Arnold Arre

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Arnold Arre
Born Clem Arnold Lawrence Arre
(1971-09-02) September 2, 1971 (age 42)
Metro Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Area(s) Writer, Artist
Notable works
The Mythology Class, Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat, Milkyboy (Animated Short Film),
Spouse(s) Cynthia Bauzon Arre

http://www.arnold-arre.com

Arnold Arre (born September 2, 1971 in Metro Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino comic book writer, artist and self-taught animator best known for his graphic novels The Mythology Class (1999) and Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat (2006).

Biography[edit]

Arnold Arre has won National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle for his graphic novels The Mythology Class (1999), a four-part action-adventure miniseries and Trip to Tagaytay (2000), a one-shot future fiction short story.[1] The Mythology Class, which has been described as "genre-breaking",[2] has the distinction of being the first graphic novel to win in the Manila Critics Circle National Book Awards Comic Books category.[1]

Arre's other titles include the romantic comedy After Eden (2002), Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat (2006), and "Martial Law Babies" (2008).

Aside from his comics work, Arre did numerous design and illustration jobs for various clients such as the San Miguel Foundation for the Performing Arts and Sony BMG Music Entertainment Philippines. He also took part in local and international group exhibits and has had a one-man fantasy-themed show, Mythos in 2000.[3][4]

In 2007, producer Tony Gloria of Unitel Productions optioned the film rights to Arre's novel Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat.[5][6] Arre has mentioned in an April 2014 interview that the project is still under development.[7]

In 2011, Arre studied the art of animation and made a 4-minute short film titled Andong Agimat: Kanya ang Kalye based on the main character in his book Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat. In November 2011 he was commissioned by Gang Badoy of Rock Ed Philippines and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to make an animated music video for Kaninong Anino in celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Filipino hero Jose Rizal.[8] The following year, he was commissioned by Rock Ed Philippines and the NHCP to make an animated music video for Lupang Hinirang, the Philippine National Anthem which was broadcast on national television on June 12, 2012, Independence Day (Philippines).[9] In September 2012, he did a series of educational animated videos titled Tandaan. Kalayaan. Alagaan. to mark the 40th anniversary of the Philippines' freedom from Martial Law. The series was commissioned by Rock Ed Philippines and the National Youth Commission (Philippines).[10]

In July 2013, Arre finished his first 20-minute animated short film titled Milkyboy.[11][12] The film went on to win awards at the 25th Gawad CCP Para Sa Alternatibong Pelikula in November 2013,[13] the 7th Animahenasyon (Philippine Animation Festival) in November 2013,[14] and the 30th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) in May 2014 where Arre was awarded the Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award,[15][16] presented to a short film that demonstrates innovative and original use of cinematic language and vision.[17]

Arre is based in Quezon City and is married to graphic designer Cynthia Bauzon.[18]

Works[edit]

Animated Films[edit]

Year of release Title Notes
2011 Andong Agimat: Kanya ang Kalye Best Animation, 1-5 min. Short Film Category, 7th Animahenasyon (Philippine Animation Festival)[14]

Special Jury Prize, 7th Animahenasyon (Philippine Animation Festival)[14]

2011 Kaninong Anino Best Animation, Music Video Category, 7th Animahenasyon (Philippine Animation Festival)[14]

Commissioned by Rock Ed Philippines and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines

2012 Lupang Hinirang: The Philippine National Anthem Commissioned by Rock Ed Philippines and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines
2013 Freedom from Martial Law Series Commissioned by Rock Ed Philippines, the National Youth Commission (NYC) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)
2013 Milkyboy Winner, Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award, 30th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival[15]

1st Prize Winner, Animation Category, The 25th CCP Independent Film & Video Festival[13]

Best Screenplay, 7th Animahenasyon (Philippine Animation Festival)[14]

In Competition, Golden Kuker-Sofia Animation Festival

Graphic Novels[edit]

  • Self-published
Year of release Title Notes
1999 The Mythology Class Winner, Best Comic Book - 19th Manila Critics Circle National Book Awards[1]
2000 Trip to Tagaytay Winner, Best Comic Book - 20th Manila Critics Circle National Book Awards[1]
2006 Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat Film rights optioned by Unitel Productions in 2007 [5][6]
  • Published by Adarna House
Year of release Title Notes
2002 After Eden Finalist, Best Comic Book - 2003 Manila Critics Circle National Book Awards[19]
2005 The Mythology Class Special Collected Edition Winner, Best Comic Book - 2000 Manila Critics Circle National Book Awards[1]
  • Published by Nautilus Comics
Year of release Title Notes
2008 Martial Law Babies
  • Commissioned Work
    • Pencils, Inks and Colors for "Rodski Patotski: Ang Dalagang Baby" by Gerry Alanguilan (2014, Komikero Publishing)[2][20]
    • Pencils, Inks, and Colors for "Stargazer" by Luis Katigbak (2014, The Philippine Star)[21]
    • Pencils, Inks and Colors for La Perdida, Graphic Classics Volume 20: Western Classics (2010, Eureka Productions)
    • Pencils, Inks and Colors for A Whisper in the Dark, Graphic Classics Volume 18:Louisa May Alcott (2009, Eureka Productions)
    • Pencils, Inks and Colors The Wit of Porportuk, Graphic Classics Volume 2:Jack London (2006, Eureka Productions)
    • Illustration for Graphic Classics:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2002, Eureka Productions)
    • Illustration for Graphic Classics: H. P. Lovecraft (2002, Eureka Productions)
    • Cover for Graphic Classics: Jack London volume 1 (2003, Eureka Productions)
    • Pencils and Inks for Lastikman (2004, Mango Comics)
    • 21-page comic for Graphic Classics:Jack London volume 2 - The Wit of Porportuk (2006, Eureka Productions)
    • Illustrated for Cast (comic):Issue 10 by Jamie Bautista (2006, Nautilus Comics)
    • Illustrated for Cast (comic):Issue 11 by Jamie Bautista (2007, Nautilus Comics)
    • Illustrated for Private Iris'[22]

Design Projects[edit]

  • Album packaging illustration:
Year of release Title Notes
1996 Revenge of the Fishlips

Keltscross

Released by BMG Records Pilipinas, Inc
2001 Little Monsters Under Your Bed

The Itchyworms

Released by Viva Music Philippines
2001 One More

Ryan Cayabyab

Released by BMG Records Pilipinas, Inc
2002 Sacred Works of Ryan Cayabyab

Ryan Cayabyab

Released by BMG Records Pilipinas, Inc
2004 Great Original Pilipino Music

Ryan Cayabyab

Released by BMG Records Pilipinas, Inc
2004 The Eraserheads Anthology

The Eraserheads

Released by BMG Records Pilipinas, Inc
2004 Bomb Threat

Sexbomb Girls

Released by BMG Records Pilipinas, Inc

Finalist, Best Music Packaging Awit Awards

2005 Sharon Sings Alcasid

Sharon Cuneta

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2005 UltraelectromagneticJam

Tribute album for the Eraserheads

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Finalist, Best Music Packaging Awit Awards

2006 The 2-in-1 Series: Sandwich

Sandwich

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2006 The 2-in-1 Series: Yano

Yano

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2006 The 2-in-1 Series: Color it Red

Color it Red

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2006 The 2-in-1 Series: Sugar Hiccup

Sugar Hiccup

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2006 The 2-in-1 Series: The Company

The Company[disambiguation needed]

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2006 The 2-in-1 Series: Wolfgang

Wolfgang

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2006 The 2-in-1 Series: Francis M

Francis M

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2006 The 2-in-1 Series: Razorback

Razorback

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2006 The 2-in-1 Series: Mojofly

Mojofly

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2006 The 2-in-1 Series: Grace Nono

Grace Nono

Released by Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2006 All Seats are Taken

The Pin-up Girls

Released by Sutton Records
2006 Eraserheads Anthology Two

The Eraserheads

Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2006 Bandang Pinoy, Lasang Hotdog

Tribute Album for Hotdog

Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  • Others:
Year Project Notes
2005–2006 Wall mural for RF Online Commissioned by Arc Worldwide/RF Online Philippines

Situated at the basement level of SM Megamall from November 2005 to May 2006

Awards[edit]

  • 19th Manila Critics Circle National Book Awards (1999): Winner, Best Comic Book, The Mythology Class
  • 20th Manila Critics Circle National Book Awards (2000): Winner, Best Comic Book, Trip to Tagaytay
  • 22nd Manila Critics Circle National Book Awards (2002): Finalist, Best Comic Book, After Eden
  • 25th Gawad CCP for Alternative Film and Video (2013): 1st Prize Winner, Animation Category, Milkyboy
  • 7th Animahenasyon (Philippine Animation Festival) (2013): Best Screenplay, Milkyboy
  • 7th Animahenasyon (Philippine Animation Festival) (2013): Special Jury Prize, Andong Agimat: Kanya ang Kalye
  • 7th Animahenasyon (Philippine Animation Festival) (2013): Best Music Video, Kaninong Anino
  • 30th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (2014): Winner, Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions Award, Milkyboy

Exhibits[edit]

  • Mythos (2000)- Crucible Gallery, SM Megamall
  • Filipino Art and Artists Exhibition (2001)- Gallery 139, Glorietta 4
  • Filipino Art and Artists Exhibition (2001)- San Francisco and New Jersey, USA
  • Episode 3 Group Exhibit (2003)- Robinson's Galleria
  • ROMIX Italian Comics Festival (2003)- Rome, Italy

Education[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b De Vera, Ruel (12 May 2014). "2 local comic book stars collaborate in ‘Rodski Patotski’". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Filipino Fantasia". wn.com. 
  4. ^ "Certified Achiever: Arnold Arre". GlobalPinoy.com. 
  5. ^ a b San Diego, Bayani (October 7, 2007). "‘Andong Agimat’ to the US film mart". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Content No Longer A Fantasy for Unitel". Adobo Magazine. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Uy, Jerald. "Arnold Arre: Secrets of a Komiks King". JeraldUy.com. Komikon News Journal. 
  8. ^ "RockEd's 'Kaninong Anino' video: If Jose Rizal were alive today". GMA News Online. December 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ "A modern 'Lupang Hinirang' video for the modern times". Yahoo News! Philippines. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  10. ^ Geronimo, Gian (September 21, 2012). "Animation video to remind Pinoy youth about the value of freedom". Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  11. ^ De Veyra, Ramon. "Culture Blog". Arnold Arre's Milkyboy Teaser. Manifesto.com.ph. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  12. ^ Dimacali, TJ (August 13, 2013). "Pinoy comics artist Arnold Arre teases 'Milky Boy' animated film". GMA Network News. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "WINNERS OF IKA-25 GAWAD CCP PARA SA ALTERNATIBONG PELIKULA AT VIDEO NAMED". Cultural Center of the Philippines. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Animahenasyon 2013 Winners". Animation Council of the Philippines. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Winners announced - 2014 LAAPFF (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival)". FilmFestivals.com. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  16. ^ Milano, Valerie. "LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL". The Hollywood Times. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Introducing: OUR 2014 COMPETITION SLATE OF FILMS". LAAPFF. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Cool Coupling: 11 of Manila's Most Beloved Couples". Philippines' most loved artist couple: Arnold Arre and Cynthia Bauzon-Arre. Spot.PH. Retrieved Feb 11, 2013. 
  19. ^ "After Eden". WikiPilipinas. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Rodski Patotski is a Level 60". Philippine Star. April 14, 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Stargazer". Philippine Star. October 11, 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  22. ^ Ong, J. Vincent Sarabia (May 2, 200). "The case of a curious comics creator". Philippine Star. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 

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