Solo Features Kenkoy
I’m actually tempted not to write anything so I can just gawk at the beautiful campaign photos Solo released for their Kenkoy feature. In fact, I’ve posted the press release (along with this blog’s contest details) on my Facebook page.
I know that maybe a lot of people don’t know Kenkoy — I mean, my maternal grandparents had yet to meet when it first came out — but I see this as an opportunity to reminisce about our artistic roots and culture during the American occupation. (Funny how the creative industries consider comics and animation to be such a “baby” when these forms of art had been around longer than most of our great grandparents.)
Kenkoy was the brainchild of the Father of Philippine Cartoons, Tony Velasquez, and its humor was very pop and meant to be a caricature of the Filipino. Kenkoy was probably the very first jejemon brought to life through visual art…
Which is why I was actually stunned when I saw how classy the ad campaign is.
I’m giving away a free Solo x Kenkoy shirt to the person that best answers the following question: “Have you ever read Kenkoy comics? If so, tell us about your favorite strip.”
(This might take a bit of research because even my parents weren’t born yet during the height of Kenkoy’s heydey. Hehe. But I’d be interested to see how resourceful everyone can be. =^.^=)
Post your answers in the comment box below. You can have multiple entries as long as they’re not about the same strip. You can also blog about your answer and then post the URL of your entry here. Contest ends on September 25, 2011 and I will be announcing the winner the next day. Good luck, everyone!