Over the last few years more and more new and promising Filipino comic book creators are appearing in the local scene. Even as indie creators multiply like mushrooms with every passing comics convention, one can now easily discern those few who create comics with extraordinary quality.
One of these is Rommel “Omeng” Estanislao.
I’ve been hearing of Rommel’s work for a while, but it was only this year did I really got to sit down and read his work. I find him to be an extremely talented cartoonist who can convey his stories and ideas well into the comics form.
He also seems to be quite prolific, with new releases every time I encounter him at one of the many local conventions.
In my opinion, his best work so far is “Love Story”, released this year during Summer Komikon. It’s funny, sad, happy, heartbreaking and full of insight into the quirky and unpredictable nature of love and human relationships.
It’s one of the best stories I’ve read in the local independent komiks scene in 2010.
Aside from being a talented cartoonist, Omeng is also an sculptor of amazing little miniatures.
To get in touch with Omeng (to inquire where you can buy his comics) and to see a gallery of his artwork and sculptures, you can visit his DeviantArt page here.
Omeng at Metro Comic-Con, August 21, 2010
Omeng will have a signing, along with Kubori Kikiam’s Michael David tomorrow, December 11, at Sputnik, Cubao X.