7 Malaysian Cartoonists to Follow on Social Media for a Good Laugh
Malaysians are a truly talented bunch, and we’re not short on comic artists in the country either. Cartoonists used to only be able to publish their works in magazines or books, but now with social media, they’re bringing their works to the general public in a huge way. They often provide humorous insights into typical Malaysian idiosyncrasies and current issues.
These are the online cartoonists you don’t want to miss:
Miao & WafuPafu
Kuching based Jian Goh is the artist behind Miao, a cute orange cat-like character that often has a winged hamster or two hanging around called WafuPafu. Miao is Jian’s alter-ego, and he often tells various stories surrounding his family, his friends, and life in Kuching in general. Follow Miao as he goes on various travels within Malaysia and overseas, and encounters interesting and funny experiences along the way:
The Egg Yolks
The Egg Yolks is actually a site run by a married couple, named Yolk and Egg, as well as their kid, Yolkie. They bring you regular observations about local issues and try their best to promote inclusivity, acceptance and overall love for your fellow Malaysians. The humor is family oriented and family friendly and gives a pretty accurate view of what a regular young Malaysian goes through.
HXSM isn’t afraid to criticize things through his works and make you roll around in laughter while at it. Apart from regular social and political commentary, he also does puns that are funny but lame at the same time. You can look forward to fully honest observations from angles you never thought possible.
Bro, Don’t Like That La, Bro
Bro, Don’t Like That La Bro is a comic strip by famous Youtube personality Ernest Ng. Most of the scenarios he draws are inspired by real life experiences that he, or any of his ‘bros’ encounter. Some comics also capture the latest news headlines, and in general reflect the concerns of your typical, urban Malaysian youngster on social media.
Senpai Boey/Boey Cheeming
Cheeming Boey’s artistic style is simple yet comforting. His most famous works are his ‘When I was a kid’ series of books where he details funny and sometimes outrageous snippets from his childhood. The characters are minimalistic, but everyone can relate to his stories which are heartwarming and uncannily familiar. Most of his comics are stories of his experiences with his Mom and Dad, as well as his daily interactions with others.
Vien Oneesama is the doujin artist behind Vulpineninja and is no stranger to controversy. Her ability to spark conversations with her comics is something that’s been going on for some time, as she tackles seemingly basic questions about moral values and how people treat each other. Vulpineninja is Vien’s short, black-clad alter-ego with cat ears who often asks difficult questions and isn’t afraid of tackling the hypocrites among us. In the end, Vulpineninja is there to promote more love and compassion in society in just a few black and white frames.
Abam Apam’s ‘punny’ jokes are legendary, especially those involving his regular character, The Sultan. In addition to puns, Abam Apam has recently included snippets of his real life experiences after becoming a teacher. Many of his jokes are super relatable if you’re into anime and games like he is.
Being on social media can sometimes be filled with a lot of negativity. Having these comic artists around help put some fun into the narrative so that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Make sure you have the best internet plans to keep your online surfing experience seamless. Maxis offers one of the most affordable unlimited high-speed home fibre so make sure to look out for Maxis promotions to get discounts!
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