“Alex Niño is a genius.” So says author/screenwriter (Twilight Zone, Logan’s Run, Star Trek) and fellow Comic Fest guest George Clayton Johnson.
He is certainly not alone in having that opinion.
Born in the Philippines, Alex Niño was recruited to draw for DC Comics in 1971. After regularly contributing art to such DC horror and mystery comics as House of Mystery, House of Secrets, Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion, Secrets of Sinister House, Weird War Tales, Weird Mystery Tales, and The Witching Hour, Alex moved to the U.S. in 1974.
Alex continued to work for DC and was soon working for Marvel as well. In 1977, he began to branch out to work on stories for comic magazines that were not limited by the restrictions of the Comics Code Authority. These included Warren Publishing’s Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella and the European-influenced Heavy Metal. Through 1984 he drew many covers and stories for those large-format publications.
Since that time, Alex has continued to work in comics, produce great art, and even did design work for Walt Disney Pictures animated feature Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001).
For examples of Alex’s current work, you can visit him on the web at http://www.alexnino.net/.