Kikomachine Komix Creator, Manix Abrera signs up with Epik Studios

Manix Abrera (center) makes a handshake with Epik Studios exec and Viva Films Big Boss, Mr. Vic del Rosario after he signed for a 5 year contract with the said two outfits held at Viva Office in Ortigas 

The contract signing ceremony

Manuel “Manix” Abrera graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines Diliman. His comic strip Kikomachine runs from Monday to Saturday in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and currently appears in twelve book compilations published by Visprint. His webcomic News Hardcore! appears weekly on GMA News Online. He also has wordless graphic novels titled “12” and “14”. 

KIKOMACHINE KOMIX is his most famous work. It is a compilation of comics strip created, written and illustrated by Manix Abrera from the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The strip is about a hilarious group of students in U.P. Diliman. It now has 13 books filled with various stories about friendship, love and life but with a taste of existentialism. This compilation is first published by Visual Print Enterprises in 2005.

Apart from being a creator of various comics, Manix Abrera also became a product endorser and has appeared on TV commercials. He is often invited as a guest speaker in different schools. Just recently, he held a successful solo exhibit at Shangri-la. 

Awards and Nominations Received
Kikomachine won in the 4th Komikon Reader's Choice Award for Best Comic Strip Compilation (2014)

 Filipino Readers' Choice Award for Comics/Graphic Novel (2012)
for Venn Man at iba pang Kalupitan ng Kapalaran! (Kikomachine Komix, #6)

 NBDB National Book Award Nominee for Best Design (2014), and
Filipino Readers' Choice Award for Comics & Graphic Novels (2014)
for Ilayo Mo Kami Sa Apoy Ng Impyerno! (Kikomachine Komix, #9)

 Komikon Readers' Choice Awards for Best Comic Strip Compilation (2014)

for Sanduguan ng Sangkalawakan! (Kikomachine Komix, #10) 

This is me with the iconic Manix Abrera 

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