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Philippine Komiks with Gerry Alanguilan

Date: October 13, 2007 (Saturday)
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Venue: Lopez Memorial Museum; G/F Benpres Bldg., Pasig
Fee: P50 (students); P100 (Museum Foundation members); P150 (non-members)

The Lopez Memorial Museum and the Museum Foundation of the Philippines will host a lecture by preeminent comic writer and artist Gerry Alanguilan on Philippine Komiks on October 13, 2007 (Saturday) from 2-4 pm. Komiks in the Philippines had its golden age in the 1950s to the early 1970s and is on a resurgence. The talk will provide an overview of the history of komiks the aesthetics as well as the artists and work involved in this collaborative art.
Alanguilan is a licensed architect who has become known for his work as an inker for Marvel, DC and Image, and on books like New X-men, Fantastic Four, X-Force, Wolverine, Batman: Danger Girl, Silent Dragon, and Superman: Birthright. Here in the Philippines, he has written and drawn comics since 1992 including Johnny Balbona. Siglo Anthology stories, Lastik-Man, Tales of the Big City, Timawa, Humanis Rex! and published Wasted, Crest Hut Butt Shop, Dead Heart Stories and currently Elmer through his own Komikero Publishing.

Alanguilan has not only inspired artists through his works and advice but is continually working to make more people appreciate the works of local comic artists.

The Stories on Philippine Art lecture series aims to create more awareness of various personalities, art forms and practices in the country. Fee is Php50 for students, Php100 for Museum Foundation members, Php150 for non-Museum Foundation members. Lectures will be held at the Lopez Memorial Museum, ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. For more info, call 631-2417 or 404-2685.
How to Reach the Lopez Museum
The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig. Museum days and hours are Monday-Saturday, 8am-5pm, except Sundays and holidays. For more information call 6312417 or email

To reach Lopez Memorial Museum, take MRT (Edsa line) to Shaw Station, walk towards the jeepney terminal behind EDSA Central and take jeep bound for Ugong. This stops right in front of Benpres Building/Lopez Museum

Selected Works by Gerry Alanguilan