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Book Bites: Liquid City Vol. 3 Launch – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Book BitseTouching down in Subang Airport at about 10 in the morning, the Tiger, his parents, and I made a quick dash to KLCC for the Liquid City Volume 3 launch in Kinokuniya, Kuala Lumpur.

Managing editors for the publication, Sonny Liew, and Joyce Sim, were already at the event area, introducing the other contributors to each other – one of them being Lefty, country editor for Malaysia. Other artists included Benjamin Chee, Chong Fei Giap, Reimena Yee, Stephani Soejono, and the guys from Gilamon Studios, among others.

Launch Panel
Launch Panel
Stephani's story, co-created with another creator.
Stephani’s story, co-created with another creator.
Ashel's illustration.
Ashel’s illustration.
The Tiger's work =)
The Tiger’s work =)

The dynamics of the people speaking was there – with experienced artists, budding storytellers, passionate illustrators, and savvy designers. And as each artist introduced him or herself, they each gave a slight peek into their interests and influences to their works.

With Tumblr and many other portfolio sharing sites becoming popular, many of these artists and comickers (especially the editors) spoke about how much the gap has been reduced, and encouraged other budding creators to seek consultation and exposure should the opportunity arise.

Lefty speaking about coordinating entries.
Lefty speaking about coordinating entries.
The Tiger speaking about his story.
The Tiger speaking about his story.
Sonny and Joyce holding him the Tiger's work.
Sonny and Joyce holding him the Tiger’s work.
Live drawing time!!
Live drawing time!!

As the end of the event drew close, all the artists present whipped out their pens and pencils for an impromptu drawing session – the first group of Liquid City 3 buyers for the day will get artwork from contributing artists. That added a new element to most of the events I have been to.

Between drawing and signing countless books, I would say that the Tiger had as much of a good time as I did, especially since it came with a good wind-down tea session with our friends after the event.

Signing his nth book.
Signing his nth book.
Speaking to a fan.
Speaking to a fan.
His live drawing piece.
His live drawing piece.
GROUP SHOT!!
GROUP SHOT!!

The Liquid City anthologies are edited and compiled by Sonny Liew and Joyce Sim. To find out more about each collection, click here.Blanket Fortress Logo

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