|Born|| Vicente Doria Catan Jr.|
|Died||May 13, 2004|
Vincente Doria Catan Jr., known by his pen name Vicatan (1948 – May 13, 2004),was a Filipino comic book artist and novelist.
A comic book or comicbook, also called comic magazine or simply comic, is a publication that consists of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes. Panels are often accompanied by brief descriptive prose and written narrative, usually, dialog contained in word balloons emblematic of the comics art form. Although comics has some origins in 18th century Japan, comic books were first popularized in the United States and the United Kingdom during the 1930s. The first modern comic book, Famous Funnies, was released in the U.S. in 1933 and was a reprinting of earlier newspaper humor comic strips, which had established many of the story-telling devices used in comics. The term comic book derives from American comic books once being a compilation of comic strips of a humorous tone; however, this practice was replaced by featuring stories of all genres, usually not humorous in tone.
Vicente Doria Catan Jr. was born in the Philippines and worked in the studio of artist Nestor Redondo. After several years in the Filipino komiks industry, he began to work for U.S. comics publishers including DC Comics and Warren Publishing.Artist and comics historian Gerry Alanguilan noted that "Probably the closest of all [Nestor] Redondo's followers, Vicatan shared the great man's beautifully lush brush strokes but married that style to an ever-so-slightly humorous sensibility." With his pen name Vicatan, he made his U.S. comics debut with the story "Goodbye, Nancy" in House of Secrets #99 (Aug. 1972). He drew stories for various DC Comics titles including Ghosts , G.I. Combat , House of Mystery , Secrets of Haunted House , Sgt. Rock , The Unexpected , and Weird War Tales from 1979 to 1987. Vicatan drew comics adaptations of Billy Budd , Crime and Punishment , Julius Caesar , Macbeth , and Othello for Pendulum Press in 1979 and 1980. Following his final work for DC, Vicatan worked exclusively in the Filipino comics industry. He died on 13 May 2004.
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