Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Lunch with LAT

I just got back from Kuantan last Friday..
just had my shower that night,

suddenly...

Heard the message tone......received an sms - nothing special.....
But, this one IS special :)

"Saya di KL- nak lunch esok sabtu..12:30?"
- Lat

Lo and behold!!!! Did God just gave me the greatest Raya green packet or what?!
I jumped in full joy (the towel still intact around my sexy waist)... was so happy and so very EXCITED (my wife's favourite word for this is "TERUJA"-learnt it from one of the Cerekarama on TV3)..it is not easy to get to see him...he is a very busy man...and very seldom would he come down to KL ( he lives in Ipoh).

Usually, i'm the one who'd be trying to see him...and would run around like a crazy chicken on a farm- trying to catch him during events/seminars/special occassion....

I was beaming in my bed....it feels like i'm dreaming...."could this be real?" (the silly smile still on my face....)

so we had lunch (my wife tagging along -she was sooooo..."TERUJA"...been collecting his work since she was 9).....chit-chat...talked about his new project...local comic scene...learnt lots of stuff from him..showed him my latest work for his comments n advice..etc..

Discussed about setting up the Comic Association and bringing the local comic scene to a new height.....n he personally like to start a club first...instead of an association.......coz...he was involved in a Cartoon organization before.....lots of story from him.....will let you guys know the details soon.....

and his latest news..

Now 'Kampung Boy' is available for American and Canadian market....and he personally pass a copy to me ...with his autograph!!!
mahal tu..
it's the most stupendous edition..coz it's not sold here in MAlaysia..

WOW!

...and before we end our session..yes...he loves comics.....and planning to come out with a new..
Graphic Novel...

tungggguuuu.....

coming soon...

5 comments:

Sarah-Joan said...

Thats great news Azhar! Talk about a good Raya ! I feel so glad for Lat and I look foward to the American reviews.

PS: I think the comic as club thing sounds like a good idea, too.
Maybe with different levels of membership... for amatuers, fans, proffesionals, it might work .

azhar said...

yeahh...

and dont forget to come to our meeting on 9th December at taman permata..

for more detail:
go to:
http://www.pergh.com/forum/index.php/topic,9265.0.html

map ke sana:
http://www.pergh.com/forum/index.php/topic,9265.75.html

aim ahmad said...

Hahah! Good for u bro!

By the way, Dato' Lat used to be my boss's housemate when they work as a journalist way back before we were even born! In Ipoh I guess. My boss tells a lot of funny stuff from that ancient era.

Drop the name Farush Khan (my boss), he definetly remembers him.

king said...

I'm so lucky got the chance to have a peep on the American version Kampung Boy :)

azhar said...

yeahh..

and Lat is almost the same age as my dad.. 56 years old..imagine what a load of experience he's gone through...to came this far as a more recognize cartoonist in Asia..

so..lucky you got a boss that share his past with you.. why not make a graphic novel based on that..

i know you can do it bro..

King, tq for dropping by at my blog..