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Nobufumi "Zajirogh" Takahashi

会社員 通勤漫画家 愛妻家 in Funabashi

Comics of the Commuter Artist

PRESENTED ON MAY 28, 2015
IN TOKYO @ VOL 125

「地下鉄の座二郎」がおくる, サラリーマンを続けながら漫画家になる方法。 コラージュと通勤時間をつかって作品をつくる生活を紹介します。

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Indonesian Comics

BY ANTO MOTULZ
@ VOL 9 ON JUL 07, 2011

Anto Motulz is an Indonesian comic book artist, and in this presentation he tells us about the medium he had decided to express himself in. As a comic artist, he does not limit himself by drawing with one tool, and instead he will move from ballpoint to pencil to color pencil to brush, even using sticky notes as a medium. He also shares stories how he himself as an artist is adapting to technology development, from using Wacom and the iPad in creating his works. (in Indonesian)

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Comics as Survival Mechanism

BY KATHY MACLEOD
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

Kathy Macleod is a comics artist, and in her presentation you get to experience her work, and find out how she goes about her creative process.

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How I Get There: Nonsensical Comics about my Days in Japan

BY DAVID ROBERT
@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

Illustrator David Robert came to Japan to buy some special pens for his illustration work, and ended up staying permanently. The story that got him there, on the other hand, is a lot more complex than that. David speaks on the unique influence of Japanese, French, and American comic-book culture that has made him who he is today. 

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Sparklight Comics

BY MAKI YAMANE
@ VOL 119 ON NOV 26, 2014

Just how much do you know about American creator-owned comic books? Seattle-based Maki Yamane offers up an overview for a Japanese audience, and also talks about Sparklight Comics, her new publishing company that is bringing Japanese-translated editions of some of these books to Japan. (in Japanese)

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Filipino Comics & Animation

BY ARNOLD ARRE
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2015

Arnold Arre narrates his journey and vision in elevating Filipino comics and animation to the world stage.

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Vintage Romance Comics

BY KIM THE LIBRARIAN
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 19, 2015

Kim works as a librarian at the National Library in Whanganui and she shares her vintage collecton of magazines, illustrations, photographs, and comics in her two blogs. Her main interest are the very amusing mid century romantic comics.

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The Art of Abstract Comics

BY KYM TABULO
@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

Kym Tabulo works in the field of abstract comics.  This is an emerging 21st century genre that combines the conventions of traditional comics with abstract painting.  Kym creates works on canvas and paper using a range of formats, scales, techniques and media. Her pioneering work experiments with the idea that dynamic, organic movement and growth can be conveyed in a single image or a sequence of images, to create a sense of movement that also suggests the passage of time. Her process is a combination of intuitive and planned art making. The intention of her work is to generate a visual rhythm rather than tell a story, however others may wish to invent their own story or find a theme. 

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A Return to Comics

BY SUMMER PIERRE
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2016

Cartoonist Summer Pierre discusses her return to making comics.

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Drawing to Document

BY CHARIS LOKE
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 27, 2019

The act of drawing is imbued with power: we draw to see, to record, to understand, to shape the world. Reflecting on her experiences documenting street protests, election rallies, and gatherings through on-site sketching, Charis Loke speaks about the importance of drawing - for anyone, everyone - as a way to bear witness and be in the world. 

Charis Loke is an illustrator and educator based in Penang. Drawing upon literature and visual culture, she evokes wonder and curiosity through stories. She's also Comics + Illustrations Editor at New Naratif where she commissions and works with Southeast Asian artists.

A former resident artist at Rimbun Dahan, Charis also makes illustrated microfiction inspired by SEA when she's not working on publishing or nonprofit projects. She designs geeky baju, sketched the 14th General Elections, and explained asexuality by way of sambal. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and shown at Light Grey Art Lab as well as other galleries around the world.