A Glorious Age Passes in the World of Comics, Cartoons and Caricatures

By Ooi Kok Chuen

January 2019 PENANG PALETTE
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Comic panel of Beetle Bailey, created by Mort Walker.
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DEATH, to artists of some repute, is an immortality, the proverbial life-after-death, with the legacy of the largesse of works by the deceased defining the age, the people and the culture. Be that as it may, the year 2018 has proven to be a graveyard of sorts for dedicated cartoonists or caricaturists, but it’s moot if they have the last laugh and their comics/animation continue to entertain and intrigue generations.First to fade off the 2018 grid, on January 27, was...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.


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