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10.29.2007

Tony Velasquez




Tony Velasquez
AKA Antonio Velasquez

  • 1st Filipino cartoonist who published the 1st Filipino comic strip, Kenkoy (1929)
  • 1st Filipino comics creator who published the 1st serialized Filipino cartoon strip "Mga Kabalbalan ni Kenkoy" (Kenkoy's Antics, 1928)
  • Founder of the Graphic Arts Service, Inc. (GASI, 1962)
  • Founder of Pilipino Komiks (1947)
  • Founder of the Tagalog Klasiks, the Hiwaga Komiks, and the Espesyal Komiks under the Ace Publications
  • "Father of the Philippine Komiks"

DATE OF BIRTH
October 29, 1910

BIRTHPLACE
Paco, Manila, Philippines


YEAR OF DEATH
1997


USEFUL LINKS

Tony Velasquez on Lambiek Comiclopedia
Komiklopedia Profile of Tony S. Velasquez
Kenkoy kick-started 'komiks'


Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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