Smoke + Water = Ink = Comix

April 17th, 2008

Okay, okay,

I’ve been fairly slack with writing about comics because I’ve been pretty busy drawing them!
I hope none of you will fault me.

Met up with Toby Morris (some sample art below) at Hurley’s Cantina a little over a week ago.


He and his inamorata are taking a leisurely jaunt through Southeast Asia. I hastily scribbled notes for Siem Reap and Battambang doings.

Great to get copies of his minis: anthology of comic strips Smoke VS Water (from various street press publications) and Sunken, a more personal meditation.




Want some? You may have to wait ’til he’s back home, which the NZ-based illustrator calls Melbourne at the moment.



Hello Moto!

January 8th, 2008

Hello Moto!

This was fun, referencing the neighborhood transportation options.
Every cyclo driver wants to step up to a moto, and every moto driver aspires to own a tuk-tuk. After that? I guess you graduate to a perhaps being a tourist guide, or have another job you’ve built up skills for.

However, many cyclo and moto drivers are not Phnom Penhois, but migrant workers from the countryside. And literacy rates vary. So keep your map handy. Unlike other cities, you can’t simply say ‘Street 184′ and sit back.

This is a re-post from ‘Comic Rehab’, if you’re in a hurry to view all the comics and comments, take a look.

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New Year, Part One

January 6th, 2008

Yes, I know New Years Resolutions are kind of hokey.
I don’t care. In Cambodia we have three New Year celebrations to get it right. (International, Chinese, and Khmer!)


1. Reconcile my bankbook, my computer files with my paper files, and with my friends that I’ve been out of touch with.

2. Spend more time at the drawing board and post office than at the keyboard surfing the internet.

3. Umm…. try to reboot my own site, and get Comics Lifestyle to be more international. (Below, signups on our MySpace outpost.)

4. Make millions of dollars selling comics and retire to my own island of the coast of Dubai.


Coming Soon…

October 30th, 2007

Not the Japanese Cartoon

October 15th, 2007

Leigh is a Poke-e-Monster.