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Kikomachine Komix is a comic strip created by Filipino cartoonist and musician Manix Abrera.[1] It was first published on the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2001, and has since appeared daily[2] on the newspaper.

History

During his days as a Fine Arts student in University of the Philippines-Diliman, Manix Abrera started to draw comics in 2000 for the Philippine Collegian, the official student newspaper of UP-Diliman.[3] He originally worked with two other fellow Fine Arts students on a comic strip entitled 'Garapata Blood' (A Taglish phrase meaning 'Tick Blood'). When space for more comics became available on the paper, Abrera worked on a solo project, which was Kikomachine.[4]

The name 'Kikomachine' was derived from Abrera's band of the same name, which was in turned inspired by the character 'Kiko Machine', from the Filipino chlildrens' television show Batibot.[5]

A film adaptation of the comic strip is set to be made. In March 2018, Abrera signed a contract with Epic Studios, in cooperation with Viva Entertainment. In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Abrera said that he will be involved with conceptualization and casting.[6] The film's release date is yet to be determined.

References

  1. ^ "About Manix Kikomachine Komix". www.kikomachinekomix.com. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  2. ^ "The Cartoonist: Manix Abrera and his "Kikomachine" Solo". solo.com.ph. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  3. ^ "The Cartoonist: Manix Abrera and his "Kikomachine" Solo". solo.com.ph. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  4. ^ "Manix Abrera: This comic book artist is a rock star". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  5. ^ Vera, Ruel S. De. "The cult of Kikomachine". lifestyle.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  6. ^ Policarpio, Allan. "'Kikomachine Komix' set to invade the screen". Retrieved 2018-04-07.