Francisco V. Coching



Francisco V. Coching was born into the arts. His father was Gregorio C. Coching, a sculptor, painter, poet, politician, collector and vernacular novelist. Francisco used to go with his "Tatay" to the Liwayway Publications where he got to watch illustrators at work. At age 15 in 1934, Coching started Bing Bigotilyo, a cartoon character that was published in Silahis Magazine. The following year he created the Amazon warrior Marabini (Marahas na Binibini), an instant success in Bahaghari Magazine. The serial was interrupted by the war.

Coching resumed his art career after the war with Hagibis, inspired by Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan. Hagibis was published for 15 years in Liwayway Magazine and was adapted for the movies. Hagibis was followed by
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