Wednesday, December 18, 2002
The PHILIPPINE COMIC ARTISTS PORTFOLIO
Comics have flourished over the years in large part due to the variety of styles and interpretations put forth by an international cast of artists. The Philippines became a recruiting ground for the larger publishing houses when DC Comics discovered the amazing work being done there by men like Nestor Redondo and Alex Niño.
This shows the work of 10 men, who from the 1950s through the end of the century have found work for DC, Marvel and Warren, as well as Disney and various production companies as storyboard and inspirational artists. The works presented here range from comic covers to stand-alone art pieces, depicting barbarians, monsters, fantasy women and men and Tarzan.
Includes works by Nestor Malgapo, Steve Gan, Gerry Talaoc, Nestor Infante, Arturo Geroche and Dante Berreno, Jr. The back cover contains biographical information on each artist. Printed on heavy stock. Most of this appeared only in the Philippines and is collected here for the first time. Excellent, top-notch artwork beautifully reproduced in large size. Pyramid Publishing. 18 plates, 12x15, b&w.Text from Bud Plant's Site. It is available there for sale at this page:
You all in the Philippines will be pleased to know that this portfolio is available at Filbar's for only 300 pesos. I was in Megamall yesterday and bumped into Johnny, one of the denizens of the message board and he told me about it. Thanks man! Filbars says they've got only 10 copies so hurry!
But I wouldn't worry though since I think this is published locally and just distributed abroad. Pyramid Publishing is I think owned by none other than STEVE GAN who himself has works in the portfolio and has done remarkable work for Panday and Mekanizmo. For sample of art, check out the OFFICIAL SITE of the portfolio:
THE PHILIPPINE COMIC ARTISTS PORTFOLIO
For those of you who are interested in discovering or rediscovering or is just plain interested in the best Filipino Komiks artists have to offer, its worth checking out this collection of art.
Posted by Gerry Alanguilan at 12/18/2002 07:10:00 AM