October 18, 2008
Thank you for your insight and ideas.
I know what you meant by ‘peculiar’ reading. Me and Pier are still figuring how to inter-relate our drawings/story together on a much apparent level. Both drawings or my drawing at least, when it stand on its own, would have problems telling the story without any written description to go with it.
When we had our early discussion, Pier and I agreed and tried to avoid any caption or dialog and find other elements to interconnect with each other (hence the music lyrics played between each other). As we progress further together, I am not sure if I’m connecting enough (narrative-wise) with Pier’s visuals. Of course we both understand each other’s story on a personal level, but to other people perhaps we need to find other elements/techniques to support our visuals.
Thanks again for pointing that out and I’m always open for discussion.
Pier, what do you think?
October 1, 2008
Hi Pier and everybody,
First of all, on the 1st of October 2008 is the Eid Mubarak celebration for all the Muslims after 1 month fasting in the month of Ramadhan. So, Happy Eid or ‘Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri’ (as we called it in Malaysia) to all muslims and non-muslims. I dedicated my drawing for the 80’s especially for this celebration.
Eid Mubarak is celebrated by all Muslims from all over the world. I believe the way we celebrate it are differs from one culture to the other in every countries. They way we celebrated in Malaysia also changed slowly from generations to generations. During the 80’s, one of the thing that stuck in my head was the influenced of (Glam) Rock culture.
Normally, 2 days before the Eid, all family members would gather in our parents or grandparents house in the village. Everybody would come and help with the preparations, cooking the traditional foods, cleaning out the house, change the curtains etc… and the children would play with their cousins and relatives all day long and night. At night we would play with fireworks and firecrackers and all the village houses would be lit with the gas lamps. As a child these are the things and scenarios that we were all waiting for.
I remembered some of my uncles (whose young, working in the city and thought it was cool at that moment) came back to the village looking like these people from the Rocky Horror Show. Well, considering that people in the village are still uphold strongly to the traditions, you can just imagine the shocked on everybody’s face looking at them.
So I guess, that would make a perfect contrast to show these two different cultures collided. Enjoy!
Pier, I can’t wait to see your 80’s.
So here’s my drawing for the new milenium or the year 2000. As compared to the previous drawings, here’s something close to my workspace where I spent most of time living nowadays. Less partying, but hectic and chaotic all the same with work and crazy deadlines.
Reality Bites, and this is the time that I think personally I had to grow up. You know, get a job to support myself and my family yadda, yadda…
It’s all about responsibility. Work and more work. Oh man, how dull can it be?
September 29, 2008
So here is my vision of the 90ies in France (at least one of them).
In Faezal one you can hear Kurt singing… So I choosed the moment when I learned THE news..
In France we often take a coffee at someone’s place between courses…