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Gundala and other Indonesian superheroes pay respects to 'Panji Koming' creator Dwi Koen

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, August 23, 2019  /  01:11 pm
Gundala and other Indonesian superheroes pay respects to 'Panji Koming' creator Dwi Koen

Entertainment company Bumilangit shared its condolences on Thursday by posting a special illustration of its superhero characters, including Gundala, Aquanus, Sri Asih, Godam and Si Buta dari Gua Hantu (Warrior from the Ghost Cave), paying their respects to the late cartoonist. (www.facebook.com/bumilangitkomik/File)

Following news of the passing of comic strip Panji Koming creator Dwi "Koen" Koendoro Brotoatmojo at the age of 78, many have expressed their sadness on social media, including his first son Pinot W. Ichwandardi.

Entertainment company Bumilangit, which recently unveiled plans to release seven Indonesian superhero films as part of the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe, offered its condolences on Thursday by posting a special illustration of its superhero characters, including Gundala, Aquanus, Sri Asih, Godam and Si Buta dari Gua Hantu (Warrior from the Ghost Cave), paying their respects to the late cartoonist.

"Thank you, Pak Dwi Koendoro. Farewell to the master of Indonesian comics and animation," read the post.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Terima Kasih, Pak Dwi Koendoro. Selamat jalan Jagoan Komik dan Animasi Indonesia. Dwi Koen adalah salah satu Maestro Seni Tutur Gambar Multitalenta yang kita punya. Dari tangannya lahir komik strip mingguan Panji Koming di suratkabar Kompas dan komik serial mingguan Sawung Kampret di majalah Humor. Kedua komik ini lekat mengisi benak para pembaca di era 80-90 an. Tak hanya komik, Panji Koming dihidupkan dalam bentuk animasi, sedangkan Sawung Kampret menjadi serial televisi. Baik Panji Koming dan Sawung Kampret, keduanya mengusung idealisme dalam bingkai kejenakaan dan kebhinekaan. Beliau juga menggagas Pekan Komik dan Animasi Nasional 1998. Ajang yang menyatukan para pelaku komik dan animasi di Indonesia hingga hari ini. Selamat jalan Sang Pendekar Jenaka, jurus-jurus gagasanmu akan selalu bergema dan melahirkan pendekar-pendekar tutur gambar baru di Negeri ini.

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"Dwi Koen was one of our multitalented maestros of the art of picture-telling. His hands gave birth to the Kompas daily newspaper's weekly comic strip, Panji Koming, and Humor magazine's weekly comic series Sawung Kampret. Both comics have inspired the readers' minds in the 1980s and 1990s era," the post continued. 

"Other than comics, Panji Koming has also been adapted into animation. Meanwhile Sawung Kampret was made into a television series. Both Panji Koming and Sawung Kampret promote idealism in the frame of humor and diversity. He also initiated National Comics and Animation Week in 1998, which gathers together comic and animation players in Indonesia until today."

"Goodbye Witty Warrior, your many ideas will always echoe and give birth to new picture-telling artists in this country."

Dwi Koen passed away at Bintaro Premier Hospital on Thursday at 3:14 a.m. (kes)