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EEO. 2021; 20(5): 588-599


Anna Sungkar.


In 1952, when Indonesia had recently become independent, the Sie Djin Koei martial arts comic was published, which was created by a famous painter named Siauw Tik Kwie. The comic was so successful that it increased the weekly circulation of Star Weekly, the publisher, to 45,000 copies, a very large number at the time. The comic Sie Djin Koei is the first local comic produced in the Chinese martial arts style. And became the inspiration for Indonesian martial arts style comics in the years that followed. Although the comic Sie Djin Koei is very famous, it has not been scholarly analyzed. This paper wants to discuss how Siauw Tik Kwei's strategy to create such a beautiful comic so that it becomes an icon for the generation of the 50s and after.

Key words: WayangPotehi (Potehi Puppet), CinaPeranakan (Chinese Blood), Mask Effect, Sie Djin Koei, Si JinKui, IndischeStaatsregeling, Yin Hua, PKI.

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