Gerry Alanguilan last edited by StaticSpeedstrr on 09/09/20 04:07AM View full history

Overview

Doroteo Gerardo N. "Gerry" Alanguilan, Jr., is a Filipino comic book artist and writer from San Pablo City, Laguna.

Alanguilan created comics such as Wasted, Johnny Balbona, Humanis Rex!, ELMER, Timawa and Where Bold Stars go to Die. He also contributed to anthologies like Siglo: Freedom, Siglo: Passion and Filipino Komiks, all published in the Philippines.

In the United States, he is known as an inker for such titles like Wetworks, X-Men, Superman: Birthright, Wolverine, High Roads, Fantastic Four, and Silent Dragon. He has also worked alongside with Leinil Francis Yu and Whilce Portacio.

His comedic short film Hey Baby, which consists mainly of him making lecherous facial expressions at his webcam, has given him a sizable following on You Tube, and was featured on the January 25th, 2011 episode of web comedy series Tosh-0. He has become a minor Internet Celebrity and one entertainment website even called him 'The Greatest Man on the Internet'.

Alanguilan is one of the most popular native comic book creators in his home country, and Warren Ellis called him 'a potentially brilliant creator'

Gerry passed away on December 21, 2019 in San Pablo, Laguna at the age of 51. He was considered to have lead the "renaissance" of Filipino comics in the 1990s all the way to the 2010s.

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