Filipino comic book artist Gerry Alanguilan passes away

LEGENDARY Filipino comic book artist and writer Gerry Alanguilan has died on Saturday, December 21, 2019. He was 51.

According to reports, his wife Ilyn Florese posted on social media of Alanguilan's passing.

As of this writing, the cause of his death has not been made clear.

Komikon and many others offered their condolences in social media over the late Filipino artist.

Gerry Alanguilan meant a lot to me.

9 years ago, I was just another kid at Komikon who lined up and bought his books

He encouraged all of us with his wordsc his stories, his life, all the blog entries, the videos, his online presence and archival work all for his love of komiks

— chob ram (@robcham) December 21, 2019

Gerry Alanguilan has passed, at 51. He advanced inking techniques by being the first person to ink off scans at Marvel. He advanced the game on spot blacks in color comics. He advanced the soul of comics with Elmer, proving that he could tilt your entire world with just chickens.

— Travis Hedge Coke writes Patricia Highsmash (@TravisHedgeCoke) December 20, 2019

C.B. Cebulski, Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, also shared his condolences on Twitter.

Saddened to learn of the passing of Gerry Alanguilan. Another wonderful person taken from us too soon. An amazingly talented writer and inker, mentor to younger artists, and advocate for global comics, the comics world and Filipino art community lost a friend and hero today.

— C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) December 20, 2019

Alanguilan is best known for his graphic novels Wasted and Elmer, as well as being an inker for comic books such as Wetworks, X-Men, Superman: Birthright, Wolverine and Fantastic Four.

He is also known for his 2009 one-minute video “Hey, Baby,” which became a viral meme in social media. The video currently has 6,488,427 views. (EZN)