In unrelated comix-related news, I never knew that José Rizal, the Philippines' founding father, was a cartoonist, too. According to Dennis Villegas, Rizal's "Monkey and the Tortoise" is the earliest known Filipino comix strip. The scans at that second link are just big enough to hint at Dr Rizal's ease with the medium. His rough but fluid mark-making reminds me of Joann Sfar.
Speaking of the revolution, happy May Day, babbies.