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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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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!

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Here is a promotional poster I did for my booth at Malaysia’s inaugural Comic Arts-centric event, Comic Arts Festival Kuala Lumpur, happening next month at The Annexe Gallery, Central Market!

I’m located at booth B14 (I’ve added the booth map below the poster), so do drop by to say hi if you can! I’ll be in the same row as other awesome people such as Ashel (Booth B15), Fenix (Booth B16), and Stephani (Booth B12)!

If you’re wondering what’s that bunny-looking thing that’s sitting next to me…you’ll find out real soon!

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I had some thoughts this morning that I wanted to put into a comic, so I did.
I’ve not been doing journal comics as diligently as I used to for the past few months as I’ve wanted to experiment and slowly inch towards longer formats, but now I’ve come to realise that journal comics are much more manageable when I need a short creative release. 
Thanks for sticking around despite the updates that are few and far in between. I’ve got a few exciting announcements to make soon though!

I had some thoughts this morning that I wanted to put into a comic, so I did.

I’ve not been doing journal comics as diligently as I used to for the past few months as I’ve wanted to experiment and slowly inch towards longer formats, but now I’ve come to realise that journal comics are much more manageable when I need a short creative release. 

Thanks for sticking around despite the updates that are few and far in between. I’ve got a few exciting announcements to make soon though!

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I went for a Sketchwalk yesterday organized by Urban Sketchers Singapore at one of my favourite hangout spots in Singapore - the main store of Kinokuniya!

It’s a rare opportunity and I even got the chance to see their backrooms (The first sketch I drew was inside their staff offices. As you can see, they are surrounded by lots and lots of paper!). Too bad they’re closing the store soon…only to reopen it one floor above!

A++ experience, would do it again!

Note to Self: I should invest in a foldable chair soon if I want to continue to Sketchwalk…standing while drawing is really tough (I found out the hard way).

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Guess what? Today’s the 20th Anniversary of one of my favourite heroes of all time, Hellboy!
Here’s a piece of art I made for the occasion before heading out for the day. Have a great weekend everyone!

Guess what? Today’s the 20th Anniversary of one of my favourite heroes of all time, Hellboy!

Here’s a piece of art I made for the occasion before heading out for the day. Have a great weekend everyone!

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I’m definitely very late to jump on this bandwagon, but here’s my Witchsona!

If I could I’d be summoning cute ghosties to do my bidding while travelling the globe in search for books. (That amorphous cloud I’m sitting on is my familiar because I couldn’t decide on the form that it should take. Doubles up as living quarters/library because it has unlimited space within).

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Hello everyone, especially to new followers! It feels like ages since I’ve posted anything new here… Most of my November and December was spent slowly working on stuff for Comic Fiesta and to be honest I think I got a little lazy… /hangs head in shame

Above are two of my favourite panels from a comic I drew for one of my favourite series of all time, Honey and Clover! I managed to put out a fanbook for it for Comic Fiesta this year with the help of a few friends despite some major setbacks (namely my laptop completely dying on me), so I must say that I was very glad that it came to fruition!

Today’s the last day of 2013 and looking back at this year, I’m a little disappointed that I only managed to make two ‘long format’ comic stories, both of which are derivative works. Having said that, I promise to be more productive in 2014 (I’m already working on a few things, so stay tuned)! 

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Comic Fiesta 2013 Convention Report!

Phew!!! Finally uploaded,

Sharing this Comic Fiesta 2013 Con Report by my friend, Stephani!

Comic Fiesta 2013 ended last weekend and as usual, it was a great event! I really enjoyed myself and I’m glad I got the chance to meet with Stephani and many other friends, new and old.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who dropped by my booth to buy books or just to say hi!

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