December 7, 2010

Gilamon @STGCC 2010

Gilamon 's booth @Singapore Toys, Games & Comics Convention (STGCC) is B24, just a stone throw away from the Walk of Fame guest artists autograph area. Please come over to meet Tan Eng Huat, Lefty, Chin Sau Lim and Michael Chuah during the con. Don't forget to get our all new products while you are there and ask the artists to autograph them for you.

Gilamon products launching at STGCC are:
Major Zombie: Love & Loss graphic novel by Lefty & Tan Eng Huat
Six: The Rebirth graphic novel by Tan Eng Huat & Chin Sau Lim
Gilamon Sketchbook 01 by Tan Eng Huat, Chin Sau Lim & Lefty
Major Zombie: Heavy Landing t-shirt by Tan Eng Huat
Major Zombie: In Your Face t-shirt by Lefty

All items are self produced and published in very limited quantity so please come over early to avoid disappointment. Look for Signed and numbered Major Zombie: Love & Loss which has original sketches by Tan Eng Huat & Lefty. Free Six poster with every purchase of Six: The Rebirth.

Gilamon's schedule during STGCC

Thu, 9 Dec
6-8pm activity: autograph session @G&B Comics, Block 1 Rochor Center, #02-500, Singapore 180001.

Fri, 10 Dec
9-noon activity: Lefty promoting Gilamon new products and sharing his experience in the industry at Nanyang Pollytechnic together with comics legend David lloyd

Sat, 11 Dec
11-11:45am Tan Eng Huat signing @Walk of Fame
12noon-1pm Tan Eng Huat @Panel: Singapore as A Comic Hub by 2020
6:45-7:15pm Tan Eng Huat, Lefty & Chin Sau Lim @Panel: Gilamon Studio presents

Sun, 12 Dec
12noon-12:45pm Tan Eng Huat @Panel: Comics merchandising
5:30-6pm Tan Eng Huat signing @Walk of Fame

November 1, 2010

CK126: Lefty's Interview

Lefty was featured in a 2-page interview in Comic King #126 (Nov 2010). The interview was conducted by Sandra through MSN and presented the way they chat. The result was very casual and easy to read.

Comic King (CK) is the only mandarin comics magazine in Malaysia. For those who could read mandarin and like comics + movies + games, CK is available every month at most book shops.

October 1, 2010

Strange weather ahead

"Blue Planet Red Earth" By Lefty

"Ice" by Michael Chuah

Facing The Climate exhibition. Swedish and Malaysian comics artists' take on the climate issue. 11-18 Oct, 10am - 9:30pm @Ikano Power Station, by the Embassy of Sweden. Lefty and Michael Chuah are among the participating Malaysian artists such Lat, Reggie Lee, Sheldon Goh, Faezal Tan and more.

September 18, 2010

BookFest @KLCC photographs

• Michael Chuah & Lefty during the talk entitled: Comics & Our Childhood.

• MMCS President Eddie See (徐有利) hosting the talk.

• l>r: Michael Chuah, Lefty, Chai Tian Fatt (蔡天发) and James Lu (吕寿聪).

• Michael Chuah & Lefty during the Q&A session with the audiences.

• Giving away of our giant sketches.

• Autograph session on stage.

• Lefty during autograph session at MMCS booth.

August 30, 2010

MMCS Year Book Launches @Bookfest KLCC

Malaysia Mandarin Comics Society (MMCS) will be launching it's Year Book vol.2 at Bookfest 2010. The theme for this year's volume is "Childhood" and it collects more than 40 Malaysian comics artists exclusive artworks. All 3 Gilamons work are featured in this volume.

MMCS Year Book vol.2 will be available at MMCS booth at Bookfest 2010, from 4-12 Sep. Each book is sold for only RM20 and 10% of the sales will be donated for charity. Please buy one (or more) in support of our local comics artists.

About Bookfest
Operation hours:
10:00am - 10:00pm (4-12 Sep, 2010)
Venue: Hall 1-5, KL Convention Centre KLCC

Talk & Autograph Sessions @Bookfest KLCC

Sau Lim, Michael Chuah and Lefty will be attending various events @Bookfest 2010 from 4-12 Sep organized by Malaysia Mandarin Comics Society(MMCS). Here are Gilamon's timetable. (All Art Demo Sessions are held at MMCS booth whilst the Talk will be at the main stage)

Art Demo Sessions
04.09 Sat 2.00pm _Chin Sau Lim & Michael Chuah
09.09 Thu 2.30pm _Michael Chuah & Lefty
12.09 Sun 7.00pm _Michael Chuah

Talk: Comics & Our Childhood (in Mandarin)
09.09 11:00-12:45pm _Michael Chuah, Lefty, Eddie See, Chai Tian Fatt, James Lu & Tan Kheng Seng.

Please come over to support us as well as other talenyed local comics artists.

About Bookfest
Deemed as one of the largest book exposition held in the region,
Bookfest features leading publishers from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia, the consumer fair will showcase Asia’s best and latest collection of both Chinese and English titles.

Operation hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm (4-12 Sep, 2010)
Venue: Hall 1-5, KL Convention Centre KLCC

July 18, 2010

MMCS 1st Annivesary Comics Forum @ TOA

Comics artists at the reception

First session: MMCS' annual report

Panel 01: The future of Malaysia comics industry
Speakers(l-r): Chai Tian Fatt, James Lu and Eddie See

Panel 02: How to break into comics industry?
Speakers(l-r): Nerv, Tan Kheng Seng & Redcode

Panel 03: Submission guidelines and censorship
Speakers(l-r): Ivan Gun, Lefty & Chin Sau Lim

The crowd during panel 03.

Panel 04: Acquired skills of a professional comics artist
Speakers(l-r): Jon Dep, Aliow, Totoro & Michael Chuah

After panel chat

Gilamon and TOA's Leo.

That's a wrap!

July 5, 2010

Liquid City vol 2 Now Available For Pre-Order

On the way to a comic shop

Image Comics to release second volume of critically acclaimed LIQUID CITY anthology in September.

Lefty's story entitled "The Way Back" is lucky enough to be included in the anthology among the works of great Southeast Asian creators. LIQUID CITY, VOL. 2 has Lat's vignette of a soccer game in Malaysia, Ivan Song's poignant near-future tale of childhood memories, Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thahn Phong's account of his adventures in South Korea and more.

If you visit comic shop regularly or there is one that you know, you could make a pre-order from it. The pre-order code is JUL10 0414 from Diamond Previews July. You could also pre-order it from Kinokuniya with the same method. Thank you for your support.

LIQUID CITY, VOL. 2 is edited by Sonny Liew and Lim Cheng Tju.

LIQUID CITY, VOL. 2, a 312-page full-color trade paperback from Image Comics, will be on sale for $29.99 on September 29, 2010.

July 4, 2010

Media Coverages

Gilamon's recent activities are covered by Gempak and Comic King. Our talk at Galeri Patronas is featured in Memo Klik article of Gempak #254 (15 Jun 2010) and The launch of our new T-shirt "Kaktus: I Heart Handy Craft", which was created in conjunction with Pipit's Wonderful Market 4, was reported in Comic King #121 (Jun 2010).

Thanks to the editorial of Gempak and Comic King for their continuous effort to feature local artists in their magazine.

June 29, 2010

MMCS 1st Anniversary @The One

To celebrate the 1st anniversary of Malaysia Mandarin Comics Society (MMCS), the society is organizing a series of comics industry related talks on the 17th of July, 2010 at The One Academy(TOA). Many of the industry professionals will be there to share their experience. Lefty and Sau Lim will be sharing the stage with Gun Yoong Peng (Editor, Gemilang Publishing) to talk about "Submission Guidelines and Censorship"(2-2:50pm) whilst Michael Chuah will be teaming up with Aliow, Totoro (both co-creator of Oka) and Jon Dep (Magic Boy) on "Acquired Skills of A Professional Comics Artist"(2-4pm).

Here are the full event timetable:

MMCS 1st Anniversary Comics Forum (大马漫协一周年纪念座谈日)

Date: 17 July 2010
Time: 10:30 am - 4:30pm
Venue: The One Academy Audio Visual Hall
The One Academy of Communication Design
28 Jalan PJS 11/28A, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Tel: 603-5637 5510
The forum is open to the public and the admission is free. All talks are conducted in Mandarin.

10:30 am
MMCS Annual Report (马来西亚漫画协会09年活动分报告)

11 - 11:50 am
Topic: The Future of Malaysia Comic Industry
Speakers: 徐有利、吕寿聪、蔡天发

12 - 12:50 pm
Topic: How to enter into comic industry? (如何加入漫画行业)
Speakers: Redcode 李国靖、陈庆星、NERV

2 - 2:50 pm
Topic: Submission guidelines and censorship (出版社投稿及审查制度)
Speakers: Chin Sau Lim 陈绍霖、Lefty 左手人、颜永平

3 - 4 pm
Topic: Acquired skills of a professional comic artist (成为漫画家应有的条件)
Speakers: Michael Chuah 蔡诗中、Aliow 廖维良、Totoro 庄银吉、Jon Dep 蔡汮利

June 16, 2010

IPCC workshop 2010

As the representative of Gempak Starz, Sau Lim was invited by Mdec to share his experience in comic making at The Garden Hotel today. (16/6/2010)
For those aspire comic artists who miss the IPCC workshop, the organizer has recorded the whole session, hopefully they will upload it up on web soon. We'll keep you all posted, stay tune.

Sau Lim from Gilamon talks about the technique of creating comic titled 'Comic: The Art of Hypnosis'.

Fadzli Zamani From Alaf 21 Sdn Bhd talks about comic industry in demand.

Wan Zuhairi Wan Zainuddin from PTS Publication talks about comic opportunities in Malaysia.

June 3, 2010

MCS comics by Lefty

A one-pager for Mandarin Comics Society's year book 2010, entitled: Childhood Memory. Published here in English and Mandarin.

May 16, 2010

Talk @Galeri Patronas, KLCC

Gilamon, Action Tintoy, ArtTech and Soefara Jafney spoke to a full house crowd at Galeri Patronas. Many were even stand throughout the nearly 3 hours session. We salute your enthusiasm.

The crowd getting ready

The first to speak, Action Tintoy

Action Tintoy

ArtTech the mask man

Next up, Lefty and Michael Chuah

Fianlly, the lovely Soefara Jafney

Q&A session

Slaium signing autograph after the talk

Michael Chuah and friends

None managed to make the "heart" shape, unfortunately