Lat first graphic novel Kampung Boy graphic novel cover. Published in 1979. Lat took three years to published this book.
Published in 1993, about it after successful sells with Kampung Boy.
First published was in Utusan Malaysia, this later continues in Berita Minggu since 1968. Keluarga Si Mamat runs for almost ten years.
‘Prosthetic memory’, salve
as Connerton put it, derived mainly from a visual form, that can sustain the existence of imagined communities as effectively as does. According to Benedict Anderson this is what it is call the diffusion of printing. This does not only sits with print medium but also film and moving images, by virtue of their narrative sequence, their temporal immersion, insinuate the suggestion of ‘being there’.
P. Connerton (Handbook of Material Culture)