Special Guest: Elizabeth Chionglo

Elizabeth's Artwork


Elizabeth Chionglo

Name: Elizabeth T. Chionglo
Age: going on 60
Course & School: Fine Arts Major in Advertising, University of Santo Tomas
List of Works:

  • Nini Liit, 1981, People’s Journal, Tempo
  • Tres Chicks, 1983, Ptyk
  • Pipo, 1985, Manila Bulletin (Sunday)
  • Bobita, 1986, Manila Chronicle, Manila Standard
  • Madam Bola, 1987, Bongga
  • Loveknots, 1988, Phil. Daily Inquirer

1) When did you start making comics?
In 1976 for an inhouse newsletter of a government office.

Elizabeth's Artwork

2) How did you begin making comics as a profession?
After college, and after failing in all my job applications, i made some comic strips as my last resort. The newspaper editor suggested some changes and told me to come back. But i found a job and forgot all about the comics until two years later. I submitted my comics again just to find out what the editor of another publication thought of my work. After 3 weeks of follow-ups, my first comic strip nini liit appeared in people’s journal.

3) If you weren’t an artist, what would you be doing now?
I’ll be a housewife.

4) Is it a big deal being a female artist?
I don’t know.

5) Any advice to female artists, or aspiring young artists?
Love and draw with passion while still young.