Cartoon artworks is not very common among Lao peoples, some may have seen several black and white cartoon in elementary school books and Japanese cartoon or animation through television sometimes.
Since the year 2004 Lao cartoon is booming again with a man who has studied from Arts and Metier school in Paris, and has introduced both print and animations cartoon in Laos, mostly the characteristics or cartoon aimed using for rural development though education and health care which supported by International Organization such as UNICEF, WHO, FAO, WFP, UXO, as well as UNDP., etc…
Chongkham Phonekeo or CK, a creators of many characters which friendly with readers or almost all kind of audiences, he spending most of times during his returned from year 2000 to study the peoples, especially the target group in order to pickup the specific things which relating to their culture, behaviours and refined an altitude of those peoples and finally tracing to the pieces of papers.
Ck is very warm, friendly and lot of humour relating to the cross culture towards the cartoon, it’s a TABOU to say that he seem to see things as cartoon but sometime it’s.
Those Cartoon showing above is published on a tourist guide book in Lao PDR. Do’s and Don’t as we would notice at the sign board showing at the tourist spots.
Mr. Chongkham Phonekeo
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