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ComicKaze Cambodia 2009

i Jun 7, 2009 Comments Off by

ComicKaze Cambodia 2009 took place with a live video feed at ‘The Living Room’ this Saturday.

Thanks to all our overseas friends who encouraged us and said hello! Cheers to ComicsLifestyle.com for hosting & PulpFaction.net for facilitating this year’s challenge!

Here are some of the results below. (Click to enlarge)

Comickaze Cambodia

Tuy Chanthoeurn

Comickaze Cambodia

Chan Pisey

Comickaze Cambodia

Peou Ty

Introduce Yourself: Tek Tevin

Tek Tevin

Comickaze Cambodia

Kong Monirath

ComicKaze Cambodia

John Weeks

Moeu Diyadaravuth

Moeu Diyadaravuth

Try Samphos Comic

Try Samphos

In addition to drawing some one page / one artist / one hour  comics, we also conducted two impromptu workshops for children from Aziza school. Ranging from grade school to high school age, this was unexpected and a lot of fun. (Below: Moeu Diyadaravuth and Chan Pisey)
Impromptu Teaching Session 012 small

Impromptu Teaching Session 002 small
(Pictures courtesy Amanda Mithers.)

Australian participants are at: http://tinyurl.com/qkflgq

More: http://www.comicslifestyle.com/group/comikaze2009

Cambodia raw scans and pix at http://www.flickr.com/photos/comicslifestyle/tags/comickazecambodia/

Phnom Penh Post – Cambodian Comic Challenge

Watch this page, more to follow as photos and emails trickle in!

We are in the process of sorting the art that emerged from workshops and creators to share on the walls of  ‘Living Room Café. Come by Monday for a look!

ComicKaze Cambodia Press Release

i Jun 5, 2009 2 Comments by

Every Queen’s Birthday Weekend (6th – 8th of June), Australia’s brave cartoonists undertake ‘ComicKaze’ – an endeavor to draw 24 pages in 24 hours. http://www.ozcomics24.com

This Saturday, Cambodian comic artists will be lending creative support to their Aussie friends via a live web link from 8am to 8pm. Sunday morning will see new artwork posted from this Cambodian – Australian collaboration!

Art supplies and local technical support will be provided by Our Books, Cambodia’s comic art nonprofit, and web linkage will be hosted by ComicsLifestyle.com with the help of Café Living Room.

The 24 Hour Comic is a ‘free drawing’ session designed to unlock creativity. Our Books has been developing to gradually introduce Cambodian artists to this unique exercise and the global comics community.


Artists are welcome to attempt the full 24 hours. Since this is a big task, we are offering a ‘Cambodian Variation’: a one page in one hour ‘Introduce Yourself’ comic, so Australian and Cambodian artists can get to know each other.

Soeung Makara: 12 Noon

We will have a scanner on hand for sharing comics and jam strips. Final efforts will be displayed at Café Living Room this coming month, and compiled into a small publication for Australia’s National Young Writer’s Festival.

Come by and see artists in action! Lend your enthusiasm to comic artists going the distance! Come by, log in and see them live, or check out the final art as we post it up on Sunday!

Event Time: 8am – 8pm Saturday June 6 2009.
Event Location: Living Room Café
#9, Street 306, Boeng Keng Kang 1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 (0)12 526 840 (John, Our Books)
+855 (0)92 948 005 (Rhianna, Café Living Room)
+855 (0)23 726 139 (Café Living Room)

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