Solo’s Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia Series Features Kenkoy

It was last year when Solo launched its first Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia that featured Larry Alcala’s Slice of Life. It was an instant hit! I can remember for myself how my instincts will have me pick out the Sunday magazine every week and stare at the back cover until I find Larry Alcala’s image cleverly concealed in his ingenious weekly work of art. What a way of immortalizing what could easily be considered an already defunct artwork.

Solo is at it again! The second installment of the well-loved Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia series features the greatest work of the Father of Philippine Cartoons, Tony Velasquez’s KENKOY.


Antonio “Tony” Velasquez, the Father of Philippine Cartoons, created Kenkoy way back in 1929. Long before the era of the movie stars and showbiz celebrities, there already was a Philippine pop icon named Francisco Harabas, more popularly known as Kenkoy. As Tony Velasquez described him, “He is always pusturyoso”. He was a debonair and his trademark fashion sense was Western influenced: decked in suspenders, charol shoes, double breasted suit, baggy pants, a sailor hat, and a slicked back hairstyle.

Solo Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia features the timeless Kenkoy comic strips and incorporates the new with the old by hemming in some trendy silhouettes and fabrics with different treatments such as foil printing, embroidery, embossed printing, flocking, high density printing and washed effect.

Here are Solo’s His&Hers Kenkoy Collection that will hit the stores this coming September:

His&Hers black striped graphic tees (Men’s -P695, Ladies’ – P595)

His&Hers Johnny collared tee (Men’s -P795, Ladies’ – P745)

His&Hers white striped graphic tees (Men’s -P695, Ladies’ – P595)

Necklace Pendants:

Solo Kenkoy Collection Necklace Pendants (ranging from P445 to P645)

To celebrate Father of Philippine Cartoon Tony Velasquez’s Kenkoy, Solo brings you the much anticipated and bigger Online Model Search 2011, now on its third year! (first photo above) Check out for contest details.

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