Grit, Comics, Crises, Thumbs, Golems

Grit, Comics, Crises, Thumbs, Golems

Running around town, meeting artists and publishers. The biggest publishers of new comics nowadays are nonprofits, I’m starting to conclude.

Two job offers in the last two days. While I hit crunch time for the Exhibition I expect the Law of Irony to be in full effect, providing both distractions good and bad.

Uth Roeun has provided us with samples of his two unpublished stories. One grittily realistic, the other a legend fable that has great style and pacing.

Awed and envious, what skill!

“Comics aren’t just for kids” department: officemate Jane Martin provides a new comic by Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre.

(Below). It focuses on the exploitation of economically vulnerable young women, and foreigners seem to be the bad guys in all the cases. This is the fourth CWCC comic I’ve seen so far.

Email from States – Justin from All Thumbs press may be in Phnom Penh around Christmas time.

Also on the comics front, have finished the Pulitzer prizewinning “Adventures of Kavalier and Clay“. Holy Golems! A fine read.

Meanwhile, back in Oz, Laura Anne Seabrook is creating a zines/comics database.

And on a much more serious note: Sudan – ways to help. Please check this one out.


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