Who does not know Mr. Prince in a series of puppet film Si Unyil?
He was the Drs. Suyadi. Behind the black Beskap, blangkon and thick mustache, who was born in Puger Suyadi, Jember 28 November 1932 it is a true storyteller.
In 1980 and 1991, the seventh child of nine siblings have been involved directly in the series Si Unyil. Tangannyalah puppet characters from the concept of a story written Kurnain Suhardiman was legendary to this day. In its heyday, the series Si Unyil has reached more than 603 puppet film series, and became friends in the audience throughout the archipelago every Sunday morning.
Suyadi completing his studies at Faculty of Fine Arts ITB Bandung (1952-1960) and then continue studying animation in France (1961-1963). Since he was a student Suyadi already produces a number of works in the form of illustrated children's book and animated short films. Suyadi privilege not only to illustrate, but also has the ability to write his own story. Even in old age now, Suyadi still work. "Every day is always doodle ..." joked one day.
Along with four loyal cat, now he spends rest of his life without knowing the word holiday. He is still doing voice-overs for the latest in the series Si Unyil a private television station, sometimes still ditanggap storytelling in a number of events, completing a painting, and writing children's books. And who had just passed a man who will turn 77 years old on 28 November 2009 it became a model music clip of a group of young people, Nine Band.
Dijerang encoknya sense of pain that often recur, Suyadi said, "When the clock turned back, I want to remain a Suyadi. But Wish Suyadi to work better, Suyadi could do more for children's world, Suyadi who have better financial condition ... "he said jokingly.
Seeing a Suyadi gait as a versatile artist could mean a trip back to record as a creative process:
Suyadi as one of the creators of puppet film Si Unyil
Suyadi as an artist painting that has produced dozens of paintings, figurative, narrative style.
Suyadi as a writer of books as well as a book illustrator.
Suyadi as a storyteller with a distinctive style with dolls and drawing.
Suyadi as an artist Javanese mampunyai attention on the art of dance, gamelan, gamelan, and become a puppeteer.
Suyadi as one of the most influential figures of the early history of animation in Indonesia.
Suyadi as a teacher, both as an academic teacher in the art of illustration art at his alma mater, ITB Bandung, special education IKJ animation in Jakarta and as a speaker at the workshop and animated tales on special events.
Dedication to the culture of Indonesia, in this Javanese cultural creative record that should be preserved in the life of a travel book Suyadi.
Suyadi noted that the overall life of his life dedicated to children. As a lover of children he devoted his creation in the form of fairy tales, books, and paintings for the children of Indonesia.
Dozens of children's book of his work circulating since the '70s, even today. A number of awards in the field of perbukuan has he achieved. And by 2008 he still produced children's book titled Petruk So the King (The Lovers of Children's Books, 2008).
Suyadi own life like a fairy tale. Creative journey up and down the split in several plots. Perhaps because he himself as a master storyteller, he was living it with sincerity. As a storyteller, a hallmark Suyadi storytelling, drawing. Arguably, he was the first storyteller in Indonesia, or even in Asia, which tells the story of a fairy tale with a draw.
As a painter, Suyadi has produced dozens of themed children's work and the world of puppets and figurative-narrative style leather.
One thing that is inherent in him until now is the figure of "Mr. Prince". Mustachioed figure with blangkon it was none other than one of the characters in the series Si Unyil.
There is no fictional character who was so loved and lived for decades as Unyil. In addition to being an art director, Suyadi create puppet model and include a number of new characters like Mr. Prince, Mr. Ogah, Bu Bariah and so forth. Besides writer Kurnain Suhardiman, Suyadi presence in the series Si Unyil as giving "life" so Unyil and his friends are still alive and loved today. *
Drs. Suyadi can be reached at chusnato.sastra [at] gmail.com
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