Solo Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia featuring Tonton Young’s Pupung

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About the Collection

SOLO never failed to give us nostalgic attack with its Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia Series. Yearly, Solo pays tribute to Pinoy Pop Culture with homegrown Pinoy iconic cartoonists. Solo brought us back to the heyday of Filipino comics when komiks magasins used to be a big form of entertainment of most Pinoys. The creative collection spearheaded with the playful and witty characters of Larry Alcala’s Slice of Life in 2010, followed by no less than the greatest work of the Father of Filipino Cartoons, Tony Velasquez’s Kenkoy in 2011. This year, the series proudly features Tonton Young’s Pupung.

How do you best remember Pupung? It could be his family’s lugawan and their hilarious adventures that reflects the typical Pinoy family. Pupung is a lovable kid in the comics created by Tonton Young in 1983. The strip revolves around the family of Pupung and their hilarious adventures. 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. Pupung and all your fave characters from the strip, Mommy, Daddy, Lolo Dom, Day, Jordan, Lelong and Larry Bird will be immortalized in a pop collection!

The most-loved Solo’s Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia Series takes Pupung and puts in 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, toilety pouches and coffee ceramic cups with covers. The collection hits the stores in September. Perfect for fun wearable collectibles as Christmas gifts. To view the entire Men's collection, click here and Ladies' collection, click here.

About Solo’s Online Model Search 2012

Following Solo’s tradition, the collection will be celebrated with a simultaneous launch of its Online Model Search, now bigger and more exciting on its 4th year! Starting September, the search is on for two new faces of Solo to be officially unveiled in the Spring of 2013. Visit for contest details.

Previous years’ winners reflected the personality of the brand – young, hip and bold. Jaggy Tallada and Joanna Flor in 2010, Mehran Khaledi and Phoebe Rutaquio in 2011 & Edward Espinola and Sophia Balagat in 2012. This year, Solo is excited and all geared up and looking forward to finding the next faces of the brand.

Solo Online Model Search contestants can enter by visiting Facebook or via website Entrants must complete the entry form and submit their creative photo entries wearing any apparel Solo x Pupung collection. See complete contest details and rules by logging on the Facebook. Contest and voting period starts September 1 until November 30. Grand Winners will receive cash prizes and gift certificates from Solo, fabulous photoshoot for a year and will be featured in all Solo stores in 2013.

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Also, check out Behind the scenes video of Pupung shoot:

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