Mr Tino: Volume 1
- About the Author & Illustrator
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Mr Tino is a 66-year-old sundry store owner, a devoted husband to his dementia-stricken wife and a loving father. One evening, his wife wanders outside and nearly gets hit by a truck if not for Mr Tino’s superhuman strength that he surprisingly discovers he has. As Mr Tino comes to terms with his new powers, he learns that more children in his neighbourhood are mysteriously vanishing. Mr Tino becomes the vigilante the community desperately needs…
“Lots of pathos—it's a different kind of origin story when a hero isn't inspired by a single tragedy, but by the compounded losses that come w old age in the city slums.”
—Ng Yi-Sheng, two-time Singapore Literature Prize winner
“Demolishes and reinvents the superhero genre.”
Russell Molina is a Filipino children’s book author and graphic novelist. Some of his notable works include Titoy’s Magical Chair, A Dozen Brothers and 12:01. Many of his books have been recognised in award shows such as the National Children’s Book Awards and the IBBY Honour List.
Ian Sta. Maria is the author and artist of Salamangka, co-creator and artist ofthe Skyworld series, Kadasig and Seven Gifts of the Skygods. He lives in Denmark where he works as a senior concept artist for Lego.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 144
Year Published: 2020
Size: 255mm x 170mm