This last Saturday (October 20th), Our Books facilitated participation in ‘Global 24 Hour Comics Drawing Day’, held at Romeet Gallery from 8am to 5pm, October 20th. Our session was shortened out of deference to the national period of mourning for the recent death of King-Father Norodom Sihanouk.
It was an enjoyable day, catching up with old and new friends: classic 1980s artist Sin Yang Pirom, freelancer Sen Samondara, acclaimed young artists Chan Pisey (source of the sketch on the left), Seng Visal and Peou Ty, teacher VJ Joson, graphic novelist Patrick Samnang Mey, and many more!
As always, it was great to see the global comics community gearing up for a full day of comics, and be a small part of this.
I’ve lost count of the drawing marathons I’ve joined in Australia, USA, Cambodia — but it’s clear that I ‘m getting older! It was great to have Our Books Graphic Designer Kim Phally was on hand to scan and web up art, while Assistant Project Manager Nhim Soknea assisted with logistics. Sao Sreymao served as our ‘artist guide’ for visitors new to the event. Finally, many thanks to Romeet (in particular Curator Kate O’Hara) for making their space available!
You’ll be able to find more details on the Our Books web page in coming days. (http://www.OurBooksCambodia.org)