A huge loss to the Thai comic scene, Wattana “Uncle Wat” Petchsuwan died peacefully at 90 yesterday.
The leading cartoonist was a major contributor to the Thai cartoon industry, creating countless comedic comic strips for more than 60 years.
In 1961, Wattana began his career publishing his first comic strip, “Baby”, for Banlue Publishing’s family comics segment. His unique sense of humor and ability to draw relatable references from day-to-day life helped him gain huge popularity among younger readers.
For the last six decades, Wattana designed cover pages for Thai comic magazine “Kai Hua Ror” (Humor Business), and his works are also featured in the columns for Khaosod and Matichon Weekly.