Indie Komiks Manila (IKM) is a facebook group created in 2010 for the purpose of having a commom place for independent comic creators to meet, share and interact with.
Started with independent comic writers and artist after komikon 2009 as one way to stay in touch even after the convention is over. The group started with less than 20 members. It later grew with the addition of other artists and mainstream comic creators helped the group to grow in numbers and shared ideas. The group page is a venue for posting topics to talk about, usually comic related. Members also share news and information about upcoming titles and events in Manila and in other parts of the Philippines.
As of this moment there are 276 members in the group page and membership is open to comic artists, writers, contributors and even comic fans. The diversity of the genres and styles of the artists in the group makes it dynamic and also has something intersting posted almost everyday. There are also members that are from outside Manila yet is welcome to IKM as it is always willing to have people to interact in the page.
Crossover and Collaborations
With IKM being a melting pot of independent comics in Manila and probably the Philippines, many artists have also opened their doors to have guest charcters and even crossovers to comic strips and books. One of its most successful collaborative work is Indies Maximus, a collection of IKM members' teaser comic pages for free comic book day 2011. 200 pieces were made for this project and all were sold out on Free Comic Book Day.