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Sure, a good laugh (and a hearty meal) is the way to a girl’s heart but Kaz­imir Lee Iskan­dar’s comic and art­work aren’t just for fun. Kaz­imir, who has lived for al­most equal amounts of time in Malaysia, the United King­dom and the United States, re­cently grad­u­ated from Cen­ter for Car­toon Stud­ies in May. He has used his comics and works in the field of an­i­ma­tion to dis­cuss top­ics that aren't typ­i­cally high­lighted in the main­stream dis­course (es­pe­cially in Malaysia) — see two ex­am­ples below. You can read them at along with his other work. In­sight­ful and ed­u­ca­tional, this par­tic­u­lar comic has brought in­ter­na­tional at­ten­tion to the treat­ment that the LGBTQ com­mu­nity (the trans com­mu­nity, in par­tic­u­lar) has so far re­ceived in our coun­try. Kaz­imir has de­scribed this art­work as a “slow-boil psy­cho-sex­ual hor­ror story about a young man re-vis­it­ing his teenage fas­ci­na­tions”. Re­mem­ber when we said it's not all rain­bows and sun­shine? Ex­actly.

We like a man who’s good with his hands.

Kaz­imir also il­lus­trates al­bum cov­ers as well as TV show homages.

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