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Kenkoy goes Solo
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After featuring Larry Alcala’s Slice of Life last year, Solo highlights Tony Velasquez’s Kenkoy in its Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia collection.

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Antonio “Tony” Velasquez created Kenkoy way back in 1929.
Long before there were movie stars in the Philippines, there was a 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 was Western influenced—decked in suspenders, patent shoes, a double-breasted suit, baggy pants, a sailor hat, and slicked back hair.

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Kenkoy became a popular comic strip in the country because of the character’s wit, humor, antics, colonial way of thinking, and carabao English.
It gained such a massive following that it was adapted into movies in the 1950s-’60s and a musical in the early ’90s.

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Now, Solo’s Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia takes the iconic Kenkoy comic strip and puts it on “his and hers” graphic tees, polo shirts, woven tops and dresses, long-sleeve shirts, shorts, necklaces, sling bags, watches, vanity sets and lighters that will hit Solo stores in September.
Each Memorabilia Series item will have its own bio-tag of Tony Velasquez and its own unique packaging.

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Read more about Tony Velasquez here.

http://www.solo.com.ph/

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