I've just finished reinstalling stuff on my computer. Almost everything was lost, now my old scanner won't work because I've lost the installer and the manufacturer (IntreSource, I think) has long since died from the looks of it. If they aren't, then they don't seem to have a website for customer services that I could find...
PEKOMIK is a new club for anyone and everyone interested in cartoons and comics. A nationwide membership drive will start on the 16th December, Saturday during the Sci-Fi & Fantasy festival (see previous post), PEKOMIK is also open for international members as well. Fearless leader, Azhar will be there to greet you.
Nothing to do this month? Do you like science fiction or fantasy? Head over to this link for further details. There shall be enough comics, shwag, games, movies and general nerdgasmic activities for all!
If you're a cartoonist willing to face other aspirants in deadly combat then you may test your steel in the Malaysian 24 Hour Comics Day. Should you be participating or simply watching from the rafters go before Cedko the mighty pit boss of this event for the scroll.
If you live in Malaysia or care at all about your freedom to read and express yourself, then you should take a peek at this blog. Bloggers Against Book Banning is a campaign to educate the public about book bans especially in Malaysia. They also have links to other participating sites.
Why did I decide to include a non-comic book item here? Well, I'm an avid reader myself and it'll be a shame if I let some dweeb in an office decide what I should think. If the citizens don't even make an attempt to check information bans then what's to stop them from tightening the ban to other media? Any government/theocratic bureaucrat worth his salt can make up any amount of reasons to do this and you know it. Which means local producers have to curtail creativity and constantly look over their shoulders so they don't get slammed by the mighty Ban Hammer. That costs money, lots of money...
Damn it all, I'm starting to rant!
See the link there in the side bar? Go click it to find out more.
Fresh after a few days staring at a blank wall, I began to scrawl a new story for the second issue of Satria Alam. Thus with bloodshot eyes and fiery distaste towards mankind in general, here's a completely irrelevant cartoon.
Ugly ain't it? Well, the second issue of Satria Alam calls for a trek into some alien structures. One of which is a central pillar that should look like tangled bark infused with warmth, life giving yet creepy.
I'll post the finished panel if the scene is approved for the book.