Larry Alcala

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Birthday
18, 1926
Birthplace
Philippines
Death Date
Jun 24, 2002 (75)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1926
Birthplace
Philippines
Death Date
Jun 24, 2002 (75)

About

The 1997 recipient of the prestigious Dean of Filipino Cartoonists honor, Alcala produced close to fifteen thousand pages of cartoons and illustrations over the course of his nearly six-decade career. His most popular comic strips include Slice of Life, Kalabog en Bosyo, and Mang Ambo.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of the Philippines, he published his debut comic strip, Siopawman.

Trivia

He taught for many years at the University of the Philippines' College of Fine Arts.

Family Life

Born Lauro Zarate Alcala, he grew up in Daraga, Albay, Philippines, and later settled in Manila.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow Filipino cartoonist Tony DeZuniga