PUPUNG in Solo’s Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia Series

As SOLO continues to bring us back to the heyday of Filipino comics, this creative collections spearheaded with the playful and witty characters of Larry Alcala’s Slice of Life in 2010, then followed by no less than the greatest work of the Father of Filipino Cartoons, Tony Velasquez’s Kenkoy in 2011, is now lively continued by the works of Tonton Young’s Pupung.

Yearly, SOLO pays tribute to Pinoy Pop Culture with homegrown Pinoy iconic cartoonists and they never failed to give us nostalgic attack with its Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia Series like this year's Pupung.

So, who is Pupung?

Pupung was created in 1983 by Tonton Young and believe it or not Pupung is real. The real-life Pupung is Tonton’s 6-year old nephew, Jeff Young with a nickname Pupung. He chose the name Pupung for his comic strip title because it sounds cartoon.  Pupung dad’s was created after his likeness in basketball. Just like Daddy, Tonton is a big basketball fan and was a self-confessed basketball buff during his teen years.

The comics strip revolves around the family of Pupung and their hilarious adventures. The story is based on Tonton’s everyday life, tending to his family’s restaurant business (like Lolo Dom and Dad), play basketball on weekends (just like all the characters in Pupung). The comics strip focuses on Philippine pop culture, fascination with basketball as well as business trends and rarely tackles political issues. Pupung became popular for its punchlines and the humor used in the strip is lighter than other Filipino comic strips which gives it a family-oriented theme. Up to this day, Pupung appears in Manila Bulletin and continues to make Pinoys laugh everyday.

And this year, the most-loved SOLO’s Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia Series takes Pupung into the limelight and puts it on SOLO's most in-demand clothing and apparels. Pupung will be on  His&Hers graphic tees, popular varsity jackets, polo shirts, woven tops and dresses, men’s long sleeves and shorts and adorable accessories such as necklaces, toiletry pouches and coffee ceramic cups with covers.

The Pupung collection will hit SOLO stores this coming September, a perfect fun and wearable collectibles to welcome the upcoming Christmas Holiday?

Now, ain't Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year? Hehe.

To view the entire Men's collection, you can visit http://www.solo.com.ph/collection/mens/special/pinoy-cartoonist-memorabilia-feat-larry-alcala and the Ladies' collection at http://www.solo.com.ph/collection/womens/special/pinoy-cartoonist-memorabilia-feat-larry-alcala.

Happy shopping, everyone!

1 comment

Elmer Domingo said...

Sa Funny Comics yan di ba?