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pianocello wrote a review Aug 2020
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,070 contributions330 helpful votes
Fun and informative for the whole family. My kids also loved this. My only grouse is that there is not enough content in the Japan section considering the amount of manga from Japan.
Date of experience: August 2020
JackGor wrote a review May 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
There's a lot of comics history along Asia from 1950 to 2010. Suitable for everyone from couples to family, from 3 to 60 years old. Thumb ups for the team!!
Date of experience: May 2019
Kai Ning wrote a review May 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I came in the museum due to KOMTAR Carnival with my family and cousin who just came back from Japan for 1 week holiday here. The museum has covered all the comics histories, the artists for 9 Asia countries and spent 2-3 hours here to study all the comics and histories properly!:) We love it because there are lighted boards of the geographical location for each country eg. we took photos in front of Hong Kong, China, Taiwan. We are very impressed by the China histories of comics especially. My cousin is impressed by the Japanese comics!!! A well recommended museum to those comics lovers and those who first time come to penang as tourists as it is must go place and first and only comic museum in Asia!!!!~:) Thumbs up:)…
Date of experience: May 2019
gti_56 wrote a review Jul 2018
Switzerland8 contributions3 helpful votes
If you're not really into comics and cartoons, don't pass this place up. I spent nearly 3 hours at the museum, utterly fascinated. The galleries show the history and development of comics from the first beginnings to the present in 9 Asian countries including Malaysia. It also includes political caricature and portrays artists and entrepreneurs, and shows how comics were used for educational and political purposes as well as political resistance and protest. It is an enlightening history lesson from a new angle, and in addition, it's fun. The wide range of drawing styles is amazing. Some pictures resemble surrealist and abstract paintings, some are intricate drawings. Seeing these works has disproved my prejudices about comics being merely a purely commercial craft. - The museum is impressive in its scope. To get the most out of it, read the narrative for each country and time period. It is shown in Malay, English, Tamil and a chinese language, and reserve 2-3 hours for a visit to be able to take in the pictures and the videos. The only downside: you feet will get tired from standing the entire time - there are no chairs or benches in the entire museum.…
Date of experience: July 2018
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PrestonGuild wrote a review Mar 2018
United Kingdom52,370 contributions2,557 helpful votes
A nice little museum, I just managed to get in with my son before it closed as they let the last people in. My son has become interested in manga and Asian comic styles. You will also find some western comic characters such as Batman. You can spend a diverting hour or two here.
Date of experience: July 2017