I learned Tagalog by reading komiks as a child. Unfortunately, the komiks industry in the Philippines is now practically dead. It’s a good thing that some people are preserving the art through their websites and blogs. The artworks below are courtesy of this website owned by Gerry Alanguilan.
Turns out that that in the 1950s, Hiwaga Komiks serialized a story about an Ifugao warrior.
It must have been very popular because a movie adaptation (poster below) was made while the komiks version was still being serialized.
Just in case you are into komiks and komiks memorabilia, you might want to visit komikero.com, pilipinokomiks.blogspot.com, and the Filipino Comic Book Portal.
4 thoughts on “Ifugao: For Komiks Lovers”
Cool. I’ve looked for places where old Pinoy comics might be (ebay and libraries), but it looks like only collectors have them. I was a fan of Funny Komiks and that Ifugao comic book looks interesting.
I remember Funny Komiks too. I’m not sure if they continue to publish but it’s likely that they also stopped like most komiks.
I have been reading your entries but didn’t have the “guts” to comment not until today. Hehe.
Funny komiks, is that the one that has “Petit” in it. I barely remember because I never owned any komiks but I read the ones that were at my mom’s clinic.
Ay sika met ading, thanks for visiting and commenting 🙂
Yes, I think Funny komiks has a character named “Petit”. But I’m not 100% sure.
But I’m sure that it has a character called Bondying na kalbo ang kanyang ulo.