Korak, son of Tarzan, by Rudy Florese
'Korak, The Son of Tarzan'. 

Rodolfo "Rudy" Obrero Florese began school at Legarda Elementary School. At a time when his friends enjoyed life playing, Florese wrote and drew his first comic book 'Argado', which he finished in December 1959. At age 17, he began his career in comics. It was during this time when he started drawing several short stories for Aksyon Komiks, and eventually, illustrated the novel 'Tres Cruzes'.

from Pinoy, by Rudy Florese (1972)
Comic strip from Pinoy, 1972. 

Florese's career in comics proved lucrative enough to help the family. As president and founding member of the U.P. Artists Guild, he was an inspiration to his classmates. At this time, he was drawing novels like 'Bart Salamanca' and 'Linda Maligna'. He was also doing several short stories for Mga Kuwento ni Kenkoy.

Aceron, by Rudy Florese
'Aceron' (Pinoy Komiks, 10 February 1984).

Through fellow comic artist Nestor Redondo, Florese was able to obtain work with D.C. Comics. He did 'Tarzan', by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and 'Korak, Son of Tarzan'. He also contributed to Now Age Books Illustrated series of classic stories by Pendulum Press Inc. He did 'The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty' and 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'. At the same time, he was also contributing to local comics. Several of the more notable works Florese did were 'Chowbar', 'Iguana', 'Luluhod Ka at Mananalangin', 'Voltar' and 'Parang Kaning Isusubo'. Unable to work after suffering two strokes between 1995 and 1999, Rudy returned with his family to San Pablo City.

Bobot the Robot, by Rudy Florese
'Bobot the Robot'. 

Florese at Philippine Comics Art Museum
another Florese biography

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