[simage=57,288,c,left,right] On the left is from February 21′s Comic Convention for a Cause; Renaissance. That’s us with Actor Comedian Michael V, who some of you may not realize is an awesome artist and once started off as a comic book penciller. More pictures can be found here
An event put together by HobbyLink Productions and Anvil Publishing to help fellow Filipinos still struggling even long after the Calamities that struck us late last year. It is also the official book’s namesake, that was launched on the same day, featuring a collection of artwork from Filipino creators including myself.
The book was initially envisioned by Superstars Philip Tan and Whilce Portacio, and the roster quickly grew to 60 creators each more than willing to give their time and effort to provide art for the book. The title was chosen as an emphasis to the re-emerging passion for Filipino Komiks, and it does have some semblance for the purpose of giving new beginnings for those affected by the typhoons. All artworks by the way will be auctioned off and the funds generated will go to the cause. Aside from raising funds for the benefit of the Ondoy and Peping victims, the event hopes to jumpstart a foundation that would aid Filipino Creators in their time of need.
And in that spirit, the money collected from sketch requests and “internal” sales from Leinil Yu’s sketchbook were given to the late Arlan Esmeña’s family. An amazing artist, Arlan left us last February 18 at an age too young. I have only met Arlan twice, thrice if you include the first time he was introduced and I was absent minded to remember.
So big thanks to those who participated and supported the event, ‘ika nga nakakataba ng puso