Wednesday, March 03, 2004

This is what was would have been the cover to an "Art of Nestor Redondo" book that was never published. I was only made aware of this by long-time visitor to my site, Ben Ramos (Zatrikon). He himself doesn't have much info about this book, aside from it would have come out in the late 70's. The original of this cover sketch was sold on Ebay sometime ago.

It would have been terrific if this book had pushed through. There is yet to be a book published that spotlighted Nestor Redondo and his art in any significant way. Alfred Alcala has "Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master", Alex Niño has "Satan's Tears: The Art of Alex Niño", Francisco V. Coching has "Komiks: Katha at Guhit ni Francisco V. Coching", Rudy Nebres has "The Art of Rudy Nebres, Vol. 1". I think it's high time Nestor Redondo had one too.

It's one of the things that we at Komikero is trying to rectify with our Filipino Comics Art Project. Nestor Redondo is also someone I yet have to feature prominently in this site. I will try to do so in the next few months.