Malaysian graphic novel 'Batu Belah' gives a familiar folk tale a dark spin - News Summed Up

Malaysian graphic novel 'Batu Belah' gives a familiar folk tale a dark spin


Many Malaysians are probably familiar with the classic Malay folk tale Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup (The Devouring Rock). Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup is the story of a mother who lives with her son and daughter. The recently released indie graphic novel Batu Belah: The Untold Story offers a different, darker version of this classic story. To reach an international audience, 'Batu Belah', just like Faezal's previous comics, is presented in English. 'Batu Belah' is a Malay folk tale adaptation has opened up new possibilities for Faezal to tap into local stories and myths.


Source: The Star May 17, 2020 01:52 UTC



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