Indie Filipino comics on mobile phones
There’s a start up company that would like to give our local graphic artists a venue to showcase their talents on mobile phones. Gibeon, the start up, will have 14 titles launched next month. At first it will be available for Smart subscribers through the WAP portal, then soon it will also be available for Globe subscribers. Gibeon is also targeting foreign markets such as Singapore, Malaysia and the US.
It is good that our local artists’ talents will also be seen in other markets. The comic strips of most of the artists mentioned in the article are available through their respective blogs. Currently, I am watching the blogs of my friends Jonas Diego, Jac Ting Lim and fellow UP alumnus, Joel Chua fortheir latest artworks, comic strips and projects. They are but three of the local artists whose works will be part of Gibeon’s launch next month.