Who is the first comic writer in the Philippines?
Antonio “Tony” Velasquez (29 October 1910 – 1997) is a Filipino illustrator regarded as the Father of Tagalog comics and as the pioneer and founding father of the Philippine comics industry.
When was the first Filipino comic published?
First Filipino cartoon
During the late 1920s, Filipino writer Romualdo Ramos and Filipino visual artist Antonio “Tony” Velasquez created the cartoon character named Kenkoy. It appeared in the pages of the Tagalog-language Liwayway magazine as a weekly comic strip entitled Mga Kabalbalan ni Kenkoy or “Kenkoy’s antics”.
Is Rizal the father of Philippine comics?
But there is more to Rizal than most people think. It is not well-known that Rizal is considered the Father of Philippine Komiks (comic strip) because among his numerous drawings and sketches are three that fit the bill: “The Monkey and the Turtle” (Paris, 1885), “The Baptism of R.