The Jakarta Post
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.
You’ve created a ding in the universe, with laugh, comics, animation, illustration, videography, cinematography.— Pinot W. Ichwandardi (@pinot) August 21, 2019
Now it’s time for you to create a ‘ding’ in heaven.
Thank you for the dream.
Now it’s our turn to continue your dream.
Rest in peace, Dwi Koendoro ❤️ pic.twitter.com/qJSbyo3v8N
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.
Saat calon pamong mengemukakan pendapat, saat itulah rahayat bisa menilai sendiri lebih dekat, apakah suara hatinya sesuai suara rahayat. pic.twitter.com/jDGBurbBt6— Panji Koming (@panjikoming) January 17, 2019
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)