Famed Pinoy cartoonist Larry Alcala passed away last Monday, June 24, 2002. The cause of death was heart failure.
He created some of the most memorable strips in Philippine history, my favorites among them are Bing, Bam, Bung, Kalabog en Bosyo, Siopawman and perhaps his most famous character, Asiong Aksaya.
But maybe the one thing he was really known for was the Slice of Life cartoons. I remember as a child going through the Sunday paper and smiling at the funny things Pinoys do. But the real challenge was in finding Mr. Alcala's face hidden somewhere in the drawing.
Thank you, Larry Alcala. Thank you for making us laugh and showing us the lighter side of life. You will be missed.