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
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.
(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
វិចិត្រករថ្មី និងអ្នកដែលមានចំនូលចិត្តខាងគំនូរគឺត្រូវបានលើកទឹកចិត្ត សូមស្វាគមន៍ទាំងអស់គ្នា!
សូមណែនាំវាគ្មិន លោក ចន វីកស៍ គឺជានាយកផ្នែកបោះពុម្ពផ្សាយនៃអង្គការមិនស្វែងរកប្រាក់
ចំណេញក្នុងស្រុកមួយគឺ អង្គការ សៀវភៅយើង ដែលបាននឹងកំពុងផ្តួចផ្តើមអោយមានទម្រង់សិល្បៈ
នៃគំនូររឿងរូបភាពក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។ គាត់បានបង្រៀនអំពីគំនូររឿងរូបភាពក្នុងសិក្ខាសាលា ដែល
កញ្ញាសៅ ស្រីម៉ៅ គឺជាវិចិត្រករគំនូររឿងរូបភាពមកពីខេត្តបាត់ដំបងដែលបាន និងកំពុងបោះពុម្ព
ផ្សាយនូវគំនូររឿងរូបភាពជាភាសារខ្មែរយ៉ាងច្រើន។ នាងគឺជាវិចិត្រករ ឯករាជ្យ ដែលបានបង្កើតគំនូរ
រឿងរូបភាពផ្នែកអប់រំ ហើយត្រូវបានធ្វើការតាំងពិពណ៌ជាស្នាដៃដែលលក្ខណៈច្នៃប្រឌិត និងអាជីព។
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!
We are welcoming feedback on our ‘Open Source’ comic now in English, German, Khmer, Lao, Thai & Vietnamese.
Online at http://open-comics.net
What will YOUR resolution be?
In Cambodia, we like New Years’ Day so much that we celebrate it three times.
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.)
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.
For now, here are some pictures and pages to pique your interest.
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.
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.