JOSE RIZAL ON THE COVERS
I am among those who believe that heroes should be remembered on their birth date, not on the day they died. Aside, of course, from book covers, Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, have been featured in several komiks and magazine covers. Here are a few of them.
On his 92nd birth anniversary, Tagalog Klasiks featured an illustration of Jose Rizal with a caption: “Isinilang ang isang Rizal upang makintal sa isip ng kabataan na ang liping kayumanggi’y lahi ng kagitingan....” (A Rizal was born to instill in the minds of the youth that the brown race is lineage of heroism....).
|Tagalog Klasiks, June 27, 1953|
On the year of the centennial of Philippine Independence, Rizal was featured on the cover of a magazine appropriately titled 1898.
|1898, October 1998|
On its Rizal Day issue, Philippine Panorama gave tribute to the National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
|Philippine Panorama, December 26, 1999|
Exactly on Rizal’s 150-year birth anniversary, the Sunday Inquirer Magazine featured on its cover a quite different illustration of the Philippine National Hero title “Rizal Reimagined” by John Paul Cuison.
|Sunday Inquirer Magazine, June 19, 2011|