The Life and Art of Francisco Coching
A monograph on Francisco Coching from the ArteFilipino series published by Vibal Foundation. Coching (1919 - 1988) created komiks that transformed ordinary lives into vivid adventures. He nurtured a generation of readers who found his stories not as fleeting fantasies or escapist romance, but a world where they loomed large as the makers of their fate and the tellers of their tales. Coching’s singular artistry is illuminated with komiks excerpts, covers, character sketches and illustrations, alongside essays that weave biographical detail and discussions of his work into a concise narrative. Edited by Patrick Flores, the book focuses on Coching’s key themes while offering a scholarly look at the komiks, placing the popular graphic tradition in the pantheon of Filipino art.
Vibal Foundation, Philippines
Hardcover / 11.25 x 9 inches / 222 pages / Color