Randy Valiente

Manila, Philippines

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Randy Valiente is a Filipino writer and artist.

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

After five years in the writing world, he felt that he was not really 'a writer' but a writer-artist. So he went back to comics in 2000 and created story-art for local publishers. He did 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.

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 write and draw childrens' books, his latest is 'Sampaguita' published by Vibal Publishing Inc. in 2017.

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

He won the prestigious 'Writer's Award 2017' for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, for the book 'Pambalot ng Tinapa' (Smoked-fish Wrapper), essays about Philippine komiks.

He recently received the Gawad Tanglaw Awards 2019 for his writings, continued support and promoting Philippine komiks.

An active member and officer of Urban Sketchers-Manila, a group of artists that sketch and draw on-site.