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Solo x Manix Abrera KikoMachine Collection this August!

August 17, 2013

This is the time of the year when I await for Solo Online’s next featured Cartoonist Memorabilia Collection! This year, it is no other than, Manix Abrera and his work – Kikomachine!

I am not sure if people still love reading comics, but I do! Especially the ones that talk about everyday Filipino lives and experiences presented in a relatable and hilarious way. 
It was during Manix’s 2nd year in College when Kikomachine was born – it is also through the band Kiko Machine that he and his friends started that he derived the name of the comics. 
About Kikomachine Komix

Kikomachine is a comic strip showcasing the everyday life of your typical Pinoy featuring themes that are very common and relatable such as commuting, dating, college life and more. What makes them hilarious is that they are presented in an exaggerated manner, highlighting Pinoy trademark qualities as it goes along. As for the 8 main characters, they are a set of odd, lovable characters who are nameless but each with distinctive qualities such as the guy with the spiky hair, the girl with the shaved head, the guy with the glasses and goatee, and so on. Wondering how they refer to one another in the comic strip? They just simply call each other “pare”, “tsong” or “ano”. When asked why the characters he created are nameless, Manix said that he couldn’t think up of names, so he just left it as it is. Today, Kikomachine is compiled into 9 books and also appears daily in the comics section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. With his growing fanbase and continuous support from his fans, Manix continues to strive making Filipinos laugh everyday with his talent through Kikomachine.

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About the Collection

Following the success of the first three highly praised collections comes Manix’s Kikomachine, a hilarious comic depicting an average Pinoy’s everyday lifestyle and experiences, featuring a bunch of nameless University kids as main characters. The collection consists of men and women’s casual wear composing of tees, collared tops and shorts, all decked with graphic images of humorously drawn characters and eccentric comic strip scenes from Kikomachine. 
I loooove, looove Graphic Tees and Comic Printed Shirts, so I will sure get a piece of this to add on my collection! 

Solo Model Online Search
Running on its 5th year, Solo’s  much-anticipated modeling competition starts on August 15. 
  1. Contestants, male or female, should submit photo entries of themselves modeling one (1) item from Solo’s Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia Series featuring Manix Abrera’s Kikomachine while adhering to the theme: Street Life. 
  2. Photo entries must also include at least one of the design elements found in the design pack which contestants can download at Contestants must then log on to Facebook and upload their entries, all of which will be screened by our moderators, through the Solo Online Model Search App/Tab. Entries can be submitted until October 15 but voting of all approved entries will last until October 27. 
  3. The contest is open to Filipino citizens at least 16 years old. 
  4. Contestants below 18 years old must submit a parental consent form before joining which they can send via e-mail. Remember to focus on creativity, photo layout and styling! 
After the contest period, 20 finalists (Top 10 males and Top 10 females) will be chosen and invited for an interview. Solo is on the hunt for one male and one female with the most photogenic appeal and the best personality fit for representing the brand. These two individuals will be deemed as grand winners by our panel of judges and will each win cash prizes, gift certificates and of course, bragging rights as they see their images in all Solo stores! 
Their partner photographers/graphic artists will be receiving cash prizes as well. Model grand winners will also get the privilege to do two photoshoots for Solo’s 2014 campaigns with one of the best photographers in the business, Doc Marlon. 
Now here are the winners of the recent Solo Model Search wearing the Solo x Manix Abrera KikoMachine Collection!

What is your favorite in the collection?
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