Sunday, May 30, 2004

Alex Niño
Cover, Tagalog Klasiks Magasin # 427
May 26, 1967

Wraparound covers in Philippine Komiks were commonplace and above example by Philippine and international comics legend Alex Niño is just one in hundreds of such covers. I've yet to trace when it was first used, but it started to become most prevalent in the early 60's, specially with the komiks published by CRAF Publications on such titles like Redondo Komixs, Alcala Fight Komixs, and Craf Klasix.

CRAF comes from initials of 4 comics creators who incorporated to form their own comics company when pioneering company ACE Publications closed down. They are composed of Tony Caravana, Amado Castrillo, Virgilio and Nestor Redondo, Alfredo Alcala and Jim Fernandez.


By the way, the Filbar's Anniversary thing is tomorrow! See you all there. Just scroll down if you're just tuning in to see the details of the event.