Thursday, April 14, 2011

Malang's Kosme the Cop (Retired)

One of my favorites in my original comic art collection by Malang is this Kosme the Cop (retired) original from early 1950s. Published daily in the Manila Chronicle (from 1947 to 1963), Kosme the Cop was the most popular cartoon character of Malang even before he became one of the most acclaimed Filipino painters.

In this particular comic strip, Kosme moonlighted as a beat photographer, knowing exactly when to click the shutter to capture the moment.