Review: Komikon 2015 (November 14-15, 2015)

  For the first time since its inception in 2004, Komikon organizers decided to hold a 2-day event and all I can say is—it’s about time. The Filipino comic book community positively received Komikon 2015 and if you were present, you could certainly tell. There was a buzz surrounding the Bayanihan Center this past weekendContinue reading “Review: Komikon 2015 (November 14-15, 2015)”

Game Review: Being The Story: NBA 2K16 ( and Exclusive)

Two weeks ago, I was asked by the Philippine Star to write a piece on the latest installment in the NBA 2K series–NBA 2K16.  Below is a short excerpt of the article: MANILA, Philippines – If there is one moment that I look forward to whenever a new NBA 2K installment hits the shelves, itContinue reading “Game Review: Being The Story: NBA 2K16 ( and Exclusive)”

Review: Collecticon (September 26-27, 2015)

Now in its 8th year, the Hobbiworx and PinoyToyKolektor sponsored Collecticon has always–in my opinion–served as an appetizer for what is to come.  An occasion wherein we can ‘whet our proverbial palette’ prior to the the yuletide season. I have been going to the Collecticon for a number of years now and if there isContinue reading “Review: Collecticon (September 26-27, 2015)”

Product Review: Artline Stix

Simultaneously released during the recently concluded AsiaPOP Comicon and Manila International Book Fair by National Bookstore, Artiline Stix is a product for the young and mature.  It’s “connect and build” design reminds me a lot of Lego and it certainly works well from not only a creative and “play standpoint” but also from an organizational one. These Stix’sContinue reading “Product Review: Artline Stix”

Happening Now: David Mack signing at FullyBooked in Bonifacio High Street (September 26, 2015)

On September 26, 2015, FullyBooked in Bonifacio High Street will be celebrating Batman’s 76th anniversary (and what I have come to understand is to be the official “Batman Day”), with acclaimed artist David Mack (Daredevil, Fight Club 2). Mack, who extended his stay in Manila after the AsiaPOP Comicon last week, is set to doContinue reading “Happening Now: David Mack signing at FullyBooked in Bonifacio High Street (September 26, 2015)”

Review: AsiaPOP Comicon 2015

It’s a small world after all…  I know the world is a bigger place but it seemed as if all eyes were centered on the World Trade Center Metro Manila this week for the AsiaPop Comicon.  The buildup for the event reminded me of an ever fluctuating stock market that had fans either lauding the AsianPop organizersContinue reading “Review: AsiaPOP Comicon 2015”

Review: The 36th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF)

With what has become an annual event, the #AntFam marched to the 36th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) at the SMX Convention Center with excitement in our eyes: Indy gushed at the overwhelming sight of all the books; Daryl made a bee-line for the nearest adult colouring books; while I headed for Fully Booked’s impressive graphicContinue reading “Review: The 36th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF)”