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Monday, February 25, 2008


El Vibora (1972)- Stars Vic Vargas, Boots Anson-Roa, Eddie Garcia, Max Alvarado and Leopoldo Salcedo/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal

Francisco V. Coching a popular Filipino komiks illustrator who dominated Philippine komiks art in the 1950s.
Coching is hailed as the Philippines' greatest illustrator.

Born in Buting, Pasig in 1919, Coching was well-known for his dynamic compositional technique, as well as beautiful line work. Some of his most famous works include El Indio, Barbaro, Gigolo, Waldas, Condenado, Thor, to name a few.

It was in 1934, at the very tender age of 15, that Coching thought he was ready for the comics world. He created Bing Bigotilyo, a cartoon character that saw publication in Silahis Magazine. The next year, he created Marabini, an amazon warrior drawn so alluringly and involved in fast-paced action that it became an instant hit in Bahaghari Magazine. He later did Hagibis, clearly inspired by Francisco Reyes's Kulafu and Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan. Hagibis ran for 15 years in Liwayway Magazine in 5 adventure-filled episodes, and was adapted for a motion picture.

Among the more memorable of his creations, aside from Hagibis and Sabas ang Barbaro, were El Indio, Bertong Balutan, Don Cobarde, Ang Kaluluwa ni Dante, Pagano, Haring Ulupong, Dumagit, Lapu-Lapu, Bulalakaw, Waldas, Talipandas, Thor, Harangan Man ng Sibat, Palasig, Movie Fan, Gat Sibasib, and Satur - all in the action-adventure genre spiced here and there with fantasy.

His last works included Dimasalang, Bella Bandida, El Vibora, Sa Ngalan ng Batas, and El Negro, his final novel which was published in 1974 and filmed in the same year.

Article from: wikipilipinas-Francisco V.Coching

He also did movie ad artworks and layouts on some movies based on his komiks novels.

La Sombra aka. Ang Anino (1965)- Stars Bernard Bonnin,
Nancy Roman and Lauro Delgado/
Directed by Teodorico C. Santos

Black Jack (1965)- Stars Jess Lapid, Lauro Delgado, Eva Montes and Gina Alonzo/ Directed by Armando Herrera

Pistolero (1966) - Stars Jess Lapid, Gina Alonzo,
Nancy Roman, Juliet Pardo and Paquito Diaz/
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago

Ang Limbas at ang Lawin (1967)- Stars Jess Lapid, Charlie Davao,
Eva Montes, Nancy Roman and Daisy Romualdez/
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago

Sibad (1967)- Stars Jess Lapid, Divina Valencia, Ramon D' Salva,
Ruben Rustia / Directed by Teodorico C. Santos

Kardong Kaliwa (1967)- Stars Jess Lapid, Lourdes Medel,
Nancy Roman and Jose Padilla, Jr./
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago

Pambihirang Tatlo (1969) - Stars Roberto Gonzales,
Eddie Fernadez, Bernard Belleza and
Divina Valencia / Directed by Felix Villar

Panagupa (1969) - Stars Eddie Fernandez,
Josephine Estrada, Van De Leon
and Paquito Diaz/ Directed by Cirio H. Santiago

El Vibora (1972)- Stars Vic Vargas, Boots Anson-Roa, Eddie Garcia, Max Alvarado and Leopoldo Salcedo/ Directed by Ishmael Bernal


Gerry Alanguilan said...

Ang BAGSIK talaga ni Coching! Link ko ito sa blog ko ha? Maraming salamat sa pag post nito. Itong mga movie poster ni Coching ay bihirang makita.

Unknown said...

Ang madalas ko noong makitang gumagawa ng movie ads eh si EDDIE DOMER, naalala niyo pa ba siya ? Si Tony Zuniga, Alex Nino, at si Alex Ngo ay gumagawa din. Si Ngo ay sumakbilang buhay na yata.


James DR said...

Napakaganda ng mga guhit ni Francisco V. Coching, malinis at detalyado.

Karamihan sa mga likhang movie ads ni Alex Nino ay sa mga pelikula ni FPJ. di po ba?

neto/malikot said...



Video 48 said...

Yes! Eddie Domer did some of Fpj ads in the early 60s, with Tony de Zuniga in the mid 60s to 70s; so with Alex Nino and Alex Ngo in the 70s and 80s. Panday movie posters were done by a certain Nepomuceno, a billboard artist, who also did that huge mural of FPJ that was featured in Alay ni Da King docu.

Rafael Kayanan said...

One of the best!!! Thanks for posting these.

Unknown said...

He is the illustrator of Filipino comics and media.Thanks!

Unknown said...

I am the big fan of classic Filipino films and television in popular culture in entertainment history.Thanks!

Unknown said...

I am the collection of Fernando Poe Jr self proclaimed king of Filipino movies and media in popular culture played as the protagonist includes policeman soldier guerrilla fighter hooligan/street fighter and a fearless patriot in entertainment history.Thanks!

Unknown said...

He is the creator of Pedro Penduko hero of 1954 comics tale by Francis V Coching in films and television originally played by Ramon Zamora in the 1970's to the 2006-07 television series played by Matt Evans in ABS-CBN television. Thanks!

Unknown said...

I am the big fan of Filipino comics cartoons & television in Philippine history. Thanks! From:Wayne


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