Elena Patron is a popular komiks novelist who dominated the field of komiks writing in the 1980s. Known as a cerebral writer, she mainly produces writings with psychological themes, involving human relationships.
Patron was born in 1939 and is the sixth child in a brood of eight. In the beginning, Patron was inclined towards poetry and drama. It was during her stint in the Liwayway when her interest in komiks writing was developed.
In the late 1950s, Patron started writing for komiks-magazines, especially for Ace Publications, Inc. where he met some of the great komiks writers to influence her in the field,, like Tony Velasquez, Mars Ravelo, Pablo S. Gomez, and Clodualdo del Mundo.
Some of the earliest komiks anthologies she wrote were: Psychopatic, Byhay May-Asawa, Muntinlupa, and Alta-Sosyedad. All of these showed Patron's intelligent understanding of Filipino values and mores.
In the 1970s, Patron wrote several komiks novels that became popular. Isinilang ko ang Anak ng Ibang Babae, Padre, si Eba, Bago Nyo 'Ko Sumpain, Lord Give Me a Lover, and Bibo.
Patron's biggest hit, however, was Sleeping Beauty, serialized in the Aliwan Komiks.
When komiks declined in the 1990s, Patron shifted to writing pocketbook novels.
Patron was married to the late Angel T. delos Angeles. She still remains active writing and editing komiks, and writing pocketbook novels. Her current komiks novel Walang Hanggan is being serialized weekly in the new Carlo J. Caparas' Estudyante Komiks.
Marcelino, Ramon ed., "A History of Komiks in the Philippines and Other Countries" Quezon City: 1985.