Cartoons

Engineer Cartoonists

Update : March 20, 2020

There may have been engineer/cartoonists before Saya U Khin Maung Phone Ko (C 64), Saya U Aung Myint (Pet 69), and U Myint Pe (M 72, Lu shwin daw Seik Kyee).

Phone Ko

  • Saya U Moe Aung (EE 63) mentioned that Saya U Khin Maung Phone Ko made his name in the media (e.g. Kye Mon Daily) with his “Vietnam” cartoons.
  • His signature “Phone Ko” emphasized the “Na Gyee” (Big Na).
  • He was a Patron of the RIT Cartoon Box.
  • He moved to Singapore.

Kyant Ba Hone

  • Saya U Aung Myint (Pet69) served as President of the RIT Cartoonists Association.
  • He was a Patron of the RIT Cartoon Box.
  • He was called “Delta Tun Shein” for his likeness to Saya U Tun Shein (Mathematics).
  • Two of his early cartoons were about “Kar Ku La Thin Char” (Calculus) and the now obsolete “Slide Rule”.

    “Ah Ba, Kar Ku La Thin Char is fascinating. If you differentiate a Lada, you get a Sargalay. If you integrate a Sargalay, you get a Lada.”

    “Lu Galay, Throw away your slide rule. You cannot add or subtract two numbers with it.”

U Myint Pe and Cartoon Box Contributors

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  • Under the patronage of Saya U Khin Maung Phone Ko and Saya U Aung Myint, U Myint Pe implemented the RIT Cartoon Box using an old telephone kiosk for posting (weekly) RIT-related cartoons.
  • The organizers of “Cartoon Box” spanning several years finally had a Grand Union prior to SPZP-2012. Most met face to face for the first time. They compiled selected cartoons from the RIT publications (Set Hmu Thadin Zin, Annual Magazines, Sar Saungs) for a book to commemorate SPZP-2012 and to re-display the Cartoon Box. Many (if not all) manned the booth at SPZP-2012 and autographed the cartoon books.
  • The cartoonists distributed cartoon pamphlets at SPZP-2016.
  • Aw Pi Kyeh (Mann Bei) served as Secretary of the RIT Cartoonists Association. He later headed the Myanmar Cartoonists Association.
  • Saya U Thiha Latt was one of the last “Cartoon Box” organizers. He also helped with the design/type setting of “History of University Engineering Education in Burma/Myanmar”, “Swel Daw Yeik Magazine”, and “RIT Cartoon Collection”.
  • There may be more junior RIT/YIT/YTU cartoonists.
    Maung Yit (Maung Maung Win, Moe Ma Ka) is one of them.

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