When Luis Singson got in touch with me with the intention of holding a Jess A. Noriega art exhibit, I rummaged through my collection and discovered that I did not have as many Jess Noriega artwork as I had thought. This one that I did find is from the December 18, 1972 issue of Liwayway Magazine. The story, “Ang Kuripot na Ninong” (The Stingy Godfather) is written by Amado C. Yasoña.
This issue of Liwayway is amazing at a whopping 170 pages! About 1/3 of it is devoted to comics and illustrations. Good old days eh? It’s a virtual gallery of classic comics which includes creators like Francisco V. Coching, Federico Javinal, Fred Carrillo, Jun Lofamia, ER Cruz, Danny Bulanadi, Pablo Gomez, Nestor Malgapo, Rodie Marte Metin, Clodualdo Del Mundo, Mars Ravelo, Del Barras, Bienvenido A. Ramos, Rolly C. Buenafe, Nitoy Agustin and Domy Gutierrez.
How much for the issue? 85 centavos. In 1972! NOT cheap at all!
It’s also got a lot of funky funny ads that I just have to share one of these days. Those whacky 70s!