About ‘Watatita’

The ‘Watatita’ Name

If you are farmiliar with traditional Javanese leather puppets called ‘Wayang’, one of the character’s names is called Baladewa. He is a powerful king who rules the Kingdom of Mandura. Baladewa has a catchprase… it’s “Watatita!”. “Watatita” itself has no meaning, it’s similar to saying “Whoa” in English.

However in this project, Watatita” is the abbreviation of Wayang Tentang Tingkah Laku Kita“, which means “Wayang About Our Traits”

Concept of Watatita

I like laughing at myself, I like sarcasm and I like observing the situations around me. Watatita may seem a little sarcastic at times, however it is only the point of view of one person (which is my point of view). The wayang faces that I use in these comics indicates that I am drawing the Indonesian people. This blog is a way for me to express my thoughts and point of views about the Indonesian people (including myself!). Nevertheless, now that I’ve translated it into English, these comics can also relate to everybody across the Earth. I hope these comics can be useful for you 🙂 Enjoy.

About the Comic Artist

My name is Alexia Cahyaningtyas, or also known as KMAy. Pradaningtyas, and I am the founder of ‘Watatita’. I have a Fine Art (Drawing) Bachelor’s degree from RMIT University and a Masters Degree in Arts Management, also from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. I also dance the traditional Javanese style dances, and I also like photography. I am currently helping my father build a non-profit performing arts organisation (official to the Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat – The Solonese Royal Palace).

The comics and the writings in this blog are drawn and written by Alexia Cahyaningtyas and are not permitted for commercial use –  unless you have the founder’s permission.

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Watatita by Alexia Cahyaningtyas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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2 Responses to “About ‘Watatita’”

  1. Jim M. October 7, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    Just a fan letter! Love your cartoons.—Jim Manheim, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  2. Andreas Muraya November 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    hey, great job!
    you’re a talented comic artist!

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