And all artworks considered, it ranges from newbies
to industry's veterans.
It boast the industry's best and the brightest.
Namely: Ate Jo
David Sysing Pat Rawwrr
and of course, Yours truly!
Successfully blending two of the things we are most passionate about: Painting and Sequential Art (or Komiks/Comics/Comix/Manhwa/ Manga).
This was our very first group exhibit after college.
As a matter of fact, the only time we've even heard of the words: "Komiks" and "Exhibit" being used in the
same sentence was when Point Zero Comics staged their exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.
In recent years, no one else had even bothered toorchestrate a similar gathering.
And we're not talking about convention style galleries, we're talking straight up inside a gallery
type of exhibition. A place where sequential panels truly belongs to in the first place. So yeah....
It is quite admirable as to how Chain Mason was able to accomplish so much
in such little time.
They had staged their own convention (Damn Circus!), had their own group exhibit and
now they're extending the same courtesy to their friends and industry colleagues.
In effect, they were able to legitimize komiks making by bringing it to a gallery space where it
truly belongs. No more of that exclusivity and that "kayong mga indie kayo" status. Komiks is simply put, not just some bastard child of art, it is ART in itself. It is art it it's purest and rawest form. And no one else can argue as to how hard it is to produce your own comic book let alone produce it at a quarterly basis. Let art be art and as always, that remains to be
"A GOOD THING"!