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Open Data Day, 2017

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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



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



(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.


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!


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។

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!

Open Comics – Open Source [Khmer Version]

i Jun 30, 2014 Comments Off by

We are welcoming feedback on our ‘Open Source’ comic now in English, German, Khmer, Lao, Thai & Vietnamese.

Online at http://open-comics.net


2014: My New Years’ Resolution

i Jan 1, 2014 Comments Off by
It’s not a strict habit in Cambodia to make ‘resolutions’ for the coming year.
But it is definitely a time for reflection and review.
Sao Sreymao
(above: Sao Sreymao)
At Rik Reay Gallery, we asked contemporary Khmer comic artists to present NEW thoughts, resoutions, reflections, and aspirations.
Art includes works by Tek Tevin, Sin Yang Pirom, Sao Sreymao, Moeu Diyadaravuth, Chan Pisey, Kong Monirath, Peou Ty, Prum Vannak,  and Pal Poursith, with colors by Kim Phally.  You can also see the entire set as a feature on Khmer Connection.
Our Books wishes you and yours the very best for a Happy New Year!

What will YOUR resolution be?

Happy New Year 2014 From Our Books!

i Dec 31, 2013 Comments Off by

In Cambodia, we like New Years’ Day so much that we celebrate it three times.

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Best wishes from the Our Books team to you and yours.  ‘Stay tuned’ for a special New Year Exhibition!

(Drawing by ‘Vuth’, color/animation by Kim Phally.)

24 Hour Comics Drawing Day 2013: The Biggest Yet

i Oct 3, 2013 1 Comment by

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In addition to celebrating 5 years of ‘24 Hour Comics‘ with our ‘Strip All Night‘ exhibition at Java Cafe,
Our Books and friends dived into year six on Saturday the 28th.

We produced in excess of sixty pages, and had our biggest turnout yet of both professionals and amateurs.
We would like to thank our ‘artist guides’ Sao Sreymao and Moeu ‘Vuth’ Diyadaravuth for assisting the Our Books team in orienting participants and encouraging newcomers.

Many elected to do the ‘Cambodian Variation’ of ‘One Hour / One Comic’ but stuck around for a little more.

Due to Cambodia’s Pchum Ben holiday our event was held one week early. To encourage other participants during this global event, Our Books will be Facebooking and Twittering art and photos this coming Saturday October 05.

Stay tuned for selections from 2013’s offerings on Java Cafe‘s walls, and also at Rik Reay gallery / noodle shop!

For now, here are some pictures and pages to pique your interest.

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Photo Set http://goo.gl/uaagfr
Comic Pages http://goo.gl/cnvWN1
Blog Coverage: 24-Hour Comics Day Again!
24 Hour comics networking site: http://www.24hourcomicsday.com

Angkor Impressions

i Sep 12, 2013 Comments Off by


Our Books is pleased to be exhibiting new material by comic artist Cliodhna Ztoical at Rik Reay Gallery / noodle shop from September 13 to 27.

A cartoonist and animator of Irish origin, ztoical_background_blogMs. Cliodhna works in the field of commercial illustration, comics and animation. She has worked in Ireland, the UK and New York.

She studied animation at Ballyfermot College in Dublin and comics at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

“Ztoical’s Comic Adventure 2013” brought her to Cambodia, where her sketches of Angkor Wat were drawn.

For more art and information, check out her web site, Ztoical.com.