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In Conversation With Lat


Fri Jun 20 2014, 7:00pm–9:30pm

Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, City Hall, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Listed by: janice_zhang

Presented by The Arts House

Malaysia’s pride and revered pioneering cartoonist Lat is back in Singapore for a one-night only session! Best known for The Kampung Boy, Lat will share about his love for drawing and his journey as a cartoonist in Malaysia. Come and find out about some of Lat’s favourite drawings and who his cartoon heroes are!

About Mohd Nor bin Khalid (Lat)

Born in Kota Baharu, Gopeng, Perak in 1951, Lat or Mohd Nor bin Khalid is a Malaysian cartoonist and national icon. Winner of the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2002, Lat has published more than 20 volumes of cartoons since he was 13 years old. His work illustrates Malaysia’s social and political realities, portraying them in a comedic light without bias. Born into humble origins, Lat’s career began in the 1960s when he started drawing cartoons for Berita Minggu and later for the New Straits Times in 1974. Lat’s best-known work is The Kampung Boy (1979), which has been translated and published worldwide and made into an award-winning TV series. In 1994, the Sultan of Perak bestowed Lat the honorific title of Datuk, in recognition for promoting social harmony and understanding through his cartoons. Today, Lat lives in Ipoh with his family.

This event is part of the World Lit: Malaysian Focus programme.