPETITION
“Animation Jam” a 24-hour animation creation contest between different multi-media schools (PICCA members) to be held simultaneously in different venues
“Lupit Mo, Pro!” Animation Competition for Pros

BOOK LAUNCHES
“Lansangan” (Street) a graphic memoir by Piya Constantino
“SKP Color Folio”, a compendium of graphic arts by cartoonists
“Mwahaha” a humor magazine relaunch

THE PICCA TRADE AND SHOWCASE
Booths
Animation Producers/Studios: Seventoons, Holy Cow, Creative Voices
Schools: College of St. Benilde, iAcademy, Mapua University, Far Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities, Far East Asia Technological Institute
Publishers: Yonzon Entertainment Syndicate (YES), Vibal Publishing, Sacred Mountain, Core, etc.
Mainstream and Indie Comics Creators
Gaming Companies: Anino
Organizations: Creative Media Professionals Guild of Asia and the Pacific, Komikon, Instituto Cervantes, Game Developers Association of the Philippines, Animation Council of the Philippines

Exhibits
Francisco Coching
Alfredo Alcala
“KOMIKS: Yaring Pinoy”
“Comics of the World”: Spanish, French, Russia, ASEAN representations

Animation
Watch short animation clips from India, China, Philippines, and Turkey
*Note: booths and panels still available. List of participants here is as of August 21, 2010 only

WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS
Character creation, storytelling with comics for children

PARANGAL (HONORING) AT PASASALAMAT
The “Oscars” of the comics sector where peers give recognition to peers for outstanding works and positive contribution to the growth of the craft and to the richness of Philippine culture.
An elegant evening for honorees and supporters of PICCA. Semi-formal affair.
2010 Parangal Nominees: Tony Velasquez, Clodualdo del Mundo, Izzy Izon, Elena Patron

CARICATURE FOR A CAUSE
The Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas will hold caricature sessions to raise funds for colleagues in the arts in need

COSPLAY SHOWS
Cosplayers do anime and game stars, plus Filipino folklore denizens. Competition: Open and for PICCA members only

PICCA BIG PARTY!
To toast its growing base of card-carrying members, PICCA will hold a party featuring the country’s popular and indie bands: Sponge Cola, Gorgoro, Indio, and more. There will also be raffle of art materials, comics, and original works.

PRE-EVENTS! PRE-EVENTS! PRE-EVENTS!
To make a stronger statement for PICCA, there are several events leading up to the main PICCA Event. These are:
“Komiks in Real 3D”, a group exhibit by distinguished Filipino sculptors and mixed-media artists, doing works inspired by comics. Exhibitors are multi-awarded artists Junyee, Bobby Feleo, Freddie Cacnio, Seb Chua, Pete Jimenez, Paul Quiano, Glen Ramasta, and Merlito Gepte.
Oct. 1-15, Arts in Taguig City
“Kakaiba ka, Kababaihan”(You are Different, Women) a group show of women cartoonists and illustrators featuring Beth Chonglio, Steph Bravo, Lyra Garcellano, Hazel Manzano, Aileen Casis, Mimi Romualdez, and Armida Francisco.
Oct. 1-15, Arts in Taguig City
“Komiks Yaring Pinoy” showcasing the works of Filipino comics artists in the past 60 years.
Starting September 12
SM Southmall, SM Manila, SM North Annex


Norby Ela

 
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