Friday, October 14, 2005

Mabuhay Komiks #8 1950


Here's another vintage Philippine komiks from the year 1950, Mabuhay Komiks, with an awesome cover art by illustrator Hugo Yonzon. Previously, in the earlier issues, it was Tony de Zuniga who illustrated the novel, with Yonzon taking over in issue number 7.
The cover features the novel "Ang Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo" by Amado Yasona, a komiks serial that was made into a movie of the same title in 1952. Directed by Manuel Vistan, this movie, in heavy competition with such film greats as "Korea", "Bagong Umaga" and "Basahang Ginto", ultimately bagged the very first FAMAS "Best Picture" and "Best Cinematography" awards in 1952.
Some of the stories included inside this komiks are the classics "Borong-Borong" horror serial by Teodoro Virrey, "Prinsipe Abante" by Deo Gonzales, and "Pamboy at Osang" by J.M. Perez. I had since then, made this cover my computer's wallpaper, explaining its stretched image.
Cool vintage stuff.

4 comments:

Gerry Alanguilan said...

DENNIS!! May blog ka pala!! :) Alam ko yang cover na yan pinakita mo sa akin minsan. Ang tindi! Hugo Yonzon may gawa ano?

Dennis said...

Yes Gerry, yan yung gawa ni Hugo Yonzon na tatay yata ni Boboy. Astig yung mga drowing nya dito. Hamot bibigyan kita ng scans sa komikon para ma-ipost mo sa iyong komiks museum :)

Gerry Alanguilan said...

Salamat! :) Dinagdag ko na rin ang blog mo sa links ko.

Dennis said...

Thanks Gerry, gusto ko sanang maglagay ng link din sa yo kaso di ko pa alam paano gawin yun e heehe. Eksperimentohan ko muna.