10 Sept 2014 | From Khalil of Thailand
Khalil asked me for a swap some weeks ago, and sent me this cute postcard featuring Mamuang, a famous Thai cartoon character
Mamuang was created by cartoonist Wisut “Tum” Ponnimit. Thai audiences have become acquainted with her in the past three years. But she has been in existence for more than a decade since 2003: the year Wisut moved to Japan to learn the language and revel in his fascination with the island nation’s culture. Mainly created so Wisut wouldn’t be starving and penniless in Japan, Mamuang was a cartoon which first appeared in monthly magazine The Big Issue Japan.
Mamuang has become one of the most popular Thai-designed Line stickers, something created with sensibilities and signature touches rather than just as promotional logos. Despite her birth in Japan, Mamuang still has a Thai feel to her, coming from what Wisut has learned about life.
Focusing on happy things, Mamuang was made to be as simple and carefree as possible, unlike previous broody comic series hesheit that Wisut has drawn. Usually consisting of one box, words of wisdom that reflect life are shared through the actions and emotions of this cheerful girl named after a mango.
Source: Bangkok Post