October 31, 2011

Gilamon Studio & social media

Gilamon Studio is now moving towards the next step in the social media sphere.

Yes, we are on twitter!

You can also 'like' us on Facebook too :)

Thank you for your continued support, it was an amazing event at Earth638. Pictures are on the Facebook page. The atmosphere was really vibrant and we hope that there are more! The Comics Are Cool! team are on Facebook, twitter and their own blog. :)

October 24, 2011

Gilamon appearing at Comics Are Cool! event

Come and meet the Gilamon crew at the Earth638 "Comics Are Cool! Event!

Oct 29th, Sat. 4-9pm. Kelana Mall.(2nd floor)

the Facebook event page has the details!

Gilamon will be offering a quick sketch along with purchases of their books on the day. If you buy all 3 books, you may get a free signed poster along with those books & sketch!

Here's the very cool event teaser trailer! 

October 9, 2011

"Comics Are Cool!" event at Earth 368, KL

Gilamon full line-up of Tan Eng Huat, Chin Sau Lim, Michael Chuah and Lefty will be attending an event at Earth 368 on Sat, 29 Oct 2011 to promote our books, "Major Zombie: The Blood Trail", "Love and Loss" and "Six: The Rebirth". Every book purchased during the "Comics Are Cool!" event comes with a free sketch.

Time: Sat, 29 Oct 2011. 4-9:00pm
Location: Eart 368
31J-2, Kelana Mall,
Jalan SS6/12, Kelana Jaya

Map here.

August 27, 2011

Gilamon Promo Trip in Singapore, Aug 2011

Fri, 19 Aug 2011
01_Talk at Nanyang Polytechnic
Topic: "Gilamon Studio: From Mainstream to Indie"
Friday, August 19 · 10:00am - 12:00pm
More info here
Full video of the talk, filmed by Curious Core, is available here

02_GnB Comics Membership Appreciation Night (M.A.N)
Event: Launch of Major Zombie: The Blood Trail and Tan Eng Huat's portfolio pack
7:00pm - late
More info here and here

Sat, 20 Aug 2011
01_Kinokuniya (Main Store) Meet the Artists session
Event: Autograph session
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
More info here

Gilamon would like to thank GnB Comics for providing the lodging and the arrangement of all the events above.

Pics here

August 11, 2011

Major Zombie: The Blood Trail

• "Major Zombie: The Blood Trail" cover by Tan Eng Huat

Follow Major Zombie and Kaktus to Thailand where a stripper with a heart of gold claims that her brother was kidnapped by demons. Our deadly duo follow the bloody trail to more supernatural mayhem and battles.

Plus a bonus feature with tomb raiders, ancient spirits and a man with a penchant for collecting bones!

Introducing Faezal Tan
Faezal, a lecturer for Illustration and Multimedia courses in a local university, was selected by Asia-Europe Foundation in 2008 to attend the LINGUA COMICA 3 Residency Program in Kyoto. Wires*, His collaborative comics work with with Nele Bronner (Germany) and PieR Gajewski (France) won the Lingua Comica Reloaded competition in 2010. His comics, "The Time Project" won a grant from Multimedia Development Corporation of Malaysia's (MDeC) Intellectual Property Creative Challenge in 2007 and he is currently working on "The Time Project" vol 2.
Major Zombie: The Blood Trail
A 40-page comics with black & white interiors and a full colour cover, 168 x 260 mm (Standard comics size).
Features two stories, main feature entitled "The Blood Trail" with art and story by Julian "Lefty" Kam.
Back-up tale, "In The Dead of the Night" with art and storyby Faezal Tan.
Cover by Tan Eng Huat.
Printed on 100% recycled paper sponsored by Tetra Pak.

June 28, 2011

Gila Monster Vs Martian

Early this year, Sau Lim was invited to work on a comic project for animation-- WAR OF THE WORLDS: GOLIATH (WOTW) which will be completed in the winter of 2011 and begin a theatrical release worldwide shortly after that.
The short story that Sau Lim did was THE CAPTAIN, it's part of an anthology based on the world of WOTW. The other talents who worked on the project are fellow Malaysian artists- Puppeteer, Popia, Redcode, Puyuh, Nanzo, Eisu and etc.

The comic anthology will be release under the HEAVY METAL banner, in their Summer 2011 special! Check out the sample pages here!

June 11, 2011

Gilamon in POPCORN

POPCORN #9 features a 10-page interview of Tan Eng Huat, Sau Lim and Lefty on Major Zombie and SIX. Check it out if you want to know what it takes to publish indie comics.

March 31, 2011

Artist's dark lair

Curious about how Sau Lim's home studio looks like? Want to know what inspired him while he is drawing comic in the studio? Pick up Gempak 273 or Comic King 131 to find out.

March 29, 2011

Sin Chew Coverage

Projek Harapan- Artists for Japanese Earthquake Relief event was given a cover story treatment in Sin Chew Plus (30 Mar 2011). Lefty's Arale is being featured on the cover with Tan Eng Huat and Michael Chuah's contribution on page 2. Close to 30 exclusive artworks by Malaysian artists for this charity event are shown in this 7-page coverage. Sin Chew Plus is a magazine pull-out from Sin Chew Daily.

See our previous post for event details.

March 22, 2011

HOPE for Japan

Event: PROJEK HARAPAN - Artists for Japanese Earthquake Relief

Time: Saturday, April 2 · 10:00am - 5:00pm

Venue: The One Gallery, The One Academy of Communication Design, 28 Jalan PJS 11/28A

Organizer: Malaysian Mandarin Comic Society(MMCS), Comic Fiesta (CF) and The One Academy.

Michael Chuah, Tan Eng Huat Lefty & Chin Sau Lim are contributing each an exclusive artwork to the "Pray For Japan" Charity Event.

• Tan Eng Huat's rendition of Tatsuya Chiba's "Ashita no Joe".
• Michael Chuah with his version of Osamu Tezuka's "Astro Boy".
• Lefty's tribute to Toriyama Akira's "Arale".

All the artworks will be compiled and published as a mini artbook to go on sale during the event on 2 April 2011. On top of this mini art book, there will be other products going on sale during the charity event. All proceeds and donations from the following activities are going to the Japan Red Cross Society through Sin Chew Daily unless otherwise stated.


-Sale of the Project Harapan//Hope Artbook

-Sale of Comic+Merchandise Goodie Bags

-Artist Marathon Fundraising

-Sale of Collectibles and Master Copies of Artwork

-Comic Artist Sharing Session

Supporting Organizations/Sponsors:

Art Square Sdn Bhd, United Publishing Sdn Bhd, Hup Lick Publishing Sdn Bhd, Gemilang Publishing Sdn Bhd, Litt Tak Sdn Bhd, Bandai, The Vision Engine Sdn Bhd, Big Bros Workshop and Genki Publishing.

March 16, 2011

Charity Drive for Japan Red Cross with G&B Comics

Gilamon is teaming up with G&B Comics for Japan Tsunami charity drive. Buy any of our Graphic novels (Major Zombie: Love & Loss and Six: The Rebirth) and 25% of the cover price will be donated to Japan Red Cross Society in aid of the tsunami victims.

More promotions from G&B Comics

• All IN-STOCK Graphic Novels selling @US$1 for S$1

• All IN-STOCK Merchandise @20% off.

• GnB Gift Vouchers

5% of proceeds from sales will go to the Japanese Red Cross

Venue: G&B Comics, Block 1 Rochor Center, #02-500 , Singapore 180001. tel: 6837 2280

Date: 17-19 March(Thursday to Saturday), 2011.

Time: Thursday, 12pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday, 12pm-8pm

March 12, 2011

Major Zombie: Love & Loss article in Animation Xpress

Click here for axapac.com's full write-up on Major Zombie comics and Gilamon Studio.

March 5, 2011

Major Zombie: Love & Loss reviewed in The Star

Major Zombie: Love & Loss graphic novel is reviewed in Malaysia's The Star newspaper on the 4th of March, 2011. The review is by Kaleon Rahan in the weekly Worlds of Wonder column.

Here are a snippet of the review: From Marvel Zombies to The Walking Dead, is there still room for another zombie-franchise? While both Marvel and Image releases are premised in a post-apocalyptic world where zombies are the dominant kind, Major Zombie exists on this equal landscape where he is also humanity’s main protector. The living dead protecting the living concept may take some getting used to, but give it a shot.

In case you feel that this is an effort riding on the curtails of successful zombie-related releases, it isn’t as there is chronological evidence to indicate that Major Zombie is very much original. Lefty’s labour-of-the-living-dead was created in 2003 (same time as the then unknown Walking Dead and two years before Marvel Zombies).

(To read the rest of the article, please to go to The Star Online.)

Click here for where to get the graphic novel.

Gempak's Coverage of STGCC 2010

Here are a few pics of Gempak magazine's coverage of STGCC 2010. It appeared on issue #269 (01 Feb 2011). Gempak is a leading anime, comics & games magazine in Malaysia. It is published fortnightly in Bahasa Melayu.

• Cover of Gemapk #269 (01 Feb 2011) featuring the art of popular Malaysian comic artist Zint.

• Page 1 & 2 of the article

• Page 3 & 4

• Tan Eng Huat

• Harvey Tolibao & Leinil Francis Yu

• Gilamon Studio

• Bottom left: Gempak Starz artist with a fan. Bottom right: Gempak Starz Creative Director Kenny Chua

• G&B Comics, Singapore

February 27, 2011

SIX: The Rebirth reviewed on CBR

After Major Zombie: Love & Loss graphic novel is reviewed in CBR (Comic Book Resources) Comics Should Be Good column. On the February 24 in the installment, Sau Lim and Tan Eng Huat's SIX: The Rebirth is being reviewed as well.
SIX is available at G&B Comics (Block 1 Rochor Center, Singapore, tel: 6837 2280), Prologue @Ion and all Kinokuniya outlets in Singapore and Malaysia.

Here is part of the review by Brian Cronin:

In any event, once you get into the stories themselves, they’re engaging romps. Chin Sau Lim creates some interesting personalities for the police (and whoever designed their outfits – good stuff, very cool looking squad uniforms, as you can see on the cover). Also, as noted, Tan Eng Huat is an excellent artist, so he draws a very compelling action drama. Over-the-top action but grounded in human emotion. A Mecha goes nuts after the woman that the Mecha is based on also goes nuts (something about babies), so it begins to attack a hospital. The police show up and have to distract her while the other cops try to hunt down which person this particular Mecha was based on. It was a fast-paced race to the “finish,” and it was quite tense and exciting.

The second story, written and drawn by Chin Sau Lim, was a little more laid back. Chin Sau Lim is a fine artist, as well, and his moodier artwork worked well for a tale of revenge, just taken perhaps in the “after-life.”

(read the rest of the article here)

February 22, 2011

Major Zombie Love & Loss reviewed on CBR

Lefty's Major Zombie: Love & Loss graphic novel is reviewed in the 20 Feb installment of CBR (Comic Book Resources) Comics Should Be Good column. Major Zombie: Love & Loss was launch during the last STGCC and it is currently still available at G&B Comics (Block 1 Rochor Center, tel: 6837 2280), Prologue @Ion and all Kinokuniya outlets in Singapore and Malaysia.

Here is part of the review by Brian Cronin:

Every day this month I’ll be reviewing a different independent comic book, based on submissions from the creators of the comic books themselves.

The month continues with Major Zombie: Love and Loss, by Lefty and Tan Eng Huat, a real treat of a comic…

Gilamon Comics is a Malaysian independent comic book company founded by a trio of comic book artists: Lefty, Michael Chuah, and Chi Sau Lim. Recently, Tan Eng Huat (who has done a number of projects for Marvel and DC, including the very recent Thor: First Thunder series) has begun to work with them, as well. Tan Eng Huat draws the first of two stories in this magazine-sized, full-color magazine, while Lefty writes both stories and draws the second.

The gist of Major Zombie is as follows – a Superman analogue, Supreme-Man, gets turned into a zombie saving a young female adventurer. He has lost much of his original power, but he is still pretty darn powerful, and continues as a superhero known as Major Zombie, along with the female adventurer, Kaktus, as his sidekick (as obviously she feels indebted to him).

What’s interesting about this series is that Lefty, on his own, is a talented comic book artist. Here are a couple of his pages… (read the rest of the article here)

Visual Narrative, A Comics Workshop

Tan Eng Huat, Lefty, Chin Sau Lim & Michael Chuah is forming a tag team in a comics workshop. Each artist will speak about a topic in the area of creating a complete comics story and art. Here are the details:

Workshop title: Visual Narrative, A Comics Workshop
Date: March 12,13 & 19 of March, 2011.
Venue: BigBrosWorkshop, A12-2, Jalan Lumayan 1, Pusat Perniagaan Danau Lumayan, Bdr Tun Razak, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Number of sessions: 4
Language: English
Who should come: You who shares the passion in comics as a channel of storytelling. Who has a basic knowledge to create your own comics and wants to know more.
Fee: RM250 (Early bird special: RM180 if registered before 3 March)
Registration contact: bigbros2007[at]gmail.com
Programmes timing and topics:

March 12, 2011 (Sat)
Session 1: Building the characters & background setting with Michael Chuah
Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm
Session 2: Thumbnail & paneling with Chin Sau Lim
Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm

March 13, 2011 (Sun)
Session 3: Sequential art & dramatic composition with Lefty
Time: 2.30pm - 5.30pm

March 19, 2011 (Sat)
Session 4: Overview & preparing for submission with Tan Eng Huat
Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm

Contact bigbros2007[at]gmail.com for further enquiries.

January 18, 2011

Where to get Gilamon's Products

Graphic novels

Major Zombie: Love & Loss and Six: The Rebirth are currently available at:


• BigBros Workshop (http://store.bigbrosworkshop.com/)*


• GnB Comics**

Block 1 Rochor Center


Singapore 180001

Business hour:

Monday - Wed, Sat 12-8pm

Thu 12-10pm

Fri 12-9pm

Sun 12-7pm

• All Kinokuniya outlets (Takashimaya, Bugis Junction & Liang Court)

• {Prologue} @Ion


• Kinokuniya KLCC

• Pipit Zakka Store*

1st floor, 18, Jalan SS2/55,47300,

Petaling Jaya, Selangor.


Business Hour:

Tue-Fri ~11am-8pm

Sat ~ 9am-6pm

Sun,Mon & Public Holiday ~ Closed

• Hiya Zakka Store

L1-75, KSL City, Johor Bahru.

Tel: 07 3313209

Business Hour:

Everyday from 10am-10pm

(Currently only Major Zombie t-shirts are available here)

* limited stock of Major Zombie t-shirts are available here.

** Gilamon Sketchbook 01 is available here.