AsiaPop Comicon Manila Announces First Wave of APCC 2017 International Guests
AsiaPop Comicon Manila or APCC 2017 continues their hype with the announcement of the first wave of guests and boy are they hot. The list for the APCC 2017 international guests even includes renowned cosplayer Haiden Hazard and artist Stanley Lau aka Artgerm.
Here’s the breakdown of the APCC 2017 international guests:
APCC 2017 International Guest – Artgerm
By popular demand, globally-acclaimed concept artist, designer, and instructor Stanley Lau, also known as artgerm, is dropping by the Philippines to share his passion and talent for drawing digital and imbuing works with life and color. In addition to his personal pages, which are followed by hundreds of thousands of fans, he has also co-founded Imaginary Friends Studios, which does work for companies such as Capcom, DC, Marvel, and other entertainment and gaming giants.
He recently teased his return to Manila by doing an art session focusing on Darna, which looked really, really awesome.
APCC 2017 International Guests – Quiccs
For his part, toy designer, illustrator, and graffiti artist Quiccs is the founder of Hidden Fortress, which issues collector vinyl and action figures such as the TEQ63 and the Storm King Machine. He is also the co-owner of design firm Burnwater Studios, and a member of international graffiti groups Zinc Nite Crew, Three Flare Krew, and Pilipinas Street Plan.
You’ll definitely want to line up for Quiccs because his stuff is not just flashy, their also mind-blowing.
APCC 2017 International Guests – Alan Quah
Comics veteran Alan Quah is the founder of Komikaki Studio and has done works under publishers such as DC Comics, Legendary Comics, IDW Publishing, and Titan Comics. The talented penciller and comic artist’s presence is one bound to please many comic fans.
Alan is currently doing more stuff with IDW. Last I checked he was promoting his work on a new ‘Quake’ comic book.
APCC 2017 International Guests – Jason Freeny
APCC Manila will also bring global toy artists to animate further the convention grounds, starting with Jason Freeny, known for his iconic x-ray dissections of characters and figures from all over pop culture. Sculptor and toy designer Freeny will be showcasing his distinctive anatomical dissection style that has been well sought after by numerous artists, licensors and companies worldwide. Limited edition collectibles produced with Mighty Jaxx will also be available for purchase at the convention.
APCC 2017 International Guests – Simone Legno
Coming back for the third time is Simone Legno of the tokidoki fame. Legno is the world-famous artist and graphic illustrator best known for being one of the brains behind art giant tokidoki, through which he has collaborated with names such as Karl Lagerfeld, LeSportsac, Onitsuka Tiger, Marvel, and Hello Kitty, among others.
So aside from art and toys, AsiaPop Comicon Manila is also bringing in some of the best cosplayers from around the world.
For her part, Haiden Hazard, who began cosplaying in 2013, is an avid fan of anime, comics, and gaming. She is a regular guest at conventions in Southeast Asia, where she hosts panels and judges cosplay competitions.
Seoul-based cosplayer Pion Kim, best known for her costumes of Sombra of Overwatch and Mai Shiranui, represented South Korea in the World Cosplay Summit. For her, the most important thing about cosplaying is “inspiring by story-telling,” wherein the cosplayer is able to express a story and adapt to the character’s emotions and life background.
Pion got unnecessary heat online due to some SJWs thinking it was a bad idea to apply dark makeup on Pion’s Sombra cosplay aroun
d the time the Overwatch character was getting massively hyped. But that’s all behind now. Dudes you got to check out how alluring her Mai Shiranui cosplay was.
APCC 2017 International Guests – Philip Odango
Philip Odango is an award-winning cosplayer whose Doctor Strange costume was officially featured by Marvel, and he was also commissioned to produce a replica prop for The Jimmy Kimmel Show. His most recent “Maui” cosplay won second place in special effects at the Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago.
APCC 2017 International Guests – Jin Joson/ Beyondinfinity
Homegrown cosplayer Jin “behindinfinity” Joson is famous for her realistic interpretations of Animanga characters—from Hiro Hamada from Big Hero, Raito of Death Note, to Himura Kenshin of Rurouni Kenshin. She also considers herself as an all-around visual artist.
C.B. Cebulski is Back and he wants you for Marvel!
That’s right, another year another appearance by the lovable C.B. Cebulski. He did wonders for the comic book career of a good friend and hopefully, this year he also does the same for aspiring hopefuls.
There’s more for aspiring artists at APCC Manila 2017. Marvel Comics is coming back for another portfolio review. The legendary publisher and studio is looking for talented pencillers and cover artists this time around, to join a lineup that has included many of the comics world’s all-time greats.
Other Partners for AsiaPop Comicon Manila
Contributing to these exciting announcements are a mix of international and local exhibitors and sponsors, including Filbar’s, Tokidoki, Hasbro, HOOQ TV, HP, TV5, Fully Booked, Mighty Jaxx, Acer, Comic Odyssey, and 3DSense Media School among others, with more big names to come.
As previously revealed, Netflix, the world’s leading internet television network, has also partnered with APCC Manila 2017 as one of the main sponsors of the event, offering exciting experiences inspired by their wide array of original series and films. APCC Manila 2017 tickets are now available via SM Tickets website, https://smtickets.com/, and at all SM Tickets outlets, with ticket prices PhP600 (one-day pass), PhP900 (two-day pass), and PhP1,100 (three-day pass).
All these will give the ticketholder access to stage activities, performances, Another Awesome Event by Proud Partner of The CAGE UNIVERSAL EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT