My Art Influences
Pol Medina Jr. (Pugad Baboy)
He’s probably one of my earliest inspirations in the art world. I remember when I was in grade school, I used to draw Polgas (pugad baboy character on top) in the back of my notebook while in class. My older brother had some Pugad Baboy Comics back then and I used to sneak them out of their rooms and bring it to class and just read it over and over again. I also cut out his comic strips and Editorial drawings in the Philippine Daily Inquirer and collect them. I think he’s on of the pioneers now in the Philippine Comic industry or something like that. For me the Pugad Baboy comics was the funniest comics in the Philippines. Pinoy na pinoy ang humor talaga.
I basically saw his drawing style progress as the years go by, from deformed characters in the first book up to the colored graphic novels nowadays. Compared to the other Filipino comics back then, his style very professional with his straight lines (coz he was an architect) and everything’s very detailed. Its really a work of art for every comic strip and for me that made him unique.
Pol Medina Jr is one of the reason why I am drawing stuff right now. He inspired me to draw and I’m sure he also inspired a lot of artists today.
Sad to say Pugad baboy’s site is not updated so you have to buy the Pugad Baboy Comics to see more of his art. Buy here
here’s a Wikipedia link to Pugad Baboy
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