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At French Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Cambodian-French artist Keu Tian chronicles his family’s survival of the Khmer Rouge time, in a series of 3 graphic novels, “ L’année du lièvre “.
An exposition opening will be held at Phnom Penh’s French Institute on International Human Rights Day, Thursday December 10th.
“Tian was born three days after the fall of Phnom Penh in 1975. From his first years, he didn’t keep any precise memories , but he decided to collect the testimony of his father – a doctor by this time – in order to make a graphic novel. It has resulted in L’année du lièvre, a trilogy that tells his family’shistory: the escape attempts, the ordinary cruelty, and the indoctrination. While the third volume of L’année du lièvre will be released in France, the French Institute is presenting an exhibition tracing the artistic journey of Tian, from the very first sketches to the final plates.Besides this exhibition, a discussion with Tian will also be held on on Tuesday 15 December at 6.30pm. He will also take part in a series of workshops organized in partnership with Ngos Sipar and Phare Ponleu Selpak.Tian: L’année du lièvre. The making of a graphic novel.Launch on Thursday 10 December at 6.30pm.Exhibition in French, Khmer and English. Until 16 January 2015.Free entrance. Discussion with Tian: Tuesday 15 December at 6.30pm.”
Please also visit: Tian’s blog
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/483534001847372/permalink/485852431615529/
French Institute site / event profile: http://institutfrancais-cambodge.com/en/expo-tian-lannee-du-lievre/
Shipping deadlines are coming on hard for the Topatoco store, so get your orders in!
Here are a few old dream comics! My dreams used to have a lot of surreal processions and festivals in them. Now my actual life has them because people in this town will do anything for a chance to say to hell with traffic let’s shuffle down the street - and I don’t ever dream at all.
Congrats to Ben Hutcho on his 40th!
Was Australia’s first zine made on a convict ship? Penny Modra investigates.
“Dead / Oats / Army @ Inky Palms” (courtesy Tim Danko)
an archival presentation of hand-made comics (and other media) from silent army (melbourne 1999 -2015), oats (hamilton/auckland 1992 - 2015), and deadxeroxpress (melbourne/auckland 1993 - 2015). For three days: thursday 3rd september - saturday 5th september. inky palms - 203h, la gonda arcade, karangahape road auckland. Opening night wednesday 2nd september 6pm - 8pm.
(Other days opening hours - Thursday / Friday 11 - 4pm, Saturday 10 - 5pm)
From about 2003 on I've been a part-time teacher at Richard Hugo House, a sort of community-center-for-writers in Seattle. It's been based in an old house, a former funeral home, since 1997. The building is being torn down to make way for a condo/apartment (an ongoing story here), but the Hugo House will continue to exist on the ground floor of the future-building. Last Saturday night, Hugo House held a celebration and farewell for the original location. Everyone was allowed to write on the walls (since they are coming down in two weeks), so I decided I'd draw a comic about writers -- in the room that housed the last public location (so far) of ZAPP, the Zine Archive and Publishing Project.
This photo by Raymond Pompon
Facebook users have guessed nearly all of the writers pictured in the comic. Here is the roster:
Panel 1: Mairead Case, author, prison writing instructor, PhD candidate, and former Hugo House intern. She represents all the HH interns who went on to do great things in the world.
Panel 2: Sherman Alexie, literary titan. He represents all the literary titans who have been involved with Hugo House over the years.
Panel 3: Wendy Call: nonfiction writer, translator, and a fantastic writing instructor. She represents non-fiction writers and all the great teachers that have worked at HH over time (and will continue to!).
Panel 4: Anastacia Tolbert, HH writer-in-residence who gives powerful readings, here representing all the writers-in-residence, and all the great readers who've taken the stage, or shared their work in a classroom, at HH.
Panel 5: Stacey Levine, writer of short fiction and novels, with whom I read at the Lit Series a few years back. I took one of her classes at HH and it was great. This panel is about the writing community.
Panel 6: Sierra Nelson of Vis a Vis Society, and Typing Explosion. This panel is about taking poetry and literature in bold new directions! Huzzah!
Panel 7: The late Octavia Butler, who took science fiction in amazing directions, here representing writers in the NW who write diverse and sophisticated genre fiction that transcends the bounds of genre fiction.
Panel 8: Not a great likeness: This is Greg Stump, my frequent co-teacher of comics classes at HH. Greg represents comics/graphic novels' important presence in Seattle's Lit Scene.
Panel 9: RIchard Hugo, guiding spirit.