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At French Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Cambodian-French artist Keu Tian chronicles his family’s survival of the Khmer Rouge time, in a series of 3 graphic novels, “ L’année du lièvre “.
An exposition opening will be held at Phnom Penh’s French Institute on International Human Rights Day, Thursday December 10th.
“Tian was born three days after the fall of Phnom Penh in 1975. From his first years, he didn’t keep any precise memories , but he decided to collect the testimony of his father – a doctor by this time – in order to make a graphic novel. It has resulted in L’année du lièvre, a trilogy that tells his family’shistory: the escape attempts, the ordinary cruelty, and the indoctrination. While the third volume of L’année du lièvre will be released in France, the French Institute is presenting an exhibition tracing the artistic journey of Tian, from the very first sketches to the final plates.Besides this exhibition, a discussion with Tian will also be held on on Tuesday 15 December at 6.30pm. He will also take part in a series of workshops organized in partnership with Ngos Sipar and Phare Ponleu Selpak.Tian: L’année du lièvre. The making of a graphic novel.Launch on Thursday 10 December at 6.30pm.Exhibition in French, Khmer and English. Until 16 January 2015.Free entrance. Discussion with Tian: Tuesday 15 December at 6.30pm.”
Please also visit: Tian’s blog
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/483534001847372/permalink/485852431615529/
French Institute site / event profile: http://institutfrancais-cambodge.com/en/expo-tian-lannee-du-lievre/
Shipping deadlines are coming on hard for the Topatoco store, so get your orders in!
Here are a few old dream comics! My dreams used to have a lot of surreal processions and festivals in them. Now my actual life has them because people in this town will do anything for a chance to say to hell with traffic let’s shuffle down the street - and I don’t ever dream at all.
Congrats to Ben Hutcho on his 40th!
Was Australia’s first zine made on a convict ship? Penny Modra investigates.
“Dead / Oats / Army @ Inky Palms” (courtesy Tim Danko)
an archival presentation of hand-made comics (and other media) from silent army (melbourne 1999 -2015), oats (hamilton/auckland 1992 - 2015), and deadxeroxpress (melbourne/auckland 1993 - 2015). For three days: thursday 3rd september - saturday 5th september. inky palms - 203h, la gonda arcade, karangahape road auckland. Opening night wednesday 2nd september 6pm - 8pm.
(Other days opening hours - Thursday / Friday 11 - 4pm, Saturday 10 - 5pm)
My father passed away last month, after battling various health issues. It's still hard to accept that he's gone. He was a great parent, and as I get older I realize more and more how lucky I was to have him.
His death notice appeared in the Sacramento Bee yesterday (where he'd retired), and is in the Washington Post today (where he spent most of his professional life). It was written by his wife Mary, with input from my brother Jason and I.