Friday, April 04, 2003

RUDY FLORESE 1946-2003

My father in law, comics artist Rodolfo "Rudy" O. Florese Sr., has passed away a little after 1:00pm April 4, 2003 here in San Pablo City, Philippines, after suffering 2 consecutive strokes and a long illness.

Rudy was known in America for drawing KORAK and TARZAN for DC Comics in the late 70's. Rudy also adapted The Mutiny On Board the HMS Bounty by William Bligh and The Scarlet Pimpernel by Barones Orczy for Pendulum Press. In the Philippines, he was known for writing and drawing well received stories like EXKIRMUZ: Street Warrior, ORAS MO NA and MERIDIANA.

He was 56.

Rudy O. Florese

-Gerry Alanguilan