Is Perak the capital of Malaysian cartoonists and comic book artists?

'Direktori Kartunis Perak' offers a survey of 65 comic book artists and cartoonists who hail from Perak. Photo: PORT

With the arrival of Direktori Kartunis Perak, a mapping and book project focusing on Perak-born cartoonists, you have to say the Silver State is serious about documenting its funniest creative people.

The hardcover book, published by Ipoh-based creative research hub PORT (People Of Remarkable Talents) and the Sako+ collective, features 65 cartoonists, including diverse names such as Datuk Lat, Don, Tarzidi, Juragan, Mishar, Pandan, Lee Inas, Umbut, Aedes and Nuds right to Orang Asli artist Gasur Kana and Arif Rafhan. A list of emerging talents, including five female artists, are also spotlighted.

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