SOLO Larry Alcala Memorabilia Collection & Model Search11:00 PM
I first read of Larry Alcala's work on Pambata Magazine. It is always at the back portion of the magazine and is what I always read first because of the illustration and "salawikain". Before Larry Alcala died in 2002, he has made over 500 characters, 20 comic strips, 6 movies, 2 murals, and 15,000 published pages during 50 years of cartooning. He drew the popular 'Slice of Life' cartoons in Sunday Times Magazine, the much sought after trio of 'Bim, Bam, Bung' in Funny Komiks and 'Lolo Brigido' in Pambata Magazine. His long running humor cartoon 'Kalabog en Bosyo' can still be read in the Manila Times. Famous for his humorous and satirical cartoons, Alcala participated in numerous exhibitions and won numerous prizes.
|PHOTO CREDIT: Romworks|
"Slice of Life" is probably one of Larry Alcala’s most popular cartoons. Inspired by director Alfred Hitchcock who often did cameo appearances in most of his films, Alcala humorously portrayed himself in “Slice of Life,” cleverly concealing his caricature face within the cartoon. Every weekend, at Weekend Magazine (started in April 1980), readers never missed, tried to search his face, in crowded places, among the bushes, in pavements, in garbages, debris, etc.
|PHOTO CREDIT: Larry Alcala Website|
The Larry Alcala Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia Collection is like the National Artist Collection for Freeway. This is another amazing tribute to another Filipino Artist. For the first time, Solo, a brand who has built a strong following by offering hip vintage merchandise, is now bringing in Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia collection featuring Larry Alcala. This prolific cartoonist’s Slice of Life playful characters will be immortalized in a limited special edition consisting of graphic tees, polo shirts, woven tops and dresses and men’s long sleeves and accessories such as tote bag, clutch, notebook and mugs! This pop collection will surely get us all hooked!
|Unisex Watch, Php595|
|Ladies' Slub Dress, Php1595|
|Ladies' Sleeveless Long Blouse, Php1595|
|Collection Tote Bag, Php595|
|His and Hers Anti-Smoking Movement Tee, Php795|
|Ladies' Boyfriend Shirt, Php1795|
|Ladies' Zippered Shirt Dress, Php1795|
Choosing what I like best amongst the designs in the collection is a hard task. I picked this design (although I want them all). Haha! I could wear this at work too. :-)
|Ladies' Button Down Shirt Dress, Php1795|
If you think you have what it takes to strut a Larry Alcala collection dress, shirt, illustrated leggings even accessories the way these models do then you should join Solo’s Online Model Search contest and be the next face of Solo! All you have to do is register here and upload a photo of you and win cash and fabulous prices plus a modeling contract! And of course, star in the next shoot. Contest starts August 22 until November 15.
If the modelling vein is not in you and you just like to win your most favorite piece in Solo’s Pinoy Cartoonist featuring Larry Alcala’s Slice of Life Collection, then make sure to follow my blog and leave a comment with your name and email address. Be sure to like Solo's Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter too. One lucky follower of my blog will get the chance to win one piece of the cool collection. Check out this link for products made especially for the male population and this link for the female fashionistas.
Find them at Solo stores nationwide. For locations or to view the entire collection, check this link or follow Solo on Facebook or Twitter.
Have a slice of the good life! :-)
PHOTO CREDITS: Solo Website and Larry Alcala Website