(1977); 1st/1st; Signed, Limited:898/1000cc; HB; VG/G; Not bk club, Not ex-lib, NOT remainder; Hb- Brown cl w/gilt lettering to spine, very limited edgewear, spine tight; Dj- Multicolored pictorial w/black lettering to front on cream background, heavily smudged/sunned, minor chipping to tips, minor chipping along all edges and tips / large (approx 1.5x2) chip to lower front, approx 1.5x1 chip to spine top, approx 1.5closed tear w/creases radiating to top rear, brodart protected; 301pps- (14) full color plates, (4) fold out black and white plates, (287)pp black and white plates/illustrations reflecting his love of drawing with pen+ink, pencil+charcoal, edges smudged, pages clean, flat. In 1959, while still a teen a. Rtist, illustrator Alex Ninos first comic stories. Combining the prevalent art style of the Filipino comics master Francisco Coching, along with further influences from his other contemporaries Jess Jodloman, Ruben Yandoc, Alfredo Alcala and Nestor Redondo, he was developing his own distinctive, ever-evolving, style.
Between 1959 and 1973 Nino worked almost exclusively with Filipino publications illustrating over 300 stories some of which would be made into popular Filipino movies. In 1973 he moved to the U. S where he has worked for every major comics publisher. Some of the classics he worked on were'Black Orchid','Captain Fear','Space Voyagers' the Sunday'Tarzan' strips, "Behold the Man" (written by Michael Moorcock, adapted by writer Doug Moench), for the comic magazine, The Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction, issue #6. Another incredibly well drawn story was the controversial, "Repent Harlequin, said The Tick Tock Man", written by Harlan Ellison.Today, Alexander Niño is considered to be one of the best comics illustrators in the United States, if not the world. If he is highly rated by both editors and critics in the USA, he is higher regarded also by his legions of fans, among whom are American illustrators influenced by his unique style. Much of his artwork hangs at the Comics Hall of Fame in San Diego, California; and his name is listed in the Who's Who In Comics, a publication of the American Comics Industry. In recent years Alex has worked for Disney on such prestigious animated features as Mulan, Treasure Planet, and Atlantis, the lost empire, as a conceptual artist, although he still continues to work in the comic book field as well, recent work can be seen in such titles as: The Orc's Treasure for iBooks, The Incredible Hulk for marvel Comics, and Frankenstein Mobster for Image comic.
Ote: As we are professional booksellers, not photographers, at-times there will be imperfections, shadows, discoloration etc due to the process. We will be delighted to send additional photos at your request. The item "Satans Tears Alex Nino Zavisa Signed 1st Signed Limited Land of Enchantment" is in sale since Monday, June 8, 2015. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "velalibra" and is located in Palo Alto, California.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.