The Next Comic Book Guy: Heubert Khan Michael
by Ruel de Vera
Sunday Inquirer Magazine
August 3, 2008
This is not a good time to be a comic book artist—it’s a spectacular time. And soon, it will be 29-year-old artist Heubert Khan Michael’s time.
The mild-mannered guidance counselor at Colegio San Agustin changes into a penciller with intricate details, dynamic lines and a definite superheroic feel. Weaned on Super Mario Bros. of the Family Computer and Voltron on TV, Michael started on his art early.
“My first sketchpad was the apartment wall,” he says. “I sold sketches to my classmates back in kindergarten.” After his parents bought him an issue of the Superman-starring “Action Comics,” he was hooked. He won third prize in last year’s Fully Booked Graphic/Fiction Awards and released his self-published comic book “Unstoppable” at last year’s Komikon.
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