October 1, 2007

Northern Exposure

On the 6th of October, Gilamon we’re invited by Cathay Cineplexes Sdn Bhd for a talk up in their Penang Prangin Mall cineplexes. Titled “Up Close with Gilamon”, the talk was held in one their newly opened cinema halls. Lefty and Michael were there addressing to an almost packed hall of comics/design enthusiasts. Apart from telling about Gilamon’s background and future projects, we also shared about character development in a story. The crowds were far more responsive than we anticipated, which was a good thing. We had so much fun chatting after the session that the management have to break us up because they have to start the movie.

Gilamon would like to thank Joanne of Cathay Cineplexes Sdn Bhd for her persistent in organizing this event, also for Kwong Hwa Daily’s excellent media coverage and Sunday Hotel’s accommodation.

For those who could read mandarin, click here to read Lefty’s interview by Kwong Hwa Daily.

24-Hour Comic Malaysia Round II

20 Oct. 2007 marked another historical moment in the Malaysian comic scene as it was our 2nd annual 24-Hour Comic Challenge. The event, which was held in conjunction with the world 24-Hour Comics day, was organized by Cedko in Cineleisure, Damansara. 51 artists were taking part in the challenge and an impressive 38 artists managed to complete the task. Among them are Milx, the main man who first suggested to have the 24-Hour Comic Challenge in Malaysia, Sunder, Eisu, Aimo, Hanie, JC Wong, Monkey Monyet and Oren. That day also marked the launch of “24-Hour Comics 2006” graphic novel, collecting all the works from Malaysia’s 1st 24-Hour comics, which include the works of Lefty.

Nike 26 Degree X Bearbrick Project

Lefty’s Bear, Major Zombrick, is in coverage by Star Talk 25 and Gempak 191. Michael’s In & Out bear(which was a work of Jon Dep, his partner in this project) was also featured in the interview.