Grab, with the support of Maple Comics, is introducing a comic book titled Driving Malaysia, loosely inspired by stories shared by drivers and highlights works of local artistic talent.
The comic book is a collection of nine stories from Grab drivers, illustrated by some of Malaysia’s up-and-coming cartoonists such as Azwanjjai, Michelle Lee, Max Loh and Pokcik Fingernailz.
“This book pays homage to the hundreds of thousands of Grab drivers, not just in Malaysia but also in other countries for their tireless service in serving our passengers.
“In addition, this is also our opportunity to showcase Malaysian creativity as well as share the stories of our drivers,” said Grab Malaysia country manager Jaygan Fu.
He said the stories are selected based on what represents Malaysian culture, and some of the ups and downs of drivers’ experiences that really stood out.
Fu added the book is the first step for Grab’s long term commitment through its “Ride the Arts” Programme to promote local art by being a conduit for local artists to share their work with the public.
In conjunction with the launch of the book, the company is kicking off the campaign which is being held now until December 18.
Throughout the campaign period, Grab is introducing four specially wrapped ComiCars based on some of the drawings in Driving Malaysia for passengers to ride in.
The first 200 passengers to ride in the ComiCar when they book a GrabCar via the app will receive a free copy of Driving Malaysia.
In addition to that, Grab is also giving away 500 copies of the comic book at Comic Fiesta 2016 which is taking place in PWTC over the weekend, on December 17 and 18.
To get your hands on the book, just follow these steps:
Step 1: Just book a Grab ride (taxi or GrabCar, paid via cash or card)
Step 2: Visit the Grab Booth
Step 3: Present your ride details
As part of the fanfare at the Comic Fiesta, Grab will also have a car on-site which will be decorated by drawings by some of the Driving Malaysia comic artists.
The comic will be available for RM20 in selected bookshops like Kinokuniya, MPH, Times, Borders, Silverfish Books, Kedai Fixi, Kedai Lejen, Kedai Buku 1Malaysia as well as on the Maple Comics website.