Marcelino Truong was born in the Philippines in 1957 and named after a street in Manila. He spent his youth roaming the world, from the United States to Britain, though Vietnam. At twenty-five, after very austere law and literature studying, he jumps in the bohemian life of an illustrator. Asia is his favorite subject.
He does not try to make good on the first try! First drafts on plain paper, photocopy it to enlarge or reduce. He then redoes his sketch on finer paper by using a light table. He puts his drawings in color using gouache, acrylic or watercolor.