We brought you Solo’s first ever Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia featuring Larry Alcala’s Slice of Life last year. Click here for the post on Larry Alcala’s Solo Collection.

I know that all of us loved this collection. I got 74 comments on the post. For the second time, SOLO is brings out its 2nd installment of the well-loved Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia series. This time it features the greatest work of the Father of Philippine Cartoons, Tony Velasquez, which was popularly known as KENKOY.

Tony Velasquez created Kenkoy way back in 1929. Long before the era of shobiz personalities that we know of, there already was a Philippine pop icon named Francisco Harabas, more popularly known as Kenkoy. He was always known for his “pustura” since he was a dashing debonair, with a fashion sense that was influenced by the West. He was caught wearing suspenders, charol shoes, double breasted suit, baggy pants, a sailor hat, and a slicked back hairstyle.

Kenkoy is considered the most influential comic strip in the Philippines and most successful because of the wittiness and humor, as well as his antics, colonial way of thinking, and carabao-english. Kenkoy gained massive following that he was adapted into movies in 1950s-60s and musical act in early 90s.

This year, i’m definitely excited to wear the Solo Pinoy Cartoonist Memorablia which features the Kenkoy comic strips. This collection uses fabrics with different treatments such as foil printing, embroidery, embossed printing, flocking, high density printing and washed effect. The collection consists of His&Hers graphic tees, polo shirts, woven tops and dresses, men’s long sleeves, shorts and accessories such as stainless necklaces and slingbags, gift sets like watches, vanity sets and lighters and will hit Solo stores in September.

Each Memoriabilia Series item will have its own bio-tag of Tony Velasquez as well as its own unique packaging. To view the entire Men’s collection, click here and Ladies’ collection, click here.

You can win one of two items: 1) A His or hers black or white graphic tee (you can choose one shirt) or a 2) Dog tag necklace.

Check out these items:

I will raffle off one winner of the t-shirt and one winner of the dog tag necklace on September 5, 2011. All you have to do is comment on this page and leave your name, email address and a reason why you should win one of the two items.

Catch more exciting things happening online for the launch of our Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia collection. Join Solo in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mySoloOnline and Twitter https://twitter.com/MySoloOnline.

About SOLO Online Model Search 2011

Solo brings you the much anticipated and bigger Online Model Search 2011, now on its third year!

After successfully launching Jaggy Tallada and Jhonna Flor as 2010’s grand winners and Mehran Khaledi and Phoebe Rutaquio as 2011’s grand winners, they are now hunting for two new faces of Solo to be officially unveiled in 2012.

Check out www.solo.com.ph/modelsearch2011 for contest details. All participants wearing any apparel from the Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia feat Kenkoy are to submit their creative photo entries embedded with graphic elements available for download via the website. Early birds submissions get rewarded with special prizes from Solo! Everyone can register to the contest site to submit entries and/or just vote.

And this year, Solo is giving away prizes to lucky voters. Three (3) voters per month (September – November) will win Solo GCs! Modelsearch starts September 1 and ends November 30. Check out more details about the modelsearch on Solo’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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4 Responses

  1. Urban Pinay

    I love my Dad, who is a komiks artist. He’s a traditional illustrator using pencil, pen and ink. It’s funny and amazing how he learned Photoshop in his late 50’s. I love to get this Kenkoy memorabilia. We are both fan of komiks! I haven’t completed his site yet, but do check out http://www.drawkits.com if you guys have the time. Sorry sa plug. More power Manila reviews!
    J ennifer  T umanda
    urbanpinayph at gmail.com

  2. Rolly Nunez

    Being a kid during our era, Komiks is the most popular reading material for us. Yung mga napupulot ko na bente singko sentimos kapag nasa labas ng bahay habang naglalaro at kapag may nakikita ako sa loob ng bahay namin, tinatago ko at iniipon. Kapag bibili ng tinapay sa umaga, sakto! Yung kulang sa naipon ko, yung sukli ng tinapay ang ginagamit ko pangbili. It also inspired me to do my “mini komiks” version to plot a silly story about my toys. I really miss those days with Komiks as a reader. Simple life deserves a retreat from old ways of entertainment with a big twist of caricature and printed conversation from Kenkoy by Mr. Tony Velazquez.

    Rolly Pega Nuñez

  3. Kristia Marte

    I have always loved reading comics, even as a kid. It would be nice to have something to remind me of my komiks-reading days. :)

  4. G Aquino

    have always loved Pinoy comics, definitely love Solo, and would love to get a free shirt from the collection. ;)


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