Tuesday the 11th saw the book launch of Bopha Battambang and the closing of Em Satya’s Meta-House exhibition.
Em Satya talked about his 17 year journey to publish ‘Bopha Battambang’ originally designed for publishing as a 3 part comic pamphlet in 1990, now formatted as a graphic novel by Our Books.
He answered a number of questions from a full house (standing room only) audience at Phnom Penh’s Meta-House, including many local artists.
Some photos of the Art Battle (below):
Teams One and Two had a mix of foreigners and Cambodians. The audience supplied the situation/scenario and the drawing adhered to a time limit.
First Challenge: An animal in an unusual situation: a water buffalo in a ‘lift’.
Challenge #2: A story suggested by the audience.
Team 1: The King who liked sweet cucumbers.
Team 2: The cow that got arrested.
The author judged the contestants, with the winner being Team One.
The evening concluded with with a book signing of ‘Bopha Battambang‘ and most of Em Satya’s remaining framed art was sold. English and French language versions will be available shortly.