8 Pinoy comic book creators at the New York Comic Con

Whilce Portacio, the co-founder of Image Comics, is known to be today’s ‘Godfather of Philippine Comics.’ Photo by ANTON HOLMES

By Anton Holmes/cnnphilippines.com – Every October, the best and brightest pop culture icons flock the Jacob K. Javits Center to attend the New York City Comic Con.

Now on its 13th year, the event brings together celebrities, authors, writers, artists and fans from all over the world.

The growing comic book community has been home to several artists who have made their mark on U.S. soil — working for publishers such as the two industry giants DC and Marvel, along with those who focus on creator-owned content, such as Valiant, Dynamite, Dark Horse and Image Comics.

As more superheroes are made known through their cinematic adaptations, the audience for the original medium is rediscovering the value of this form of storytelling. Comic book creation has sprouted several talented individuals, both here and back home, that have been forging their identity through their art, all while proudly representing their beloved motherland.

Get to know some of the Pinoys who were in the NYC Comic Con.

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