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.
In Pursat, artist Prum Vannak is hard at work on an autobiographical tale of his life away from home, trapped as illegal labor on a fishing ship. Labor trafficking is a huge concern for Cambodia, and we’re hoping his tale gets attention inside Cambodia as well as out to the world at large.
Vannak’s artwork will also feature in a presentation at TechCamp Phnom Penh, happening later this month. Stay tuned for more from this prolific artist.
Artist profile page: http://siewphewyeung.org.kh/artists/prum-vannak/
Surprise visit from Tomoko Okada of the Tokyo University for Foreign Studies!
Dr. Okada is a tireless teacher and an enthusiast for Khmer culture in Japan.
We caught up on comics drawn by Japanese artists (mangaka) in Cambodia, comics drawn about Cambodia, and issues pertaining to the indigenization of manga.
We were also honored this Monday to spend nearly two hours recording an interview with prolific artist Hul Sophon.
As one of the two last (known) surviving comics artists from the pre-revolutionary era, he had lots to share about literature both past and present.
While his covers are omnipresent at Cambodian bookshops, his relatively small number of comics were less lucky.
You can see his most recent work on novel covers, and childrens’ story books at Banteay Srei bookshop in Phnom Penh.
When we’re not doing comics, we often marshal Our Books resources to assist in illustration, graphic design and layout.
A Cambodian Guide to Defending Land and Housing Rights
Simple resources for a growing topic of concern in Cambodia.
We’re pleased to say the manual has hit the presses, with the help of the Centre for Housing Rights and Evictions. More news to follow. You can see a selection of illustrations here, or just click on the picture.