Can a part of Filipino culture come back to life?


Comic books had been a crucial part of daily lives of many Filipinos before. I remember my parents telling me how expensive newly-released comic books were, but they told me that they were buying those secondhand ones in order to save around 90% of their budget.
Moreover, just like in DC and Marvel comics, the stories narrated in Filipino comic books have been translated into movies; examples of which are Darna, Captain Barbell and Gagamboy. But, just like what is stated in this article, the culture slowly had been merely a part of the memories of our parents and grandparents.
I am one of those hopeful that someday, Comic book series will be popular and will reign over bookstores again. I wish that our artists would support Patricio’s wonderful aim. 🙂


Our trip today into Graphic Literature takes us to Komiks. We could venture back to days when pictures and words were put together and people now call them cartoons or comics or as I prefer, Graphic Literature, however I want to jump ahead maybe 30 or so years. My goal today is to see if we can go from the past to the present and connect the artists and writers along the way.

You may have heard of the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon or Six Degrees of Separation. The goal is to connect Kevin Bacon to any other actor in six steps or less. Let’s see what we can do with the creators today.

After the Spanish

It’s after the Spanish-American War and there is some American influences filtering in.1 On January 11, 1929, Liwayway2 magazine published a character named Francisco Harabas, better known as Kenkoy

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