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Benny and Mice: Oh but they're weird and they're wonderful

  • Adisti Sukma Sawitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 30 2008   /  02:18 am

BENNY RACHMADI AND MUHAMMAD MISRAD (JP/J. Adiguna) For cartoonists Benny Rachmadi and Muhammad Misrad style has so far meant two things: jeans and T-shirts. Muhammad Misrad, 38, was wearing baggy shorts, a T-shirt and trekking sandals for last month's interview and photo session with The Jakarta Post, while Benny, 39, had slipped a black jacket over his T-shirt. "We've given up on being handsome. We are just happy being us," Benny said. The cartoons in their "Lagak Jakarta" (Jakarta Style) books are an unfailing source of humor and satire, reflecting the daily lives of Jakartans. The first book in the Lagak Jakarta series, Trend dan Prilaku (Trends and Behavior), was launched in 1997, selling more than 11,000 copies, while the second book,Profesi (Profession), sold about 10,000 copies. Almost nothing is sacred to Benny and Mice, w...