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Koko Hendri Lubis, born in Medan, North Sumatra, is a translator and a researcher on the subjects of pop culture and North Sumatra oral traditions. As the author of several books, in 2017, he was selected by the National Book Committee of the Ministry of Education and Culture to participate in a writers’ residency program in the Netherlands. The founder of Pondok Komik dan Roman, a forum for discussion and historical research, Koko is currently working on a biography of Zam Nuldyn, the comic artist, and writing a novel set in his home city of Medan during the colonial times.