Interviewing Peter van Dongen, creator of graphic novel “Rampokan Jawa” after a session at Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2015, while he was drawing my friend Dina’s face. The award-winning novel has been translated into several languages, and he is currently making another novel about Indonesia. Rampokan was based on his mother’s story when she grew up in Indonesia. A lot of the settings take place in 1940s. “What’s your fave city or town in Indonesia?” I asked. “I always have a feeling for Jakarta,” he said, while continuing his doodling and looking up once awhile to maintain eye contact with me. Hope to see you again in near future, Peter, either in Bali or Jakarta. #uwrf15 #ubud #bali – at Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

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