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International Journal of Comic Art Staff Visit Cambodia

i Jun 28, 2010 Comments Off by

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.

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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

Cambodian Comics on the Map

i May 30, 2008 Comments Off by

…becoming visible slowly but surely. Lambiek Comiclopedia cribs some notes from Our Books, including -
Uth Roeun / Im Sokha / Em Satya !

below: Im Sokha in our Archives.

Khmer Comics Galore

i Feb 16, 2008 Comments Off by

Siem Reap Exhibition & New (old) comics!

  • And graphic designer Channa is holding comics lent to Our Books from a generous private collector. These comics are mainly from the 1980s era and even reprint some pre-revolutionary stories! We have about 150 stories to scan, digitally clean and sort for archiving.
  • We’d also like to thank a few overseas weblogs for namechecking us:

http://www.asianamericangiving.com

http://blog.newsarama.com/2008/02/11/cool-things-to-bookmark-em-satya/ 

and

http://uncivilsociety.org/2008/02/cambodian-comic-book-nonprofit.html

Thanks all!

Lire en Fete Cambodge

i Oct 18, 2007 Comments Off by

Today, tomorrow and Saturday you’ll find Our Books at Lire en Fete book festival at the French Cultural Centre.
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Lire en Fete
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.
Tags:comics,literature,exposition,cambodia,khmer

Archiving Program

i Dec 5, 2006 1 Comment by

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.

Comics with Care

i Sep 18, 2006 Comments Off by

Well, after six months a ‘care package’ of Top Shelf comics arrived from Portland Oregon!

Thanks Brett! Thanks Chris!

Above: Artist Soeung Makara (holding ‘Owly’), Lim Santepheap, Sim Sisuvathara, John Weeks.

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.

Superfast sketch artist, Moeu Diyadaravuth, and Photoshop whiz, Samphos, try to check out the goodies.