Alex Niño is a Filipino comic book artist best known for his work for the American publishers DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Warren Publishing, and in Heavy Metal magazine.
A native of Tarlac and a son of a professional photographer, Niño landed his first job as an artist at Bulaklak Publications at 17. “I worked there for almost seven years,” he said. “My experience there taught me to become more persistent. I got rejected a lot of times. Others took pity on me and gave me breaks.”
After studying under artist Jess Jodloman, he collaborated with Clodualdo del Mundo to create “Kilabot ng Persia” for Pilipino Komiks in 1965. This paved the way for a series of projects with other comics novelists. [Read full article...]