|It was elating to see him getting all the attention and not to mention raking in the money for his first cartoon book on the City Life of Georgetown.|
|Despite the presence of the Internationally known Cartoonist from Malaysia, Dato' Lat (middle) made famous by his 'Kampong Boy' Series that has been translated and published all around the world.|
he Kampung Boy, also known as Lat, the Kampung Boy or simply Kampung Boy, is a graphic novel by Lat about a young boy's experience growing up in ruralPerak in the 1950s. The book is an autobiographical account of the artist's life, telling of his adventures in the jungles and tin mines, his circumcision, family, and school life. It is also the basis for the eponymous animated series broadcast in 1999. First published in 1979 by Berita Publishing, The Kampung Boy was a commercial and critical success; its first printing (of at least 60,000 copies) was sold out within four months of its release. Narrated in English with a smattering of Malay, the work has been translated into other languages, such as Japanese and French, and sold abroad.
|Met a beautiful young lady who happens to be my daughter's classmate at the Convent Green lane Secondary School.|