Donny Alamsyah: Forever a fan of comic books
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Actor Donny Alamsyah elbowed his way into the film industry after securing a small role in Gie, a film about a student activist. Since then, he has acted in several films, including action flick The Raid and epic war trilogy Merah Putih (Red and White).
While he finds Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince influential, comic books are his favorite. The former programmer and animator recently collaborated with four comic artists to create a children’s comic book entitled The Little Snippets, for which he is also the author.
Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue
An avid reader of Japanese Manga comic books, Vagabond is at the top of my list. It tells the story of Musashi, a Japanese warrior who fights with two swords. He aspires to become the strongest man on earth. Along the way, he realizes the important things in life. Humanity is a strong theme throughout the book.
7 Seeds by Tamura Yumi
This comic book series about groups of young people who are chosen as the survivors of a deadly catastrophe that reshaped the earth, is still going strong. The survivors are then divided into groups, and the most memorable part of the book for me is when the first group, who has perfect skills, is placed in a deadly test where they have to kill their own friends.
Sun Ken Rock by Boichi
Korean comic books or manhwa are not just about beautiful female characters with big eyes. I enjoyed Sun Ken Rock because it’s very cool! The book tells the story of a nation and teaches many values about life.
— Indah Setiawati