Gerry Alanguilen writes that illustrator Sonny Trinidad has passed away in the Philippines. Known in the US for his work on Conan, Dracula, Morbius and DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU, Trinidad was also known as Celso Trinidad.

won the Best Serial Illustrator award during the 1984 KOMOPEB Parangal sa Komiks. His work VIRGA also won in the Best Novel Illustration Fantasy Category.

A native of Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Trinidad’s first professional exposure to comics came by way of working as an assistant to Francisco V. Coching, which would explain the similarity of his early work to Coching.

It must be said, in addition, Sonny Trinidad had the greatest name of any comics inker ever.


  1. I first encountered Trinidad when he illustrated Son of Satan. I thought it was brilliant! And I always wondered where he’d turn up next.

    I think I’ll go dig up that Son of Satan issue right now.

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