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RA Kosasih Story

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July 24, 2018 — by IDWRITERS

Last updated on July 24, 2018 at 11:11 am

Also #onthisday, Raden Ahmad Kosasih or better known as R.A. KOSASIH died in 2012. He was a writer and famous comic draftsman of Indonesia. Generation of comics today considered as the father of Indonesian Comics. As a tribute to his dedication in the world of comic, name Kosasih was crowned the name of the award for best comic Indonesia (Kosasih Award) held by Akademi Samali in 2007. Until now the comics Kosasih still reprinted by the Erlina publishing and Maranatha in Bandung. Apart from Maranatha and Erlina, Elex Publishing in Jakarta which is still a division from Gramedia group has also been reissued Kosasih work in the 1990’s in the format of a paperback book-sized like Japanese manga comics usually issued by Elex. In 2010-2011, Kosasih’s comics reprinted by Pluz+, a small publisher from Jakarta who always reprinted the greatest Indonesian comics classics. Find more about him on DONNY ANGGORO‘s long piece, “RA Kosasih, The Indonesia’s Comic Godfather“.

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