Sunday, March 09, 2008

Early Floro Dery Work from 1964

I recently unearthed from my old Bulaklak komiks collection this 1964 work of Filipino illustrator Floro Dery. Dery is one of my favorite komiks illustrators. I was surprised that Dery was also illustrating for Bulaklak during the time when Alex Nino was also starting his career there as apprentice to the great Jess Jodloman, who was then Bulaklak's chief artist.

Looking back to 1964, this comics illustration by Dery(see below), is done in the Redondoesque style of drawing that was popular during those times, a style created, of course, by Nestor Redondo.

By the way, Dr. Dery has a wonderful website in which he showcases his recent drawings and illustrations. These beautiful illustrations manifest Mr. Dery's passion for exaggeration and depth in his drawings, a point he repeatedly expounds as the basis for his unique style. You can visit his website here.

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3 comments:

TheCoolCanadian said...

Dennis:

He-he. Ganito pala ang kabuuan ng story na ito.
Napaka-melodrama naman. He-he.

Akala yata ni Perla ay LILIGAYA siya sa loob ng kumbento?

Hindi niya ito BOKASYON. Mas impiyerno pa sa RAPE ang pinasok niya ngayon.

Mabuti na lang at nang pumasok ang 70s ay wala nang gumawa ng ganitong style na panulat at pihadong mare-reject ito.

But in fairness, maganda ang drawing ni Superkapre bilang baguhan. May story-telling na sa illustration niya kahi't noon pa man.

Priceless talaga ang mga collections mo.

Dennis Villegas said...

I agree, maganda nga storytelling ni Mr. Kapre dito. He was very young at this time kaya marami pang imperfections sa anatomy, proportion, etc. Later on, I was blown away by his art :)

akhon said...

Wow, this is great seeing his early work! I love his newspaper strips of Spider-man from the mid-80's. Thank you for sharing!