Thursday, November 01, 2007

Town Boy by Lat

Right now I'm reading the second book published in the U.S. by Lat. This continues the author's story as his family moves to town and he progresses through school in Malaysia. It's really a neat story because it's set in a different part of the world. And the artwork is fun. The pictures seem simple but there is a lot going on in them and I like how he captures life during this time period.

I've read Lat's first book to be published here, "Kampung Boy" earlier this year when I was trying to read lots of off-beat graphic novels for a presentation. This one is different and it won't easily find an audience but those who do find it will be glad they did!