Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jan 29 Tonight: Zunar, a censored Malaysian cartoonist, at Busboys and Poets in DC

Location: Cullen Room @ Busboys and Poets, 5th & K
date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
time: 7:30pm - 9pm
Cullen Room @ Busboys and Poets
Dialog with Zunar, the controversial Malaysian political cartoonist

Zunar is Malaysian political cartoonist. He uses his drawing pen as a weapon to fight state corruption and abuse of power.  He was arrested and detained under the Sedition Act, seven of his cartoon books had been banned by the government, his office has been raided twice, the printing factories are constantly raided and vendors are often warned not to sell his books. 

Zunar is the recipient of 2011 "Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award" by the Cartoonist Rights Network International, Washington.

and here's articles about him from my Comics Research Bibliography:


  *Lee, Melissa.  2012. Poetic justice: Rosmah on month-long London 'cartoon show' with Altantuya. Malaysia Chronicle (January 17):

  *Lee, Patrick.  2012. EC ban won’t stop me, says Zunar; Controversial cartoonist Zunar is miffed that the Election Commission has deemed political cartoons illegal during the next general election. Free Malaysia Today (June 6):

  *Lee, Patrick.  2012.  Zunar: M’sian satirists play it safe. Free Malaysia Today (June 8):

  *Mahtani, Shibani.  2012. Malaysian Cartoonist Takes Fight to London. Wall Street Journal's Southeast Asia Realtime blog (January 18):

  Sen, Teoh El.  2011. Zunar's arrest a comic act for cartoonists. Free Malaysia Today (June 23):

  Soon Chuan Yean.  2010. The other side of Zunar: A personal note. (December 23):

  Spurgeon, Tom.  2010. CR Holiday Interview #7 – Zunar. Comics Reporter (December 27):

  Unknown.  2010. CIJ supports legal challenge over cartoon book ban. Sun (July 31):

  *Unknown.  2012. Cartoonist cites loss of collage on Rosmah's hairstyle. Malaysiakini (January 18):

  *Unknown.  2012. Zunar's Book Incites Hatred Towards Leaders – Witness. Bernama Media (January 18):

  Yutim, Haider.  2011. Don't Be a Political Tool, Zunar Tells Cartoonists. Malaysian Digest (January 2):

  Zunar (Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque).  2010. Is Altantuya a forbidden issue? (February 10):

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