Archive for February, 2006
Subject: [IlloAnnounce] Illustration Friday Topic, 2/17/06
> This week’s topic is “Song”, suggested by Aoi
> ( http://aoisart.blogspot.com/ ).
> Happy drawing!
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> penelope dullaghan
Click on the picture above for the Khmer sign language term for ‘Chair’. (Caution, big video file!)
This sign was taught to me by a member of the deaf community center in Kampot, which Epic Arts and the Deaf Development Program work with.
Had a great time in Kampot and discussed some projects with the crew. Cambodian sign language is just beginning to hit its stride, only in the last 5 years have some serious efforts been made to document and teach it. Khmer signs vary by province and have yet to be extensively surveyed. (PhD topic, anyone?)
I was fascinated by how expressive the people I met were, and how clear and simple the signs were. I guess as a comicist I like to see new forms of visual communication. Check these links, more details to follow.