Carlo J. Caparas, the creator and director of ‘Panday,’ passes away

Renowned comic strip writer and director Carlo J. Caparas has passed away at the age of 80. His daughter Peach Caparas confirmed his demise on social media, but did not disclose the cause of death.

In her heartfelt post on Facebook, Peach remembered her father’s illustrious career and the iconic characters he created, such as Panday, Pieta, Elias Paniki, Bakekang, and Totoy Bato. She expressed gratitude for her father’s contributions to the world of storytelling and art.

The wake for Carlo J. Caparas will begin on Monday, May 27, at the Golden Haven Memorial Chapels and Crematorium in Las Piñas City. Throughout his career, Caparas brought to life beloved fictional characters like Panday, Bakekang, Joaquin Bordado, and Totoy Bato, many of which were adapted into television shows and films.

One of Caparas’ most famous creations, Panday, was inspired by the late actor Fernando Poe Jr. In collaboration with artist Steve Gan, Caparas developed the character and eventually saw it come to life in the 1980 film “Ang Panday,” directed by Poe himself.

Carlo J. Caparas leaves behind a legacy of creativity and imagination that has touched the hearts of many. His impact on Philippine comics and entertainment will always be remembered and cherished.

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