Top Pinoy cartoonist show wares at Komiks.com
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A good laugh, comical perspectives on life and political caricatures as drawn by veteran and upcoming cartoonists are but some of the things in store for surfers who find their way to http://www.komiks.com.
Komiks.com, which went on-line on April this year, features an archive of classic and professional comic strips as well as the works of budding student cartoonist in their school organs.
The site also contains backgrounders on the credentials and works of the Samahan ng Kartonista sa Pilipinas (SKP) members who are mostly multi-awarded art directors, editorial opinion illustrators and fun-page cartoonists for major newspaper and magazines in the country.
"It's no secret that there are a lot of struggling but very talented Filipino cartoonists. Komiks.com was built so that local cartoonists will have additional exposure specially now that the services of gifted artists and illustrators are needed by print as well as Internet web designers," explains Ramon Canumay, president of Web Philippines, Inc., which maintains the site.
Among the top local cartoonists profiled in this site are Larry Alcala of "Slice of Life" fame, and the Manila Bulletin's editorial illustrator Norman Isaac and Art Galindez's who is responsible for the "Help Wanted" strip in the entertainment section.
"Hopefully, with this additional exposure, the cartooning profession will become a more fulfilling career, in terms of both recognition and financial rewards, " Canumay adds.
Also among the targeted surfers of this site are overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who can keep in touch and forget their woes by rediscovering and enjoying the unique brand of Philippine wit and humor showcased in this site.