Friday, October 03, 2014

Zunar in the Library of Congress

Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar released the following statement today:

Zunar's statement: Book "Pirate Of The Carry-BN" accepted in the Library Of Congress.

Book "Pirate Of The Carry-BN" accepted in the Library Of Congress.

I hereby announce that my book, "Pirate of The Carry-BN" has been accepted as one of the collection at the Library Of Congress in Washington. The reception was held at the Library on October 1st, 2014.

Curator Sara W Duke, who is the curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Art in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, has accepted on behalf of the Library.

It will be located and catalogued in the bookshelves of the Asia Section of the library. Prior to this, there are books of mine that have been listed but only recorded in catalogues while physically not in the Library.

The "Pirate Of The Carry-BN" will be one of the more than 120,000 cartoon books in the library.

To me, this is a form of recognition since none of my cartoon books are recognized and even banned by the Malaysian government.

The 200-year old Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with a collection of over 3 million books and 33 million catalogued books.

The "Pirate Of The Carry-BN" is not available in any library in Malaysia due to the government restrictions. For the same reason, it also cannot be sold in any shop in Malaysia. This program is part of the month-long "To Fight Through Cartoon" American tour starting September 15th, 2014. During this tour, I also held a solo cartoon exhibition at an art gallery of The Crane House in Louisville.

I also gave lectures on art and journalism at the University of East Kentucky, the University of West Kentucky, Manual High School and Berea College. Also, I will be holding a forum for Malaysians in New York City and San Francisco.

In San Francisco, I will be attending as a guest of the Annual Convention of The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists for three days from October 9th, 2014.

3 Oct 2014


Malaysian Political Cartoonist

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