Penang-born cartoonist Azmi Hussin captures the pandemic stories of Penangites the way he knows best – through comics! Tanjong Life: The New Norm follows the funny adventures of Joe G – Azmi’s buck-toothed, true-blue Penangite character – as he explores the amusing and the not-so-amusing sides of the new normal, highlighting everything from getting caught up in the Dalgona coffee craze to getting his body temperature checked before riding a trishaw, watching performing arts online and finding out what improperly disposed face masks can do. Sure, the pandemic is tough on all of us, but Joe G has undoubtedly found hilarious ways to live life to the fullest in Penang’s new normal!
Tanjong Life: The New Norm is the second publication of George Town Festival. It will be launched and available for purchase in stores and online in May 2021. The book’s publication will be followed by a sharing session and comics workshop, scheduled to be held alongside George Town Festival 2021 in July this year.