Friday, May 11, 2012

Filipino Artist and Jonah Hex Creator Tony DeZuniga passes away.

One of the legendary artists in the local and international comic industry passed away, and his contributions to the medium will never be forgotten.

Tony DeZuniga, best known to comic fans as the creator of DC Comics character Jonah Hex, died today. Known affectionately as "Mang Tony" to most Filipino artists, he was known as the first Filipino artist to get his worked accepted by an American publisher, paving the way for many more Pinoy artists such as Gerry Alanguilan, Carlo Pangulayan, and Leinil Yu to pursue their dreams and work in international comic publications as well. He truly is a legend, both in the Philippine and International Comic Book Industry, and his works will always be remembered by people worldwide. For more on the story, read up related posts via Flipgeeks and Geekmatic.

R.I.P Mang Tony, and thank you for giving us your talents and love to comics.

1 comment:

Mark Rosario said...

Rest in peace, Mang Tony. You will be sorely missed!

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