I would regularly feature selections of the works of these pioneer Filipino cartoonists in my blog as part of my humble tribute to their immense contributions to our rich comics heritage.
Here are some selections of the numerous cartoons of Perez that have appeared in the Liwayway.
Huwapelo (1933). A comic strip about a wily but kind-hearted Tsinoy Sari-sari store owner, Akong. During the 1930s, Akong enjoyed almost the same popularity as Velasquez' Kenkoy.
In 1935, Perez retitled Huwapelo into Abilitat sa Akong
Tolong at Busia, Liwayway 1935.
Another popular comic strip of J.M. Perez that appeared regularly in the Liwayway was Si Pamboy at Si Osang, a hilarious strip about henpecked husband Pamboy and his domineering wife Osang.
J.M. Perez, a 1977 self-portrait from my collection of original art.