Gerry Alanguilan is a licensed architect who chooses to write and draw comic books. In his native Philippines he has created comics including Timawa, Crest Hut Butt Shop, Dead Heart, Johnny Balbona, Wasted, Where Bold Stars Go To Die and ELMER.
In America, he has contributed inks on such titles as X-Men, Fantastic Four, Wolverine, X-Force, Darkness, Stone, High Roads, Superman: Birthright, Silent Dragon and currently Ultimate Avengers: Crime and Punishment.
Alanguilan reached some measure of fame unrelated to his comic art. After posting a video of himself smiling on the internet, he was dubbed "Smile Man" and featured in the popular video podcast Diggnation: