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August 18, 2015

Larry Alcala - A Filipino Cartoonist

#todayinhistory August 18, 1926 - Cartoonist Larry Alcala was born in Daraga, Albay. He made over 500 characters, twenty comic strips, six movies, two murals and 15,000 published pages in his 50 years of cartooning. Among his many works are Asyong Aksaya, Slice of Life, Mang Ambo, Kalabog en Bosyo, and Bing Bang Bung.

A retired Fine Arts professor at the University of the Philippines, Alcala was well aware of the far reaching role of cartoons in education and value formation. He died on June 24, 2002 at the age of 75.

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