Tuesday, April 27, 2004

passion: rafael kayanan

I was really big on DC Comics in the early 80's - and among the Teen Titans, Legion of Super-Heroes and other great reads was a character with flaming hair, Firestorm. What set him apart from the pack was the coolness of his look, his molecular-altering power and the fact that he was two people fused into one. The artist who was responsible for the run I knew was named Rafael Kayanan.

At that time, I didn't know he was a Filipino living in the US. In an example of the wonder of friendship and the internet, Gerry invited him to contribute to Siglo: Passion.

And he did- I've cropped a tiny detail from his fantastic piece, which you'll see later this year in all its glory.

Salamat po, sir!

passion: wilson tortosa

Wilson was originally slated to do story art but his schedule ultimately didn't allow it. I was quite devastated, of course, because I really love his line art, and asked him if he could still contribute to the gallery.

And he did - he're's a detail, with the full artwork in the pages of Siglo: Passion later this year.

Sometime in the future, we'll manage to coerce a story from this great guy.

Or die trying.

Thanks, Wilson!


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