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Inviting all Filipino comic book aspiring artists, pencilers, inkers, painters, colorists and digital graphic designers and fanatics!

Learn various advanced techniques and practical details for a profitable career in comic book, newspaper strip creation, anime and manga style from comic book professionals:

David Campiti (Superman, Jade Warriors, Exposure, Lost in Space )

Wilson Tortosa (Jade, Banzai Girl, Battle of the Planets, Tomb Raider,LEGO Exo-Force )
Jinky Coronado (Banzai Girl)
Carlo Pagulayan (Elektra, X-men Unlimited, New X-men, Emma Frost, Superman)
Rainier Beredo (colorist for MK Incredible Hulk, Amazing Spiderman, X-MEN Unlimited)
Tina Francisco
Jeffrey Huet
(Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk)
Jonathan Lau

and others, including some special guests.

click here to learn more about the scope of the seminar

click here to learn more about the lecturers

P1000 per ticket.
* Good for 2 days with free meal and drinks, free drawing materials, limited ashcan memorabilia and lots of giveaways.
* Personal one-on-one portfolio review by the professionals.


* A FREE video showing of Stan Lee's "Who wants to be a Super hero"
* Comic Forum with Filipino Comic Creators, Artist, and Publisher
* Comic Art Exhibit of Glass House Graphics' Artist
* Alfredo Alcala Comic Art Exhibit
* Nick Manabat Comic Art Exhibit
* Comic Booth Sales and Exhibit
* Raffle giveaways and contest

Limited Slots Only! So hurry up and buy your ticket now!



Tickets are now AVAILABLE in

Blue Lane, 3rd Floor Shoppesville, Greenhills, San Juan.
just look for TINA or VIC
Lower Grnd Flr., Bldg A



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Glass House Graphics Asia @ KOMIKON 2006 this Oct 21, 2006

UPDATE : Thursday, October 19, 2006

David Campiti and Glass House Graphics will be at the 2nd Philippine Komiks Convention this October 21, 2006 in University of the Philippines, Bahay ng Alumni, from 10AM to 8PM

David Campiti will conduct a one-on-one portfolio review, and talent search and choose lucky participants to join in their international team of professional comics artists. Glasshouse Graphics Inc., represents an impressive pool of talents of over 100 worldwide, led by Brazilian artists Mike Deodato ( penciler of Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman etc., ) and Luke Ross ( penciler of Uncanny X-Men, Lost in Space, etc .); and Filipino artists in the name of Wilson Tortosa ( penciler of Battle of the Planets, Tomb Raider, etc. ), Carlo Pagulayan ( penciler of Elektra, Emma Frost, Hulk, Fantastic Four etc .) and a many more artists known for their exceptional talents in the field of Arts and Comic Book illustration.

We invite you once again for this Annual Comic convention and lets gather all together to celebrate the 120 years of Comics in the Philippines.



Entrance Fee of the Event : P50

Video Coverage of DAY 2

here's the video coverage, hosted by

Video Coverage of DAY 1

UPDATE : Tuesday, October 17, 2006

here's the video coverage, hosted by

Photo coverage

just click on the photo to view a bigger version

Thank You for attending this year's seminar

UPDATE : Monday, October 16, 2006

group photos of day 2, with the organizers, GHG artists, guest and participants.

more photos and videos coming up next

watch tomorrow morning the TV coverage of the comic seminar in UNTV's "PILIPINAS, GISING KA NA BA?! HOSTED BY MR. JAY SONZA"

AROUND 6:30 T0 7AM , October 18, 2006.

also watch out soon the TV special of Hero TV featuring the comic seminar and other artists.
just continue visiting this site for more updates and also we invite you to join in our newsletter, just put your email address and click the subcribe button (located above the poster)

UPDATE : Saturday, October 14, 2006

4th Annual Manila Comics Creation Seminar
photos day 1

here are some photos from yesterday's comic seminar

I didn't know in the first place that this Alaska kid printed in our Alaska cans
is one of the artwork paintings of Alfredo Alcala

David Campiti leads the seminar the whole day

manila comics seminaristas

Alfredo Alcala and Nick Manabat Comic Art Exhibit

portfolio review at the end of the seminar day one

Improving Layouts

UPDATE : Friday, October 13, 2006

Improving Layouts

Initial art layouts are usually refined by doing revisions. It is always GOOD to have layouts submitted before doing the final penciled artwork. Examples are shown below to give you an idea how adjustments can be made to improve the quality of the artwork or concept.

Here is a Supergirl pinup done by Michael Jason paz. Compare the Initial layout to the revised artwork and study the changes done by the artist such as changes on the position of the character, direction of movement, correction in anatomy.


Here you can see a badly proportioned drawing of Supergirl fighting Doomsday.

The pose isn't as appealing at it should be and her cape is way too big.

Bad placement of blacks over the image, visual clutter.

Click image to enlarge


Supergirl is now facing more sideways, has a more graceful and sexier pose than the original. Her costume looks thinner and less heavier. Blacks carefully placed to separate Supergirl in foreground from background.

Click image to enlarge


After inking and coloring, we now have a very nice pinup clearly showing the sexy Supergirl in the foreground with Doomsday behind her. The colors emphasized more the distance between them.

Click image to enlarge

Take a look at the drawing of Wonder Woman below drawn and painted by Cris de Lara.

On the left is an artist's initial sketch. Then, adding lines in black, the artist shows with just a few minor adjustments, how to make the art much more beautiful.


Assembling Your Portfolio

Below are things you NEED to catch editor's attention and get jobs.

To be a comic book artist, you need to draw comic book pages. The most obvious mistake that we see in most artist's submission is that they want to be a comic book artist without trying to draw any comic book pages, they draw nothing but pinups.

Sequential Pages

The most important part of your portfolio are your sequential sample pages.

An aspiring comic book artist can get a job from 6 pages of sequential artwork. If they're the right six pages.

On the previous page you'll find test plots.

One of the plots posted is for the X-Men, Although the six-page test plot features X-MEN characters, you don't have to draw your sample with those Characters. You can use any set of recognizable, established characters from ANY popular comic book universe. You can use Spiderman and Mary Jane, Lois and Superman, Glory and Supreme, Captain America and Scarlet Witch, etc.

This is applicable to almost ALL of the tryout script available here.

Adapt the script on the characters to be used accordingly.

The tryout plot tests the artist to draw a little bit of everything -- body language, gesture, expressions, real clothes, real people, buildings, cars, children, pets, wet things, aliens, monsters, super-heroes, babes, space ships, shattering glass, forced perspective, dramatic lighting. -- real SCENES that make the artwork reflect LIFE in the real world.

X-men plot sample pages from various artists. Click to view full image


Organized by Glass House Graphics Asia click here for more info