With over two decades of experience, Manix Abrera (b. 1982) has become a household name. He is the creator of Kikomachine Komix, a long-running daily strip in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. His humorous and often satirical comics has been published across multiple publishers and platforms, garnering attention from art and comics enthusiasts to common folk alike. To date, Manix has produced 18 volumes of Kikomachine Komix, News Hardcore compilation volume 1, “Si Amapola” graphic novel (with national artist Ricky Lee), “Li’l Bertong Badtrip”, “The Terror Prof”, “Ang Mahiwagang Dwende”, and wordless comics “12” and “14” (published in the US by Ablaze).

Manix is a three-time National Book Awardee for his works, “14” (2015), “News Hardcore: Hukbong Sandatahan ng Kahaggardan” (2016) and “Kikomachine Komix Volume 14: Alaala ng Kinabukasan” (2019), and a finalist in the 2024 edition for “The Terror Prof”. He is also a TOYM (Ten Outstanding Young Men) Awardee in 2022 for Literature, Culture, and the Arts. Manix considers himself an incessant child of the universe, always in pursuit of stories and mysteries which he immortalizes and passes on through his art.