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Harvey Tolibao: Promdi artist destined for the stars

altough that the this news is from last year, I just like to share this great interview feature on Harvey.

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Harvey Tolibao always knew his life was destined for the stars.

True enough, this 26-year-old proud ‘probinsyano’ artist from Mindanao is the force behind the Star Wars comic book series, inking three issues of the phenomenal George Lucas creation since 2006.

His work has been praised in the mainstream comics industry and is now among the growing Pinoy force in the US comics.

“Ang mga dayuhan ay hanga talaga sa mga Pinoy (Foreigners are awed by Filipinos),” Harvey told GMANews.TV.

“From boxing to billiards mayroon talaga palagi ma-i-prove ang mga Pinoy. Pero sa pagiging artist humanga din sila dahil bihira lang ang nakakapasok sa comics industry (From boxing to billiards, Filipinos have already proven something. But as artists, they become more impressed since it’s not very common for Filipinos to break into the comics industry),” he added.

Since being featured in QTV-11’s Review Philippines, Harvey has been receiving a lot of attention as one of the new breed of mainstream comic illustrators which used to be an elusive dream for many aspiring Filipinos and Asians in general before the 1970s.

“Because of the skill and talent we have shown abroad, I am always proud of waving our flag and saying, Pinoy Ako!” he beamed.

Despite being known for his work on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (issue 12), Harvey’s pride and glory is the fact that he was able send his two sisters through college. He is also taking care of his younger brother’s education at the Far Eastern University of the Philippines, taking up Fine Arts, majoring in Advertising.

Currently, Harvey has been very busy working on other comic book projects; in fact, he just squeezed the little time left for himself for this interview.

“It’s really important for me to follow through with the deadlines otherwise I might just wake up next day without the job,” he jokingly said.

Read more here at  http://www.gmanews.tv/story/69310/Harvey-Tolibao-Promdi-artist-destined-for-the-stars

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March 25, 2008 - Posted by | filipino artist, interview |

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