CIAYO Comics participates in ASIAN PARA GAMES 2018 with 'Jendi'

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 11, 2018 — (PRNewswire) — A digital comic platform from Indonesia, CIAYO Comics, shows their contribution to Asian Para Games 2018 with its special Asian Para Games comic starring Jendi Pangabean, one of Indonesia's excelling para-athletes. The comic titled "Jendi" was released on 30 August 2018 successfully gained positive responses from INAPGOC (Indonesia Asian Para Games 2018 Organizing Committee) and its readers. The Asian Para Games 2018 itself is currently held from  6 to 13 October 2018 in Jakarta.

Jendi's comic from CIAYO Comics supports ASIAN PARA GAMES 2018

CIAYO Comics deems Jendi's story as an athlete with a disability as a fascinating one that inspires people. Jendi lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident at the age of twelve. His physical disability didn't stop him to win five gold medals in ASEAN Para Games 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His uplifting story is adapted into a comic written by Fahmi Hamka and Tony Hanggoro from CIAYO Comics. The comic tells the story of Jendi struggling with his loss with a dash of light humor to enlighten the mood. In the comic, Jendi has a nickname "The Eel", referring to the fish's ability to survive in the worst living environment. The comic is illustrated by DS Studio, a national award-winning studio that has gained many achievements in the comic industry, including first prize in Grandprix Winner Zenon Silent Manga International Competition.

With this biographical comic series, Jendi hopes that his story can be an inspiration to many people. "In life, everything must go through a process. Everyone has their own way of life. Hopefully this comic can bring positivity for people [to get through that process in their life]," he said.

Other than inspiring people with comics, CIAYO Comics also provides a platform for aspiring comic artists to share their ideas and inspirations with CIAYO Class program. CIAYO Class serves as a program for beginner comic artists to develop and improve their skills and work quality and get the chance to have their work published on CIAYO Comics. This program is expected to encourage more budding talents in the comic industry to inspire and grow the potential of comic artist as a beneficial career and become a valuable asset for the nation.

"We are giving our full support to encourage young people to create. With CIAYO Class, we are certain to inspire many young creators, specifically in the comic industry," said Khrisnawan Adhie, Head of Business Development of CIAYO Corp. "More creators means more assets for the country. This is a huge investment for Indonesia's creative industry," he added.


CIAYO Corp started an intellectual property development business with digital comic application CIAYO Comics in 2016. CIAYO Comics became the first national digital comic platform in Indonesia. CIAYO Corp also runs a game development studio, CIAYO Games under its umbrella, and collaborating with prominent animation studio and game studio, respectively Kumata Studio and Agate Studio. CIAYO Games launched the mobile arcade game "CHIPS: Monster Tap!" which was nominated in Indonesia Game Contest by Google Play and The Best Mobile Game of The Year by Popcon Asia 2017. Operating as a media, CIAYO Corp runs CIAYO Blog to publish contemporary pop culture issues that reaches more than 100.000 readers every month.

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