Two top artists from the Philippines are heading to Dubai this week for the Stars Convention Middle East event which is slated from November 26 to 27 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Carlo Pagulayan and Quiccs Maiquez, both internationally acclaimed artists, will grace the Middle East’s largest pop-culture event.
Carlo is one of the top talents from the Philippines. He had graced the covers and interior artworks for major publishing brands as Marvel, DC Comics, Image and Dynamite.
He broke into the comics scene via a 3 page comic with Doug Petrie in memory of the 9-11 victims and for the benefit of their families. Then landing a job drawing Elektra, Fantastic Four and Iron Man and more for Marvel.
Carlo has done artworks for titles such as Mighty Avengers, Hulk, Elektra, Agents of Atlas, Iron Man, X-Men, Silver Surfer, Hulk, and Agents of Atlas. His most notable work is on Marvel’s Planet Hulk, helped co-create Miek, Korg and the Sakaarans, with the storyline becoming a source for the Blockbuster movie Thor: Ragnarok.
In 2015, Carlo came on board DC’s Convergence event, and from there has been assigned to draw several DC Titles including Batman and Robin: Eternal and most notably, the 2017 Eisner Nominated series, Deathstroke: Rebirth. His most recent work can be seen on Wonder Woman Rebirth and Deathstroke vs Batman, and cover work for Star Wars.
Meanwhile, toy designer Quiccs is a talent who because of his burning passion, evolved and introduced an uncommon platform to showcase himself.
During his early years, Quiccs started with oil painting. Because of the changing times as he grew up, he shifted to digital art, in which he found his professional career as a graphic artist for a design firm which he now co-owns. Eventually, Quiccs introduced himself to the art industry particularly as he immersed himself in the urban art scene. With the influences and culture he was accustomed to, Quiccs deemed himself fit to contribute to this community through graffiti art. Quiccs remains true to his core values, his beliefs as an artist and the passions he grew up with. And while adhering to all these, Quiccs proudly boasts of his Filipino pride as an artist and takes it with him wherever he goes around the world, spreading his unique and loved art.
Quiccs’ foremost creation in the Designer Toy category is the infamous TEQ63. Most of his art involves this character which is considered as him in art toy form. To date, more than 40 TEQ63 colorways has been made for Martian Toys alone, and still counting.
With texts from Comicave