Marvino's League of Superheroes was written by Rae Rival-Cosico, and was published by Adarna House in 2014. The story won 1st place in the Short Story for Children category of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. I'm so happy and grateful I got the chance to illustrate this! I was scared at first, because I don't usually draw superheroes or muscly men. It was a challange, but with the help and feedback from Eli the AD and some friends, I kind of love the way everything turned out.
The story is about a little boy from a small town named Marvino, who imagines and draws Philippine National Heroes as superheroes with actual super powers. He wants so badly to get into the newly opened toy museum, but he can't afford it. In the end, he gets a super surpise. You can see some excerpts from the book below. Warning: spoilers ahead!
If you don't want to be spoiled, you can go get a copy of the book from Adarna, or from National Bookstore outlets :)