Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Alex Nino's "Ang Akin ay Para sa Lahat"

One of the light-hearted illustrations Nino had drawn for Pablo S. Gomez' novel "Ang Akin ay para sa Lahat", during their tandem years in Gomez' PSG Publications. This komiks-novela was filmed starring Fernando Poe Jr. in the lead role as "Emong" who sort of adopted orphans into his care. Ironically, two of his adopted urchins were a twin named Susan and Roces, which makes people think that this novel was really tailored for FPJ and his wife, Susan Roces (who is Pablo's best friend)
Although Nino would be best known in sci-fi and fantasy illustrations, not many people know that he also excelled in humorous drawings, such as the splash page shown above. Published in the Universal Komiks, circa 1960s.

1 comment:

bladimer said...

walang kaduda-duada na si Alex Nino ay isang magaling sa illustration at daig pa nito ang isang sequence sa tv o sinehan dahil sa pagkakadetalye ng mga drowing. Animo'y nakuhanan nya ang mga tao sa paligid at mga nakatutuwa at sorpresa ng bawat indibidwal.At dyan ko hinahangaan ang isang illustrator o cartoonist kapag may mga background pa na idinaragdag. Kung baga, mas sinipagan ang pagguhit na lalong nagpatingkad sa isang eksena. At naging impluwensya rin ang kanyang mga guhit sa aking buhay bilang isa namang kartunista na patuloy na nagsisikap na makagawa rin ng isang realistic o serious illustration na tulad ni Alex Nino. And im proud to be his fan,I'm Bladimer Usi, humahanga sa galing at kalidad ni sir Alex at iba pa. salmat po sa blog.