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Comics Research – Laos

i Apr 8, 2017 Comments Off by

At the behest of researcher friends, Our Books is looking into the number and availability of comics in Laos.  The number of titles is small and many are didactic ‘issue’ oriented comics.

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Stay tuned, more to come!

Open Data Day, 2017

i Mar 4, 2017 Comments Off by

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24 Hour Comics Drawing Day, October 3, 2015

i Sep 29, 2015 Comments Off by

24 Hour Day Oct 03

Our Books will join the Global 24 Hour Comics Drawing day this October 3rd, based at the Our Books Office, from 8am to 8pm.

Participants will be featured in an exhibition at Rik Reay Gallery and have their art shared online.

Pens, pencils, paper and art tools will be on hand as well as as artists to advise new creators.

As in keeping with prior years, busy artists are invited to contribute one page as a ‘Cambodian Variation’. Not everyone has the time to draw all day!

For those of you who wish to complete a full 24 pages, Java Cafe will be serving up hot coffee, and assisting with exhibition results.

Join us to draw, sketch, laugh and catch up this Saturday!

Our Books Office:

#48, Street 63, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I, Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Phone (Landline) 023 99 07 06 (Mobile) 010565678

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Khmer New Year Exhibition 2015

i Mar 30, 2015 Comments Off by

 

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Cambodia is a fortunate country in that it celebrates New Year Day three times – for International New Year, Chinese New Year, and Khmer New Year.

Khmer New Year is primarily a cultural event and has many games and customs associated with it. Here, a selection of local Cambodian artists share their favorite reflections of the season. The creators include Kong Monirath, Hong Bora, Chan Pisey, Moeu Diyadaravuth, Try Samphos, Sao Sreymao, Tek Tevinn, Ly Karim, and Phal Poursith.
You can see the exhibition at Rik Reay Gallery (69c, Street 178, Phnom Penh, Cambodia), from March 30th to April 27th.

Barcamp Kampot Comic Jam Session

i Mar 19, 2015 Comments Off by

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(Session is in Khmer language / some English)

It’s time to draw! No experience necessary, let’s collaborate!
Join comic artists John Weeks and Sao Sreymao as we ‘jam’ to develop a short comic together with short sketch exercises!

New artists and amateurs are encouraged, all are welcome. The results will be compiled as an online comic.

About the Speakers: John Weeks is the Managing Editor of local nonprofit Our Books, cultivating the art form of comics in Cambodia. He has taught comics workshops at numerous tech, IT and youth gatherings.

Sao Sreymao is a Cambodian comics artist from Battambang who has published numerous Khmer language comics. She works as a commercial comics artist, creates educational comics as well as her own personal work, and has been exhibited as a professional creator.

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វាគ្មិន៖ លោក ចន វីកស៍ និងកញ្ញា សៅ ស្រីម៉ៅ

ប្រធានបទ៖ គំនូររហ័សសេរី បាខេមកំពត

ដល់ពេលត្រូវគូររូបហើយ!​​​ គ្មានបទពិសោធន៍មិនសំខាន់​ តោះនាំគ្នាគូរទាំងអស់គ្នា!

ចូលរួមជាមួយវិចិត្រករគំនូររឿងរូបភាព លោកចន វីកស៍​ និង​ កញ្ញាសៅ ស្រីម៉ៅ​ ដោយគ្រាន់តែបង្កើត

នូវរឿងរូបភាពខ្លីៗជាមួយគ្នា​ ដោយការគូររូបព្រាងខ្លីៗប៉ុណ្ណោះ។

វិចិត្រករថ្មី​ និងអ្នកដែលមានចំនូលចិត្តខាងគំនូរគឺត្រូវបានលើកទឹកចិត្ត សូមស្វាគមន៍ទាំងអស់គ្នា!

ស្នាដៃទំាងអស់នឹងត្រូវបានយកមកចងក្រងជាគំនូររឿងរូបភាពលើអនឡាញ។

សូមណែនាំវាគ្មិន​ លោក ចន វីកស៍ គឺជានាយកផ្នែកបោះពុម្ពផ្សាយនៃអង្គការមិនស្វែងរកប្រាក់

ចំណេញក្នុងស្រុកមួយគឺ អង្គការ សៀវភៅយើង ដែលបាននឹងកំពុងផ្តួចផ្តើមអោយមានទម្រង់សិល្បៈ

នៃគំនូររឿងរូបភាពក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។​ គាត់បានបង្រៀនអំពីគំនូររឿងរូបភាពក្នុងសិក្ខាសាលា ដែល

ទាក់ទងជាមួយបច្ចេកវិជ្ជា និង​​យុវជនជាច្រើន។

កញ្ញាសៅ ស្រីម៉ៅ គឺជាវិចិត្រករគំនូររឿងរូបភាពមកពីខេត្តបាត់ដំបងដែលបាន និងកំពុងបោះពុម្ព

ផ្សាយនូវគំនូររឿងរូបភាពជាភាសារខ្មែរយ៉ាងច្រើន។ នាងគឺជាវិចិត្រករ ឯករាជ្យ​ ដែលបានបង្កើតគំនូរ

រឿងរូបភាពផ្នែកអប់រំ​​ ហើយត្រូវបានធ្វើការតាំងពិពណ៌ជាស្នាដៃដែលលក្ខណៈច្នៃប្រឌិត និងអាជីព។

Open Data Day, 2015

i Feb 21, 2015 Comments Off by

Our Books was pleased to catch up with friends new and old at this year’s ‘Open Data Day’ (Feb 21), held at Development Innovations.
https://www.facebook.com/events/854453584612339/

Thanks to OpenDevCam & OKFN for setting up the event! A few sketchnotes from Moeu ‘Vuth’ Diyadaravuth are below:

Sketch Notes:

Sketch Notes

Open Development Cambodia:

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Open Government Partnership:
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Sketchnotes at Rik Reay Gallery

i Feb 17, 2015 Comments Off by

If you know Our Books, you’ve probably seen our team ‘Sketchnoting’ various meetings and conferences.

From Monday 16 to Friday 27 February, check out our exhibition of BarCamp 2014 Sketchnotes at Rik Reay Gallery! (English and Khmer).
(Street 178, daily from 6am to 12 noon: #69c, Street 178, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.)

Uth Roeun’s ‘Torn Chey’ Featured in Laura Mam’s ‘Yosop Yulsong’

i Jan 27, 2015 Comments Off by

If you’re familiar with Khmer music, you’ve probably heard of Laura Mam. And if you’re familiar with Khmer comics, you’ll probably be familiar with the classic artist Uth Roeun.  (If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat.)

 

Also, now on YouTube: http://youtu.be/OX879Tpxiqw

Please check out this mix of old and new!

Applications Open – Assistant Project Manager

i Jan 13, 2015 Comments Off by
OB LogoOur Books Cambodia welcomes applications for an Assistant Project Manager.
The Assistant Project Manager will work on a full time basis (40 hours a week, Monday through Friday) to manage Our Books Projects. The coordinator will report to the Managing Editor, Project Manager, and other staff and freelancers as needed.
Duties:
  1. Assist management of Our Books efforts including exhibitions, teaching, research, and archiving of Cambodian comics.
  2. Assist with ‘Our Books Illustration and Design’ social enterprise work.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Cambodian National
  • Strong basic bookkeeping skills (Quickbooks, Excel) and a knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong skills in spoken and written English, (French a plus)
  • Degree in Business Administration or Management preferred
  • 1-2 years previous work in administration/finance
  • Ability to type Khmer Unicode
  • Knowledge and interest in Khmer literature a plus
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work with a team, good interpersonal skills
Applicants are invited to send their CV and cover letter to our office using the contact details below.
Applicants who send large attachments be disqualified.
Applications will conclude Friday 13 February, 5:00 PM.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Email: job@siewphewyeung.org.kh
Phone: 017 626 207 / 023 223 242
www.OurBooksCambodia.org

24 Hour Comics Day 2014

i Oct 4, 2014 Comments Off by

24 Hour Comics Day was held at Java Café on October 3rd, from 8am ’til the nether regions of the night.

24 Hour Comics Drawing Day 2015

 

 

Some photos and comics, to be exhibited at Rik Reay gallery in the future.

Kong Monirath

 

Chan Pisey

My Dream My World

For the curious, check our Flickr Photo Set.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/105320485@N05/sets/72157648026478999/