The New Generation of ‘Panji Koming’
Through these fictitious characters, Dwi Koen, who studied at the Fine Arts Academy (SSRI/ASRI) of Yogyakarta, alluded to and criticized the behavior of the authorities and the public in a gentle and humorous way.
After the passing of its creator, Dwi Koendoro, on Aug. 22 2019, the comic strip Panji Koming ceased publication in the daily Kompas for almost two years. The comic strip that had criticized the ruling power in Indonesia for 40 years is now being revived by Dwi Koen’s three children, Pinot, Dono and Iwan. Their work will appear in Kompas on Sundays starting on June 27.
“The three of us have agreed that Panji Koming inherited from our father should in moral terms be continued,” Waluyo “Dono” Ichwandiardono, 49, the second son of Dwi Koen, said on Monday evening (21/6/2021) in Ciputat, South Tangerang, Banten.