Elpidio Torres - Komikero Komiks Museum


Elpidio Torres was born on September 2, 1925 in Tondo, Manila.  He was married to Lydia Gatmamitan and had 8 children.  He studied Fine Arts at University of the Philippines and started as a free lance artist for Kenkoy komiks and Bulaklak magazine where he illustrated mostly short stories. 

When he joined ACE Publications, he teamed-up with Mars Ravelo in creating unforgetable stories like Dyesebel, Bondying, Mambo Dyambo, Eternally, Booma, Jack N Jill and many others.  He wrote and illustrated novels like Robina for Redondo komiks and had a weekly episode of Planeta X stories on the same publication.

He came from a clan of artist.  His father, was a sculptor, elder brother Jet is a painter/illustrator while the youngest brother Menny, well known for creating Mr.  Pid, was a cartoonist.  He's favorite Filipino artists were Amorsolo, Botong Francisco and Mauro Malang which greatly influence his very Filipino style of illustrations.  Among the foreign artist, he loves Norman Rockwell a lot in fact he has a collection of most of his art works.  On all his contemporaries, Nestor Redondo, his kumpare, Alfredo Alcala and Francisco Coching were his favorites.

Aside from komiks illustrations, he has a great passion for painting. 

He studied radio/tv electronics too and does a lot of repair on most of our electronic appliances.  His hobbies were playing chess and basketball.

His last komiks illustrations was Mr.  Incredible written by Orlando Nadres.

He died on March 1, 1972.

Biography courtesy of the Elpidio Torres Family