Amorpha Youth Foundation and Korean Food Kimbap present:
Breakwater Talks : Filipino & English
Topic: Tracing the History of Filipino Komiks
Guest speaker: Kate Loyola, Philippines
The Philippine komiks (comics) industry started in the 1920s and quickly reached wide audiences. Major publishers like Liwayway produced titles on everything from social ills to superheroes and folklore — stories that would influence TV, film, and popular consciousness. However, the industry flagged during the imposition of Martial Law, and again in the 1990s. With major publishers all but gone, the komiks industry nonetheless found new life in the world of independent publishing and webcomics.
About the guest speaker:
Kate Loyola is an avid geek and comics studies scholar. She studied comparative literature at the University of the Philippines, where she wrote an honors thesis on trauma and comics journalism. She currently works as a communications executive at a Manila-based consulting firm.
Nagsimula ang industriya ng komiks sa Pilipinas noong 1920. Mabilis na lumago ang komiks noon, at maraming malalaking kumpanya tulad ng Liwayway ang naglabas ng komiks tungkol sa iba’t-ibang bagay, mula sa mga alamat hanggang sa mga problemang panlipunan. Sa kabila nito, mabilis na bumagsak ang sirkulasyon ng komiks noong panahon ng Martial Law, at muli noong 1990s. Ngayon, bumabangon muli ang industriya ng komiks kasabay ng paglago ng “indie publishing” at ng internet.
Breakwater Talks: Български (Bulgarian) English Español Français Filipino 日本語 (Japanese) 한국어 (Korean) Português Русский (Russian) Svenska
Breakwater Talks are public talks on a variety of topics by local and foreign presenters. We are aiming to create a healthy discussion forum, exchange opinions, gain knowledge in a variety of professional areas and fields of interest, discover cultures, involve foreign diaspora, reach out to interesting speakers accross the world, help improve fluency in a range of key languages especially by young people. We have selected as venues the local spaces which these languages and their cultures inhabit. Organised by Amorpha Youth Foundation and partners.