Wednesday, November 7, 2012
set in Cambodia, 240 pages in black and white, watercolour and Indian ink, with the book launch and exhibition set for Friday 16 November from 7pm. It will take place at The Empire restaurant on Street 130, just a block away from the riverfront in Phnom Penh, with an exhibition of drawings and paintings as well as signed copies by the author. The novel was originally published in French in three volumes. The only other graphic novels I can recall are Shake Girl, based on the true story of a Cambodian karaoke performer named Tat Marina, by the students of Stanford University and the more prolific French-Khmer graphic artist Ing Phouséra, or Sera to use his pen name. You can find out more about the author here.