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My Inktober Day 5 and 6 entries posted at the same go, because I’m posting these on the go while I’m on holiday!

Day 5 was inspired by the typhoon that made it rain for the first one and a half day I spent in Tokyo, Day 6 by a random prompt on Twitter (‘Tanuki’).

Time for bed!

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Inktober Day 4!

I’m not taking part this year, but a shoutout to those of you who are, hang in there!

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My Inktober Day 3 entry! Playing catch-up today because I missed out on posting my entry yesterday, boo.

The characters you see above are from my friend Benjamin’s comic Charsiew Space, an intergalactic adventure to reintroduce the people of the galaxy to an outlawed Chinese delicacy: Roast Pork (Charsiew)! Do check it out!

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My Inktober loot from Sketches Online Store arrived today!

So now I have:
+ 1 Eguana Sketchbook
+ 2 Neopiko-4 Watercolour Brush Pens 
+ 1 set of Neopiko_Line-3 Black A Set Deleter Markers
to my stats.

I did my Inktober Day 2 Entry (which was inspired by a tweet to me by my friend Sarah this morning) with the 0.3 Deleter Marker and my own Pentel Pocket Brush to fill in the blacks in the Eguana sketchbook. I found the Eguana sketchbook’s paper to be a little too smooth to my liking (because I’m more used to grainy paper for dry brush effects) but it sponges up ink really well without bleeding, which is definitely a plus! I’m looking forward to experimenting more with these tools throughout Inktober!

Hope your Inktober entries are coming along well too!

*Single Ladies starts to play*

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Inktober is finally upon us!

I am glad to say that I have been invited by Sketchers Online Store (A Malaysian online store which sells comic drawing tools, many of which are hard to find in Malaysia) to be part of their Inktober promotion. I gladly accepted because what better way to make sure one sticks to Inktober to completion than a promise to a business? (Haha, I jest!)

They have sent some art tools that are currently on their way to me, which I will take photos of, review, and use for my Inktober entries. While waiting for them to arrive though, I have done my Inktober Day 1 entry in a sketchbook with a blue lead mechanical pencil and my trusty Pentel Pocket Brush.

I guess I was just thinking about studying and women in Science while I was drawing, and this image came to be.

If you’re living in Malaysia and are taking part in Inktober, Sketcher’s Online Store is having an Inktober challenge where you can win a Malaysian-made Eguana Sketchbook! You can go here for more information about the challenge.

Let’s have fun for the rest of Inktober!

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Hey guys, it’s been a while!

This was one of the two folded zines I made for the Comic Arts Festival Kuala Lumpur (CAFKL) a few months back. I just wanted to draw Malaysian hawker food so badly so this zine came to be. I’m happy with how it turned out too!

'Makan' means eat in Bahasa Malaysia, so feel free to dig in! The food items, from left to right, top to bottom are: Nasi Lemak, Satay, Char Kway Teow, Teh Tarik (which literally translated means ‘Pulled Tea’!), Ais Kacang, and Rojak

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Hello peeps! Remember this book? Well, we managed to bring some stock over to Singapore (10 copies to be exact) to be sold by the fine folks at BooksActually (which was crowned one of the 22 most beautiful bookshops in the world by Skyscanner recently)! 

They’re going at 24 SGD a pop, so do drop by the store to grab your copy if you’re in the area!

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Hello again friends! Sorry for the lack of updates as life and illness and deadlines have a way of sponging up all your time…

In happier news, my comic has been included in the latest Liquid City 3, a compilation which contains lots of great work by my Southeast Asian comics and illustration brethen! I’m honoured to have been selected to be part of this, and I’m glad for the experience I’ve gained through working with them.

The theme for the book was to answer the question: ‘If you knew the world was ending, what would be the story you would most want to tell?’ For me it was pretty straightforward…all I wanted to do was to chronicle the trip I made with my friends to Japan in 2012 because if the world really was ending, that would have been the last place we would’ve wanted to have visited! I’ve included the first 2 pages above as a preview.

I must say it’s a strange feeling looking back at my own work from more than a year ago…seeing how I could’ve improved on this and that, almost like looking at it with another pair of eyes. A pretty surreal experience. Still, I hope you’ll enjoy the story (if and when you get the book)!

I’ll be attending the book launch at Ngee Ann City’s Kinokuniya this coming Saturday (19th July) so if you happen to be in Singapore then, do drop by!

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lalage:

I’m happy to present a comic book we pulled together for CAFKL…

How Was Your Day? is an 88-page collection of 8 short stories about everyday life and the daily grind, from the perspectives and pens of Max (paperperil), Fenix (silentmight), Ashel (reimenaashelyee), Choo ( choodraws), Kuzu (magatsumagic), Saph (gomigomipomi), Wratty (wratshit) and Hwei (lalage)

Please look out for it next weekend (7-8 June) at CAFKL (Comic Arts Festival Kuala Lumpur) in the Annexe Gallery in Pasar Seni at booths B14 - paperperil, B15 - reimenaashelyee & B16 silentmight

I’m sad I can’t be there :( but I’m glad we were able to put this together in time. Thanks for everyone’s hard work, I hope it is as fun for everyone to read as it was for us to draw..

I’m a little late to the party but yay, we finally have an announcement post! I’m very happy to have been part of this project with my very talented bunch of friends =)

Do drop by to grab a copy or just to say hi if you’re heading to CAFKL this weekend! I’ll be at Booth B14, next to Ashel and Serah! I’ll be selling the remaining copies of The Road Not Taken, and my journal comic compilations Across The Causeway Vol 1 and 2, as well as two mini zines to be announced here soon!

P/S: Remember the bunny in this post? It’ll be appearing in the story I contributed to this anthology!

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Just gave my Derwent Inktense colour pencils a test run! They’re like ink once they come into contact with water, which is super nifty when you’re trying to layer colours but a bane if you don’t evenly spread your colours in time. Still getting the hang of coloured inks though!
This is a tribute to ‘In The Mood For Love’ I’ve kept in the backburner for a while now. It’s a nice movie by Wong Kar-Wai, you should watch it if you can!

Just gave my Derwent Inktense colour pencils a test run! They’re like ink once they come into contact with water, which is super nifty when you’re trying to layer colours but a bane if you don’t evenly spread your colours in time. Still getting the hang of coloured inks though!

This is a tribute to ‘In The Mood For Love’ I’ve kept in the backburner for a while now. It’s a nice movie by Wong Kar-Wai, you should watch it if you can!