|05.22.2013 – Tony DeZuniga’s contribution to the international comics industry brought interest in the Philippines top talent of illustrators that the country can go global when it comes to comic book artists. He co-created Jonah Hex with John Albano a western comic book antihero that’s still popular until now.
It had its first live action movie in 2010 which DeZuniga and his wife Tina graced the red carpet that has stars Josh Brolin in the film adaptation of the same name. DeZuniga passed away in 2012 but his legacy continues with his latest exhibit at Crucible.
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The art gallery features is last known paintings before he passed away on May 11, 2012 which will be on display until today May 22, 2013.
This also features some concept art work from the days DeZuniga was employed by Sega formerly makes of game consoles like the Sega Mega Drive, Genesis and Dreamcast. Though no details of what games where used from the concept art DeZuniga was commissioned to do it sure features elements of adventure or strategy based game.
Due to the national elections in the Philippines the exhibit started on May 14th and had a thanks giving ceremony that officially opened the gallery on May 18, 2013. The gallery dubbed “concepts” but most of his last works was also on exhibit like the huge painting of Jonah Hex which someone has bought the painting.
Its last day is today but if you won’t have any chance to visit the display check out the images taken during the event…
The event was organized by Mrs. Tina DeZuniga thanking her late husband’s fans who have supported Tony over the years and this is by way of celebrating also his death anniversary and his contribution not only in the international scene but also opening its doors to the Philippine comic book industry that we can also make it big globally.