Tracking down artists

Spent some time recently with retired artist Sin Yun Phyrum. She did about 80 comics during the 1980s and 1990s. She hasn’t retired voluntarily, market conditions led her to work at a food stall instead to support her growing family.

What is impressive is that once she received approval from the Ministry of Culture, she would have her comics printed and distribute them personally, cutting out the middleman. Years later, comics are still on the newsstand – reprinted by the same middlemen.

Publishing sometimes ain’t a pretty picture here. Stay tooned for more news.


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