comic art by Emilio Rodriguez

Emilio Rodriguez got his education at the University of the Philippines' School of Arts and Trades in Sorsogon. Upon graduation, he was hired by dean Larry Alcala to work as a professor in the college. He drew for Filipino comic books like Tagalog Klasiks and Kenkoy Komiks during the 1950s. He made a graphic album called 'Carlomagno', and made comic adaptations of eleven Bible series, including 'Ang Kasaysayan ni Moises' ('The Story of Moses'). He left for the US because he got a scolarship for the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. In the United States, Rodriguez worked for Gold Key and Treasure Chest publications, but soon found other more high-paying jobs in car companies like Chrysler and Rolls Royce, where he designed cars.

Blog by Dennis Villegas about Rodriguez

Image courtesy of Gerry Alanguilan's Komikero website
Last updated: 2012-07-29

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