Malaysian cartoonist Mie keeps kampung memories alive through his works


'My art is a reflection of my generation. Some things might be unfamiliar for young people to understand. But I feel it is a good way to document life... like how people went to a market, how they cooked things, or how they had ceremonies in the kampung,' says Mie. Photo: Ahmad Hilmy Abdullah

Ahmad Hilmy Abdullah has a fond memory of how he started drawing cartoons as a child. As a budding cartoonist at his boarding school in Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan, he aimed high to get his works published in local cartoon magazines.

But being a school cartoonist and submitting works to a magazine are two very different things.

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