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Leaving Proof 177 | Will Steve Gan Finally Receive His Due?
Published on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by Who is Steve Gan and what does he have to do with the Guardians of the Galaxy movie? Read on to find out! ALSO: Black Lagoon provides slam-bang action in either manga or anime form, but there are aspects of it that resist easy translation to animation. (more…)...
Tony DeZuniga, 08 November, 1932–11 May, 2012
Published on Monday, May 14, 2012 by Comic book artist, painter, and Jonah Hex co-creator Tony DeZuniga died on 11 May, 2012 in the Philippines, from complications arising from a stroke he suffered in April of this year. The celebrated illustrator and transcontinental comics art pioneer was 79 years old. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 108 | A Conversation with Whilce Portacio
Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 by What is Bishop's secret origin? How is using a brush for inking like boxing? Learn the answers to these questions and more by reading our exclusive interview with artist and Image Comics co-founder Whilce Portacio! (more…)...
Leaving Proof 79 | In Search of the Filipino Artist in Contemporary American Comics
Published on Friday, March 2, 2012 by As a group, these Asian artists were astonishingly accomplished and talented almost beyond measure. Certainly the top three talents—Redondo, Niño, Alcala—stand shoulder-to-shoulder with any comic book artist the world over, bowing their heads to no one. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 43 | Filipino Art in American Comics: My Whilce Portacio Experience (Part 3)
Published on Thursday, August 11, 2011 by (Continued from the previous column). By the summer of 1995, comic books were the last thing on my mind. I was living on my own for the first time, having left home at the age of 16 to attend university on a government scholarship in the Philippine capital of Manila, a 12-hour bus ride across lahar country from the mountain city of Baguio where I had lived most of ...
Leaving Proof 42 | Filipino Art in American Comics: My Whilce Portacio Experience (Part 2)
Published on Monday, August 8, 2011 by (Continued from last week's column) When I wrote last week that Whilce Portacio's success helped forge a new contemporary cultural identity for the Filipino community, I wasn't just exaggerating for effect. Three of the country's biggest broadsheets, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, and The Manila Times ran features on him. Column inches were dev...
Leaving Proof 41 | Filipino Art in American Comics: My Whilce Portacio Experience (Part 1)
Published on Thursday, August 4, 2011 by This is the sixth in a series of columns I'm writing about select influential Filipino artists in the American comic book industry. Previous columns in this series have looked at the early history of komiks (indigenous Filipino comics) and Tony DeZuniga's groundbreaking work at DC Comics, Nestor Redondo, Alfredo Alcala, Alex Niño, and Romeo Tanghal. While I've taken ...
Leaving Proof 21 | Filipino Art in American Comics: Romeo Tanghal
Published on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by This is the fifth in a series of columns I'm writing about select influential Filipino artists in the American comic book industry. Previous columns have looked at the early history of komiks (indigenous Filipino comics) and Tony DeZuniga, Nestor Redondo, Alfredo Alcala, and Alex Niño. This week, we'll be taking a look at the work of inker extraordinaire Romeo Tangha...
Leaving Proof 18 | Filipino Art in American Comics: Alex Niño
Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by This is part 4 in a continuing series of columns I'll be writing about select influential Filipino artists in the American comic book industry. Earlier columns in this series can be read here, here, and here. This week I'll be taking a look at the career of Alex Niño, one of the most innovative illustrators in that pioneering group of 1970s comics artists from the sm...
Leaving Proof 16 | Filipino Art in American Comics: Alfredo Alcala
Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by This is part 3 in a series of columns I'll be writing about the influential Filipino artists who worked on American comic book titles. In the first part of this series, we took a quick look at the origins of komiks in the post-war 1940s and the flowering of the medium in the 1950s, the virtual collapse of komiks publishing in the mid-1960s, and Filipino artist Tony De...
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