Thursday, December 15, 2005

Sonny L. Trinidad

Sonny L. Trinidad
Christmas Cover
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Sonny Trinidad, also known as Celso Trinidad, won the Best Serial Illustrator award during the 1984 KOMOPEB Parangal sa Komiks. His work VIRGA also won in the Best Novel Illustration Fantasy Category.

A native of Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Trinidad's first professional exposure to comics came by way of working as an assistant to Francisco V. Coching, which would explain the similarity of his early work to Coching.

In the US, he is known for his work on Conan The Barbarian, Dracula, Morbius, Bloodstone, and Deadly Hands of Kung Fu.

I'm not sure exactly where the cover above was used for. The artwork itself doesn't say exactly, except that in the closeup, Santa is seen to be carrying a "Kislap" magazine, and information at the back says it's issue 112 of something, and it's stamped with the date November 12, 1984.

Any information anyone out there may know about it? It would be much appreciated.