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POPCON Asia 2015

Local boys win ‘Doodle Art’ category

Held at the Jakarta Convention Centre, Jakarta, “Popcon Asia 2015” saw two talented Perak-born artists, Abu Huzaifah Saharuddin and Mior Abdul Muneer Mior Muhammad, who represented Malaysia, win three awards at the two-day animation contest which was held from August 7 to 9.

“It’s unbelievable. We dedicated this win to Ipoh-based People of Remarkable Talent or PORT for supporting and having faith in us,” said Abu Huzaifah to reporters after being adjudged winner in the ‘Doodle Art’ category.

Joining the competition along with Abu Huzaifah, 27, and Mior Abdul Muneer, 27, were Adi Imran Mohamed Nazri @ Adi Nazri, 31, and Mior Azhar Mior Said, 32.

“We’d like to express our gratitude to PORT and the Perak state government for giving us a chance to compete. This will definitely encourage other artists and sketchers to pursue their dreams in this field,” added Abu.

“What we’ve achieved is proof that Malaysia has what it takes to compete at international level. We hope more Malaysians will join the creative industry and compete,” said Mior to Ipoh Echo.

Cartoonist, Adi Imran Mohamed Nazri won first place in the “Comic Jump Street” category beating contestants from Indonesia, Singapore and Philippines.

“I was nervous at first but continued nonetheless because of the support from my friends,” said Adi who is also the president of Malaysia Comic Association.


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