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‘Panji Koming’ creator Dwi Koendoro passes away at 78

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, August 22, 2019  /  01:03 pm
‘Panji Koming’ creator Dwi Koendoro passes away at 78

Cartoonist Dwi Koendoro Brotoatmojo created the 'Panji Koming' comic strip for the Kompas daily newspaper. (Kompas daily via Kompas.com/File)

Cartoonist Dwi Koendoro Brotoatmojo, who created the Panji Koming comic strip for the Kompas daily newspaper, passed away on Thursday at the age of 78.

According to a statement received by The Jakarta Post, Dwi passed away at 3:14 a.m. after suffering from strokes.

His remains are to be transferred to Bintaro Jaya Sektor 4 in Tangerang, Banten.

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Born in Banjar, West Java, Dwi joined Kompas Gramedia in 1976 as an artist and illustrator, kompas.com reports.

His comic strip Panji Koming was first published in Kompas on Oct. 14, 1979.

Published every Sunday, the comic is set in the Majapahit era. Through Panji Koming, Dwi frequently criticized the country’s current social conditions in a unique way.

In addition to those in Panji Koming, Dwi also created other comic characters, including Sawung Kampret and Pailul. (jes/kes)