Monday, 21 February 2011

Man vs. Nature

A drawing I made for my mother as a Christmas gift, and published here with her permission!

Bangkok '10 up at Graphic Voices


Bangkok '10 finishes the unofficial assasination trilogy at Graphic Voices. And when I talk about trilogy, I must confess I forgot to advertise the middle part Taipei '02 here.... Anyway, both of them are up there to read!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Smell the Flowers

"I think it's dark and it looks like rain", you said
"And the wind is blowing like it's the end of the world", you said
"And it's so cold it's like the cold if you were dead"
And then you smiled for a second

Extract from "Plainsong" by The Cure, lyrics by Robert Smith

Monday, 7 February 2011

Presenting graphic novel 'The Ghosts of Us'

Three sample panels of the graphic novel, without the speech bubbles. Why don't you go and read all the 136 panels of The Ghosts of Us?
In the making since the last August, the graphic novel under a working title 'The Haunting' was finished the last week and is now published in its own blog under a new name: The Ghosts of Us.

The project was done pretty much the same way as 'Soccer & Noodles' in the last summer. We had a rough idea of the story, and I drew scenes from here and there within that idea. When about 50% of the panels were done, we printed thumbnails of them, and started arranging them with three rules in mind; 1) try to make sense to the whole story, that is, it would make sense to you, dear readers, and not only to creators themselves, 2) make basis for each scene based on the finished drawings and 3) at the same time overcome continuity errors (hair loose/tied, dark sky/clear sky and such). After that we wrote the script, including all the panels/scenes not yet drawn. At this point the process shifted from feel-to-do-basis to need-to-do-basis. I'm sure some comic know-it-alls would gasp in horror at this 'wrong way approach', but hey, there's no written canon how comics should be done. Each to his own! Fun(?!) fact: the first panel drawn for the comic was page 4 panel 2, and the last panel was (re-drawn) panel 3 on page 10.

So, point your browser to The Ghosts of Us to read the story of two girls, both lost in their own way, and how they try to overcome their misfortune.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Friday Frolic

Dressed up to the eyes
It's a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
As sleek as a shriek
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It's such a gorgeous sight
To see you eat in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It's Friday, I'm in love

Extract from "Friday I'm in Love" by The Cure, lyrics by Robert Smith