Leeroy New, Dex Fernandez + more artists pay tribute to Mars Ravelo in Mars Ravelo Reinterpreted

Joining them are Kris Abrigo, Ang Gerilya, Mariano Ching, FaBo, and Ravelo's children.

R.M. de Leon on Darna


(SPOT.ph) The Marvel Universe has Iron Man, Thor, and the X-Men, but closer to home, we have the good ol' Darna, Lastikman, and Kapitan Boom to get us through the day, all thanks to writer and artist Mars Ravelo. Born on October 9, 1916, he produced almost 300 comic book titles with stories that range from superhero adventures and science fiction to romantic narratives in a span of four decades. To celebrate the centennial of his birth, the Cultural Center of the Philippines presents Mars Ravelo Reinterpreted, an exhibit of his creations through the eyes of various artists. It runs until November 13 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).


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Dean Africa on Maruja


The participating artists include Ravelo's children Rex, Richard, and Rita. Joining them are Kris Abrigo, Ang Gerilya, Virgilio Aviado, Mariano Ching, Ernest Concepcion, Maisha dela Cruz, FaBo, Dex Fernandez, R.M. De Leon, Leeroy New, Jonas Roces, Jericho Vamenta, and MM Yu. One of the show's most notable features is the use of the artists' own styles and media, their distinct sensibilities applied to the works of the comics legend. It is curated by Dean Zuberi Africa.


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FaBo on Lastikman



Ernest Concepcion on Darna


Aside from the exhibit, CCP has other free-for-all activities for the whole month. Schedule is as follows:


October 5

CCP Dream Theater

Film screenings with introduction by Nick de Ocampo

2 p.m. - Jack En Jill by Mar S. Torres (1954)

4 p.m. - Tubog sa Ginto by National Artist Lino Brocka (1971)


October 9

Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery)

4 p.m. - Artist's Reception with cocktails


October 9

CCP Fountain, CCP Front Lawn

7 p.m. - Video projection of animated tribute to Mars Ravelo


October 12

Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery)

4 p.m. - Forum on Mars Ravelo Reinterpreted


Mars Ravelo Reinterpreted runs until November 13 at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3/F Hallway Gallery) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For more information, visit Mars Ravelo's Official Facebook page.


All photos from Mars Ravelo’s Facebook page.

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