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Visual Guide to the Eucharist Published

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In union with the Church in celebration of the coming 51st International Eucharistic Congress, the Communication Foundation for Asia has published “The Eucharist and You: A Visual Guide to the Heart of Our Catholic Faith.” This Gospel Komiks special edition aims at giving readers a better understanding and appreciation of the Blessed Sacrament.

The magazine focuses on the most essential aspects of the Eucharist by explaining the real presence of Christ using miracle stories. It inspires every Christian to make the Eucharist part of his or her life by living for Jesus and expressing love to one’s neighbors.

To download a free sampler, visit http://tinyurl.com/pxpdgk6. To reserve your copy, contact cfamagazines@gmail.org or call us at 713-2971 or 713-2975.

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The KAMADA 2014 On the Spot Cover Contest Winners

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1st Place Winner Christian Lemuel Ibong together with (starting from left) Dong-A Brand Manager, Ms. Roselle Rivera, Cartoonist Mr. Freely Abrigo, Mr. Noel De Leon, executive director of CFA and Mr. Jericho Natividad, Head of CFA Publications department.

CFA held its first on-the-spot design contest, dubbed KAMADA 2014, on October 3 in CFA’s Lagerwey Hall. The acronym stands for “KAbataang MAlikhain at DAlubhasa.”

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2nd Place Winner Angela D. Peralta

The contest, which brought in more than 125 high school students from 30 different schools, had for its theme “Living out the compassion of God by showing preferential option for the poor.” Crown Supply Corporation, local distributor of Dong-A and Faber-Castell art products, sponsored the event.

Twelve students made it to the list of finalists. They were: Jamia Mai Tolentino, St. Stephen’s High School; James Panaguiton, Marist School, Marikina; Shane Kaye B. Buscas, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Cainta; Adrian B. Baquiran, St. Louis College; Arren Jesther Ellazar, Nazareth School of National University; Sophia Villamayor, Immaculate Heart of Mary College, Quezon City; Esperanza Gabrielle Q. Villa and Joanna Marie R. Bechayda, Paco Catholic School; Amanda Anja Contreras, St. Paul College Pasig; Mia Antonia Ramos, Mater Carmeli School; and Maria Laetitia Mendoza and Alexandra Anne Brigino, St. Scholastica’s Academy, Marikina.

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3rd Place Winner Frances Robina To

The top awards went to Amiel Chua from Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu Parochial School (Dong-A’s Choice), Frances Robina To, Saint Jude Catholic School (3rd place), Angela D. Peralta, Siena College of Taytay (2nd place), and Christian Lemuel P. Ibongas, St. James Academy of Malabon City (1st place). The two top-winning works will be featured as covers of CFA’s Gospel K and Gospel Now magazines for December-January.

CFA and Crown Supply Corporation are planning a future second version.

CFA releases Pope Francis Illustrated Komiks in accordance with Papal Visit – Philippines 2015

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cover small The Life and Teachings of our Dear Pope is now available in Komiks format! Presenting “A Pope Named Francis: A Pope for the Poor… A Man of Mercy and Compassion” Illustrated Komiks – Special Commemorative Issue. In accordance with the upcoming Papal Visit of Pope Francis on January 15-19, 2015, The Pope Francis Illustrated Komiks contain the following features and contents:

  • A special comics magazine focused on the preferential option for the poor, in English and Filipino Versions
  • A commemorative edition that would inspire the youth to emulate the life and ministry of the Holy Father
  • Presenting Pope Francis as a model on how to transform the Catholic social teachings in action
  • Included are different stories in Philippine Setting with Quotes from Pope Francis on the following themes:

– On a Call for the youth – On Life & Dignity – On the Call to Family, Community & Participation – On Solidarity – On Dignity of Work – On Rights and Responsibilities – On Option for the Poor and Vulnerable – On Care for God’s Creation

Specifications

  • Full Color
  • Size: 7″ x 10″; No. of Pages: approx. 36 pages
  • Paper: Mechanical Bond GSM 60- Inside, C2S 60 lbs. – Front & Back Cover
  • Available in both English and Filipino versions

For further queries, contact us at 721-2981 to 85 loc. 163. You can also leave a comment down below or email us at cfamagazines@gmail.com.

On the Spot Cover Making Contest

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Great news for all artistic high school students out there. CFA, in cooperation with Dong-A and Faber Castell Philippines, will hold a contest series with the goal of imparting Gospel values and empowering creativity among the youth. Dubbed “KAMADA 2014” (Kabataang Malikhain at Dalubhasa), KAMADA will start with an on-the-spot cover design contest. High school students will be given a chance to design the covers of CFA magazines.

Gospel K Magazine also known as Gospel Komiks Magazine is meant for high school students as a supplemental reading material for Christian Living classes and religious instruction. Presenting the Sunday Gospel by way of true-to-life stories, Gospel K addresses young readers’ interests and their concerns about faith. On the other hand, Gospel Now Magazine caters to late-high school and early college readers, but most adults will find it appealing as well. It is intended to make the study of the Gospels “layman-friendly” reflected in its slogan – “Everyday Gospel for everyday people.”

KAMADA 2014 is a one day event on the spot cover making contest that will be held at CFA, 4427 Old Sta. Mesa St. Sta Mesa, Manila on October 3, 2014 (Friday). All high school students wanting to join the contest must register first on the website http://bit.ly/KAMADA2014. The first place and second place artworks will be the cover of Gospel K Magazine and Gospel Now Magazine respectively for the December-January issues. Cash prizes will also be given to the top three winners. All students joining the contest will get free drawing and art supplies courtesy of Dong-A and Faber Castell. To know more about the contest and its mechanics visit the contest website and registration form by clicking here. So what are you waiting for? Register Now!

“Gospy” featured in Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

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vlcsnap-2013-06-10-13h37m27s176Gospel Komiks trademark character “Gospy” (right), together with “Atong” (left), was featured on Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho show last June 2, 2013 (Sunday). The segment was about cartoon characters famous back in the 80’s and 90’s.

Click here to view the full episode

Komiks Creation/Appreciation Course Set 25-26 April

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ImageDesigned for comics writers, illustrators and Christian Living teachers who use comics in their classrooms, a workshop/seminar titled “The Gospel According to Komiks” is to be held in CFA on 25-26 April 2013.

The following list describes some of the topics to be covered in the course:
– Theory of comics and sequential art
– Effective storytelling
– Traditional and Marvel methods of comics creation
– Styles of comics illustration (including realistic, manga, comics noir and 3D)
– Basic Bible interpretation
– Use of comics for Gospel-sharing
– Evolution of comics publishing (from print to Web to apps)
Multi-awarded storywriter and filmmaker Clodualdo “Doy” del Mundo Jr. will lead the discussion on effective storytelling.

Please click here to download the registration form.

For further information, please contact: