Gila-gila magazine in GG Komiks application

Last update: 01/05/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 (Bernama) -- Fans of Gila-Gila  can now relive the joy of the popular cartoon magazine by downloading the GG Komiks application on their smartphones.

Famed cartoonist Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid, more popularly known as Datuk Lat, launched the application for smartphones and tablets today which would allow comic fans to enjoy the local works at their fingertips.

According to Gila-Gila Digital chief executive officer Syafeeq Shahman Jaafar, the digital platform compiled Gila-Gila comics since they were first published 41 years ago.

“We took eight months to build this application. This was because we saw the local comics industry suffering as it had to compete with foreign comics and it did not have a platform.

“So this effort to digitalise all the issues which had been published since the first publication will hopefully revive the nostalgia for people who went through the 80s and 90s era when the local comics industry was flushed with local creations,” he said.

He was speaking after the launch of the GG Komiks application at Rumah Kartun dan Komik Malaysia here which was also attended by the magazine’s founders, cartoonists Datuk Azman Yusof, Sariman Mior Hassan, Jaafar Taib and Zainal Buang Hussein.

The GG Komiks application can be downloaded free at Google Play and Apple App Store.

-- BERNAMA