September 13 and 14th the Our Books team attended Barcamp Phnom Penh, with ‘sketchnote’ artists Vuth, Kong Monirath, Prum Vannnak and Sao Sreymao!
Coming soon to Rik Reay gallery! More: https://www.flickr.com/photos/105320485@N05/sets/72157647712504576/
We are welcoming feedback on our ‘Open Source’ comic now in English, German, Khmer, Lao, Thai & Vietnamese.
Online at http://open-comics.net
Can you spot your picture / talk? All drawings are free for use, under Creative Commons 4.0 license. Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/105320485@N05/sets/72157642936360465/
A small selection of these will be on display at ‘Rik Reay’ gallery in Phnom Penh, from March 31 to April 19th.
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.)
Our Books works to cultivate Cambodian comic art and share it with the world.
At the end of the year we send out a ‘holiday card’ to many of our local and overseas friends. We take note of the Western holidays, and add a little local flavor. You can see a collection of our many illustrations from prior years at Rik Reay Noodle Shop / Gallery through the end of the year. (Street 178, daily from 6am to 12 noon: #69c, Street 178, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.)
We wish you and yours the best this holiday season.
Ilustrator and cartoonist Prum Vannak is largely self-taught, and takes his inspiration from the world around him.
He has received acclaim in using his art to depict the harsh reality of his time spent trapped on a Thai fishing boat, and is a survivor of labor trafficking. This led to an award from the US Department of State, and his art being featured in a documentary film and on the Radio Free Asia web site.
Unlike most Cambodian illustrators who chase freelance work in Phnom Penh, Vannak lives with his family in rural Pursat and is working hard to make a living from commercial art. While he is famous internationally, his income and his daily life in the village have not changed much.
This exhibition explores the two worlds the artist lives in.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact OurBooksCambodia.org
The exhibition will take place Wednesday November 20th to Saturday December 14th at Rik Reay Gallery, Phnom Penh.
Venue: Rik Reay shop, 69c, Street 178, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Contact: John Weeks +885 (0)12 526 840 / Soeun Klo 017 626 207 Landline: 023 990 706
It’s time to draw! This year at BarCamp Phnom Penh, the Our Books team will host a drawing session and compile the results as an online comic!
(You can vote for this topic at: http://2013.barcampphnompenh.org/session/barcamp-comic-jam-2013/)
Join the Our Books team and local artists as we do collaborative ‘jam strips’ and short sketch exercises. New artists and amateurs are encouraged, all are welcome.
October 19 Jam Comic:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Inspired in large part by Julian Kucklich‘s tireless efforts, Kong Monirath, Prum Vannak, and Moeu Diyadaravuth will be drawing ‘Sketchnotes’ of BarCamp 2013’s sessions, in Khmer. Stay tuned for more art and news!
Update: Kong Monirath’s draft sketches are in for day one! Still sorting ‘em out:
E-Novel by by លី សុផាត
More sketchnotes to come! After formatting and editing we will post a revised English / Khmer version for each session we cover. For download, see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/105320485@N05/
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.