A huge space packed with people, flocking tables that are stacked with stickers, posters, pins, and comic books. Avid readers getting to meet their favorite writers and illustrators, smiling wide as they’re getting their books signed. Due to the pandemic, it’s been over a year since local comic book creators and fans were able to gather like this for a crowded and fun comic convention.
But despite the long wait for the return of these events, let us not stop supporting our local komiks creators. To do that, here’s a list to help you out. We’ve rounded up some online stores where you can purchase Filipino comic books and graphic novels for your dose of komiks at home!
Komiket, which brings us one of the biggest (if not the biggest) annual comic conventions in the country, also has an online store where comic fans who are staying safe at home can order their dose of Pinoy comic books. Their stores has a wide selection of titles, including the latest nominees of the Philippine International Comics Festival (PICOF) Awards.
Tabi Po creator and After Lambana illustrator Mervin Malonzo offers his comic titles and other Haliya Publishing titles on his online shop, Mervstore.com. It offers a rich lineup of comics including Patay Kung Patay, Ella Arcangel, UGH!, and a lot more!
Common Room PH
Common Room PH is a collaborative space that houses a lineup of local products including paper goods, pins, accessories, comic books, and more. For their roster of comics, they offer titles such as Rodski Patotski: Ang Dalagang Baby, Lunatic, and The Children of Bathala to name a few.
The Bargain Reader
The Bargain Reader is an online shop that offers both foreign and local books, which of course include some comic titles! Such titles that are available on this shop include Sixty-Six, Andong Agimat, and Sagala.
Avenida Books is yet another online bookstore that sells a wide selection of Filipino novels and comic books on Shopee. Books from the Kikomachine Komix series as well as the Zsazsa Zaturnnah series are available at this online store.
Adarna House is not only home to award-winning Filipino children’s books and novels, as it also houses a number of highly-acclaimed comic books and graphic novels. These include Dead Balagtas; the comic adaptations of the Janus Silang series; and the silent comics Light and Lost, to name a few.
If you’re a fan of the Pugad Baboy comic series by Pol Medina Jr., you can shop his books and other merchandise through his online store on Lazada. Here you can purchase the Pugad Baboy series, Ink & Politics books, the graphic novel Pirata, and the Blood of The Shinobi series.
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Homestream images from PMJr. Novelties on Lazada, the Adarna House website, the Avenida Books website, and The Mythology Class on Facebook.