01 Oct '11, 6am

Hijab-donning characters in manga

(THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - While some would associate anime and manga - the Japanese take on cartoons - with short skirts and flowing, multi-coloured hair, the spread of the art to various countries has given birth to a flow of hijab-donning doe-eyed characters. These characters are easily found in various bookstores in Jakarta. Illustrations drawn in manga style decorate the covers of Islamic books and fiction that convey religious messages or that have characters that are depicted as Muslims. Studio Siput, a small art studio comprising three workers, has experience providing illustrations for Islamic books. Their latest works are the illustrations for a series of children's books called Princess Jihan. The princess on the covers of the books wears a crown and a flowing dress, but unlike several princesses already familiar to children, she does not bare her ha...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/ANN/Story/STISto...

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