Art, Artist Talk / Walk-Through, Lecture, UP Vargas Museum

Artists’ Talk: Panel Collective

Artists’ Talk

Melvin Calingo, Joanah Tinio-Calingo, Michael David, Elmer Damaso and Jon Zamar

In line with the exhibit


26 June 2009 (Friday), 1:00 PM
The Lobby
UP Vargas Museum

The UP Vargas Museum will hold an artists’ talk by Melvin Calingo (Pasig, Destiny’s Hand), Joanah Tinio-Calingo (Cresci Prophecies), Michael David (Kubori Kikiam), Elmer Damaso (Cat’s Trail; One Day, Isang Diwa) and Jon Zamar (Digmaang Salinlahi), members of the group Panel Collective. This is in line with the exhibit of the same title, Panel Collective, at the Edge Gallery. The talk is scheduled on 26 June 2009 (Friday), 1:00 PM, at the Lobby of the Museum.

Calingo, David, Damaso and Zamar worked for the Culture Crash Comics (CCCom), a bi-monthly comic anthology that featured anime-style stories and characters until the release of its last issue in 2004. Currently, Calingo draws Destiny’s Hand for the Seven Seas Entertainment, an American Manga Publisher. Meanwhile, Zamar, David and Tinio-Calingo continued the operation of their independent Point Zero Comics that publishes their titles Kubori Kikiam, Cresci Prophecies and Digmaang Salinlahi.

In their previous talk held last summer term, the group gave an overview on the comic book industry in the Philippines, and shared experiences in creating comics both locally and internationally. They will again share their insights and embark on the basics of creating comics. The group will give a lecture-demonstration on materials, tools and computer programs used in comic illustration and the fundamentals of drawing using digital technology.

Admission is FREE. For reservations and inquiries, please contact the UP Vargas Museum at 928-1927 (direct line), 981-8500 local 4024, 928-1925 (telefax), 0929-8567909 (mobile), or send an e-mail to The Museum’s official website may be viewed at

Panel Collective is on view at the Vargas Museum until 12 July 2009.


About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.


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