Wednesday, June 21, 2006

A Gallery of Francisco V. Coching's Early Cover Art

Finally, here's a gallery of some of the earliest komiks covers of the great Francisco V. Coching from my collection. For your viewing pleasure.


Halakhak Komiks #9, 1946. This is the only Coching cover for the extremely rare Halakhak Komiks, featuring Bulalakaw, one of his early komiks characters.

Liwayway Cover, Issue for October 9, 1947


Hiwaga Komiks#47, July 16, 1952

Pilipino Komiks#22, April 3, 1947 . Unknown to many, Coching was also a master of the cartoons, as shown in these following covers for the early issues of Pilipino Komiks. Actually his first comic strip in the Pilipino Komiks was Paloma, a cartoon character about a worldly and hilarious young Filipina who was possibly influenced by Tony Velasquez' Ponyang Halobaybay cartoons in the 1930s.


Paloma, the first cartoon character of Coching in Pilipino Komiks, 1947.


Pilipino Komiks#35, October 2, 1948

Pilipino Komiks#31, August 7, 1948

Pilipino Komiks#41, December 25, 1948

Pilipino Komiks #47, March 19, 1949

Pilipino Komiks #51, May 14, 1949

Silangan Komiks #10, September 28, 1950

Tagalog Klasiks #33, October 7, 1950

Silangan Komiks #5 July 13, 1950. This is one of my favorite Coching covers.

6 comments:

dado said...

Galing naman ng collections mo dennis. Puede siguro magscan ka then sell them as winrar or cbr files. Marami rin siguro may gusto niyan, kasali na ako hehehe. Puede mo rin ibenta yun sa local ebay or doon misma sa international. I'm madaming pinoy ang naghahanap ng ganyang kaluma na komiks.
Dami na ako nadownload na cbr files ng superman and other imperted comics (but these local comics are the best). Yung classics illustrated except for 1 issue, completed ko na.
Meron din available na software na comics viewer designed para dun sa mga cbr or winrar files.

dado said...

Galing naman ng collections mo dennis. Puede siguro magscan ka then sell them as winrar or cbr files. Marami rin siguro may gusto niyan, kasali na ako hehehe. Puede mo rin ibenta yun sa local ebay or doon misma sa international. I'm sure madaming pinoy ang naghahanap ng ganyang kaluma na komiks.
Dami na ako nadownload na cbr files ng superman and other imperted comics (but these local comics are the best). Yung classics illustrated except for 1 issue, completed ko na.
Meron din available na software na comics viewer designed para dun sa mga cbr or winrar files.

Dennis said...

Thanks Dado, would certainly think about it :)

dado said...

Sorry Dennis please delete na lang my first posting (and this message too). I tried to correct a typing mistake, thus the 2nd post. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Ang mga gawa ni Coching ay talagang Kawili-wili at hindi masagwa. Kita ko iyong nakatatak eh pero totoo naman sa gawa pa ni Coching eh. Ano kaya kung ilagay pa rin ng Atlas komiks ang tatak na to ngayon?

Dennis said...

Dado: di ko ma-delete, nakalimutan ko kung paano.. ok lang yan para dalawa hehe
anonymous: sa ngayon yung mga komiks ng atlas(kung meron pa) dapat ang nakalagay ay: kaasar-asar at napakasagwa hehe