Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Are You Gila-Gila?
I grew up with Gila-Gila and Ujang. When my brother returned from Alam Shah boarding school, he would normally bring home a few of those comics. Normally it would be Hari Raya bumper issues that he buys at the bus station for the long trip back. Would go through those issues over and over again until they end up looking like ham choi. So when Galeri Petronas had the "Lagi-Lagi Gila-Gila" exhibition, I had to attend. It was really a trip down memory lane with 200 pieces of original artwork ranging from comic strips, editorial cartoons, rare first editions and sketches and drawings. The humour was quite universal with simple laughs and satirical pieces that required thinking and knowledge on current issues. As BERNAMA reported, "Those were the days when satire was a source of laughter, not a charge under the Sedition Act". Time to relive some 'madness'...
I end this post with a quote from Profesor Serba Tahu:
"Waktu kanak-kanak kita cukup bila dapat peluang berpakaian, tapi bila dewasa kita cukup seronok bila dapat peluang buka pakaian."