Lat : The Early Series
by LAT (Mohamad Nor Khalid)
Compilation of Lat’s memorable works published by the New Straits Times.
It was launched today.
The 206-page hardcover brings you back to Lat’s early cartoons and reminds you why you fell in love with Mamat (and, of course, Lat) and why you have always remained his fan.
When NST’s E Media chief and columnist (former Business Times editor) Zainul Arifin who is responsible for this project, told me about the (then) upcoming collection of Lat’s works, I was thrilled.
Lat is a Malaysian icon. Our national treasure. Is there any Malaysian who does not know, or love Lat?
I remember waiting for his “Kampung Boy” series to be out every year. I own all of Lat’s calendars.
They’re all collectors’ items as far as I’m concerned.
Lat’s talent was, and still is, recognised and appreciated beyond our shores.
Through his “working” years as a cartoonist, Lat was invited to visit the UK and Europe, Japan and the US.
He will, I believe, continue to receive such invitations.
More than anything, “Lat: The Early Series” pays tribute to Lat’s “evolution as an artist and emergence as a social commentator”.
*Lat is Mohamad Nor Khalid. At 17, he was already contributing his “Keluarga Si Mamat” to Berita Minggu, the Malay Sunday paper of the NST group.
He was first recruited by the NST as a reporter and started, as most cadets do, in the crime desk. When his bosses discovered his talent as a cartoonist, he was re-designated as, well, a cartoonist.
Lat now resides with his wife and children in Ipoh — in a house that he built.
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hi guys.. a short review of the ( rather expensive so can only borrow from the library ) hardcover cartoon book Lat – The Early Series.
aku nasib baik dari kecik, minat membaca dan “menengok” aku kat majalah humour melayu, baik lukisan atau tulisan tak pernah disoal.
Aku tahu, certain groups of people akan cakap ” hah, baca gila2 banyak2, dan besar nanti jadi gila “, well… too ‘kin bad.
aku nye regret..aku dah hilang aku nye majalah ujang dan majalah lanun edisi pertama, majalah cabai tahun 1998 gitu nye first and only edition aku tak beli dan i regret it, batu api yang arwah sudirman draw kat dalam tu aku dah gi hilangkan dulu.. ni antara magazine humour melayu yang dah takde dah tapi mewarnai hidup aku zaman dinosaur dulu2.
Ni dah tua, aku dah move on to Get Fuzzy ( untuk aku salah satu cartoon strip paling gerek aku pernah baca ) and similar more mature style of humour… dan of course one of the cutest cartoon strips ever – Heart Of The City.
Korang ingat lagi late 70s, Lat dah start keluar buku2 kompilasi nye..dan lain tau kulit luar berbanding hari ni..
cuma sayang aku dah tak tahu mana pegi yang ” first print ” , ” rare giler ” cetakan2 buku2 koleksi karya Lat zaman dulu tu..
Aku cuma konpem ada kat gerobok ” kampung boy first print yang bapak dia tempeleng dia jatuh sampai tangga bawah Uncensored “, dan ” keluarga si mamat cetakan lama”. (deaf-angel.blogspot.com)