The 2nd San Pablo City Comics Festival on December 6, 2009

Posted on 9:25 AM by Azrael Coladilla

December 6, 2009
Lion's Club, Sampalok Lake, San Pablo City, Laguna

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The Second San Pablo Comics Festival is a celebration of Philippine comics where one can buy independently produced Filipino comic books (as well as imported ones) and meet the people who create them!

There will be a comics art exhibit, art contest, writer and artist signings, comic book sales, mini- tutorials, mini seminars, panel discussions and many more!

San Pablo too far away? Think of it as a vacation! Think of it as getting away from it all! Think of it as decentralizing Manila and spreading the comics love to the provinces! Plus, you'll get an AWESOME view!

See you there!

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Programme of Activities

9:30 AM-10:00 AM
Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

10:00 AM-10:30 AM
Start of Portfolio Reviews

10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Art Contest Mechanics and Proper

11:00 AM-onwards
Launch of Hourly Trivia Contests

1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Panel Discussion/Interviews with Guest Artists.

2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Start of Book Signing by the Guest Artists.

3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Presentation/Comics Workshop

5:00 PM-5:30 PM
Announcement of Art Contest Winners

5:30 PM-6:00 PM
Presentation of Certificates

6:00 PM Closing

The San Pablo Comics Festival is organized by KOMIKERO Publishing and JONASDIEGO, Inc. in cooperation with the KOMIKERO Artist Group and the GRAPHIC LITERATURE GUILD of UPLB.

The event is co-presented by Simoun Ung.



Living outside of San Pablo and looking for a nice place to stay overnight for the festival? Check back on this page often as we will be updating this page with places that we can recommend.


One of the best places to stay in San Pablo is "Tahanan ni Aling Meding", a former residential mansion converted into a hotel/restaurant/function area for various activities. It's overlooking Sampalok Lake, and it's walking distance to the venue.

Check out their site here.

Phone number: (049) 562-5855


If you're looking for the the finest place to stay in San Pablo, it's Casa San Pablo. It's a short tricycle ride from here to the venue.

Check out their website here.

For reservations, call: (0917) 812-6687




On the Spot Contest Guidelines

There will be an on the spot art contest as part of the activities of the festival!

Who Can Join?

The contest is open to amateur artists only (people who are not professionally employed as an artist and/or have never been published) as well as students and out of school youth.

There will be two categories:

Children’s Category 12-16 years old
Young Adults 17-25 years old

Proof of age is required: Bring ID's or a birth certificate that verifies your age.


Composition 30%
Technique 30%
Visual Interpretation 30%
Overall Impact 10%

The theme will be announced at 10:00 AM on the day of the event.


There will be only one winner for each category. Winners will receive cash, valuable items, and a certificate signed by the organizers. The winning pieces will be featured on the event blog and website. Judges decision are final.

*Artworks remain the property of their respective creators but by joining the contest however they allow their works to be displayed publicly during the event and on the event website, blogs, and other online assets.

The Venue: Lions Club of San Pablo

At the venue.

Taking some measurements.

Checking out the view overlooking the balcony.

The view from the club of the lake.


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