I believe most of us know Kenkoy, whose real name is Francisco Harabas, a pinoy comics character who had always been portrayed in misadventures.  He was also known for his “pustura” (looks) for wearing baggy pants, a sailor hat, suspenders and a hairdo of slicked back hair.

Do you still remember him?

Last year, Solo launched its first Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia featuring Larry Alcala’s Slice of Life. This time, Solo brings back its 2nd installment of the well-loved  Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia featuring Kenkoy by Tony Velasquez.

Kenkoy is considered the most influential comic strip in the Philippines and most successful because of the wittiness and humor, as well as his antics, colonial way of thinking, and carabao-english. Kenkoy gained massive following that he was adapted into movies in 1950s-60s and musical act in early 90s.

The Solo Pinoy Cartoonist Memorablia takes timeless Kenkoy comic strips and mixes it up on trendy silhouettes and fabrics with different treatments such as foil printing, embroidery, embossed printing, flocking, high density printing and washed effect.   The collection consists of His&Hers graphic tees, polo shirts, woven tops and dresses, men’s long sleeves, shorts and accessories such as stainless necklaces and slingbags, gift sets like watches, vanity sets and lighters and will hit Solo stores in September.  Each Memoriabilia Series item will have its own bio-tag of Tony Velasquez as well as its own unique packaging. To view the entire Men’s collection, click here and Ladies’ collection, click here.

Aside from the Solo’s Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia, Solo brings back the much anticipated and bigger Online Model Search 2011, to celebrate Father of Philippine Cartoon Tony Velasquez’ Kenkoy.

Check out www.solo.com.ph/modelsearch2011 for contest details.  All participants wearing any apparel from the Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia feat Kenkoy are to submit their creative photo entries embedded with graphic elements available for download via the website. Early birds submissions get rewarded with special prizes from Solo! Everyone can register to the contest site to submit entries and/or just vote. And this year, we’re giving away prizes to lucky voters as well! We will randomly pick 3 voters per month (September – November) to win Solo GCs! Modelsearch starts September 1 and ends November 30.  Check out more details about the modelsearch on Solo’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages.  You may be the next face of Solo!

Catch more exciting things happening online for the launch of our Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia collection.  Join us in Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/mySoloOnline and Twitter https://twitter.com/MySoloOnline.

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