Red Cloud Interactive is one of the official media partners of AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016.  This event is one of the biggest pop culture events in the Philippines and in Asia. Pop culture fans prepare for a pop culture explosion on August 26-28 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Music and Anime at APCC 2016

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 brings to this years event Hirosji Kitadani.  If you love the opening song of One Punch Man then he is the singer behind that.  Kitadani is a singer and member of anisong (anime music) supergroup JAM Project.

Some of his songs include “We Are!” and “We Go” from One Piece and songs for  Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.  Upon joining JAM Project in 2002 he was part of more soundtracks.  Among these soundtracks is hin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo, Shin Mazinger Impact Z, Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars, Transformers: Animated, and many more.

Artists and Comics Overload at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016

Mike Zeck

He was an inspiration to generations of artists with his comics’ series and covers.  This is the man behind what is dubbed as the ‘Greatest Spider-Man story of all time’ in recent polls.  Kraven’s Last Hunt, with J.M. Dematteis and Bob McLeod, is a six-part story that made him well known in the community.

His other works include Punisher Limited Series (Circle of Blood) with writer Steven Grant.  This one sets the standard for the book and feel of the Punisher.  Working together with air-brush artist Phil Zimelman, Zeck created very vivid and most recognizable images of the Punisher.

You can see Zek’s work in the pages and covers of various titles.  Among these titles are Captain America, Master of Kung Fu, Aquaman, Batman, Legends of the DC Universe, Green Lantern, G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe: Special Missions, Lobo, Deathstroke The Terminator, The Eliminator, Damned and many other titles.

Ken Lashley

This artist is a veteran of titles such as Excalibur, XCaliber, Age of Apocalypse, Black Panther, X-Men, Spider-Man, Flash, JLA, Superman, and Superman-DOOMED, among others.  As a lot- cover artist for DC comics he had done covers for Batwing, Ravagers, He-Man, Superboy, Earth-Two, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Superman/Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, and Suicide Squad, to name a few.

His other works outside of comics include those for Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Mattel and Fox Sports.  Lashley works on creating designs for lines such as G.I Joe, Transformers, Spider-Man, Avengers, and Star Wars. He is currently providing the art on Uncanny X-Men with the writer, Cullen Bunn.

Billy Tan

Meet this Malaysian-American comic book artist whose early works includes artworks for Tomb Raider, Tales of Witchblade, and Spirit of the Tao.  In 2004 he joined Marvel since then he has been the main penciler on projects such as X-23, Uncanny X-Men, New Avengers, and Uncanny X-Force among others.  Tan is also part of the Green Lantern title for DC.  Currently, he is living in China and founded Tan Comics, a China-based comic company focusing on the Asian Super Hero genre.

Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (CAGE) 2016

 Get a chance to win US$10,000 in the CAGE and represent the Philippines in the next CAGE.  This year’s judges will surely be a great addition to guests you want to see at the event.

Alodia Gosiengfiao

Meet one of the most iconic cosplayers in the world today.  She brought cosplaying to a whole new level and resulted in her appearances in cosplay events globally.  Alodia had been part of various movies and television shows as well both local and international.  She is also part of video game projects like TinierMe and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA. 

Myrtle Sarrosa

A cosplayer which had caught national spotlight upon winning Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4.  From there on she appears in various television shows and became one of the most popular cosplayers in the Philippines.

Say Tioco

This judge is a full-time lifestyle and beauty vlogger.  Her YouTube channel contains videos on a wide range of helpful subjects: makeup and hair tutorials, makeup reviews, shopping and travel logs, and much more. She also holds regular workshops all over the country, where her fans and followers flock to learn more about hair and makeup.

Whilce Portacio

He is the second timer as judge of the CAGE and is well known as a comics industry icon both here and abroad.  His big break was inking Marvel Comics’ classic book Longshot in 1985. Quickly he became a sought-after inker at Marvel, then proved that he was more than ready to headline as a penciler on The Punisher in 1988.  He now works independently Image, Marvel, and DC.  Portacio recently launched his new creator-owned book, Non-Humans, for Image with Glen Brunswick (writer of New Line Cinema’s “Frequency”) and a new sci-fi book due this year.

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 looks for talented artists

C.B. Cebulski, the Vice President of International Development & Brand Management of Marvel is back this year.  He will once again be scouting for the best artistic talent in the country.  If you are up for the challenge you can  VISIT THIS LINK for portfolio submission details and criteria.

APCC 2016 Tickets

You can buy AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 tickets at all SM Tickets outlet.  Ticket prices are PhP550 (one-day pass), PhP850 (two-day pass), and PhP1,050 (three-day pass). All these will give the ticket holder access to stage activities, performances, and the main show floor. The event is free for children aged below six years for all days, but a valid identification is required for verification purposes before entering the show floor.

APCC Manila 2016 is also offering to the FIRST 100 customers a special Geek Bundle, with an event lanyard, tote bag, cape, a 3-day pass, and a high-end 1/12 Iron Man Mark XL “Shotgun” armor from Comicave Studios all for the amazing price of php3500!

For tickets, visit https://smtickets.com. For more information and event updates, please visit www.asiapopcomiccon.com/manila and official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/apccmanila

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