Proceedings of the 1st Seminar and Workshop on Research Design, for Education, Social Science, Arts, and Humanities, SEWORD FRESSH 2019, April 27 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Communicating Islam Nusantara through Comic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.27-4-2019.2286789,
        author={Alfiandi  Eka and Setyo  Budi and Lulu  Purwaningrum},
        title={Communicating Islam Nusantara through Comic},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Seminar and Workshop on Research Design, for Education, Social Science, Arts, and Humanities, SEWORD FRESSH 2019, April 27 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SEWORD FRESSH},
        year={2019},
        month={9},
        keywords={comics islam nusantara indonesia cool medium communication},
        doi={10.4108/eai.27-4-2019.2286789}
    }
    
  • Alfiandi Eka
    Setyo Budi
    Lulu Purwaningrum
    Year: 2019
    Communicating Islam Nusantara through Comic
    SEWORD FRESSH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.27-4-2019.2286789
Alfiandi Eka1,*, Setyo Budi1, Lulu Purwaningrum1
  • 1: Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta. Indonesia
*Contact email: s011808001@uns.ac.id

Abstract

The presence of a discourse inIslam Nusantara has triggered some polemics among Indonesian Muslims. Pros and cons have been present to address the discourse. Public-sharing has been carried out through various media to provide the right understanding of Islam Nusantara, including popular medium such as comics.The aim of this studywas to explain how a comic provides an understanding of the Islam Nusantaraconcept. Itused descriptive qualitative research method. The data were collected using literature review and interviews. The results of this study revealed that the IslamNusantaraconcept by using comics are conveyed through the narratives, illustrations (characters and symbols) made for representing the ideas, as well as the existing dialogues.The characters represent the two faces of Islam in Indonesia with the opposite model of da’wah. Some of the icons and symbols presented in the comics show the da’wah model of Islam Nusantara that can be acculturated with local cultures. Based on the analysis, it confirms that comics can be used as one of an interesting mediumto conveythe related issues. Comics, as a medium of communication, can target all communities, especially the young generation and effectively deliver messages in fun and easierway to understand.