Larry Alcala “Dean of Filipino Cartoonists”

larry alcala dean of filipino cartoonists
Larry Alcala “Dean of Filipino Cartoonists” | Image Source: @Lahi_PH

Larry Alcala is known as the Dean of Filipino Cartoonists. He is a National Artist for
Visual Arts.

Larry Alcala’s iconic works span decades of Filipino comics, which produced strips
such as

  • Kalabog en Bosyo,
  • Asiong Aksaya,
  • Mang Ambo,
  • Islaw Palitaw, and
  • Slice of life, among others.

He also pioneered the use of animated cartoons for TV commercials. His
works boosted the local illustration industry and made him arguably the most idolized cartoonist in the Philippines.