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Beware Manix Abrera’s ‘Terror Prof’

Everyone school has one—the notorious “Terror Prof”—but leave it to “Kikomachine Komix” creator Manix Abrera to create the most distinctive, iconic one yet. She not only looks the part but she not only places her students in impossible classroom recitations, mercilessly plays around with their grades and may even be communing with the supernatural to …

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The Philippine International Comics Festival: The Evolution

The pandemic wasn’t able to stop Paolo Herras, the mastermind behind independent Filipino komiks convention and publisher Komiket, from pushing through with the first Philippine International Comics Festival or PICOF 2020 last year. Herras’ superpower is getting it done, no matter the situation and on the fly, PICOF 2020 became a virtual event, where “we …

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How Gerry Alanguilan changed Philippine comics

If choices were pages being turned, then Gerry Alanguilan turned the pages of an entire chapter in Philippine comics—komiks. That’s why Alanguilan, who died last week at the age of 51, was the most important Filipino komiks influence in his generation. He changed komiks forever. He did this in three ways: First, Alanguilan fought to …

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