December 18, 2006
On the 18th of November, Gilamon were invited as a sponsor for JUICE DJ Quest Regional final at Zouk. Its a battle between Singapore's Champ DJ Soulja and Malaysia's Ben Cracko. Lefty was there with Tim Homicidal and Joe Tribe to witness the kick-assed performance by Ben who deservingly came up on top. Congratulations!!!
December 1, 2006
Our first event in 2007 would be the biggie organized by Territory entitled Massive Territory. Major designers like Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo Lab (Japan), Joshua Davis (US), 123Klan (France) and Kinetic (Singapore) will be in town for this big bang of a conference on the 13th of January. Don't forget to come over to our booth if you guys are there! See ya!
Gilamon's proposal was short-listed among the 20 finalists for MDeC(Multi Media Development Corporation) Grant. We went in for the presentation on 20th Dec, after a nerve wracking day, we were among the 10 who were selected to received the grant. We were very grateful for the swift decision of MDeC for disallowing Ben(one of the judges and also a colleague from our day job) to vote for us. The winning couldn't be so meaningful if not for that. Another happy note was fellow comic artists Krom and Azhar, who share the same passion for comics were among the winners as well. Congratulations to all and like what Judge Milx said, "Next, we want to see products!" You bet you are gonna see product from Gilamon, sir.
Its very generous of the science fiction convention to have a comic zone. We put a booth there for the Saturday and Sunday sessions. Unfortunately the date of Sci-Fi Con clashed with Comics Fiesta, hopefully we could participate in both event next year. The high-light of Comic Zone was Malaysia's very first 24-Hour Comic challenge. Lefty were among the 20 participants who have to finish plotting, scripting, drawing and lettering 24 pages of original comic artwork within 24 hours. It was an up hill battle but like what Scott MacCloud said, we learnt so much from this experience that drawing comics may not be the same again. Newsarama had a write up on this event as well.
We were among the street wear labels for Digi Street Blast @Bukit Bintang. We had such a good response from the people who came that day, we just want to say thank you to you all again. Must take note for bigger size t-shirts for people like DJ Jungle Jerry was interested in Major Zombie: Fly but the L size was too small for him. A Swedish designer who was here for holiday picked up our last piece of Zombie JUICE tee for the night(our display unit) and wears it on the spot! The best part of the evening was Digi was kind enough to showcase all the street wears on the main stage, worn by the designers! Michael was our representative to strut around on stage with others such as Kenji Black Fryday, Steven Scorn and Sherry Spunkz.
Top Marvel artist, also fellow Malaysian Billy Tan came back for a visit and nice enough to make time to have dinner with us. He was having a tight schedule during his two weeks visit juggling between Penang and KL, family and relatives, friends and work(yes, he still has to complete some pages during this visit). We had a short but warm fellowship over dinner. Among the presence were Tan Eng Huat(who revealed to us his superb Judge Dredd pages), Chee, Aliow, Sau Lim, Lefty and Billy's equally talented brother Munkao who were nice enough to be our photographer for the night.