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About the Site
Phantoons of the Opera is a website repository for the Phantom-themed artwork of Romil Ilagan (aka Raphael). It is dedicated to the sublime beauty of a classic tale of an ugly dude and a hot chick. There might have been some music involved, too.

About the Artist
Romil Ilagan is a freelance illustrator residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been a Phantom of the Opera fan for over twenty years. He has been drawing since before he could write the alphabet and has continued to perfect his craft under art instruction both in America and overseas. He also enjoys speaking in the third person. He is relatively sure this is not a sign of mental illness. Mostly. Like, a 50/50 chance.


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28 February 2015 - 1 new illustration added to the Phantom Pin-Ups gallery.

7 February 2015 - 15 new illustrations added to the Phantom Lite gallery and 1 new illustration added to the Phantom Pin-Ups gallery.

28 June 2014 - Summer is here so I've added two new illustrations to the Phantom Pin-Ups gallery as well as a new poster design to the Fine Art gallery and a new film parody to the Reviews & Creative Writing section.

5 May 2014 - Two new film parodies added to "Reviews and Creative Writing", links updated and dead sites removed from Links page.

25 September 2013 - Three new illustrations added to "Phantom Lite" gallery.

24 June 2013 - Just in time to commemorate the premiere of the Las Vegas production 7 years ago, 3 new Phantom Las Vegas reviews (30 April 2011, 13 April 2012, 26 July 2012) have been added to the Reviews gallery.

30 April 2013 - 1 illustration added to "Fine Art" gallery, 2 illustrations added to "Phantom Lite" gallery, 1 new link added to Links page.

9 February 2013 - Broadway 25th Anniversary Gala review added to the Reviews Gallery.

27 October 2012 - 1 new illustration added to "Phantom Lite" gallery.

26 October 2012 - 1 new illustration added to Fine Art gallery. 2 reviews added to Reviews gallery.

23 September 2012 - 1 new illustration added to Phantom Lite gallery. New Tumblr blog added.

9 September 2012 - 42 illustrations added to Phantom Lite gallery.

25 May 2012 - Thanks to a sharp-eyed visitor, broken and improperly-directed links have been corrected. Thanks Brittany!

16 April 2012 - Behind the Scenes page added to Galleries, 2 illustrations added to the Fine Art gallery, 3 illustrations added to the Phantom Lite gallery, 1 review added to Reviews Gallery, 4 wallpapers added to Shop, 1 performer website added to Links.

6 November 2011 - "Phantom of Venice" and "Phantom of Hollywood 2" updated in "Phantom Lite" gallery.

1 November 2011 - 2 new wallpapers added to the Shop, 5 reviews added to Reviews Gallery. 8x10 prints now available at my Zazzle shop for purchase.

2 September 2011 - Now available: "Masked Lothario" and "The Slave Girl" posters. Visit my Zazzle shop to purchase!

9 August 2011 - 1 new image added to "Phantom Lite" gallery.

30 July 2011 - Image captions added to all galleries. 1 new image added to "The WB Phantom" gallery.

26 July 2011 - Troubleshooting website for IE in progress.

23 July 2011 - Phantoons of the (v7.0) launched.

22 July 2011 - Beta testing of website complete.