I was rummaging through my father in law Rudy Florese's comics treasure chest when I saw these pictures of komiks writers and artists at Fernando Poe Jr's birthday party at his home. I'm not sure when these were taken, I suppose it was sometime in the late 70's, more likely early 80's. It's pretty much an all star cast including Larry Alcala, Francisco V. Coching, Tony and Damy Velasquez, Menny Martin, Rudy himself and of course FPJ.
Can anyone help me identify the others in these pictures?
Rudy Florese on the far left. FPJ of course seated in the center.
From left in the red shirt is Larry Alcala, Jim Fernandez, FPJ, Tony Velasquez, Damy Velasquez
Francisco V. Coching standing, second from right. That guy in front definitely looks drunk.
For a larger version of the last photo, click HERE.
SIGLO: PASSION Update!
Press Release from Nautilus Comics
Siglo: Passion is the full-color graphic novel
follow-up to the National Book Award-winning Siglo:
Freedom, and puts together a roster of award-winning
writers and artists with some of the country’s most
promising new talents. Each of the stories in this
long-awaited anthology explores different forms of
passion and how they affect the lives of people for
better, or for worse.
STARTING MONDAY (NOV 7), RESERVE YOUR COPY AT FULLY
BOOKED AND COMIC QUEST AND GET HUGE DISCOUNTS PLUS AN
INVITE TO THE GRAND LAUNCH ON DECEMBER 10.
Reserve your copy of the limited edition full-color
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10, 2005 at Fully Booked Promenade!
Note that this edition of Siglo: Passion will be in
full-color, and will be limited to only two thousand
(2000) copies. This limited edition of the book will
be the only full-color edition that will ever be
released in the country and will NOT be reprinted.
1. Visit any Fully Booked or Comic Quest branch and
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2. You will be given a ticket stub that will also
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Claim your copies of the book during the launch to
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