Bow G

San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Yearly Stats: $10 Earned |

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Bow G

To tell fantastic and amazing stories through art and design.

After 12 years of working as a senior creative in one of the top (multinational) ad agencies in the world, I shifted to my one true passion which is illustrating books, comic books, and character design.

I had some formal training in illustration early on---taking up Visual Communication at the U.P. College of Fine Arts.

I was still in advertising when the first published graphic novel I drew won the 2014 Philippine National Book Awards for Graphic Literature in English. The title of the book was The Dark Colony: Mickey Recio and the Secret of the Demon Dungeon. My co-creators (the writers) were old friends and co-workers of mine.

After leaving advertising at the end of 2015, I decided to concentrate on illustration full time.

The second book I drew was also a collaboration between two writers and two other artists. It was a locally successful book about mythical creatures of Philippine lower mythology. It was called The Lost Journal of Alejandro Pardo and was published in 2016.

My third book was an Illustrated novella (in black and white) called The Dark Colony: The Grinning Nino of Barang, which was published in September of 2017.

My fourth book called The Doorkeeper (written by two young authors) was published October of 2017. It was a fantasy graphic novel that was divided into seven chapters. Seven artists were tapped to draw each chapter. I drew chapter six.

My fifth book entitled The Black Bestiary: An Alejandro Pardo Compendium was published April of 2018. I did the cover and some interior art.

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Work Terms

I accept fixed packaged prices or hourly ($30 an hour) for long-term projects. Terms of payments can be negotiated.