Randy Valiente

Manila, Philippines

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Randy Valiente is an award-winning Filipino writer and artist.

Started as a comicbook illustrator in the 1990s then became a full-time writer in Tagalog (Filipino) in 1996 up to 2000.

But after 5 years in the writing world, he felt that he was not really 'a writer' but a writer-artist in one. And so he went back in doing comics again in 2000. And created story and art for several local publishers, titles like Fairies Wheel, EDSA, Animen, My Midnight, Pilak, and a lot more.

In the US comics, he works on titles like 'Grimm Fairy Tales' and 'Wonderland' Zenescope Entertaiment; 'Twilight Zone', 'Army of Darkness', 'Vampirella' and 'Re-Animator' for Dynamite Entertainment, 'The Elevator' for HP Comics and 'Headlocked' for Visionary Comics.

His graphic novel 'Wala Nang Tao sa Maynila' (No Man Manila) is the grand winner for 'The Best Filipino Graphic Novel' for the first Comicon Asia 2018.

He became a concept artist in 2003 for the first-person shooting game 'Terra Wars' by Ladyluck Digital Ent. followed by the first all-digital Filipino animation 'Dayo Sa Mundo ng Elementalia' where he also did the storyboard. He became a character and environment designer for the tv show 'Kidlat' for Channel 5.

He also did several children's book, in bot story and art, including the 2017 release 'Sampaguita' published by Vibal Publishing Inc.

He won the prestigious literary award for the government institution, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, for the 'Writer's Award 2017' entitled 'Pambalot ng Tinapa' (Smoked-fish Wrapper) for his book of essays about Philippine komiks culture.

An active member and officer of Urban Sketchers-Manila, a group of on-the-spot artists that promotes sketching and tourism.