Editors John Lent and Xu Ying recently toured Southeast Asia, and wasted no time in tracking down local comic artists. Their time in Cambodia saw them visit Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
After meeting with creators and academics, it looks like some plans are in motion to develop a ‘symposium’ of Cambodia comics articles in an upcoming issue of the Journal.
(Above, left to right: academic John Lent, artists Moeu ‘Vuth’ Diyadaravuth, Chan Pisey, Nhek Sophaleap, Prom Vorleak, Try Samphos, translator Soeun Klo.)
Journal staff also met classic comics artist Uth Roeun, and comic chronicler John Marston.
We will keep you posted as papers and plans develop!
International Journal of Comic Art: http://www.ijoca.com
below: Im Sokha in our Archives.
Today, tomorrow and Saturday you’ll find Our Books at Lire en Fete book festival at the French Cultural Centre.
There we will have an overview of our archiving program, share audio and video clips of current projects, preview our new graphic novel (in Khmer, French and English) by Em Satya.
Channa has been scanning historic Khmer comics day in, day out.
These fragile stories (from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s) will be archived for posterity, and we are uncovering more every day.
Well, after six months a ‘care package’ of Top Shelf comics arrived from Portland Oregon!
Thanks Brett! Thanks Chris!
Why it took so long going through the postal service is a mystery.
Maybe someone was busy reading the books before it got to us?
We’re going to need to find a place for these and other comics for our archiving program! All in due time.