Azmi at the narrow entrance of his studio.
Through his cheeky protagonist Joe G, cartoonist Azmi Hussin draws everyday life in Penang.
Azmi Hussin’s studio is easy to miss: sandwiched between a money changer and a shop offering video and photography services on Lebuh Chulia, one has to squeeze sideways to enter the narrow doorway. The studio is tiny but with neat storage, furnished with a portable street easel – the very first one he has been using since he started drawing professionally – and desks. A few of Azmi’s own pieces hang from the wall; caricatures of Penang icons like Loganathan Arumugam of The Alleycats and P. Ramlee grin from behind the photo frames.
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