Manix Abrera

Manix Abrera

MANUEL LUIS LORENZO ABRERA, popularly known as MANIX ABRERA, (born on 8 February 1982), is a Filipino komiks artist, author, and musician. He is best known as the author of the daily comic strip Kiko Machine which appears in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He is the son of long time komiks artist Jess Abrera, who also works for the Inquirer. He is a nominee for the “2011 WikiPinoy of the Year of Wikipilipinas”.

Abrera graduated in 2003 with a degree in fine arts, major in visual communication, at the College of Fine Arts in the University of the Philippines, Diliman (UPD). He is currently taking his master’s degree in fine arts in the same university.

Abrera started as a komiks artist and writer with the Philippine Collegian, where he served as graphics editor from 2001 to 2003. He, along with friends and band mates JP Cuison and Bheng Densing, joined the Inquirer for the comic strip Garapata Blood. Abrera then went solo and created Kiko Machine, which was also the name of the Diliman-based rock band where he played as guitarist. Kiko Machine was then compiled into eleven book compilations, the first of which, “Mga Tagpong Mukhang Ewan at Kung Anu-ano Pang Kababalaghan!” was released in 2005 while the latest,“Mga Kirot ng Kapalaran” was released in 2015. In 2009, he released his first silent comics 12, then followed by 14 in 2014. Kiko Machine book compilations and silent comics were published by Visprint, Inc.

Published Works

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