11 Facts About Alfredo Alcala


Alfredo P Alcala was a Filipino comics artist, born in Talisay, Negros Occidental in the Philippines.


Alfredo Alcala garnered awards in science fiction during the early part of the 1970s.


Alfredo Alcala dropped out of school in his early teens to pursue a career in art, initially as a sign painter and commercial artist.


Alfredo Alcala eventually became a star of the Filipino comics scene, so famed that a periodical bore his name, the Alcala Komiks Magasin.


Alfredo Alcala has cited the work of British artist Frank Brangwyn as a major influence.


In 1971 Alfredo Alcala began a decade of work for both DC and Marvel Comics on horror and fantasy titles, eventually moving to New York City in 1976.


Alfredo Alcala was one of the artists on the licensed movie tie-in series Planet of the Apes and helped recruit up-and-coming Filipino artists such as Alex Nino to US publishers.


Later that year, Alfredo Alcala drew Marvel Treasury of Oz, a comics adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz.


Alfredo Alcala executed 12 five panel comic strips for the men's magazine Adam.


Alfredo Alcala illustrated the novel Daddy Cool written by Donald Goines.


Alfredo Alcala is survived by his wife Lita and two sons, Christian Voltar and Alfred Jr.