Marvino's League of Superheroes
Watercolor, Pencils, and Digital
Marvino’s League of Superheroes is a story by Rae Rival-Cosico published by Adarna House in 2014. The story won 1st place in the Short Story for Children category of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. I’m so happy and grateful I got the chance to illustrate this! I was scared at first, because I don’t usually draw superheroes or muscular people. It was definitely a challenge, but I got lots of help from Eli (Adarna’s art director) and some friends. Quite happy with the way it turned out. 🙂
The story is about a little boy from a small town named Marvino, who imagines and draws Philippine National Heroes as superheroes with actual super powers. He wants so badly to get into the newly opened toy museum, but he can’t afford it. In the end, he gets a super surprise. You can see some excerpts from the book below.