Miel Prudencio Ma

Miel Prudencio Ma (also known as Miel or Dengcoy Miel)[1] is a Filipino cartoonist and illustrator. He received the National Cartoonist Society Newspaper Illustration Award of 2001.[2]

Miel Prudencio Ma
BornThe Philippines
Area(s)Editorial cartoonist
Dengcoy Miel
AwardsNational Cartoonist Society Newspaper Illustration Award, 2001

Miel's work has been syndicated by the United Feature Syndicate/WittyWorld beginning in 1986, and lately by The New York Times Syndicate (NYTS)/Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate (CWS). His cartoons can also be found in Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index website. His cartoons have been published in newspapers such as The International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Asiaweek, World & I, Japan Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The South China Morning Post and World Press Review, among others.

Miel has a master's degree in design (MDes) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney).

Formerly the editorial cartoonist of the now-defunct and Ferdinand Marcos-owned Philippine Daily Express, he subsequently became chief editorial cartoonist of The Philippine Star, a broadsheet founded in the post-Marcos year 1986. In 1992, he emigrated to Singapore with his family.

Miel started his Singapore career as the assistant art editor of The Straits Times, Singapore's top English-language daily. He is now its senior executive artist.


As authorEdit

  • Scenegapore (2012, Epigram Books) ISBN 9789810731076
  • An Essential Guide to Singlish (2003, 2010, Gartbooks) ISBN 9810467087 ISBN 9789810861094
  • Singatoons (2002, Landmark Books) ISBN 9813065648

As co-authorEdit

As illustratorEdit