PIER GAJEWSKI (France) & FAEZAL MUNIRAN (Malaysia)
Pier Gajewski (France)
PieR Gajewski was born on the 13th November 1976 in France.
He graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de l’Image (Comics Art School of Angoulême – France) and was in residency at the Author’s House of Angoulême for 2 years. He loves to draw and to think about different ways to make comics. He took part to many international comics book (as Comic Book Artist – Tribute to Will Eisner (USA), Sturgeon White Moss (UK)) and keeps on questioning the comics media via his graphical poems. For some months he has been illustrating articles for the French press and he’s currently working on an exhibition of drawings and photos of cities with Carole Sionnet.
Faezal Muniran (Malaysia)
Faezal Muniran was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1978. He studied graphic design and illustration before exploring digital media for his postgraduate study. During daytime he is a lecturer in Universiti Teknologi MARA specializing in new media, comics and illustration. While at night he is indulging himself as comic artist working on his personal and commissioned project. In 2007, he won a grant in the Digital Comic Competition for his comic project ‘The Time Mission’ and in January 2008 he was one of the winners in the Cerita Rakyat Malaysia (Malaysian Folklore) Creative Competition with his character design for ‘Si Bongkok and the Warriors of Tanjung Puteri’ organized by MSC and MDEC Malaysia. He is currently finishing his graphic novel and digital comic for ‘The Time Mission Vol. 1’ and a children’s sci-fi and fantasy e-comic adventure entitled ‘Dunia Asing’. He is also researching on how comics and graphic novels can help with reading literacy among school children in Malaysia.