A bit of news about our Ipoh-mali (well, sort-of lah) cartoonist, Lat.
Lat, The Kampung Boy, A Hit In Washington DCOne of the things I've always loved about Lat was that his insights on Malaysians of all races and Malaysian life in general are so on the money, so compelling, that it hits the nail on the head like a pneumatic nailgun. Each cartoon manages to articulate a socio-political comment that is clear and concise, but at the same time, is not abrasive and makes his 'victims' laugh at themselves rather then get defensive. A talent that Malaysia needs more than ever... (tell me about it ;p)
WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Bernama) -- Lat, Malaysia's famous cartoonist, drew a crowd of Malaysian and American fans here Tuesday who could not get enough of his depiction of the simple life of a kampung boy in Kampung Lalang in Kota Baru, Perak.
Datuk Mohammed Nor Khalid, better known as Lat, who is here to promote his Kampung Boy and Town Boy books published in English by the First Second, a publishing company in New York, talked about his simple childhood. - Bernama
Good luck and fair winds, datuk.