Kenkoy makes a comeback

Kenkoy makes a comeback

The greatest work of the Father of Philippine Cartoons, Tony Velasquez’s Kenkoy, will be featured in Solo Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia’s second installment of the well-loved Pinoy cartoonist memorabilia series.

Way back in 1929 long before the era of movie stars and showbiz celebrities, Francisco Harabas, more popularly known as Kenkoy was the Philippine pop icon. He was described by Velasquez as debonair and his trademark fashion sense was Western-influenced, suspenders, charol shoes, a double-breasted suit, baggy pants, a sailor hat, and a slicked-back hairstyle.?

Kenkoy is considered the most influential comic strip in the?Philippines because of its wit and humor as well as its colonial way of thinking and carabao English. It was adapted for the movies in the 1950s-60s and a musical act in the early ’90s.

This year, Solo Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia presents a Kenkoy collection consisting of graphic tees, polo shirts, woven tops and dresses, men’s long sleeves, shorts and accessories?Each Memorabilia Series item will have its own bio-tag of Tony Velasquez as well as its own unique packaging.

Solo will also be conducting its third online Kenkoy model search in the country.

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