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Nestor Redondo (4 May 1928 – 30 September 1995, The Philippines) was born in Candon, Ilocos Sur. From a very early age he drew comics, influenced by American comics such as ‘Tarzan’, ‘Flash Gordon’, ‘Buck Rogers’ and ‘Superman’. Because his elder brother, Virgilio, was already a comic book artist, his parents felt that he should take up architecture instead. After trying it for a year, Nestor Redondo turned to drawing comics anyway. His first professional job was with Bulaklak Komiks. It soon became apparent that Nestor was a better draftsman than his brother, and Virgilio turned his talent to writing comics instead. The two of them teamed up and produced popular series like ‘Palos’, ‘Tagisan ng Agimat’ and ‘Diwani ang Gagamba’. Nestor’s popularity really skyrocketed when he was commissioned to illustrate the blockbuster series ‘Darna’, written by Mars Ravelo, in the early 1950s.
By the late 1950s, Nestor Redondo was illustrating for several comic books at the same time, Pilipino Komiks, Tagalog Klasiks, Hiwaga Komiks and Espesial Komiks. Each of these books came out bi-weekly, and Nestor would have two or more series going at the same time on any of these four titles. Nestor Redondo did all the penciling and inking himself. Besides doing dozens of pages every week, he also made a lot of book covers.
Continue reading about Nestor Redondo at Lambiek Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/redondo.htm
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